Panoramica*21 at Thessaloniki, Greece
Video Art Projects is a new emerging international festival focusing on the artistic video creation, which is organized for the first time by the Municipality of Thessaloniki and the Municipal Art Gallery Casa Bianca, in collaboration with the New Media Laboratory of the School of Visual & Applied Arts – Faculty of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, with the support of the international festival Video Art Miden.
Video Art Projects will take place at the Municipal Art Gallery Casa Bianca (182, Vas. Olgas Av. & Them. Sofouli str., Thessaloniki), on Wednesday 18, Thursday 19 and Friday 20 of May 2022 (12:00 -20:00), on the occasion of the International Museum Day. 5 projector screens in the gallery rooms will display different video art programs each day.
In the first edition of Video Art Projects, which aspires to be established as an annual event in the future, a rich program of video art screenings from all around the world will be displayed, with more than 140 participant artists and art students from 21 countries. The program includes curatorial selections from invited foreign festivals, specifically from Italy, Germany, Portugal and Brazil. The screenings also include tributes to Greek video art, as well as student works from the School of Visual & Applied Arts – Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, curated by the teaching team of the New Media Laboratory.
The invited platforms and organizations from abroad include selections from: The New Museum of Networked Art, curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne (Germany), Visualcontainer, curated by Alessandra Arno (Italy), FONLAD – International Video Art and Performance Festival, curated by Jose Vieira (Portugal) and Strangloscope, curated by Claudia Cardenas & Rafael Schlichting (Brazil). Also, Video Art Miden (based in Kalamata, Greece) will participate with selections curated by 5 basic members of its curatorial team (Gioula Papadopoulou, Margarita Stavraki, Olga Papadopoulou, Nikos Podias, Maria Bourika).
Video Art Projects organizational team & partners:
Municipality of Thessaloniki – Municipal Art Gallery
-Lela Tsevekidou, head of the Directorate of Culture & Tourism, Municipality of Thessaloniki
-Margarita Salpiggidou, head of the Municipal Art Gallery Department, Thessaloniki
-Thaleia-Maria Alexaki, Museologist, Municipal Art Gallery of Thessaloniki – Casa Bianca
Municipal Art Gallery of Thessaloniki – Casa Bianca organizational team: Eleni Anastasiadou, Chara Theocharous, Katerina Geovanekou, Costas Bachariadis, Giorgos Athanasiadis
New Media Laboratory of the School of Visual & Applied Arts – Faculty of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Director of Video Art Projects:
-Georgios Katsangelos, head of the New Media Laboratory (School of Visual and Applied Arts, AUTH)
Art direction: Gioula Papadopoulou, art director of Video Art Miden and teaching staff member of the New Media Laboratory.
Curatorial team-New Media Laboratory: Georgios Katsangelos, Athanasios Pallas, Stelios Dexis, Babis Venetopoulos, Gioula Papadopoulou, Yiorgos Drosos, Fani Boudouroglou
Partner festivals & curators
Video Art Miden [Greece]: Gioula Papadopoulou, Margarita Stavraki, Olga Papadopoulou, Nikos Podias, Maria Bourika
The New Museum of Networked Art [Germany]: Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
Visualcontainer [Italy]: Alessandra Arno
FONLAD [Portugal]: Jose Vieira
Strangloscope [Brazil]: Claudia Cardenas & Rafael Schlichting