Thessaloniki 2015: ‘Ident-alter-ity’

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’.

“Ident-alter-ity”

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.

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