It is here, in Athens, on the periphery of the European Project, that its fault lines have become most dangerously palpable. Aware of the sense of urgency and precarity that permeates Greek society, Thomas Bellinck has invited Croatian philosopher Srećko Horvat for a thought-provoking debate, which aims to deepen several of the issues touched upon in Domo de Eŭropa Historio en Ekzilo
. Their encounter within the actual setting of the museum will take the shape of an informal discussion, digging deeper into the complex concurrence of crises the EU finds itself entangled in, steering clear from the usual pro- or anti-European polemics. Maybe the juxtaposition of critical analysis and artistic imagination might temporarily open up a window and let some air in.
Srećko Horvat is a philosopher originally from Croatia. He has published more than 10 books translated into more than ten languages. His recent publications include "The Radicality of Love", "Welcome the Desert of Post-Socialism" and "What Does Europe Want?" co-written with Slavoj Žižek. His articles are regularly published by The Guardian
, Al Jazeera
and New York Times
Thomas Bellinck (Recklinghausen, 1983) is a Brussels-based artist whose explorations into the realm of the “paradocumentary” range from theatre plays to film and installations. Flirting with alternative historiography, infused with humor, relying heavily on techniques of verbal and material quotation, his work often addresses different types and expressions of systemic violence, whether it be the illegalization of immigrants or the nationalist commemorations of the First World War. Thomas is currently creating a performance on the occidental history of social sorting, as well as working on a TV-series about the concurrence of labour migration, industrial agriculture and pollution at the Southern fringes of Spain.
16 May - 5 Jun 2016
40 Peiraios str, Omonoia sq.
Full price: 5 €
Tickets at the door:
Cash only (available 30’ before the show)
The activity takes place in a non-theatrical venue which is not accessible to people with mobility impairments.
FFF | Domo de Eŭropa Historio en ekzilo (House of European History in Exile)