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On October 6, 2014, a symposium titled "documenta 14, Kassel: Learning from Athens" was held at Kunsthochschule (Academy of Fine Arts) in Kassel, Germany, at the invitation of the academy. Organized by the team of documenta 14, and led by Artistic Director Adam Szymczyk, the symposium presented key members of the next documenta organization, as well as discussed essential ideas and thematic concerns of the exhibition project as a whole, scheduled to take place in 2017.

The city of Kassel has been the host of documenta since its inception in 1955. Likewise, over the past thirteen editions, documenta has served as host to many artists and cultural practitioners from around the globe. But, ultimately, this position of host—with all the privileges involved—appears to be no longer tenable and begs to be questioned, if only temporarily. To this end, Szymczyk introduced documenta 14’s planned twofold structure: In 2017, documenta 14 will establish a second site—Athens—bringing Kassel and the Greek capital onto equal footing as the two locations of the exhibition. Thus documenta’s undisputed position as host will be abandoned for another role, that of guest, in Athens.

Szymczyk noted that the main lines of thinking behind this move are manifold. They have to do with the current social and political situation both in Europe and globally, which motivates artistic action. Further, they indicate the need to embody in documenta 14 the palpable tension between the North and the South as it is reflected, articulated, and interpreted in contemporary cultural production. The challenge involves avoiding the traps of binary logic, while resonating with changing realities. To that end, instead of the singular spectacle, with its clearly designated location and temporal order, typical for great international exhibitions, documenta 14 will comprise two iterations set in dynamic balance in space and time.

The distance between Kassel and Athens will fundamentally alter the visitors’ experience of documenta 14. A feeling of loss and longing brought about by geographic and mental displacement created by two distant iterations of the exhibition might change the visitors’ perception of the show, working against the idea of rootedness and countering the widespread, normative assumption that such an exhibition must sustain the unity of action, place, and time. Challenging this state of things, documenta 14 will attempt to encompass a multitude of voices in, between, and beyond the two cities where it is situated, reaching beyond the European context from the vantage point of the Mediterranean metropolis, where Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia face each other. The diverse and diverging locations and socioeconomic circumstances of Kassel and Athens will come to bear on the very process of creation of the exhibitions, while inspiring and determining its individual works of art. For documenta 14, the participating artists will be invited to think and produce within the dynamic between these two cities.

The working schedule envisages documenta 14 to open in Athens in April 2017; it will then be inaugurated two months later in Kassel, on June 10. This will ensure that there will be a month of overlap, with two parts of the exhibition running in parallel. Moreover, though each iteration of the exhibition will be developed as an autonomous project, they will inform each other’s content while not repeating the form, with several distinctive venues in Athens, as in Kassel. Documenta 14 intends to learn from the city of Athens and its citizens, instead of parachuting a prepackaged event from Kassel into one or several picturesque venues. Rather than being merely a sum of two destinations, documenta 14 will unfold in a three-year-long process of learning and producing knowledge, while also engaging in the process of instituting spaces for public life in both locations. In this process, both cities’ communities will become involved, contributing to the project. Already, over the course of 2013 and 2014, several instructive meetings have taken place in Athens with a number of the city’s cultural producers who represented the diversity and contradictions of the Greek context today, beginning an ongoing discussion of collaboration with certain institutions there. In parallel, similar discussions have been led in Kassel.

Greece in 2014 is not an isolated case; it is emblematic of the fast-changing global situation, and it embodies the economic, political, social, and cultural dilemmas that Europe must face today—much as Kassel in 1955 embodied the need to deal with the trauma of destruction brought about by the Nazi regime and simultaneously served as a strategic location at the onset of the Cold War. If Athens exemplifies the current issues that extend beyond the proverbial notion of the "Greek Crisis," these problems—which are as much European and global as they are Greek—remain unresolved. Yet they present us with an opportunity to open up a space of imagination, thinking, and action, instead of following the disempowering neoliberal setup that offers itself as (non)action implied in the (non)choice of austerity. While the specific timing and choice of locale of Kassel in 1955 were precisely the factors that allowed documenta to develop into a now half-century-old venture, those sociopolitical parameters that made documenta urgent are no longer in play. This sense of urgency, then, must be found elsewhere.

