Sep27. | 16:00
The program of the 1st week of AGORA
The program of the first week of AGORA includes a series of performances, workshops, lectures, discussions, as well as concerts:
[Visit the fully-detailed program on the Calendar page]
Tania Bruguera will host a workshop titled Art Util on Saturday 28/9, while on Sunday 29/9 she will present the social movement Immigrant Movement International, which examines immigration as a central element of contemporary existence. The FYTA duo will present in AGORA a 7-day Situationist burlesque titled Biannella from Sunday 29/9 onwards, in collaboration with various visual artists, musicians from the local sub-scene, performers and pranksters.
Fernardo Garcia-Dory will make a presentation on Sunday 29/9 of the progress of Department of Islands, an ongoing intervention project, which is realized through its ongoing collaboration with A Whale’s Architects and examines the Pacific, Carribean and Mediterranean islands as semi-enclosed ecosystems that become the setting for the classic neo-liberal drama in which local economies succumb to the promissory spectacle of a worldly paradise.
On the same day Hito Steyerl will give the lecture performance Is the museum a battlefield? as part of the platform ‘The non-serious lectures’, trying to find answers to questions such as: How is the art field connected to other economies such as the military, design and the production of retina displays? Is there anything like a post-genocidal art-boom?
On Tuesday 1/10 Telemachos Paters is organizing in AGORA, in collaboration with Mara Maglione and Anja Puntari and outside the venue of Sofokleous 8-10, Art as a change maker, a multi-disciplinary workshop where artists, thinkers, private individuals and state representatives work together on figuring out ways to respond to the social and cultural challenges of today’s constantly shifting world.
On Saturday 5/10, the Value workshop begins in AGORA, a two months’ collaboration of visual artists, social scientists and theorists from different disciplines, who will take the anthropological perspective on ‘exchange’ as a point of reference, while attempting to better comprehend and comment on the ways ‘value’ is created and experienced in everyday life. Visitors to AGORA are invited to participate in the weekly meetings, in the discussions and production of artistic work by the workshop’s curatorial team, as well as by invited artists and theorists. The discussions will take place in the machine room, on the mezzanine floor of the Sofokleous venue. The workshop is coordinated by Elpida Rikou.
On the same day Dimitris Antoniou will give a lecture entitled Despina: A social study. The lecture examines the discursive management of the recent dictatorial past and asks to what extent the economic crisis facitlitates different remembrances of the junta and gives voice to those living in the margins of official history.