Local infection of the cosmopolitan: soil and earth/magirion vol. I
03 - 12 May 2023
Apollonos 25, Athens
The exhibition “soil and earth/magirion vol. I” is part of “Local infection of the cosmopolitan,” the open street fair of the Athens Commercial Triangle.
Contemporary artists from Greece and abroad present their work in locations that are less often explored, along with musical events, performances and slam poetry readings that create a modular tour of the historic Athenian Triangle.
“soil and earth/magirion vol. I”
The words chthon (soil) and gaia (earth) refer to two opposite aspects of the earth: chthon is the underworld, gaia is above the surface.
The thin border marks a fine distinction. While the chthon, the underworld, appears to be dark, lifeless and concealed, it is this very world that powers collective prosperity – nourishing and sustaining the agriculture and crops of the living world. Through this relationship between the two worlds, humanity defines action and navigates to the future.
In the exhibition «soil and earth/magirion vol. I», the artists explore and experiment across this border inside a building that illustrates this tension: former workshops for making religious objects.
Installations, performances, screenings
“Topology”, curated by: Hector Theoulakis
Participating artists: Spiros Betsis (performance), onecontinuouslab (Alexandros Kontogeograkopoulos / Odysseas Klissouras), installation, Sebastian Seixas, Aristomenis Theodoropoulos (FEF).
the Krank, Dimitris Kontodimos, Marilena Kranioti, Stratos Sterianos
Filippos Tsitsopoulos / Thanos Stathopoulos (performance)
Academy of fine Arts Vienna, Studio Video and Video Installation
Curated by: Lars Kollros
Participating artists: Natalia Del Mar Kasik, Marzieh Emadi, Cosma Grosser, Elham Hadian, Sepideh Hassani, Ramina Jenabi, Dila Kaplan, Lars Kollros, Allegra Kortlang, Arash Lorestani, Markus Maicher, Abigail Marcillo, Alma Moos Nuñez, Jennifer Posny, Sina Saadat, Luiza Spotorno, Julia Stakhorska, Amelie Sztatecsny.
Closest Metro Station: Syntagma
Metro to Venue: 6 minutes walking
Wheelchair Accessibility No