As part of the 2017 Greece-China Year of Cultural Exchanges and Cooperation of Cultural Industries, Greece is participating in the 7th Beijing Biennial of Contemporary Art as the honoured country. The Greek Minister of Culture and Sports, Lydia Koniordou will be the keynote speaker at the 7th Beijing Biennial of Contemporary Art on 24 September 2017, where the exhibition “The Body, The Soul and The Place. Contemporary Greek Artists” is hosted. 27 contemporary Greek artists will participate in the exhibition, which is organized by the State Museum of Contemporary Art of Thessaloniki (SMCA) at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing.
The exhibition is taking place from 24 September through 15 October 2017, and is curated by Dr. Maria Tsantsanoglou, Director of the Thessaloniki State Museum of Contemporary Art and Dr. Syrago Tsiara, Director of the Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki.
In parallel with this event, an international symposium on co-operation with China in the field of visual arts will be held on 25 September and will be addressed by the Vice-President of the Board of Administration of the Thessaloniki State Museum of Contemporary Art, Professor Sophia Kaitatzi-Whitlock and by SMCA Director, Dr. Maria Tsantsanoglou.
Manolis Baboussis, Kostas Bassanos, Rania Bellou, Christina Calbari, Lizzie Calligas, Elli Chrysidou, Aikaterini Gegisian, Giorgis Gerolympos, Manolis Giannadakis, Vangelis Gokas, Kornelios Grammenos, Fotini Kariotaki, Georgios Katsagelos, Panos Kokkinias, Sotiris Lioukras, Andreas Lolis, Alexandros Maganiotis, Despina Meimaroglou, Eleni Pavlopoulou, Vassilis Poulios, Danae Stratou, Panos Tsagaris, Giorgos Tserionis, Babis Venetopoulos, Richard Whitlock, Konstantinos Xenakis, Vasilis Zografos,