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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Against All Odds: Ethics / Aesthetics

The exhibition follows on the first international conference Against All Odds: Ethics / Aesthetics, held successfully at the Athens School of Fine Arts, and the six academic workshops currently under way.
The show is structured so as to explore the impact of the new participatory processes on the field of spatial practices and the points of convergence and differentiation between aesthetic form and ideological background. The themes of the exhibition are: Activism. Groups with vision / Society & Aesthetics / Identity. Professional Ethics / Action - reaction.
The  Αgainst All Odds: Ethics / Aesthetics includes the Slow Down Rooms Curated by Iris Kritikou, this parallel exhibition presents emerging Greek artists who adopt handmade approaches and experiment with various materials as they focus on the idea of recycling and the Athens Here and which  presents in six installations the process and the outcomes of the six academic workshops that dealt with the current pressing urban and social issues in the city of Athens with actions -video projections at buildings in the historical center of Athens (May 9 - 11, 2011) as part of the Athens Art Week.
Duration08/06/2011 - 31/07/2011

PlaceAthens, Greece
Benaki Museum
Pireos Street Annexe

OrganizationLife Strategies
Ιn collaboration with:
the Athens School of Fine Arts, the National Technical University of Athens, the Parsons The New School For Design and the University Paris 8-CiTU
With the kind support of the Benaki Museum
Under the auspices of the United Nations (UNDP), the Hellenic Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climatic Change, the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Municipality of Athens/Athens Tourism and Economic Development, the US Embassy in Athens, the Technical Chamber of Greece, the Association of Greek Architects (SADAS –PEA) and the Hellenic Institute of Architects.

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