The Athens Biennale presents the visual arts research project by artists Jonian Bisai and Sotiris Tsiganos Latent Community/NEROMANNA at the Varvakeios Venue on 19 March 2017.
Workshops by artists from Syria, Greece and Germany
February 16 – 28, 2017
The Athens Biennale OMONOIA presents The Meeting Room an extended component of HOW Assemblies Matter? and an ongoing collaborative research project by Jenny Marketou at the Varvakeios venue on 8-18 December 2016.
Athens Biennale OMONOIA resumes its action with October events in Varvakeios Market. Artists from Greece and abroad explore diverse ways of interaction with the Athenian public.
The Athens Biennale OMONOIA launches the international participatory project by artist Jenny Marketou “HOW Assemblies Matter?”, at the National Technical University of Athens, on 21-22 October 2016.
Athens Biennale OMONOIA resumes its action with September events. Artists from Greece and abroad refocus on Omonoia square, exploring diverse ways of interaction with the Athenian public. All the projects have as a reference point the venue of Bageion and the venue opposite of Varvakeios Market.
Nayia Yiakoumaki joins the Athens Biennale as a new partner and Director of Research and International Networks
Recent changes in the structure of the organisation and the 5th Athens Biennale OMONOIA.
Between May 25-31, the Athens Biennale 2015-2017 OMONOIA resumes its activity with the second, and final, opening of Synapse 2. In this condensed 7-day event, AB5to6 continues with a series of talks and projects inspired by the OMONOIA curatorial framework.
The first section of “Synapse 2: Rethinking Institutional Critique. A View from the South.” concluded on 24th April. Synapse 2 will be reopening its doors on the 25th of May and conclude its works on the 31st.
The Athens Biennale 2015-2017 OMONOIA and the DOME PROJECT present the DOME Experience “Traces” between the 27th of February and the 6th of March 6 at Bageion Hotel, Omonoia Square.
Rethinking Institutional Critique – a View From the South invites leading international scholars, artists, activists and cultural organizations to rethink their institutional forms and ways of working together by embracing the perspective of Europe’s south.
Athens Biennale 2015-2017 “OMONOIA”: between the 18th and the 28th of November 2015 a total of 3,500 visitors attended its opening events and actions in the area around Omonoia Square, with the historic Bageion Hotel as the focal point. 85 Greek and foreign artists presented over 40 actions which involved the public in an unprecedented creative fusion.
The Athens Biennale introduces the Breaking News collective (CalArts, California) with their project Conversations.
The first of a series of OMONOIA events or ‘synapses’ running over the next two years
The Athens Biennale 2015-2017 “OMONOIA” unfolds part of its programme at the empty building of Bageion, as well as at the district around Omonoia Square
Athens Biennale 2015-2017 “ΟΜΟΝΟΙΑ” launches on November 18, 2015.
The Athens Biennale introduces to the Greek public the Swiss cultural organisation Sound Development City (SDC).
Occupy, Resist, Produce, a film project of Dario Azzellini & Oliver Ressler is introduced to the Athenians by the Athens Biennale.
Massimiliano Molona has been appointed Programme Director of the next edition of the Athens Biennale which is symbolically titled “OMONOIA” (Concord) that will launch in November 2015 and –contrary to the usual biennial model– run through 2017.
Two large-scale installations by Nikos Kessanlis and Underconstuction Group at the Bageion hotel.
The next edition of Athens Biennale will launch its activities in October 2015 and in contrast to the typical model of a Biennale, will run through 2017.
The partnership of the Municipality of Athens and the Athens Biennial Foundation in co-organising the Athens Biennale was announced officially on the 25th of June.
«A. Tritsis» Amphitheatre, City of Athens Cultural Centre
50 Akadimias Street, 106 79 Athens
Tuesday 19 May 2015, 8pm
On December 3, 2014, the Athens Biennale will host a symposium with local and international cultural stakeholders to visualize and discuss together future formats of cultural collaboration in Athens.
The European Cultural Foundation (ECF) is proud to announce the ECF Princess Margriet Award laureates for 2015 – the Athens Biennale (Athens, Greece) and the Visual Culture Research Center (Kiev, Ukraine).
