Retrospection, Action Field Kodra | Thessaloniki, Greece, 2017


Curated by: Kleomenis Kostopoulos

Project Participation: Forest Cut

Action Field Kodra 2017 – Arts Festival of the City of Kalamaria – Division of Culture

Thessaloniki, Greece, 2017

The important visual arts festival of the Municipality of Kalamaria, Action Field Kodra 2017, titled “Retrospection” opened on Friday, the 22nd of September 2017, at the Dorms building, in the ex-military camp Kodra. This year’s exhibition was open with the Mayor’s, Mr. Theodosis Mpakoglidis, speech.

The festival celebrated 17 years of existence and was a retrospective to the course of Action Field Kodra.  A total of thirty artists participated with works of art of different media, such as painting, sculpture, photography, installation and video-art, which showcased their artistic development.

It is worth mentioning that Action Field Kodra, one of the most important contemporary art exhibitions in Greece, integral part of Thessaloniki’s art life, has been organised since 2001, within the framework of the festival “Para thin alos” of the Municipality of Kalamaria. Since its beginnings and during all this time period, Action Field Kodra has been trying to promote young artists, trying to approach contemporary art production with works of various media, such as painting, sculpture, performance, photography, video-art, new technologies and web-art. This year’s festival however, reflects on its past, by redefining its importance at the Greek visual arts scene and regroups for the future.