Down to Earth | Biennale 8
09/02/2023 - 30/04/2023 MOMus-Museum Alex Mylona

8th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art

Exhibition «Down to Earth»

MOMus-Museum Alex Mylona (5, Agion Asomaton Square, Thissio, Athens)

February 09 – April 30, 2023

Opening: Thursday, February 09, 2023, 19:00

The concept of Geocultura, the central theme of the 8th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, lies at the core of Down to Earth, an exhibition collectively put together by curators of MOMus, at MOMus-Museum of Alex Mylona in Athens from February 09 until April 30, 2023 (Opening: Thursday, February 09, 2023 at 19:00; the museum will be open to the public since 11:00 the same day)

Works created by contemporary Greek visual artists endeavour to interpret and illustrate the connection and traumatic division, the "unnatural" and "paradoxical" separation, the domination of humankind over the natural environment.

The exhibition attempts to link together the latest facts, the realities of a technological, globalised era of overconsumption, the destruction of the environment, the wanton exploitation of natural resources and the climate crisis, with ecology, primordial myths, and the hoped-for pursuit and emergence of a new conceptual and experiential relationship between people and nature.

Using different mediums and perspectives, featured artists act on their material, present their own suggestions and propose a "down to earth" exhibition, in other words an exhibition focused on the values and processes of the earth. Art returns to "nature" and contemporary notions about the latter, while "nature" permeates life and art, attempting to contribute to the formation of new ways of thinking and being, thereby becoming fertile ground for an alternative view of the world, for a fruitful coexistence between the social and the natural.


Artists: Zoe Giabouldaki, I broke the vase (Eva Matsigkou - Nefeli Sani), Marion Inglessi, Yannis Kastritsis Akis Kersanidis - Chryssa Tzelepi (anemiCinema), Katerina Moschou, Vasilis Nempegleriotis, Sotiris Panousakis, Vangelis Pliarides, Ifigeneia Sdoukou, Sophia Tolika, Yorgos Tsakiris, Stratis Vogiatzis

Curators: Yannis Bolis Domna Gounari, Areti Leopoulou, Theodore Markoglou, Thouli Misirloglou, Hercules Papaioannou, Katerina Syroglou


The Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art is financed by Greece and the European Union (European Regional Development Fund) is organised by MOMus and implemented by MOMus-Museum of Contemporary Art-Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art and State Museum of Contemporary Art Collections.