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Contemporary art in Thessaloniki: 6th Biennale

Thessaloniki ● 04 October 2017

If you plan your trip to Thessaloniki and you want to book your hotel in Thessaloniki until January, then you are lucky because from 30/09/2017 to 14/01/2018, takes place in Thessaloniki the 6th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, a perfect possibility to explore the contemporary art scene of the second city of Greece. Thessaloniki is a multicultural city, where West meets East and different civilisations create an aggregation of various cultural levels and perspectives. 


The Biennale of Thessaloniki is organised by the Greek State Museum of Contemporary Art and aims to bring together Thessaloniki's various artistic sectors as well as promote internationally Greece's artistic scene.

The 6th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art aims to address questions about the concept of home in "Imagined Homes", the general title of the main exhibition of the event, which takes place in four different venues 10 years since its inaugural edition in 2007. Home, as an imagined construct, constitutes the thematic core of this art exhibition. The terms refers to notions not only of residence, but also of community and homeland, a place where one can feel safe and accepted, has roots and develops social and family relationships. The 6th Thessaloniki Biennale focuses on the fluidity of the notion of “home”.

6th Biennale in Thessaloniki

This year's event brings together works by 84 artists from the Greek and international scene. Paintings, photographs, sculptures, digital work and performances focus on the notion of travel, reference the past, stress the importance of new beginnings and address imaginary communities. All together, they are a comprehensive narrative that provides a flashlight to examine the issues from a different perspective.

The venues of the Biennale include a wide range of places all around the city. The main exhibition space is the Sate Museum of Contemporary Art, but what makes this art exhibition unique is that it is being developed throughout Thessaloniki Town in different places with various characteristics. A prominent role play the museums of the city, such as the Museum of Photography, the Museum of Byzantine Culture, the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art and the Municipal Gallery, but also other buildings and sites take part in this festival or art and culture, such as Goethe-Institut Thessaloniki, Mount Athos Centre, Villa Petridi, Thessaloniki City Hall, Yedi Kule, Alatza Imaret, Thessaloniki Concert Hall, Contemporary Art Centre and Ypsilon Art Café.

Where to Stay

Hotel in Thessaloniki, Greece Hotel Olympia
Hotel Olympia
65, Olympou Str., 54631 Thessaloniki, Greece

Hotel Olympia is centrally located hotel in Thessaloniki, right by the Ancient Roman Forum and within a 5-minute walk to Aristotelous square, the main square of bustling town of Thessaloniki. The hotel is located in a very short walking distance to shops, restaurants and all historic monuments and places in the center of Thessaloniki. The distance from Thessaloniki Airport Makedonia is 16 km.

Hotel in Thessaloniki, Greece Hotel Alexandros
Hotel Alexandros
12km Thessaloniki - Edessa, Anchialos, 57011 Thessaloniki, Greece

Hotel Alexandros is located in Anchialos, approximately a 20-minute drive from the centre of Thessaloniki. Thessaloniki International Airport is a 30-minute drive away.

Hotel in Thessaloniki, Greece Hotel Anessis
Hotel Anessis
20, 26th October Str., 54627 Thessaloniki, Greece

Centrally located in Thessaloniki City, Hotel Anessis is within a 10-minute walk from the historic part of the city, Ladadika and from Aristotelous Square. The train station is at 700 m and Thessaloniki Airport Makedonia is 18 km away.