Geometries / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

Geometries

27 ΜΑR – 24 JUN 2018

Thur-Fri 17:00-21:00
Sat-Sun 12:00-21:00

*The exhibition will be closed on Friday 15, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June.

Agricultural University of Athens (Iera Odos 75, Athens)
GETTING HERE ►
By metro: Blue Line (Line 3: Egaleo-Doukissis Plakentias Airport) | “Keramikos” station
By bus: Βuses 856 and A16 | “Geoponiki Sholi” stop.
By car: Parking space is available in the University grounds (limited capacity).
The Agricultural University will open its doors to the public for a contemporary art walk inviting the public to discover the University grounds’ unknown eco-system.
Free admission

*In the context of Geometries exhibition you can take audio walk in the spaces of the Agricultural University. Scroll down for details.
Have you ever come across the endless gardens of the Agricultural University of Athens? Do the visual arts have a role to play in academic life? Can you imagine Athens as a ‘green’ city? The Onassis Cultural Centre in a project curated by locus athens aims to reintroduce the Agricultural University to Athenians, inviting them to discover one of the country’s first academic institutions as a relevant and necessary oasis within the urban landscape. Soil, food, seeds, eco-systems will be some of the vital bi-products of research into the primary materials on hand. Academic knowledge, technological methodologies, agricultural practices will be understood through the prism of contemporary art.

Geometries will be a dense three-month cycle of sowing and reaping, activating different layers and locations of academic life, and an open invitation for a walk through the University’s gardens. An exhibition, with new productions, contemporary and historical works, will provide the framework for a public programme with seven Sundays dedicated to our environment: a procession honoring urban rivers, a rowing competition and an open-air cinema with a film programme dedicated to the issues raised by climate change. The exhibition unfolds in the Agricultural Museum, in the University’s central building and the extensive gardens of the Agricultural University of Athens.

The public programme is divided into 7 themes – salt, fire, gardens, seeds, water, earth and air – within which numerous events will take place: workshops, cooking sessions, food, talks, recordings, performances, walks and readings amongst other things. Throughout the public programme Athenians will be invited to discover known and lesser known aspects of the University – the vineyard, the orchard, the botanical gardens, whilst becoming living participants in the University’s constantly evolving history, from Ottoman times till now. Visitors will have the chance to learn alternative farming practices, discover hands on the philosophy of building from earth, meditate on the history of stones, discover new ways of communing food, gain insights into the history of man’s own evolution set off by the agricultural revolution, focus on climate change as well as be immersed in many more vital facets of our natural world.

At the exhibition opening, on Tuesday 27 March, the Turkish artist Cevdet Erek will perform Davul, a large drum with many names, common from the Southeastern Europe to the Middle East, known variably as a daouli (Greek), tupan (Bulgarian), dahol (Kurdish), or tabl (Arabic), to cite a few. Erek plays the drum with his own unusual method, utilizing a large soft mallet alongside various smaller implements to beat and distort the skin of the drum. Cevdet Erek was born in Istanbul in 1974, where he would initially study Architecture. Erek has also been the longtime drummer with Turkish experimental music stalwarts, Nekropsi. Erek’s installations and performances have been presented far and wide and he represented Turkey in the 57th Biennale of Venice.
(At 20:30 & 21:30 | Duration: 20 min | Sideri amphitheatre)


Audio walk "Follow the Voice"
"Follow the Voice" is an audio-walk which step by step reveals unknown aspects of the life cycles of the Agricultural University of Athens. The walk’s narrative combines historical and personal details, immerses visitors in the psychogeography of the space revealing a composite environment, built and natural.

Take your device and headphones from the info point kiosk at the exhibition entrance | Duration 25 minutes
MoY Studio-2018
Sound engineer: Niko Triantafyllou
Narrator: Alexi Kaye Campbell, Philip Walker
Τranslation: Daphne Kapsali 
 

credits

Produced/Organised by: Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens
Curated by: locus athens
Coordination: Konstantina Soulioti
Assistant Curator: George Kalivis
Architectural design & signage: AREA, Architecture Research Athens
In collaboration with: Agricultural University of Athens

Participating artists is the exhibition:
Anna Boghiguian, Yto Barrada, Natasa Biza, Vlassis Caniaris, Carolina Caycedo, Christos Chrissopoulos, Céline Condorelli, Dora Economou, Cevdet Erek, Alekos Fassianos, Angelos N. Goulandris, Inas Halabi, Peter Halley, Federico Herrero, Athina Ioannou, Valentina Karga, Kassandras, Miltos Manetas, Nikos Markou, Petros Moris, MoY Studio, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz,  Uriel Orlow, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Maria Papadimitriou, Voula Papaioannou, Didem Pekün, Standart Thinking, Serkan Taycan, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Thanasis Totsikas, Mario García Torres, Yannis Theodoropoulos, Paki Vlassopoulou

Participants in the public programme:
Omar Amiralay, Will Benedict, Tristan Bera, Yannis Baziotis, Penelope Bebeli, Pierre Berthet, Betty’s Bakery, Ursula Biemann, Wang Bing, Chouska, Metin Erksan, Eparkeia, Jorge Furtado, Takis Kanellopoulos, David Leonard, Yannis Manetas, Sakis Maniatis, Jumana Manna, Angela Melitopoulos, Peter Nadin, Iris Nikolaou, Andriana Papanikolaou, Véréna Paravel, Nausica Pastra, Rena Papaspyrou, Artavazd Pelechian, Marjetica Potrč, Filipa Ramos, Scholio Edafous, Vittorio de Seta, Stagones, Standart Thinking, Serkan Taycan, Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Aimée Toledano, to peliti, Roikos Thanopoulos, Troō Food Liberation, Yorgos Tsemberopoulos, Rebekka Tsiligaridou, Natsuko Uchino, Ana Vaz, Dimitris Zenghelis, Fay Zika, Yannis Manetas, Sakis Maniatis, Dimosthenis Bogiatzis

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locus athens is an independent contemporary arts organization run by Maria-Thalia Carras and Olga Hatzidaki. locus athens is primarily interested in urban and public spaces through which new narratives occur in dialogue with contemporary art. We are constantly seeking to broaden our approach through new productions based on investigations into the historical, political and cultural complexities of our locality and the broader region; in order to expand the conversation between contemporary art and the public sphere.
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PARALLEL EVENTS

1 Apr 2018

Free entrance events.
Some events require reservation (see below for each event).

VISUAL ARTS

SALT Geometries exhibition: Public programme

22 Apr 2018

Free entrance events.
Some events require reservation (see below for each event).

VISUAL ARTS

GARDEN Geometries exhibition: Public programme

6 May 2018

Free entrance events.
Some events require reservation (see below for each event).


"Ecodrome" screenings, canceled due to weather conditions, are being rescheduled for Saturday, June 9. Click here to read more.

VISUAL ARTS

SEEDS | Part Α Geometries exhibition: Public programme

13 May 2018

Free entrance events.
Some events require reservation (see below for each event).

VISUAL ARTS

WATER Geometries exhibition: Public programme

27 May 2018

Free entrance events.
Some events require reservation (see below for each event).

VISUAL ARTS

EARTH Geometries exhibition: Public programme

3 Jun 2018

Free entrance events.
Some events require reservation (see below for each event).

VISUAL ARTS

FIRE Geometries exhibition: Public programme

9 Jun 2018

21:30
Free admission

VISUAL ARTS

SEEDS | Part B Geometries exhibition: Public programme

10 Jun 2018

Free entrance events.
Some events require reservation (see below for each event).

VISUAL ARTS

AIR Geometries exhibition: Public programme

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