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Exhibition “The garden sees”


This summer, the Athens Concert Hall presents the unique exhibition entitled “The Garden sees “ in his beautiful Garden and the so-called Service Yard from July, 6 to September 17, 2017.

The exhibition’s title is taken from the Three Poems under a Flag of Convenience by Odysseas Elytis and includes installations, sculptures, text-sculptures, video projections, luminous and sound works in approximately 85 different spots of the Megaron Garden.

The Artists who will participate, are the following:

Zbyněk Baladrán, Matthew Barney, Natalie Yiaxi, Jorge Galindo & Santiago Sierra, Douglas Gordon, Katerina Zacharopoulou, Amar Kanwar, William Kentridge, Phanos Kyriacou, Andreas Lolis, Jenny Marketou, Kostas Bassanos, Shirin Neshat, Tim Noble and Sue Webster, Eleni Panouklia, Nikos Papadopoulos, Rena Papaspyrou, Rania Bellou, Pipilotti Rist, Danae Stratou, Maria Tsagkari, Maria Tzanakou, Nari Ward, Maaria Wirkkala

The exhibition "The Garden sees", without the theological or metaphysical connotations that could be read in the borrowed title, seeks the connection -the conversation- of the Garden with the social space and the City, the transcendence of the boundaries of its physical reality and its opening to imagination. The Garden, as a seeing subject, emerges from its closed physical self-sufficiency, it recalls collective memories and experiences from the public space, listens to human stories, creates new poetic relationships and fictional openings. It becomes a place of images. Each of them, through its innumerable perspectives, invites us to surpass the boundary, to experience the promenade or the contemplative moments in the Garden as continuous passages from reality to fiction.

The works in the exhibition, such as installations, sculptures, texts-sculptures, video projections, luminous and sound works, will be shown during the day, especially after sunset, until late at night. On the lawn and on trees, between foliage, on free screens on the ground or directly on the pavements, as well as in the utilitarian spaces of the Service Yard, the works converse in a light, playful and poetic manner with the natural environment. Emotions, associations, memories, desires meet and intersect revealing an interior garden of self-awareness and encounter.

The exhibition is curated by Anna Kafetsi and is open daily from noon to midnight, with free admission.
For more info: http://www.megaron.gr

Exhibition “The garden sees”

06/07/2017 - 17/09/2017
Location: ATTICAATTICAATHENS (ATHINA)

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Dates: 6/07/2017 – 17/09/2017 Place: Athens. Attica Venues: Athens Concert Hall’s gardens Op. hours.: Daily from 12:00 - 24:00 Free admission More info: http://www.megaron.gr


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