Exhibition: “Intimacy: A Modern Tyranny” // 61st Thessaloniki International Film Festival
The 61st TIFF takes art to the public space // 5 – 15 / 11 / 2020
The 61st Thessaloniki International Film Festival hosts a series of exhibitions and visual events in the heart of the public space. Art works, installations, and video mapping take center stage at the streets, the squares and the Port of Thessaloniki, within the framework of 61st TIFF’s main concept “Intimacy: a Modern Tyranny”, inspired by Richard Sennett’s book The Fall of Public Man, and out of the need to re-appropriate public space. On account of the pandemic, we were driven to consume art privately; therefore, it is necessary for art to recapture its place in the public space.
Exhibition: “Intimacy: A Modern Tyranny”
Cinema and visual art team up and take art to the public space. Twelve art works by Greek visual artists, inspired by the International Competition section films, are exhibited at the least expected locations, in Thessaloniki. A journey through the unique and perplex urban landscape of nowadays.
The Festival has assigned yet for another year 12 Greek visual artists to delve into an International Competition section film and craft a work inspired by this particular movie. The exhibition, carried out in collaboration with the Metropolitan Organization of Museums of Visual Arts (MOMus) with the support of the Outset Contemporary Art Fund Greece, was scheduled to be hosted, as every year, at the MOMus – Experimental Center for the Arts (Warehouse B1, Port of Thessaloniki). Following the latest developments regarding the pandemic, the exhibition takes place in open-air locations, as planned.
The artists taking part in the exhibition are the following:
In addition, 12 big-size representations of the works, illustrated on canvases, will be exhibited on the external walls of building at the Port’s pier, claiming a place in the public space.
The exhibition is scheduled to be hosted, after its completion in Thessaloniki, in Athens as well, at The Project Gallery (3, Normanou str., Monastiraki).