Video Art Miden is expanding and broadening, and is ready to present a rich program of international video art in Kalamata (Greece) -more specifically at the Historic Center and the beach of the city. Celebrating the strong relationship of the organization with the city in which it started and initially developed, the curatorial team comes back with public projections of contemporary video art from all around the world, from July 5 to July 7, each day activating a different urban area of the city.
Video Art Miden is counting 14 years of continuous artistic & curatorial activity, gathering the most interesting works of Greek and international video art and finding new ways and new venues for projection and promotion of this specific form of art, in Greece and abroad. During this year’s summer events in Kalamata, the audience will have the opportunity to watch more than 170 video works, selected from the recent call for entries addressed by Miden to video artists internationally.
The summer events this year include morning and night screenings, with many different thematic programs, alternating and differentiating morphologically and conceptually, expressing the basic trends of our time. The program starts dynamically on Thursday night (July 5) at the Atrium of the Archaeological Museum of Messenia, at the Historic Center of Kalamata; the next night the screenings will be located at the beach (Thalassa Lounge, July 6), with music-based videos screened next to the wave, as an alternative music party, and on Saturday night (July 7) Miden returns to the City Center, at the Anagnostara pedestrian road, where it completes its activities with indoor and outdoor screenings (Stoa Londou, Bandapart Recording Studio).
This year, the morning screening zone and the tributes to foreign festivals (Now & After / Russia and Cairo Video Festival / Egypt) will be hosted in the Archaeological Museum of Messenia, on Friday and Saturday (6 and 7 of July). A special theoretical presentation by the curatorial team will be held on Friday morning (July 6) in the Archaeological Museum of Messenia with invited directors and theoreticians of the video art field, including Art Historian and New Media Art Curator Anna Hatziyiannaki, who has conducted an important and innovative curatorial work in the areas of new media, cyber-art and bio-art in Greece, and Marina Fomenko, founder and artistic director of “Now & After” International Video Art Festival.
Art Direction: Gioula Papadopoulou and Margarita Stavraki
Curatorial team: Gioula Papadopoulou, Margarita Stavraki, Giorgos Dimitrakopoulos, Maria Bourika, Stavros Kapetis, Danny Kargas, Nikos Podias, Sofia Grigoriadou, Panagiotis Voulgaris