PhotoBiennale / 22nd International Photography Meeting will be organized by the Museum of Photography Thessaloniki in three periods (Part A: May-July 2012, Part B: September-December 2012, Part C: January-May 2013) with “Logos” being the topic of the main exhibition program – the third part of a thematic trilogy, following “Time” (Chronos – 2008) and “Place” (Topos – 2010).
All exhibitions and actions presented in Parts A and B are part of the Parallel Program of the PhotoBiennale, or parts of the sections the “Art Galleries Propose” and “Travelling Exhibitions”. The exhibitions and activities which fall under the topic of the main exhibition program, namely “Logos” will constitute Part C.
This year the main topic is Logos which derives from the Greek word logos meaning words and at the same time encompassing the meaning of logic.
In this PhotoBiennale we aim at creating a platform where the following among others will be explored:
- The relationship of words to the image (either in photo-texts or in other forms).
- The underlying logic that images have, and how this is insinuated or depicted.
- Images whose significance shifts more to their conceptual than to their formal qualities.
- The role of the image in forming the structure of contemporary Logos in society.
A large part of the Parallel Program of the PhotoBiennale will refer to “Southeastern Europe-Thessaloniki”, as part of the program “Thessaloniki-Cultural Crossroads” initiated by the former Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism (now Hellenic Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Culture and Sports) and as part of the celebrations for the centenary anniversary of the liberation of Thessaloniki.