From the 57th Biennale in Venice to Greece. George Drivas' video installation "Laboratory of Dilemmas", with the Onassis Foundation as the Grand Sponsored, is exhibited in EMST. / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE
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From the 57th Biennale in Venice to Greece. George Drivas' video installation "Laboratory of Dilemmas", with the Onassis Foundation as the Grand Sponsored, is exhibited in EMST.

Opening | Thursday 29 March, 19:30

29 Mar 2018
The artwork that excited the audience and the critics in Venice, the National Participation that attracted more than 450.000 visitors at the Greek Pavilion during the 57th Venice Bienalle, is presented in Greece at EMST. The opening is on Thursday, March 29 at 19:30. The Onassis Foundation is the Grand Sponsor.

The video installation of George Drivas titled Laboratory of Dilemmas, curated by Orestis Andreadakis, the National participation at the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (13 May – 26 November, 2017) is exhibited in the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST). Both in Venice and Greece the Onassis Foundation is the Grand Sponsor.

Laboratory of  Dilemmas gathered in the Greek Pavilion more than 450,000 visitors, and received excellent reviews from the international press. It is an imposing video installation which deals with contemporary socio-political issues and offers a peripatetic audiovisual experience, while also presenting the visitor with thoughts and dilemmas of moral content. Laboratory of  Dilemmas based on Aeschylus’ theatre play Iketides (Suppliant Women), poses a dilemma between saving the Foreigner and maintaining the safety of the Native. Addressing current global sociopolitical issues, the work deals with the anguish, puzzlement, and confusion of individuals and social groups when called upon to address similar dilemmas.
 

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