Santorini Biennale of Art
Constructed as a large thematic exhibition, the inaugural Santorini Biennale of Arts developed an investigation of how humanity accumulates a catalogue of personal fabric and how these collected manifestations shape the patterns of our lives. With works by more than 200 artists, as well as several new commissions, the exhibition was configured throughout the island to build various platforms in which to open a dialogue with the public.
Both artworks and cultural artefacts from more than 25 countries was brought together to examine our relationship with the past whilst taking a position towards the future.
The Biennale utilised venues not normally associated with visual art, including sites around the island and within the villages of Pyrgos (Pyrgos Old Venetian Castle and The Santorini of the Past Cultural Village) as well as up to 13 exhibition halls extended throughout the towns of Fira, Kamari (cineKamari), Perissa, Akrotiri, Imerovigli and Oia Village (Atlantis Bookstore and Pelagos Hotel).
The overall objectives of the Santorini Biennale of Arts were achieved through networking and a wide range of programs; the primary goal is to initiate and to maintain exchange and continuous professional collaboration between the upcoming artists and the international art community.
During the exhibition, a program of tours, talks, film screenings and special events was held across the city.