MYKONOS BIENNALE

The art, dance, music and short film festival

2017 - Trans Allegoria

2015 - Antidote

2013 - Crisis & Paganism

First week of September 2017

TRANS ALLEGORIA

2017

MYKONOS BIENNALE

Program

FRIDAY SEPT. 1st

Trans-allegoria //
In between words, visuals and their opposites

Antonakis, Constantine Bouras, Antonis Maros, Emelia Filipopoulou, Ilias Koen, Artemis Potamianou, Kallina Maiopoulou, Leonidas Papadopoulos, Lydia Andrioti, Evi Eleftheriadi, Lydia Dambasina, Maria Efstathiou, Yannis Gazetopoulos Lykou Isis, Aristides Logothetis, Margarita Myrogianni, Natalia Koursoumi, Sofia Touboura, Twofourtwo
Curated by Lydia Andrioti
AT THE ATHENS SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS
6PM

The Wind Igloo Project

by Jordi Enrich

Mirror Mirror

by Constantine Bouras

Performing Art Karin Victorin

Kaminaki Beach
In front Leto Hotel
Mykonos Town

6PM

INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
"DRAMATIC NIGHTS"

Mert Amasyalı, Alejandro Alberola, Farnoosh Abedi, Ilia Antonenko, Price Arana, Adam Rothlein, Fabrice Bracq, Julia Campanelli, Bob Celli, Pasquale Encell, Emilija Gasic, John Hellberg, Ali Kalthami, Sezen Kayhan, Ella Kohn, James Francis Khehtie, Jennifer Perrott, Kalilah Robinson, Mohsen Serajian, Marzieh Hakim, Julián Quintanilla, François Sibiude, Alexander Tuschinski, George Vatistas, Rowena Woods
AT THE LAKKA THEATRE
9PM
SATURDAY SEPT. 2nd

Art Spell

Luis Orozco, Lydia Venieri, Bruce Robbins, Jordi Enrich, Julia Robbins, Dimitris Kioukas
Hosted by Cecilia Dupire & Andonis Kioukas
Cinema Mando
11:30am

DIONYSIAN GRAPE STOMPING

Traditional Dance by Anemolyli
choreography for the Dionysian Grape Stomping by Maria Christara
Performing Art Karin Victorin
Tsabouna (pipes) & Toubaki (drums) - Kantenasos, Babelis & Rigas
plus
The Wind Igloo Project
by Jordi Enrich
at sunset
SUNDAY SEPT. 3rd

TREASURE HUNT IN DELOS

Silvia Macchi's METAMORPHOSIS
Antidotes from
Eozen Agopian, Jeffrey Bishop, Meghan Boody, Debby Lee Cohen, Stephen Cox, Don Doe, Cecilia Whittaker-Doe, Devon Farber, Augustus Goertz, Jacci Den Hartog, Ran Hwang, Andrew Ellis Johnson, Joo-Hyun Kang, Maria Karametou, Bong Jung Kim, Liliane Lijn, Dominick Lombardi, Katherine Liberovskaya, Renee Magnanti, Despo Magoni, Seth McBride, Myreille Miller, Nicholas Moore, Arezoo Moseni, Bill Pangburn, Antonia Papatzanaki, Anastasia Pelias, Julia Robbins, Pavlos Samios, Konstantinos Stamatiou, JT Steiny, Vassilis Tsokopoulos, Egon Zippel
Curated by Thalia Vrachopoulos & Lydia Venieri
At 11AM

VIDEO GRAFFITI

Nancy Allison, Laura Boato, Lexi Bass, Martin Gerigk, Rakel Jonsdottir, Katherine Liberovskaya, Liam Morgan, Nirvana Paz, Costas Picadas, André Shannon, François Sibiude, Seyed M. Tabatabaei, Patrick Tarrant, Kirk Tougas, Jeannie Weissglass
ON THE WALLS OF MYKONOS TOWN
11PM
MONDAY SEPT. 4th

Andromeda

By Della Rounick
DJ Estray
Antidote cocktails by Petros Palis & Spiros Glinos
At Scorpios
6pm