Szymczyk and his team concluded by noting that documenta 14—in its temporary displacement and doubling of perspectives—would enable those artistic strategies that reach toward the reality of a contemporary world, one understood as a place for a multitude made up of individuals, and not as a territory defined by hegemonic relationships that make it a place of suffering and misery for many. It is this world that will be addressed in the exhibition, the world larger than Germany or Greece.

documenta 14 introduces institutional partners in Athens — and venues of the exhibition

documenta 14 is founded on several important institutional partnerships in Athens and Kassel. Each of these individual relationships with institutions—and the people who make them work—results in specific programming, research, and collaborative projects. Working together with partner institutions, documenta 14 points to a public sphere that is non-exclusionary and defined by encounters and possibilities—a public sphere in space and time.

Four years in the making, documenta 14 has gradually established a presence in Athens— and it now becomes visible, audible, and otherwise palpable through the multitude of voices that sustain the continuum of the exhibition during its one hundred days. Spaces and places of documenta 14 in Athens include museums, cinemas, theaters, libraries, archives, schools, television, radio, university auditoriums, public squares, streets, clubs, shops, parks and paths, and residential buildings—in short, all that comprises the great city in its density, richness, and strange beauty.

Inauguration Week Program

On April 8, documenta 14 opens its exhibition in Athens. Extending over the city in more than 40 different public institutions, squares, cinemas, university locations, and libraries, over 160 international artists will show works newly conceived for documenta 14.

The main exhibition venues will be open from Tue.—Su., 11 am–9 pm, Thur. 11–11 pm. Please find individual opening hours and dates during Easter as well as ticket information on this website.

We are pleased to share the inauguration week’s program with you, and warmly invite you to attend. Media is kindly asked to publish the events in advance in order to inform the public. Please note that some events have limited capacity.

Information material about documenta 14 and the daily program of events can be found in the Press and Information Center at Mourouzi 16 in 10674 Athens as well as in the documenta 14 newspaper Public Paper that is available free of charge in all exhibition venues.

April 8, 2017

Inauguration of documenta 14

Nikhil Chopra

Drawing a Line through Landscape, performance, Archimedous Street 15 (Moschato), ongoing

Jani Christou

Epicycle, 1968–2017, adaptation for realization by Rupert Huber, performance, Athens Conservatoire (ΩA.2) and all other venues, 11 am–9 pm

Nevin Aladağ

Music Room (Athens), performance, Athens Conservatoire (ΩA.4), 11 am and 5 pm

Marie Cool Fabio Balducci

Permanent all day installation with daily actions when the sun enters into the gallery space, activated by Florent Frizet, EMST–National Museum of Contemporary Art (4th floor), 11 am–1 pm

Prinz Gholam

My Sweet Country, performance, Temple of Olympian Zeus, 11 am–1 pm, 6 €, reduced 3 €

Sanja Iveković

Monument to Revolution, collective oral document, Avdi Square, 11 am–9 pm

Guillermo Galindo

Original Composition from the Series Exit/έξοδος, music performance, Athens Conservatoire (ΩA.4), 12 pm, noon

Collective Exhibition for a Single Body

Dance performance, Archaeological Museum of Piraeus, 12–2:30 pm, 4 €, reduced 2 €

Students of Athens School of Fine Arts

Open studio, Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA)—Pireos Street, 12–8 pm

Rasheed Araeen

Shamiyaana–Food for Thought: Thought for Change, cooking and eating, Kotzia Square, 1–2:30 pm and 3–4:30 pm

