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31 May 2008

European Biennial Network | Biennial Exchange and Residency Programme

Mapping the European Biennial Network


Sunday 1st June 2008
Time: 10.30

+30 210 52 32 222
+30 210 52 32 202

B & M Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts & Music
9, Vassilissis Sofias Avenue & Merlin Street Syntagma Square

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The European Biennial Network is pleased to announce that the conference titled 'Mapping the European Biennial Network' will be held in Athens, on Sunday 1st June 2008.

The conference is open to the public and will take place in the amphitheatre of the B & M Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts & Music.

The conference will include presentations by: Chus Martinez (Director, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt), Lars Bang Larsen (independent curator and writer), Helge Mooshammer (Research Fellow, International Research Center for Cultural Studies, Vienna, and Visiting Tutor, Visual Culture Department, Goldsmiths College, London), Peter Mörtenböck (Professor of Visual Culture, Vienna University of Technology, and Visiting Fellow, Goldsmiths College, London), Maike Cruse (Commmunication & Press, berlin biennial for contemporary art), Renate Wagner (Coordination office, berlin biennial for contemporary art), Maya Ersan (Exhibition Management, Istanbul Biennial), Antony Pickthall (Head of Marketing & Communications, Liverpool Biennial), Frederique Gautier (Artistic Coordination, Lyon Biennial), and Despoina Sevasti (International Projects Coordination, Athens Biennial).

The participants will take part in a closed workshop on the previous day, the conclusions of which will be presented at the conference. This is the first public presentation of the European Biennial Network, as its activity up to now had been focused on preparations and working group meetings between the partners.

The European Biennial Network is a collaborative structure in the field of contemporary art that aims to promote dialogue, interaction and collaboration between contemporary art biennials in Europe. It intends to use the knowledge, experience and wealth of information accumulated by organisers of large-scale periodic art events, in order to support the communication and mobility of artists and art professionals.

The European Biennial Network members are the following: Athens Biennial, berlin biennial for contemporary art, Göteborg Biennial, Istanbul Biennial, Manifesta, Liverpool Biennial, Lyon Biennial, Periferic Biennial (Iasi, Romania), Tirana Biennial and Venice Biennial.

The European Biennial Network has initiated the BERP (Biennial Exchange and Residency Programme), a two-year cycle of activities co-funded by the European Union, that includes workshops, research visits, traineeship programmes for art professionals, artist residencies, etc.

With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union

Τhe workshop is hosted by the Nicholas P. Goulandris Foundation - Museum of Cycladic Art

The conference is hosted by B & M Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts & Music

With the support of Classical Hotels