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 How to endure / Young Athenians
 
 
 

1st Athens Biennale 2007

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How to endure

The exhibition How to endure curated by Tom Morton borrows the idea of magic where rituals jave two – apparently unrelated – actions, that is to change the world and at the same time to keep it as it is. Featuring references from Alistair Crowley to Parmenides and Harry Smith, nine artists are invited to create new artworks – rituals that will change the world by preserving it, or to exhibit works that are related to this theme. The picture of Athens they are interested in “preserving” is not that of historical past but the one of contemporary Athens of present, at a time when the world’s eyes are elsewhere. The exhibition aims to move away from the binary notion that preservation is conservative and change is progressive and explore what that move might change in the way we perceive the city and ourselves.

Artists:  Charles Avery, Miguel Calderon, Allen Ginsberg, Loris Greaud, Roger Hiorns, Matthew Day Jackson, Germaine Kruip, Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely, Olivia Plender, Maaike Schoorel

Photos: Vassilis Polychronakis

Exhibition hosted by ReMap KM.