Performance Art In Greece Between The Seventies And Today was initiated by GAP [Gathering.Around.Performance] for Venice
International Performance Art Week 2016. The exhibition took place in supportive collaboration with the SMCA State Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki.

The exhibition section co-curated by G.A.P. [Gathering Around Perfomance] in a supportive collaboration with the Thessaloniki State Museum of Contemporary Art. The collaboration aims at offering a look, albeit partial, however significant on the Greek art scene concerning performance art. Presenting both artists who made performances since the early ‘70s, and artists who practice performance art today, the “dream” shows a reflection on the meaning that this art form takes in our historic present. The exhibition shows the relation to social and cultural needs which caused its onset and development in the twentieth century. The title of this section was inspired by Sophocles’ tragedy, in which Antigone represents the voice of the weakest, affirming that the Polis laws have to be based on humanitarian principles, sharable by all.

live performance pieces by
Regimes of Truths
Evangelia Basdekis

Antigone’s Dream: Actions of Love
Christina Georgiou

Alexandros Plomaritis

retrospective exhibition showcased
Dimitris Alithinos
Maria Karavela
Leda Papaconstantìnou
Panos Charalambous
Thanassis Chondros & Alexandra Katsiani
Maria Klonaris & Katerina Thomadaki
Demetrio Stratos (Documentary by Luciano D’Onofrio) THEODOROS sculptor
Mary Zygouri

talk and presentations
Eirini Papaconstantinou
(Thessaloniki State Museum of Contemporary Art)
Angeliki Avgitidou (University of Western Macedonia)

talks and presentations moderated by
Francesco Kiais