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Learning from Athens: How Can documenta 14 Respond to the Greek Crisis?

by Bea De Sousa
It's been one of the most turbulent weeks in the modern history of Greece. The nation's position within the eurozone remains precarious following the results of Sunday's referendum when Greek voters chose to reject the austerity terms of an EU bailout. Their decision follows a week of last minute talks, banks closing their doors, the imposition of capital controls, and non-compliance on the country's IMF payment deadline last Tuesday. The so-called "Grexit,” equally feared and desired by... [more]
Posted by Bea De Sousa on 7/3/15
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Documenta 14 to be held in Athens

by Andrea Alessi
, hosted in Kassel, Germany, every four or five years since 1955, announced yesterday that 2017’s documenta 14 will add a second host city: Athens. The mega-exhibition won’t abandon its Kassel home, but rather will run its signature 100 days in both locations. Artistic Director Adam Szymczyk hopes this gesture will address “the current social and political situation both in Europe and globally, which motivates artistic action.” Rather than dislocate the art world institution, the move will... [more]
Posted by Andrea Alessi on 10/8/14