A new exhibition titled “Resilient Futures” which joins symbolically two of the country’s major ports, Piraeus and Thessaloniki, through art while and focuses on the concept of durability, will open on June 5th in Piraeus and on June 27th (through September 23) at Thessaloniki Contemporary Art Center. The exhibition is dedicated to video art and environmental awakening, it features the works of prominent Greek and international artists and it is curated by Syrago Tsiara.

According to the exhibition’s organizers, ”resilience refers to the means and strategies by which people, communities and institutions, adapt to changing circumstances and seek imaginative ways to survive and cope with the consequences of natural and man-made disruptions by prioritizing the support of weak populations. As a concept, resilience refers mainly to the principles of flexibility, inclusiveness, consistency and robustness, that is to say, the values ​​on which a city must invest in, in order to boost the citizens’ sense of belonging and joint responsibility in managing the public sphere and ensure its future sustainability”.

Participating artists: Loukia Alavanou, Giorgos Drivas, Mary Zygouris, Hertog and Nadler, Vassilis Karouk, Eva Kotatkova, Maria Loizidou, Oliver Ressler – Janny Begg, Mika Rottenberg, Stephanos Tsivopoulos and Saskia Olde Wolbers.

The exhibition is co-produced by Polyeco Contemporary Art Initiative (PCAI) and the Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki (CACT).


The exhibition will open on June 5 2018 on World Environment Day at 19:30 at the PCAI headquarters (24 Dervenakion street), in Piraeus.


The exhibition at the Thessaloniki Contemporary Art Center (Warehouse B1 at the port), will be inaugurated on June 27 2018 at 20:00.