Opening: Wednesday September 18, 2013 at 20:00
State Museum of Contemporary Art
Exhibition title: “Tradition-Reversal”
Venue: Warehouse B1 (port area) / Thessaloniki
Duration: September 2013-December 2014
Curator: Katerina Koskina, SMCA President, Yannis Bolis, SMCA Art Historian

The exhibition consists of art works which emerged from donations and purchased acquisitions of the State Museum of Contemporary Art that took place the past few years. These works of art –paintings, sculptures, photographs, installations and videos– aim to form a single language, an artistic intervention for the situation in the Mediterranean that they will stand at the same time as action, idiom, expression and image, in an era of intense and dramatic upheavals, rapid and unexpected changes. The artists come to tell stories of personal and collective experiences, or stories of contemporary political, social and cultural questionings such as alienation, violence, technology of information, relationships of the present and the past, communicational conditions of the work of art, structures and behaviors in the urban environment, economic crisis, globalization, as well as similarities and differences, convergences, unifying lines and deviations, the “old” and the “new” in the wider geographical area of Mediterranean.
Artists: Nikos Alexiou, Stephen Antonakos, Lydia Dampassina, Khaled Hafez, Nike Kanagini, Antigoni Kavvatha, Mahita Khatari, Nikolaj Bendix Skuym Larsen, Maria Loizidou, Dimitris Merantzas, Constantin Xenakis, Irfan Onürmen, Dennis Oppenheim, Leda Papaconstantinou, Natassa Poulantza, Eugenio Tibaldi, Gioros Tserionis, Costas Tsoclis, Yang Yongling and others.

  • "L.W.N.P"/ Wittgenstein / Acrylics on canvas and digital print /24X30 cm
  • "L.W.N.P" Wittgenstein, the missing piece /Digital print on canvas /110X124cm