Sometimes Archeology Dreams of Itself
Nicola Baratto and Yiannis Mouravas
Opening: Thursday, April 12th
On until Saturday, May 5th
In 1172 the third column of Venice arrived in San Marco Square from the East. The column is thought to be 16 meters in height and 70 tones in weight. During its passage to the present day, the column was inexplicably misplaced; drowned within the depths of the Adriatic Sea, the monument’s factuality has been drifting from accurate history since.
Following the school of archaeologists and researchers, whose aims are to localise this sunken Byzantine artefact, Nicola Baratto and Yiannis Mouravas continued this research. By wandering, digging and recollecting memories they have developed the practice of archaeodreaming.
Asthenia No. 6
Benedikt Bock, Manolis D. Lemos, Christos Delidimos, Alex Eagleton, Florent Frizet, Pinelopi Gerasimou, Delia Gonzalez, Charles Irwin, Ula Lucinska and Michal Knychaus, Albert Mayr, Natasha Papadopoulou, Lukas Panek, Tula Plumi, Erica Scourti, Goncalo Sena, Valinia Svoronou, Alexandros Vasmoulakis, Vincent Verhoef, Faye Wei Wei
Opening: Friday, March 16th
On until Saturday, March 24th
‘Dance first, think later it’s the natural order' — Samuel Beckett
Marzanna, Yours Again
Zoe Paul and Faye Wei Wei
Opening: Tuesday, January 16th
On until Sunday, February 11th
At the end of winter, children gather to drown the Marzanna in the closest lake, marking the beginning of a new spring.
Marzanna dolls, representative of the Baltic and Slavic goddess associated with seasonal rites, are created only to be destroyed.Part of a folk tradition that has stood the test of time, communities in Eastern Europe come together on the first day of spring to create their own effigy. Marzanna has become a malleable symbol; freed from her historical and sacred significance, she is a vessel for expressing personal mythologies and an embodiment of new beginnings. The works of Faye Wei Wei and Zoe Paul engage with the visual weaving of their own individual narratives. Their work references both practical and visual histories, developing a language that combines the then and the now. When these narratives are unwoven, and the Marzanna drowned, only traces of symbols remain to guide an exploration.
Lindsay Lohan: The Myth of the Premium Dance Experience
Isabelle Cook, Jay Glass Dubs, Delia Gonzalez, Yorgia Karidi, Orestis Lazouras, Anastasia Pavlou, Dylan Spencer-Davidson, Maria Toumazou, Dimitris Tsouanatos, Amalia Vekri, Marina Xenofontos
Opening: Wednesday, November 22nd
On until Sunday, December 17th
A year ago, Lindsay Lohan embarked on a joint venture in Athens; LOHAN, a new nightclub in the heart of the Athenian party scene in Gazi. Lindsay’s role in the club was puzzling—her newfound presence in the Greek nightlife market was tinged with mystery, and rumours started to circulate. Lohan’s interview only perpetuated the mystery further; she expressed how, in the light of the refugee crisis, xenophobia, and the country’s debt, LOHAN was her gift to Greece. Marketed as a nightclub for all, the appeal drew on the promise of a quasi-spiritual experience; a place for having fun, a way to ‘take bad situations and make it good’. Lohan heralded herself as the goddess of Athenian night life, elevating herself, and the clubbers, through a sanctified premium dance experience.
Through the prism of Lindsay Lohan and her namesake club, the exhibition draws links between ancient mythology, celebrity and the symbolism of the club experience in the context of modern day Athens.
Opening: Thursday, October 19th
On until Sunday, November 12th
We buy. Then we fail. After that we smile.