The Margaris Foundation is based in Thessaloniki, where the central offices are, with a “branch” in Amfilochia, a small town of the Greek periphery, where a fully refurbished traditional building, typical example of the local architecture, was turned into an exhibition space, the Margaris Gallery. The Gallery houses the permanent collection of the Foundation, that includes over 150 works by contemporary Greek and foreign artists.
Based in Thessaloniki, the second largest city of Greece, the Foundation acts as a nomadic platform for the arts, and travels according to the needs and aims of its projects. As a counterbalance to superstar museums and institutions worldwide, the Margaris Gallery aims to function as a centre for the arts in a small town of the Greek (not to say European) periphery, Amfilochia, in order to bring artists in close contact with each other but also with the public, and to offer them a chance to work away from market constraints.
Les Yper Yper is a physical/conceptual habitat populated by a group of creatives active in the full range of visual/sonic arts, practice and applications.
Parallel to it’s main activities, Les Yper Yper will be hosting events, screenings, installations as well as seminars and workshops.
Les Yper Yper is located in the downtown of Thessaloniki, Greece and its doors are open to the public. "