Athens Biennale 2013 – AGORA 28/9 – 30/12/2013

Athens Biennale 2013 – AGORA 28/9 – 30/12/2013


The question Now what? is the starting point of the 4th Athens Biennale 2013. AGORA emerges out of the search for answers. 

A social event, a space for the exchange of ideas and a setting for reflection and critique is created at the very center of Athens – a city in crisis. AGORA is hosted in two sites: the building of the National Bank of Greece at 8-10 Sofokleous str., a historical building that formerly housed the Athens Stock Exchange, and at CAMP (Contemporary Art Meeting Point), 4 Eupolidos & 2 Apellou str. at Kotzia Square.

AGORA includes more than seventy artists showcasing more than one hundred works of contemporary art including painting, sculpture, installation, video, sound, performance, theatre, dance, public interventions, and participatory projects. Artists, scholars, scientists, activists, collaborative initiatives, civic groups, and of course the public will meet on a daily basis: AGORA includes a rich program of discussions, workshops, roundtables, speeches, educational programs and guided tours. AGORA, the 4th Athens Biennale 2013, opens to the public on Sunday September 29th and will unfold over two months, closing on December 1st 2013.

AGORA innovates by aiming to create an assembly point both physical and digital. It addresses an Open Call to the creative world via its webpage and discourses online through the use of #ab4agora, thus composing questions and collecting answers.

The 4th Athens Biennale was designed by the AB4 Team, a team of artists, curators, theorists, activists, and practitioners in the creative industries brought together for this occasion. AGORA is thus the result of a process of fermentation between cultural workers from different backgrounds. What matters most to those who participate in such an experiment is a shared sense of responsibility and an urge to co-produce meaning.

National Bank of Greece Building, 8-10 Sofokleous str.
CAMP Contemporary Art Meeting Point, 4 Eupolidos  & 2 Apellou str.
Tuesday-Friday: 12.00-21.00
Saturday & Sunday: 10.00-22.00

AGORA offers a season ticket for the exhibition for 8 euros. The season ticket allows admission throughout the two months of the 4th Athens Biennale and for all the events hosted by the AGORA.
Additionally, AGORA offers a daily ticket for 5 euros and a discount ticket for 3 euros, for students who hold a student ID, teens 12-18 years old and senior citizens (70 years old or above).
Holders of the Manpower Employment Organization (OAED) card, students of the Athens School of Fine Arts, members of the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece, ICOM, AICA, IKT as well as special needs attendants are granted free entrance with appropriate ID.

National Bank of Greece Building, 8-10 Sofokleous str.
CAMP Contemporary Art Meeting Point, 4 Eupolidos  & 2 Apellou str.
29th September – 1st December 2013
Preview 28th September  
Press Conference 28th September, 12:00, 8-10 Sofokleous str.

The realization of the 4th Athens Biennale AGORA is co-financed by the Greece and the European Union and is under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Municipality of Athens. The main sponsor of the 4th Athens Biennale is the National Bank of Greece and the major donor is NEON. Additionally, sponsors of the 4th Athens Biennale are AGEAN, Athenaeum Intercontinental Athens, HOL, Mellon Group of Companies and NETSMART. Supporters of the 4th Athens Biennale are EZA and KAYAK. The 4th Athens Biennale 2013 is realized with the support of the Athens-Attica and Argosaronic Hotel Association.

The Athens Biennale functions within an international network of large-scale periodic contemporary art events. It emerged from the intense cultural activity that makes Athens one of the most interesting places for contemporary art, and it aims to be an agent of constant change and innovation, provide a context for creativity and dialogue and constitute a wide platform for the designation and the critical engagement of local artistic production, as well as a forum of discussion and exchange with the international scene.

The Athens Biennale is organized by the Athens Biennale Non-Profit Organization, which was founded in November 2005 by Xenia Kalpaktsoglou, Poka-Yio, and Augustine Zenakos.



Nov 25 2011


12:00 am - 12:00 am