What we saw on the 4th, what we will see on 5th week of 4th Athens Biennale 2013 AGORA
What we saw on the 3rd, what we will see on 4th week of 4th Athens Biennale 2013 AGORA
What we saw during 2nd week, what we will see on 3rd week of 4th Athens Biennale 2013 AGORA
AGORA is staging an economics conference, featuring blue chip economists from around the world, who will convey, as well as debate, current economic thinking about “the crisis” and possible ways forward. The date of the conference coincides with the World Bank / IMF Annual Meeting in Washington. The setting here, however, is not the seat of global financial power but instead, the now abandoned Athens Stock exchange, the site of the Biennale.
At a time when the financial crisis in Greece and elsewhere is reaching a highpoint, the 4th Athens Biennale (AB4) cannot but respond to this bleak situation through a pertinent question: Now what? While Monodrome (AB3) attempted to reflect upon Modern Greek history and the origins of the crisis, this year the Biennale will set out to explore creative alternatives to a state of bankruptcy. Titled “Agora” the exhibition sets out to answer the question “Now what?”
Agora is not solely an art exhibition. It is a social event, a place to meet, coexist, reflect. AGORA is our common ground. The condition to collectively re-think the question of our times: Now what?
The program of the second week of the 4th Athens Biennale includes discussions, performances and the AGORA Economics Conference.
The program of the first week of AGORA includes a series of performances, workshops, lectures, discussions, as well as concerts
Tuesday-Friday: 12.00-21.00 | Saturday-Sunday: 10.00-22.00
The 4th Athens Biennale invites you to join a collective experiment aiming to produce meaning by collecting answers to a crucial question: now what? Use the #ab4agora hashtag on instagram, facebook and twitter to display your own sense of reality:
You are invited to contribute with your creative initiative in a series of loosely structured pluralistic approaches on crucial issues on city life, human rights, cooperation, ecology, politics, the web and narratives that will take place every Sunday afternoon at the main amphitheatre of the exhibition.
AGORA includes more than seventy artists showcasing more than one hundred works of contemporary art including painting, sculpture, installation, video, sound, performance, theatre, dance, public interventions, and participatory projects. Artists, scholars, scientists, activists, collaborative initiatives, civic groups, and of course the public will meet on a daily basis: AGORA includes a rich program of discussions, workshops, roundtables, speeches, educational programs and guided tours. AGORA, the 4th Athens Biennale 2013, opens to the public on Sunday September 29th and will unfold over two months, closing on December 1st 2013.
Directed by: Whiteroom & Christos Dimolikas | Music by: Larry Gus
The empty building of the former Stock Market in Sofokleous street in Athens, just before the beginning of the Athens Biennale AB4 AGORA exhibition set up..
Few 4th Athens Biennale AGORA work-in-progress photos..
Το Vital Space φέρνει στην AGORA το «Raising Awareness» και προσκαλεί τον κόσμο της τέχνης να συμμετέχει σε ανοιχτό διαγωνισμό πάνω στο θέμα. Το κάλεσμα αφορά συμμετοχές βίντεο μικρού μήκους, διάρκειας ενός λεπτού, υπό τον γενικό τίτλο EAST|WEST – NORTH|SOUTH: Imperiled Vital Spaces
H 4η Μπιενάλε της Αθήνας 2013 AGORA δημιουργεί τις προϋποθέσεις για τη δημιουργική συμβολή όλων όσων επιχειρούμε να αναπτύξουμε λειτουργικές προσεγγίσεις και συμπεριφορές σαν απάντηση στη σημερινή κρίσιμη εποχή. Διαβάστε το κάλεσμα & τις οδηγίες και χρησιμοποιήστε τη φόρμα υποβολής για να συνεισφέρετε με τις συμμετοχές σας!
4th Athens Biennale 2013 AGORA
29 September 2013 – 1 December 2013
Preview 28 September 2013
Former Athens Stock Exchange, 8-10 Sofokleous str
If 2011 was the year of protesting and dreaming dangerously, 2013 prompts us to think responsively by coming up with useful ideas and suggestions.
Using the derelict building of the former Athens Stock Exchange as its main venue, AB4 suggests AGORA not only as a place of exchange and interaction, but also as an ideal setting for critique.
At a time when the financial crisis in Greece and elsewhere is multiplying its manifestations, the 4th Athens Biennale 2013 cannot but respond to this bleak situation through a pertinent question: Now what?