A 1st Athens Biennale 2007 publication, with contributions by Catherine David, Evelyne Jouanno, Per Hasselberg, Viktor Misiano, Neil Mulholland, Panayis Panagiotopoulos, Renata Salecl, Kostis Stafylakis, Yannis Stavrakakis, Maria Theodorou, and Jeremy Valentine.
The second companion publication to the 1st Athens Biennale 2007 Destroy Athens, titled Prayer for (Passive?) Resistance, is an attempt to examine the concept of the 1st Athens Biennale 2007, Destroy Athens, in connection with the intentions and aspirations of the recently founded contemporary art biennial. The texts focus on issues such as the current conditions of contextualization for contemporary art, the terms that determine the articulation of political discourse within large-scale periodic exhibitions, as well as the characteristics of the city of Athens as a historically loaded vehicle for political and cultural stereotypes.
This publication contains the lectures and discussions of the 1st Athens Biennale 2007 Conference, Prayer for (Passive?) Resistance, which took place in the Old Parliament of Athens, in February 2007. It includes contributions by Catherine David, Evelyne Jouanno, Per Hasselberg, Viktor Misiano, Neil Mulholland, Panayis Panagiotopoulos, Kostis Stafylakis, Yannis Stavrakakis, Maria Theodorou and Jeremy Valentine. It also includes an additional essay by Renata Salecl, an introduction by Destroy Athens co-curators Xenia Kalpaktsoglou, Poka-Yio and Augustine Zenakos, as well as transcripts of public discussions, moderated by Katerina Koskina and Yiorgos Tzirtzilakis.
Published by the Athens Biennale and futura Publications.