29 10 – 1 11 2015 Thessaloniki
The inaugural ART THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR is organised by the National Agency for The Organisation of Exhibitions, Congresses and Cultural Events (HELEXPO S.A.) together with Pantelis Tsatsis, Artistic Director, who is the driving force behind this initiative.
The team of collaborators that has been selected, shares the vision of a new International Contemporary Art Fair in Greece which will give a fresh commercial, cultural and educational impetus to the arts: art and culture after all are the basic vehicles for spreading knowledge, economic development as well as ‘the message’ in general.
Therefore, this Fair becomes an annual event and plays a crucial and multidimensional role in showcasing dialogue, artistic activity, innovation as well as establishing common ground for artistic exchanges, particularly the appreciation of differentness between civilizations.
Thessaloniki, the emblematic city, multi-cultural cross-roads of civilizations, has a history going back 2,300 years from the Macedonian Empire of the Alexander the Great, thus, a cosmopolitan spirit nurtures a vibrant arena where artists can exchange ideas, record opinions and information and thereby establish a permanent communication network, primarily with the countries of the South-East and the rest of Europe, the Balkans, the Mediterranean, Russia, Turkey and Israel.
The International Contemporary Art Fair is organised in a city open to fresh ideas, rejuvenated, hospitable and safe, offering up multicultural journeys, unique elements of localisation and enjoyable gastronomic taste.