Gilles Aubry & Robert Millis, Every Time A Ear di Soun, a documenta 14 Radio Program The Gramophone Effect, Cannibal Radio, SW 15560 kHz all over the world, FM 90.4 MHz in Kassel or www.documenta14.de, 1 pm

Annie Vigier & Franck Apertet (les gens d’Uterpan)

Géographie-Athènes (Geography-Athens), performance, EMST—National Museum of Contemporary Art (4th floor), 2 pm–9 pm

Joar Nango

European Everything, performance, Athens Conservatoire (garden), 2 pm, 4 pm, and 7 pm

Pope.L

Whispering Campaign (2016–17), performance, five to six public spaces, 2 pm–7pm

Narimane Mari

Le Fort des Fous, preview screening, EMST—National Museum of Contemporary Art (auditorium), 3 pm

Marta Minujín

Payment of Greek Debt to Germany with Olives and Art, performance, EMST—National Museum of Contemporary Art (entrance), 4 pm

Georgia Sagri

Dynamis (Askese–on Empathy), workshop, Parko Eleftherias, Athens Municipality Arts Center, 5–10 pm

Alvin Lucier

I Am Sitting in a Room, music performance, Athens Conservatoire (ΩA.4), 6 pm

Beth Stephens & Annie Sprinkle

Cuddling Athens, performance, EMST—National Museum of Contemporary Art, 6 pm

Aki Onda, Every Time A Ear di Soun, a documenta 14 Radio Program

Nam June’s Spirit Was Talking To Me, Paranoise Radio, SW 15560 kHz all over the world, FM 90.4 MHz in Kassel or www.documenta14.de, 6pm

Anton Kats

Giant Steps, performance, Kiosk Psyrri, 6:30 pm

Manthia Diawara

An Opera of the World, preview screening, EMST—National Museum of Contemporary Art (auditorium), 7 pm

Mattin with Dafni Krazoudi, Danai Liodaki, Ioannis Sarris, and Eleni Zervou

Social Dissonance, performance, Athens Conservatoire (ΩA.3), 7 pm

Kettly Noël

Zombification, performance and scenographic installation, Athens Conservatoire (ΩA.1), 8 pm

Alexandra Bachzetsis

Private Song, performance, Piraeus Municipal Theatre, 8:30pm, 10 €, tickets

Ross Birrell & David Harding, Athens State Orchestra, Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra (SEPO)

Henryk Górecki, Symphony No. 3, Op. 36, Symphony of Sorrowful Song, music performance, Megaron–The Athens Concert Hall, 8:30 pm, tickets

The music performance is a co-production of documenta 14, The Athens State Orchestra, and Megaron–The Athens Concert Hall. Part of the event’s proceeds will benefit the initiative of the Athens State Orchestra’s “Pink Box” for refugee children as well as the programs of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) for refugees both within and beyond Greek borders.

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April 9, 2017

Nikhil Chopra

Drawing a Line through Landscape, performance, Archimedous Street 15 (Moschato), ongoing until 8 pm

Annie Vigier & Franck Apertet (les gens d’Uterpan)

Géographie-Athènes (Geography-Athens), performance, EMST—National Museum of Contemporary Art (4th floor), 11 am–9 pm

Jani Christou

Epicycle, 1968–2017, adaptation for realization by Rupert Huber, performance, Athens Conservatoire (ΩA.2) and all other venues, 11 am–9 pm

Marie Cool Fabio Balducci

Permanent all day installation with daily actions when the sun enters into the gallery space, activated by Florent Frizet, EMST–National Museum of Contemporary Art (4th floor), 11 am–1 pm

Prinz Gholam

My Sweet Country, performance, Ancient Agora of Athens, Odeon of Agrippa, 11 am–1 pm, 8 €, reduced 4 €

Narimane Mari

Le Fort des Fous, preview screening, EMST—National Museum of Contemporary Art (auditorium), 12 pm, noon

Ross Birrell

The Athens–Kassel Ride: The Transit of Hermes, launch event, St. Sophia’s Church of Acropolis, Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, 12 pm, noon

