After the Viennese Kunsthistorisches Museum and the 53rd Venice Biennale, works from the collection of Stella Art Foundation will be presented in Thessaloniki in the context of the Second Thessaloniki Contemporary Art Biennale under the general title Moscow-Thessaloniki 2009.
The core exhibition of the Moscow-Thessaloniki 2009 program is held under the title Subjective Visions / Work from the collection of Stella Art Foundation and will be staged at the Thessaloniki Cultural Center of the National Bank’s Educational Foundation (Vasilissis Olgas Str. 108) from September 19 till November 11.
Some words about Stella Art Foundation
Stella Art Foundation is a non-commercial institution established in November 2004 at the initiative of Stella Kesaeva. Key objectives of the Foundation are to facilitate cultural exchanges, promote the work of Russian artists and create a contemporary art museum in Moscow. The Foundation takes very active part in all the major international events dedicated to contemporary art (documenta, Venice Biennale) and has collaborations with some of the most significant museums worldwide (Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Venetian Ca’ Rezzonico). Simultaneously, the Foundation implements an extensive charity program. The Subjective Visions exhibition is just one version in a whole cycle of independent shows of works from the collection of Stella Art Foundation, which was launched in October 2008 with an exhibition at the Viennese Kunsthistorisches Museum under the title That Obscure Object of Art and was continued this year with another version, this time at the Venetian Ca’ Rezzonico, in the context of the parallel program of the Venice Biennale. The common moment of all these exhibitions is that the all the works shown in them belong to the collection of Stella Art Foundation. The exhibition at the National Bank’s Educational Foundation is curated by Thalea Stefanidou.
The exhibition will feature works of the following artists: Nikita Alexeyev, Yuri Avvakumov, Vagrich Bakhchanian, Olga Chernysheva, Michael Craig-Martin, Eugenia Yemets, Elena Yelagina and Igor Makarevich, Alexandra Galkina, Alexander Glinitsky, Dmitry Gutov, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Alex Katz, Maria Konstantinova, Joseph Kosuth, Oleg Kulik, Robert Mappelthorpe, Andrei Monastyrsky, Ilya Trushevsky, Stas Polnarev, Dmitry Tsvetkov, Spencer Tunick.
The program “Moscow-Thessaloniki 2009” will be supplemented with various projects to be presented in Thessaloniki during the same period and to be announced soon. In the context of this program, Stella Art Foundation is publishing a colour catalogue.
The Subjective Visions project is implemented by the Stella Art Foundation (Moscow) in cooperation with the National Bank’s Educational Foundation and artBox.gr | creative arts management and sponsored by Thessaloniki Contemporary Art Biennale.
Exhibition will be open as follows: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00 to 18:00, Fridays, 10:00 to 14:00 and 18:00 to 21:00. The attendance for the public will be free. Group attendance should be arranged in advance with the National Bank’s Educational Foundation at 2310 295.170-1.