OPENING OF THE ANTIDOTE BOXES

AT THE LAKKA THEATRE
9PM
Followed by

"DRAMATIC NIGHTS"

films by
Mert Amasyalı, Alejandro Alberola, Ilia Antonenko, Julia Campanelli, Pasquale Encell, Emilija Gasic, Ali Kalthami, Sezen Kayhan, James Francis Khehtie, Kalilah Robinson, Mohsen Serajian, Marzieh Hakim, Julián Quintanilla, Alexander Tuschinski, Rowena Woods
AT THE LAKKA THEATRE
9PM
TUESDAY SEPT. 5th

Ocean Masks

George Tzin
promenade visiting
Folklore Museum, Lenas House, Bonnie’s Windmill, Cinema Mando,Athens School of Fine Arts
6pm

PARTY OF GREAT IDEAS
A PHILOSOPHICAL MARATHON

Paul Boghossian, Kyriaki Goudeli, Bobi Hatisi, Meriam Korichi, Stelios Virvidakis, Michel Paroussis, Yannis Prelorentzos, Barry C. Smith, Spiros Tegos, Maria Venieri
Event created by Meriam Korichi
Decor by Angelos Spyro

Statement

Allegories are symbolic figures which identify ideas and give to the abstraction a face, an expression, a position, a costume which reveals the meaning. Victory has wings, Death is a skeleton with scythe, when Spring is surrounded by flowers. The Allegory can freeze the temporality of an idea, like the gold fleece, the holy grail, the “immortal" water, or the Spring of Youth.

The Greek mythology humanizes everything, the muse, the grace, the winds. The Gods give form and behavior to all the main powers of the universe. In the Greek national anthem Freedom, exhausted, poor but full of courage lives her life of a constant struggle. An empire holds a specter and democracy wears on her head laurel leaves, war wears black and red symboling ash and blood. But what happens when a symbolism goes beyond the extreme of its meaning.

The title of the Mykonos Biennale 2017 is Trans-Allegoria. It raises (and answers) the question of the capacity of Art to initiates, introduce and captivate. Art which transforms energy into creation and creation into life.
The saga of the Great Ideas, at the transcendental Island that changes everyone into something new, something that discovers only in place.

Lydia Venieri
Athens 2014

Treasure Hunt

Boxes with the label “Antidote” will be sent to 40 artists around the world. The artists returned the boxes with a piece of art inspired by the theme - Antidote. The boxes will be hidden on the sacred island of Delos. A treasure hunt will be organized, where visitors will scatter around the island to find the “treasures”. Our long term goal is to attain the first floating museum - maybe an old war ship- where the artworks of the Mykonos Biennale will be exhibited, the museum of Archipelago.

see what was found...

A Night of Philosophy

A Night of Philosophy is a nocturnal event, inviting philosophers and artists to create a unique encounter between Philosophy, Art and the general Public. It is a sort of championship between Art and Philosophy about the meaning of things. It is based on profusion, simultaneity and free access. As a site-specific staged event, A Night of Philosophy offers each time a new experience. After Paris, Berlin, London, New York, Helsinki, UNESCO's Paris headquarters, Brooklyn, Lima, A Night of Philosophy will be held for the first time in Mykonos. As the closing event of Mykonos Biennale 2017, A Night of Philosophy takes its inspiration from Plato and will take the unique form of a symposium on love: philosophers and artists will all gather around the same table and propose vivid and visionary, actual and untimely evocations of love.

A Night of Philosophy is a series of events created by Mériam Korichi since 2010.

Decore by Angelos Spyro

The Night's Philosophers

Video Graffiti

Throughout the old town of Mykonos, famous for its white building and thus often called the bride of the Aegean, videos will be projected on the walls of houses and garden walls transforming this town that never sleeps into a living theatre of video graffiti.

The Video Graffiti Official Selection

Dramatic Nights

In the 2015 the short film festival over 80 works from around the world were screened at the beautiful Laka amphitheater. This year we are proud to be guest of the equally beautiful open air Manto Theater

The Dramatic Nights Official Selection

Silvia Macchi's METAMORPHOSIS

Traditional Dance by Anemolyli

choreography for the Dionysian Grape Stomping by Maria Christara

Performance art by Karen Victorin

Tsabouna (pipes) & Toubaki (drums) - Kantenasos, Babelis & Rigas