Collective Exhibition for a Single Body

Dance performance, Archaeological Museum of Piraeus, 12–2:30 pm, 4 €, reduced 2 €

Students of Athens School of Fine Arts

Open studio, Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA)—Pireos Street, 12–8 pm

Servanne Jollivet, Anna Papaeti, Pavlos Hatzopoulos, Nelli Kambouri, Giorgos Maniatis

Boats of History, boat trip, Pireus Port (Gate E2), 1 pm

Rasheed Araeen

Shamiyaana–Food for Thought: Thought for Change, cooking and eating, Kotzia Square, 1–2:30 pm and 3–4:30 pm

drogAtek, Every Time A Ear di Soun, a documenta 14 Radio Program

Signal Echo: the documenta Files, Cannibal Radio, SW 15560 kHz all over the world, FM 90.4 MHz in Kassel or www.documenta14.de, 1 pm

Joar Nango

European Everything, performance, Athens Conservatoire (garden), 2 pm, 4 pm, and 7 pm

Nevin Aladağ

Music Room (Athens), performance, Athens Conservatoire (ΩA.4), 5 pm

Mary Zygouri

The Round-up Project: Kokkinia 1979–Kokkinia 2017 M. Z. M. K., performance, Monument “Madra Blokou Kokkinias” (Nikaia), 5 pm

Manthia Diawara

An Opera of the World, preview screening, EMST—National Museum of Contemporary Art (auditorium), 5 pm

Samnang Khvay, Rady Nget, Erin Gleeson, Hendrik Folkerts

The Way of the Spirit, talk, Athens School of Fine Arts (AFSA)—Pireos Street (old library), 5 pm

Georgia Sagri

Dynamis (Askese–on Empathy), Workshop, Parko Eleftherias, Athens Municipality Arts Center, 5–10 pm

Beth Stephens & Annie Sprinkle

Cuddling Athens, performance, EMST—National Museum of Contemporary Art, 6 pm

Marco Montiel-Soto, Every Time A Ear di Soun, a documenta 14 Radio Program

The Origin of Everything: Vom tropischen Tieflande zum ewigen Schnee, SW 15560 kHz all over the world, FM 90.4 MHz in Kassel or www.documenta14.de, 6 pm

Marina Gioti

The Invisible Hands, preview screening, EMST—National Museum of Contemporary Art (auditorium), 7 pm

Mattin with Dafni Krazoudi, Danai Liodaki, Ioannis Sarris, and Eleni Zervou

Social Dissonance, performance, Athens Conservatoire (ΩA.3), 7 pm

iQhiya

The Portrait, performance, Athens School of Fine Arts (AFSA)—Pireos Street (garden), 7–10 pm

Kettly Noël

Zombification, performance and scenographic installation, Athens Conservatoire (ΩA.1), 8 pm

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April 10, 2017

Marie Cool Fabio Balducci

Permanent all day installation with daily actions when the sun enters into the gallery space, activated by Florent Frizet, EMST–National Museum of Contemporary Art (4th floor), 11 am–1 pm

Prinz Gholam

My Sweet Country, performance, Temple of Olympian Zeus, 11 am–1 pm, 6 €, reduced 3 €

Jani Christou

Epicycle, 1968–2017, adaptation for realization by Rupert Huber, performance, Athens Conservatoire (ΩA.2) and all other venues, 11 am–9 pm

Rasheed Araeen

Shamiyaana–Food for Thought: Thought for Change, cooking and eating, Kotzia Square, 1–2:30 pm and 3–4:30 pm

Rashad Becker, Every Time A Ear di Soun, a documenta 14 Radio Program

Based on a True Story, Chapter IX, Cannibal Radio, SW 15560 kHz all over the world, FM 90.4 MHz in Kassel or www.documenta14.de, 1 pm

