Rethinking Institutional Critique – a View From the South invites leading international scholars, artists, activists and cultural organizations to rethink their institutional forms and ways of working together by embracing the perspective of Europe’s south. This south is not intended as a fix locality, but as an uneven geopolitical formation, including the Middle East and Eastern Europe, that exists outside Europe’s centre and from which we ask the speakers to situate themselves and find a common political vocabulary and new point of departure.
Bridging the past with the present and the future, the Athens Biennale 2015-2017, symbolically titled “OMONOIA” (Concord), launched a two-year period of activities gradually. The programme will reach its peak in the summer of 2017, in various venues across the Athens centre and, more specifically, around Omonoia Square. The Bageion, the epicentre of OMONOIA’s artistic programme, located at the homonymous square, reveals its previously unseen sides through a series of art installations, while international symposiums will take place on the pertinent issues that have become already the focus of the Athens Biennale for the next two-year period.
The Programme Director of the Athens Biennale 2015-2017 “OMONOIA” is the distinguished anthropologist Massimiliano Mollona, Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology of Goldsmiths College, London.