SHARED SACRED SITES
As they have done in the past for centuries, several Christians, Jews and Muslims may pray today in sanctuaries belonging to another religion. The presence of shared sacred sites is a well-established phenomenon in the Mediterranean, revealing the permeability of the frontiers between religious communities. Despite theological differences, the three religions share a number of elements in terms of beliefs, rites, holy figures and places. These crossovers, however, are not devoid of ambiguity and can sometimes also lead to conflict. The Mediterranean world thus offers many examples of sharing, but also of partition and division. The three-part exhibition "Shared Sacred Sites" explores this phenomenon by locating it through various examples in different contexts and by bringing forward the entangled places and practices, symbols and figures that define it.
Τhessaloniki is ideally positioned to tell the story of "Shared Sacred Sites" as the three monotheistic religions have historically flourished here, but also because today it finds itself at the Mediterranean crossroads of migration. The three-part exhibition, designed as a sort of 'pilgrimage' in the city, reveals both historical and contemporary aspects of "sharing the sacred."
Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art
154 Egnatias St. (TIF-Helexpo) T: (+30) 2310 240002
General admission fee: 4€
Reduced admission fee: 2€
Admission free for certain groups
Thessaloniki Museum of Photography
Warehouse A', Port of Thessaloniki T: (+30) 2310 566716
General admission: 2 €
Students/Visitors 65 years of age and over/ Having many children/ Group visits: 1€
Persons with disabilities / Minors (under 18)/Students of Fine Arts, Photography, Audiovisual Arts from Higher Educational Institutions/Employees of Ministry of Culture/ Journalists/Guides/Conscripts of compulsory military service/Holders of Ministry of Culture card-ICOM card-unemployment card: admission free
30 Archaeological Museum St. Τ: (+30) 2310 857978
Alexis Akrithakis (GR), Benji Boyadjian (PS), Tassos Vrettos (GR), Filippos Gkoutzos (GR), Lydia Dambassina (GR/FR), Marios Teriade Eleftheriadis (GR),Thierry Fournier (FR), Ragna Ingadottir (IS), Maria Kompatsiari (GR), Dimitris Condos (GR) , Lino Mannocci (IT) , Natassa Markidou (GR) , Virginia Mastrogiannaki (GR) , Dimitris Merantzas (GR) , Manolis Baboussis (GR) , Yiannos Economou (CY) , Theodoros Papagiannis (GR) , Leda Papaconstantinou (GR) , Manoël Pénicaud (FR) , Nira Pereg (IL) , Nana Sachini (GR) , Niki de Saint Phalle (FR) , Yorgos Tsakiris (GR) , Stelios Faitakis (GR) , Marios Chatziprokopiou (GR), Elli Chryssidou (GR)
Curators: Stergios Karavatos, Thouli Misirloglou & Dionigi Albera, Karen Barkey, Dimitris Papadopulos, Manoël Penicaud
Major Donor: Stavros Niarchos Foundation
The three-part exhibition is being organized by the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art and the Thessaloniki
Museum of Photography, in collaboration with the Municipality of Thessaloniki. It is also part of the Parallel Program of the 6th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art "Imagined Homes" and of the 52th Dimitria Festival.