Nevin Aladağ

Music Room (Athens), performance, Athens Conservatoire (ΩA.4), 5 pm

Beth Stephens & Annie Sprinkle

Cuddling Athens, performance, EMST—National Museum of Contemporary Art, 6 pm

Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag, Every Time A Ear di Soun, a documenta 14 Radio Program

Rundfunk Aeterna, Paranoise Radio, SW 15560 kHz all over the world, FM 90.4 MHz in Kassel or www.documenta14.de, 6 pm

Guillermo Galindo, Dimitris Desyllas, Christina Pantelidou

Original Composition from the Series Exit/έξοδος, music performance, Athens Conservatoire (ΩA.4), 7 pm

Sanja Iveković

Lady R, performance, Avdi Square, 7 pm and 9:30 pm

Ulrike Ottinger, KEIMENA, a documenta 14 Film Program on ERT2

Chamissos Schatten, Kapitel 1: Alaska und die aleutischen Inseln (Chamisso’s Shadow, Chapter 1: Alaska and the Aleutian Islands) – film broadcast, ERT2 , 12 am, midnight

April 11, 2017

Marie Cool Fabio Balducci

Permanent all day installation with daily actions when the sun enters into the gallery space, activated by Florent Frizet, EMST–National Museum of Contemporary Art (4th floor), 11 am–1 pm

Jani Christou

Epicycle, 1968–2017, adaptation for realization by Rupert Huber, performance, Athens Conservatoire (ΩA.2) and all other venues, 11 am–9 pm

Pope.L

Whispering Campaign (2016–17), performance, five to six public spaces, 11 am–10 pm

Rasheed Araeen

Shamiyaana–Food for Thought: Thought for Change, cooking and eating, Kotzia Square, 1–2:30 pm and 3–4:30 pm

Regina José Galindo

Presencia (Presence), Karen Lissette Fuentes, performance, Elpidos Street, 2 pm

Caroline Bergvall, Every Time A Ear di Soun, a documenta 14 Radio Program

OH MY OH MY (Pinktrombone, 21 January 2017), Cannibal Radio, SW 15560 kHz all over the world, FM 90.4 MHz in Kassel or www.documenta14.de, 1 pm

Nevin Aladağ

Music Room (Athens), performance, Athens Conservatoire (ΩA.4), 5 pm

Georgia Sagri

Workshop, Parko Eleftherias, Athens Municipality Arts Center, 5–10 pm

Soundwalk Collective, Every Time A Ear di Soun, a documenta 14 Radio Program

Transmissions, Paranoise Radio, SW 15560 kHz all over the world, FM 90.4 MHz in Kassel or www.documenta14.de, 6 pm

Mattin with Dafni Krazoudi, Danai Liodaki, Ioannis Sarris, and Eleni Zervou

Social Dissonance, performance, Athens Conservatoire (ΩA.3), 7 pm

Beth Stephens & Annie Sprinkle

Collective action, Sygrou Avenue, 12–2 pm, Iasonos Street (Metaxourgio), 7–9 pm

Anton Kats

A-Lethia, installation and screening, Kiosk Kypselis, 7:30–9 pm

Kettly Noël

Zombification, performance and scenographic installation, Athens Conservatoire (ΩA.1), 8 pm

Manthia Diawara

An Opera of the World, world premiere, Greek Film Archive “Tainiothiki”, 8 pm

April 12, 2017

Marie Cool Fabio Balducci

Permanent all day installation with daily actions when the sun enters into the gallery space, activated by Florent Frizet, EMST–National Museum of Contemporary Art (4th floor), 11 am–1 pm

Jani Christou

Epicycle, 1968–2017, adaptation for realization by Rupert Huber, performance, Athens Conservatoire (ΩA.2) and all other venues, 11 am–9 pm

Rasheed Araeen

Shamiyaana–Food for Thought: Thought for Change, cooking and eating, Kotzia Square, 1–2:30 pm and 3–4:30 pm

