2nd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art and Art Athina

May 15th, 2009 · 2 Comments · 2008 The Listening Array


We are gearing up to leave for Greece next week to attend the openings of two exhibitions that we’re participating in: 2nd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art and Art Athina: International Contemporary Art Fair.

We’re particularly honored to be included in the Biennale, which is curated by Bisi Silva of the Contemporary Art Centre, Lagos, Nigeria, Gabriela Salgado of Tate Modern, and Syrago Tsiara of the State Museum of Contemporary Art, Greece.

We’ll be showing the video and photograph for The Listening Array. Here’s a link to our catalogue page on the Biennale website. From the text about our work:

“Megan and Murray McMillan’s work is gifted with an unusual terseness full of meaning; within about one and a half minutes, it visualizes and represents, in exquisite density, simplicity and technical perfection the unformed meeting of two contradictious, implicitly connecting, worlds: one the one hand, the representatives of a declining yet elitist aristocracy, who continue their journey in blessed eternity, while the boat is sinking, without having the faintest worry although the watchful eye of the workers (?) excluded from this circle spies on them with unsolved intentions.

This work consitutes a poetic, social psychograph of the fin de siecle, the dead calm before the storm, the sweet life on the verge of revolution.” 

Category: 2008 The Listening Array

2 Comments so far ↓

  • Nadia Kalara

    dear Megan and Murray.I came back from Thessaloniki today. Your artwork at the biennale was one of the very few things that made me feel something…really strong piece, fantastic, congratulations!!
    very nice to meet yoy
    Nadia Kalara

  • Megan

    Thank you Nadia, we’re glad you liked the work! Nice to meet you as well, let’s keep in touch.

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