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Christina Dimitriadis’s “Island Hoping”

ATHENS MUNICIPALITY ARTS CENTRE, Athens

Installation view of Christina Dimitriadis's "Island Hoping" at Athens Municipality Arts Center, Athens, 2018.
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Kimberly Bradley

Long ago, before the euro and the internet, I was a young backpacker on my first trip to Greece. Beaches were broad and unpeopled. I traveled on boats to islands large and small, always noticing the tiniest ones jutting from the Aegean like beacons or sculptures. In the midst of... continue reading
The 6th Athens Biennale: “ANTI”

VARIOUS LOCATIONS, Athens

The Peng! Collective, Civil Financial Regulation Office, 2018.
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Kimberly Bradley

It was strange to visit the sixth edition of the Athens Biennale weeks after its kick-off and at times nearly alone. Writers covering megaexhibitions usually move in herds, but this time there was no press conference to provide me with pithy quotes to explain the title, “ANTI,” and no... continue reading
Documenta 14

ATHENS CONSERVATOIRE / ATHENS SCHOOL OF FINE ART / BENAKI MUSEUM / MUSEUM OF ANTI-DICTATORSHIP / NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART / PARKO ELEFTHERIAS, Athens

Gordon Hookey, Solidarity, 2017.
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Ben Eastham

The fourteenth edition of Documenta takes place, for the first time in the institution’s history, across two locations. By staging it in Germany and Greece, and expressing the hope that an exhibition bankrolled by the former might effectively critique the infrastructures of power that have immiserated the latter, curator Adam... continue reading
Angelo Plessas’s ”Temple of Truth”

REBECCA CAMHI GALLERY, Athens

View of Angelo Plessas ''Temple of Truth,'' Rebecca Camhi Gallery, Athens, 2012.
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Marina Fokidis

Communication is the quest, communication sans barriers. Angelo Plessas’s works form a certain kind of a deliberate “digitally naive” poetry, like a weed within the over-wrought special-effects garden of cyber space. His works are connected with the internet through organic and natural processes—but it’s not that he’s fascinated with technology... continue reading
Dirk Bell’s “Grid(love)r”

ANDREAS MELAS AND HELENA PAPADOPOULOS, Athens

View of, "Grid(love)r", Andreas Melas and Helena Papadopoulos, Athens, 2012.
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Marina Fokidis

The use of the written word in contemporary artworks is nothing new. The structure of text, meaning, semiology, as well as language’s effectiveness as a tool of communication have been explored for many years, by many extraordinary artists and in many ways. Kosuth, Weiner, Darboven, Rosen, you name it. Yet,... continue reading
Alex Hubbard’s “The Basement of Alamo”

ELENI KORONEOU GALLERY, Athens

View of, “The Basement of the Alamo”, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens, 2011.
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Marina Fokidis

In “The Basement of Alamo,” Alex Hubbard transforms the Eleni Koroneou gallery into a laboratory of zymosis. For his first solo exhibition in Athens, the artist has presented a new series of seven paintings, all made in 2011, which rely on a dynamic juxtaposition of different materials and applications. Employing... continue reading

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