5th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art held from June 23 until September 30, 2015, in Thessaloniki, Greece. The Biennale features a number of exhibitions and a performance festival. Among the conteporary art exhibitions is a ‘queer/gendered’ one: “Ident-alter-ity” and in conjunction with this exhibitions there was a symposium on June 18, 2015: Ident-alter-ity, Gender trouble in Contemporary Art. This symposium was drawing its central keys of reference from ‘the politics of gender representation in art, contemporary theory and activist experience’.
The concept of otherness, of the strange or the different is inherent within our identity. In an age that has seen a rise in neo-conservatism, racist, homophobic, lesbophobic and transphobic behaviours, attacks against women and discrimination based on race, nationality, sexual orientation and gender identity, Ident-alter-ity is a group exhibition addressing the issues of gender and self-determination.
Participating artists: Lynda Benglis (US), Ursula Biemann (CH), Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz (CH-DE / DE), Marianne Darlen Solhaugstrand (NO), Yevgeniy Fiks (RU/US), Kostis Fokas (GR/UK), Hector de Gregorio (UK), Igor Grubic (HR), David Hockney (UK), Deborah Kelly & Tina Fiveash (AU), Majida Khattari (MA/FR), Carlos Motta (CO/US), Slava Mogutin (RU/US), Natasha Papadopoulou (GR), Antonis Protopatsis (GR), Wolfgang Tillmans (DE/UK), Boryana Rossa – Oleg Mavromatti (BG / US-RU), Milica Tomic (RS).
Duration: June 17 – July 31, 2015
Venue: Thessaloniki City Hall
Curators of “Ident-alter-ity”: Theodore Markoglou, Art Historian – Curator at the State Museum of Contemporary Art and Syrago Tsiara, Art Historian – Director of the Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki.
Read more: Jeremiah Day and Boudry/ Lorenz at Thessaloniki Biennale