Ylva Bentancor, Every Time A Ear di Soun, a documenta 14 Radio Program

World Disorder, Cannibal Radio, SW 15560 kHz all over the world, FM 90.4 MHz in Kassel or www.documenta14.de, 1 pm

Nevin Aladağ

Music Room (Athens), performance, Athens Conservatoire (ΩA.4), 5 pm

Mwangi Hutter, Every Time A Ear di Soun, a documenta 14 Radio Program

What Touches Us Most, Paranoise Radio, SW 15560 kHz all over the world, FM 90.4 MHz in Kassel or www.documenta14.de, 6 pm

Mattin with Dafni Krazoudi, Danai Liodaki, Ioannis Sarris, and Eleni Zervou

Social Dissonance, performance, Athens Conservatoire (ΩA.3), 7 pm

Beth Stephens & Annie Sprinkle

Collective action, Iasonos Street (Metaxourgio), 12–2 pm, Psyrri Square, 7–9 pm

Anton Kats

A-Lethia, installation and screening, Kiosk Kypselis, 7:30–9 pm

Kettly Noël

Zombification, performance and scenographic installation, Athens Conservatoire (ΩA.1), 8 pm

Nicole Lapierre

L’héroïsme des migrants, talk, Parko Eleftherias, Athens Municipality Arts Center, 8 pm

Philipp Gropper, Dan Peter Sundland, Liz Kosack, Paolo Thorsen-Nagel, Listening Space, Athens, a Project for documenta 14

Interiors II (Athens), music performance, Romantso, 9:30 pm and 10:30 pm

April 13, 2017

Marie Cool Fabio Balducci

Permanent all day installation with daily actions when the sun enters into the gallery space, activated by Florent Frizet, EMST–National Museum of Contemporary Art (4th floor), 11 am–1 pm

Annie Vigier & Franck Apertet (les gens d’Uterpan)

Géographie-Athènes (Geography-Athens), performance, EMST—National Museum of Contemporary Art (4th floor), 11 am–11 pm

Jani Christou

Epicycle, 1968–2017, adaptation for realization by Rupert Huber, performance, Athens Conservatoire (ΩA.2) and all other venues, 11 am–11 pm

Pope.L

Whispering Campaign (2016–17), performance, five to six public spaces, 11 am–10 pm

Rasheed Araeen

Shamiyaana–Food for Thought: Thought for Change, cooking and eating, Kotzia Square, 1–2:30 pm and 3–4:30 pm

Hong-Kai Wang, Every Time A Ear di Soun, a documenta 14 Radio Program

Southern Clairaudience–Some Sound Documents for a Future Act, Cannibal Radio, SW 15560 kHz all over the world, FM 90.4 MHz in Kassel or www.documenta14.de, 1 pm

Nevin Aladağ

Music Room (Athens), performance, Athens Conservatoire (ΩA.4), 5 pm

Black Spirituals, Every Time A Ear di Soun, a documenta 14 Radio Program

What Are You Listening For, Paranoise Radio, SW 15560 kHz all over the world, FM 90.4 MHz in Kassel or www.documenta14.de, 6 pm

Mattin with Dafni Krazoudi, Danai Liodaki, Ioannis Sarris, and Eleni Zervou

Social Dissonance, performance, Athens Conservatoire (ΩA.3), 7 pm

Beth Stephens & Annie Sprinkle

Collective action, Psyrri Square, 12–2 pm, Sygrou Avenue, 7–9 pm

Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Listening Space, Athens, a Project for documenta 14

Bird Watching, performance, Athens Conservatoire (ΩA.4), 7:30 pm

Nathan Pohio, Candice Hopkins, Hendrik Folkerts

The Gesture of Hospitality, talk, Parko Eleftherias, Athens Municipality Arts Center, 8 pm

April 14, 2017

Marie Cool Fabio Balducci

Permanent all day installation with daily actions when the sun enters into the gallery space, activated by Florent Frizet, EMST—National Museum of Contemporary Art (4th floor), 12 pm–2 pm

