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XV biennale de la mediterranee

Among the plethora of visual information, artists offer to the public the stinulus to re-discover the city they live in, through artistic sensitivity, spotting various locations and forming different links between the everyday and the historic environment. As art's extensions and re-intriduction in public space constitutes common artistic demand and desire, our city could be considered as a natural reception spaceb for contemporary art. Art in public space, as an ephemeral site-specific event, consists a dynamic local intervantion, that is constantly re-defined, swinging between the site- specific and the community-specific. Public art, penetrate the social fabric of the city, balancing between the everyday and the aesthetic experience, is capable-through its permanent or ephemeral presence of providing an alternative conception of space and offering then impetus for a friendly relationship with the natural environment. The attempt is a reminder of how contemporary public opinion manipulation stems from mental rididity and proposes ways to cover knowledge gaps due to the audiences' lack of cultural education. It is an exression of disapproval, a comment and a reaction against the cultural environmental failure of our city and an attempt to constitute a “social vacuum” aiming to implement artistically a new communication utopia.

Maria Kenanidou, Curator.

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"Symbiosis" XV Biennale de la mediterranee, Thessaloniki / Rome, 2011

Among the plethora of visual information, artists offer to the public the stinulus to re-discover the city they live in, through artistic sensitivity, spotting various locations and forming different links between the everyday and the historic environment. As art's extensions and re-intriduction in public space constitutes common artistic demand and desire, our city could be considered as a natural reception spaceb for contemporary art. Art in public space, as an ephemeral site-specific event, consists a dynamic local intervantion, that is constantly re-defined, swinging between the site- specific and the community-specific. Public art, penetrate the social fabric of the city, balancing between the everyday and the aesthetic experience, is capable-through its permanent or ephemeral presence of providing an alternative conception of space and offering then impetus for a friendly relationship with the natural environment. The attempt is a reminder of how contemporary public opinion manipulation stems from mental rididity and proposes ways to cover knowledge gaps due to the audiences' lack of cultural education. It is an exression of disapproval, a comment and a reaction against the cultural environmental failure of our city and an attempt to constitute a “social vacuum” aiming to implement artistically a new communication utopia.

Maria Kenanidou, Curator.

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"Symbiosis" XV Biennale de la mediterranee, Thessaloniki / Rome, 2011

XV biennale de la mediterranee