19:00 – 21:00 Yota Ioannidou, The Storyteller, The Knife and The “Machine”, lecture / performance (machineroom)
17:00 – 19:00 Yota Ioannidou, The Storyteller, The Knife and The “Machine”, lecture / performance, (machineroom)
19:00 – 20:30 The New Parthenon (beta), workshop
19:00 – 21:00 Yota Ioannidou, The Storyteller, The Knife and The “Machine”, lecture / performance, (machineroom)
18:00 – 19:00 Sally Potter & Leda Papaconstantinou, Bouboulitsa’s Dream, discussion/performance
13:00 – 14:30 Dave Beech, Commodification Without Commodification, lecture
17:00 – 21:00 AGORA Economics Conference
17:00 – 20:00 Value workshop (at Machine Room)
19:00 – 21:00 Yota Ioannidou, The Storyteller, The Knife and The “Machine”, lecture / performance (Kapnikarea Sqare)
18:00 – 20:00 AGORA – KYKLOS: city
The Storyteller, The Knife and The “Machine”
Yota Ioannidou’s work combines visual documentation, discussions and interviews that act to question and cross-examine phenomena triggered and maintained by various hierarchical structures for political, cultural or social reasons.
The Storyteller , The Knife and The “Machine” lecture performance has as its starting point a historical event, a riot against Othon (1862) and more specifically, the riot in Kapnikarea by Greek and Italian libertarians. The narrative also introduces another event –the assault with a knife perpetrated on November 3, 1896 by Dimitris Matsalis against two prominent citizens of Patras, a banker and a sultana merchant, on Gerokostopoulou St. (formerly Anexartissias St.). The research focuses on how the libertarian movement developed in Greece through printed material that circulated in the 19th c. and other documents of that time.
THE NEW PARTHENON (beta)
The New Parthenon (beta) will try to introduce the public to the next praxis, which will embed -from a critical point of view- both the monument as cultural heritage and the permanent demand of its iconoclastic destruction. On the other hand, it will try to familiarize with the possibility of alternative references the monument might have today as a means of collective memory.
Speakers: Aristides Baltas, Christos Chrissopoulos, Despina Katapoti, Dimitris Lallas
Coordinator: Ilias Paraskevopoulos
LEDA PAPACONSTANTINOU & SALLY POTTER
Though short lived (they were only active for four years), The Spetses Players left their mark on the cultural physiognomy of Spetses island, their legacy a paradigm of resistance and intervention through creative activity. In AGORA, the issues originally foregrounded by The Spetses Players re-emerge in many ways: Papaconstantinou presents archival material documenting production of the plays, invites famous director Sally Potter to join her in a discussion/performance, and organizes an event with former members of the Players.
AGORA ECONOMICS CONFERENCE
The AGORA Economics Conference –an international economics conference in the context of the 4th Athens Biennale, which will make an effort to contribute to the disentanglement and clarification of contemporary concepts that often hide behind euphemisms. Where does today’s conventional wisdom come from and where is tomorrow’s going? Referring to ‘insider’ economics, we are tapping the high priests of the new orthodoxy, an orthodoxy, which would be considered to be heresy only a few years ago. How could we return the global economy to a ‘corridor of stability’ (to use an economics term)? This remains the focus of post-crisis economics, and AGORA is providing the forum for this most contemporary and urgent of debates
– Paolo Manasse, Professor of Macroeconomics and International Economic Policy at the University of Bologna.
– Vito Polito, lecturer on economics at the University of Bath.
– Professor Frances Ruane, Director of ESRI, Ireland.
– Heiner Flassbeck, Director of the Division on Globalization and Development Strategies of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and former chief macroeconomist in the German Institute for Economic Research.
– Deirdre McCloskey, Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication University of Illinois at Chicago; Professor of Economic History,Gothenburg University, Sweden. (by video link)
– Loukas Tsoukalis, Jean Monnet Professor of European Organisation at the University of Athens and President of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy, ELIAMEP.
– Nicholas Economides, (Stanford/NYU), an internationally recognized academic authority on network economics, electronic commerce and public policy. (by video link)
– Lucrezia Reichlin, Professor of Economics at London Business School. Before joining LBS in 2008, she worked at the European Central Bank, where she was the first female director-general of research.
– Elias Papaioannou, Associate Professor of Economics at London Business School. He is a research affiliate of the CEPR (Centre for Economic Policy Research) and the NBER (National Bureau of Economic Research).
Co-ordinator: David Adler
Towards an anthropology of value?
Discussion: A. Angelidou, K. Mantzos, I. Rakopoulos
Alternative Networks, New Value
Research project: A. Kontopoulou, S. Chrysafopolou
This workshop proposes a two months’ collaboration of visual artists, social scientists and theorists from different fields, who will take the anthropological perspective on “exchange” as a point of reference while attempting to comprehend and comment on the ways “value” is created and experienced in everyday life.
The 2013 Athens Biennale’s visitors are invited to participate in the weekly meetings, the discussions and the artworks of the curating team, as well as of the invited artists and theorists. The workshop’s program can be found at http://valueab4.wordpress.com/.
Coordination: Elpida Rikou (social anthropology/visual arts)
Curatorial team: Fani Bitou (visual arts / civil engineering), Io Chaviara (visual arts / graphic design), Sofia Chrysafopoulou (theory and history of art / social anthropology), Sofia Grigoriadou (visual arts), Alkistis Kondopoulou (theory and history of art), Apostolos Lambropoulos (literary and cultural theory), Eva Marathaki (visual arts), Eliza Neofytou (architecture / museology), Marilena Synodinou (architecture / visual arts), Eleana Yalouri (social anthropology / archaeology)
AGORA – KYKLOS
In order to fulfill the essential purpose of the AGORA, the main hall of the exhibition, the ground floor of the Athens Stock Exchange, where the stock transactions used to take place, will remain free of exhibits for the most part so that it can host varying events: workshops, projections, discourses, performances, speeches, fora, concerts etc. A series of loosely structured pluralistic approaches on crucial discourses concerning city life, human rights, cooperation, ecology, politics, the web and narratives that will take place every Sunday afternoon. Each participant will have 10’ – 15’ in order to propose substantial answers to the question Now what?