The first companion publication for the 1st Athens Biennale 2007 Destroy Athens, titled Suggestions for the Destruction of Athens – A Handbook, is a conceptual guide for the process leading up to the Destroy Athens exhibition, in September 2007.
The curators of Destroy Athens note in the introduction: “As the first step in curating the 1st Athens Biennale Exhibition, Destroy Athens, this appropriation of excerpts is intended to form an open narrative. At the same time, it is a conceptual toolbox; a treasure hive; or a book of spells. It is to be read as a series of suggestions that imply different – even contradictory – possibilities at every turn, and that embrace – even reluctantly – the difficulty one might face when attempting to support or further alternatives”.
Selected by Xenia Kalpaktsoglou, Poka-Yio and Augustine Zenakos
Edited by Augustine Zenakos
Designed by Christos Lialios
Publication Coordination: Theophilos Tramboulis
Translations: Eleanna Panagou
Proof reading: Michael Eleftheriou
Published by the Athens Biennale and futura Publications.