Harald Szeemann

Europe Exists

Exhibition curated by Harald Szeemann and Rosa Martinez for the 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale

6 jun 2021
17 aug 2021

Group exhibition featuring works by 30 artists from the 15 countries of the EU

Venue: Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece



I had an Abortion - installation view Thessaloniki - for the 2003 Thessaloniki Biennale, curator Rosa Martinez invited Women on Waves to participate. This was one off the installations that Willem Velthoven created for that show. It consisted of 48 silk screen printed skirts bearing the text "I had an Abortion" in 16 different languages. The installation on wire coat hangers refers to a common and dangerous improvisational practice of inducing abortion.Women on Waves fights to provide women acces to safe and legal abortion world wide.   Photo by… Willem Velthoven

Organised by the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki
With the support of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Curated by Harald Szeemann & Rosa Martinez
Assistant curator & General coordination: Christos Savvidis - ArtBOX.gr

Artists: Simone Aaberg-Kærn, Pilar Albarracìn, Helena Almeida, Vasco Araùjo, Pierre Bismuth, Christian Boltanski, Maurizio Cattelan, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Simone Decker, Doris Drescher, Tracey Emin, Johan Gimonprez, Mona Hatoum, Meta Isæus-Berlin, Christian Jankowski, Peter Land, Mangus Wallin, Tuomo Manninen, Caroline McCarthy, Marisa Merz, Aernout Mik, Juan Muňoz, Aemilia Papaphilipou, Neo Rauch, Andreas Savva, Sean Taylor, Maria Wirkkala, Women on Waves-Willem Velthoven, Otto Zitko, Heimo Zobernig

Architect: Giannis Epaminondas

Catalogue: Greek-English, colour, 250 pp., concept: Rosa Martinez, design: Giannis Epaminondas, coordination: ArtBOX.gr


video impression (no sound) https://vimeo.com/91011904