As the clouds go by, they often seem so distant and still, one can hardly imagine how fast the sky darkens.
The 7th Athens Biennale ECLIPSE, due on 25th September 2020, has been outlined as an attempt to grasp the fleeting and ominous signs of an imminent era of agony. A dark period accentuating fears, prejudices, and superstitions. Unfortunately, what was being devised as a metaphor, an omen, is now reality.
Shadowed by the threat of actual death, art is striving to stay relevant, to address the universal needs for contemplation and release as well as to provide alternative answers to both existential and socio-political dilemmas. The 7th Athens Biennale team and artists are currently collaborating towards realising the AB7: ECLIPSE endeavour, seeking to transmute this experience into our lives, thinking, and artistic practice.
In tune with the developments of the pandemic, we are working remotely towards opening ECLIPSE according to plan, unless any contrary turn of events restrains us from doing so. Αrtists’ and visitors’ safety has always been our first priority.
Far more than an exhibition, a Biennial is a snapshot of an era. No matter how dark and blurry this era is, it is up to the creatives to capture it and narrate it.
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