Jani Christou

Epicycle, 1968–2017, adaptation for realization by Rupert Huber, performance, Athens Conservatoire (ΩA.2) and all other venues, 12 am–6 pm

Rasheed Araeen

Shamiyaana–Food for Thought: Thought for Change, cooking and eating, Kotzia Square, 1–2:30 pm and 3–4:30 pm

James Webb, Every Time A Ear di Soun, a documenta 14 Radio Program

The War of the Worlds, Cannibal Radio, SW 15560 kHz all over the world, FM 90.4 MHz in Kassel or www.documenta14.de, 1 pm

Mattin with Dafni Krazoudi, Danai Liodaki, Ioannis Sarris, and Eleni Zervou

Social Dissonance, performance, Athens Conservatoire (ΩA.3), 5 pm

Halida Boughriet, Every Time A Ear di Soun – a documenta 14 Radio Program

The Border of the Shadow, Cannibal Radio, SW 15560 kHz all over the world, FM 90.4 MHz in Kassel or www.documenta14.de, 6 pm

April 15, 2017

Marie Cool Fabio Balducci

Permanent all day installation with daily actions when the sun enters into the gallery space, activated by Florent Frizet, EMST—National Museum of Contemporary Art (4th floor), 12 pm–2 pm

Annie Vigier & Franck Apertet (les gens d’Uterpan)

Géographie-Athènes (Geography-Athens), performance, EMST—National Museum of Contemporary Art (4th floor), 12 am–6 pm

Jani Christou

Epicycle, 1968–2017, adaptation for realization by Rupert Huber, performance, Athens Conservatoire (ΩA.2) and all other venues, 12 am–6 pm

Rasheed Araeen

Shamiyaana–Food for Thought: Thought for Change, cooking and eating, Kotzia Square, 1–2:30 pm and 3–4:30 pm

Aslı Çavuşoğlu, Every Time A Ear di Soun, a documenta 14 Radio Program

Future Tense, Cannibal Radio, SW 15560 kHz all over the world, FM 90.4 MHz in Kassel or www.documenta14.de, 1 pm

Pope.L

Whispering Campaign (2016–17), performance, five to six public spaces, 2 pm–7 pm

Nevin Aladağ

Music Room (Athens), performance, Athens Conservatoire (ΩA.4), 5 pm

Mattin with Dafni Krazoudi, Danai Liodaki, Ioannis Sarris, and Eleni Zervou

Social Dissonance, performance, Athens Conservatoire (ΩA.3), 5 pm

Yan Jun, Every Time A Ear di Soun, a documenta 14 Radio Program

From Audiences, Cannibal Radio, SW 15560 kHz all over the world, FM 90.4 MHz in Kassel or www.documenta14.de, 6 pm

The Press and Information Center is located at Mourouzi 16, 10674 Athens.

T + 49 561 707 270 F +49 561 707 273 9 presse@documenta.de


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Sono 1800 i metri quadri che danno corpo allo splendido "Conservatorio Odeion (Athinon)", situato nel cuore della città di Atene. Progettato nel 1959 da Ioannis Despotopoulous, allievo di Walter Gropious, la struttura diviene poi protagonista di decenni di noncuranza fino al 2016, anno che sancisce la sua rinascita e la sua vocazione all’arte contemporanea.

Quella in cui veniamo immersi, percorrendo gli ampi spazi del Conservatorio, è infatti un’atmosfera carica di potente energia vitale: l’Anfiteatro, in occasione della sua prima apertura al pubblico, diventa spazio vibrante e luminescente grazie all’opera sonora The Way Earthly Things Are Going (2017) dell’artista nigeriano Emeka Ogboh (1977).

All’interno dell’opera, i dati della crisi economica del 1929 vengono trasmessi lungo un display LED e convertiti in suoni.

Conservatorio Odeion Athinon conferma con Documenta 14 il valore della sua identità ritrovata e lancia uno dei pochi segnali realmente positivi della manifestazione Ateniese.