7 performances & a conversation
Maria-Thalia Carras & Sophia Tournikioti
The city of Athens and the human body are the focal points of 7 performances & A Conversation. The artists taking part in this exhibition are part of a new generation of Greek artists that use Athens and its contradictions as a starting point for investigating their relationship with the city through performance. The artists taking part are Evangelia Basdeki, Poka – Yio, Aliki Panagiotopoulou, Yorgos Sapountzis, Fani Sofologi and Mary Zygouri.
These performances will take place over the course of two weeks and take the form of an open ended exhibition that develops within the streets of Athens as opposed to the closed confines of an established exhibition space.
There has been a resurgence of interest in performance as a medium of expression, where everyone is a participant and the roles of transmitter-artist and receiver-viewer are either reciprocal, suspended or even reversed.
A map of Athens will be drafted for 7 performances & A Conversation marking the times and sites of the performances. The exhibition will culminate in a discussion about these performances in a typical space for Athenian debates – a coffee shop. The artist’s archive material and research documents will be displayed in this space.
photo: Yannis Hadjiaslanis and Maria Boucaouri