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Visual Dialogues

15 November 2010 - 6 January 2011
09:00
Fourteen artists strive to transcribe the issues raised in the <em>Athens Dialogues</em>’ six thematic sections into visual terms. The new works, most of which will be installed in public spaces to allow Athenians to happen upon them by chance.
Visual Dialogues is the Onassis Cultural Centre’s first visual arts production. The action will take place in parallel with the Athens Dialogues, the international symposium that instigated the Centre’s creation. 

Fourteen artists strive to transcribe the issues raised in the academic symposium’s six thematic sections (Identity and Difference, Stories and History, Logos and Art, Democracy and Politeia, Science and Ethics, Quality of Life) into visual terms using contemporary media (video, electronic images and photographs, sound installations, animation, interactive works etc.). They will then attempt to provide their own answers to the issues arising from the symposium’s exploration and re-examination of the cultural heritage bequeathed by ancient to contemporary Greece. The result: fourteen new works especially created for the event, most of them based on new technologies. The works will be installed in public spaces (indoors and outdoors) so Athenians can happen upon them by chance. The programme seeks to facilitate these unexpected encounters with a view to startling the people who see them, arousing their interest and—why not?—stimulating public discussion.

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The fourteen artists taking part in the action and the places where their works are shown are the following (in alphabetical order); click on the title to see the work shown: 

Christos Apostolakis
Title: Democracy Sets Free (Demokratie macht frei), 2010
Session: Democracy & Politeia / Location: Omonia Metro Station

Katerina Apostolidou
Title: In Between, 2010 
Session: Logos & Art / Location: ATE Bank (Panepistimiou St.)

Makis Faros
Title: The Pulse of the Original Sin 1 & 2, 2010
Session: Logos & Art / Location: Book Arcade

Eleni Kamma
Title: Glo(w)fish, 2010
Session: Science & Ethics / Location: Omonia Metro Station

Αnna Lascari
Title: Swarm, 2010
Session: Democracy & Politeia / Location: Syntagma Metro Station

Despina Meimaroglou
Title: The Other, 2010
Session: Stories & Histories / Location: Omonia Metro Station

Nikos Navridis
Title: Tomorrow Will Be a Wonderful Day II, 2010
Session: Identity & Difference / Location: Old Parliament Building

Nikos Papadimitriou
Title: Politics, 2010
Session: Democracy & Politeia / Location: Ermou St. Pedestrian Precinct

Angelo Plessas
Title: PlagueOfFantasy.com, 2010
Session: Identity & Difference / Location: Outdoor Parking opposite from the Klafthmonos Square

Alexandros Psychoulis
Title: Going Down, 2010
Session: Quality of Life / Location: Monastiraki Metro Station

Yannis Scourletis
Title: WE R THE REAL, 2010
Session: Stories & Histories / Location: Syntagma Metro Station

Vassiliea Stylianidou
Title: Number Machines, 2010
Session: Science & Ethics / Location: Monastiraki Metro Station

Dimitris Tsoublekas
Title: Athens is our own, 2010
Session: Quality of Life / Location: Atrium of the Book Arcade

Kostis Velonis
Title: Parthenonas Project, 2010
Session: Democracy & Politeia / Location: Information Centre of the Ministry of Culture

RELEVANT EVENTS

15 Mar - 30 Jun 2011

12:00 Exhibition Hall
7 € | Concs.3,5€, 3€ for educational programmes only (click here)

VISUAL ARTS

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