Athens Biennale Symposium

  • Zervas Conference Hall National Hellenic Research Foundation Athens Greece
Photo ©Spyros Staveris

Photo ©Spyros Staveris

On December 3, 2014, the Athens Biennale will host a symposium with local and international cultural stakeholders to visualize and discuss together future formats of cultural collaboration in Athens. 

The aim of the symposium is to facilitate an open discussion on the future of cultural institutions in Athens, and to consider their role in promoting contemporary Greek artistic production in an international context. Speakers are invited to engage in a dialogue that will aspire to explore possible synergies between institutions and the prospects for the outward projection of the local artistic landscape.

The speakers are; Marios Kostakis, General Director for Contemporary Culture, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, Massimiliano Mollona, Senior Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, Goldsmiths University of London, Afroditi Panagiotakou, Executive Vice Director, Onassis Cultural Centre, Adam Szymczyk, Artistic Director, documenta 14, Yorgos Tzirtzilakis, Artistic Advisor, DESTE Foundation & Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, University of Thessaly, Katherine Watson, Director, European Cultural Foundation and Denys Zacharopoulos, Artistic Director, Macedonian Center of Contemporary Art, Xenia Kalpaktsoglou & Poka Yio, Co-directors, Athens Biennale.

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The symposium will take place at 5:00 pm on December 3, 2014, at the L. Zervas Conference Hall of the National Hellenic Research Foundation, 48 Vassileos Constantinou Ave., 116 35 Athens (free entrance - simultaneous translation will be available).