18th September - 18th December, Thessaloniki
The Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art and the Macedonian Centre of Contemporary Art, Architecture and Industrial Design are a citizens’ initiative, unique in the history of the Greek contemporary arts field. The Museum is supported by its Friends and cooperates with several of the country’s educational, cultural and financial institutions. Thanks to its unique history, owed to personal relations that have evolved through voluntary action, the Museum is supported by the State, through funding for special projects and operating costs.
Since the Museum was founded, its Collection, now including more than 1800 works -paintings, sculptures, video art works, assemblages, installations, engravings and photographs by Greek and international artists, and is constantly enriched through new donations by artists and significant collectors, such as Alexandros Iolas, Franz Geierhaas, Magda Kotzia, Alexandros Xydis and Dimitris Meimaroglou. Among others, the Collection includes works by artists such as A. Akrithakis, A. Apergis, K. Varotsos, G. Zogolopoulos, O. Zouni, V. Caniaris, C. Tsoklis, N. Kessanlis, Y. Moralis, D. Mytaras, Pavlos, D. Oppenheim, Niki de St. Phalle, Τakis, V. Velickovic, A. Warhol, as well as by sculptor Alex Mylonas, who donated her collection to the Museum and also to the Museum Alex Mylona, which she established in Athens.
Among the most significant exhibitions that have taken place in the Museum are the solo presentations of works by Warhol, Skolimowski, Beckamnn, Abbas Kiarostami, Perdikidis, Antonakos, Tornatore, Dean Tavoularis,
Defraoui, Bouteas, Moralis and most recently Damien Hirst; also, the group exhibition Europe Exists, curated by Harald Szeeman and Rosa Martinez.
The Museum’s specially designed educational programs make a significant contribution to initiating children into the world of contemporary art. In the Museum’s specially equipped spaces, take place workshops for children aged 3,5-13 years old, through which children get acquainted with art, its practices and techniques, as well as with artists whose work is presented in the Museum’s temporary shows. In addition to this, programs for school groups with emphasis on interactivity take place, as well as guided tours for various groups and adults.
The Museum’s Library numbers 3.000 titles (books on art history, catalogues of solo and group shows) and its Amphitheater is fully equipped for events such as talks, seminars, conferences, theater performances, music events, matinees etc. The Museum’s recently refurbished shop sells art works, decorative and utilitarian contemporary design objects, jewelry, and of course the Museum’s publications and other publications
dedicated to art.
The Museum has received awards on numerous occasions, from institutions such as the Municipality of Thessaloniki (1993), the “Friends of the Melina Merkouri Foundation” (2007), the Benaki Museum (2008) and the Thessaloniki Rotary Club (2010). Most recently, the Museum received an award from the EU Operational Program “Information Society” (2009).
Egnatia 154 (on the grounds of theThessaloniki International Fair)
Wed10:00-22:00 / Fri 10:00-19:00
Sun 10:00-15:00 / Monday closed
Τ: +30 2310 240002, 2310 240403, 2310 251928