tagged: learning from athens

This Artist Is Making a Life-Sized Replica of the Parthenon out of Banned Books

by Andrea Alessi
When documenta 14 opens next spring in Kassel, Germany, with the theme “Learning from Athens,” one of the biggest callbacks to the ancient Greek city will be a to-scale replica of the Parthenon installed right in the middle of the Friedrichsplatz—built out of some 100,000 books. Flash back 34 years. In 1983 the Argentinian artist Marta Minujín built (The Parthenon of Books) in Buenos Aires after the collapse of the country’s military dictatorship. Erected along a central boulevard, the... [more]
Posted by Andrea Alessi on 10/26/16

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