Outlook: International Art Exhibition - Athens 2003
||24 Oct 2003 - 25 Jan 2004
Technopolis; Benaki Museum & The Factory, Athens
The exhibition aims to trace and select some of the proposals of the art of today which touch the spirit of our times, expressing its conscience and its latent concerns. The exhibition will attempt to channel the viewer’s attention towards these quests. This can be best achieved if the show is seen as an international platform for comparison and dialogue. Outlook aspires to emerge as an artistic event of major international importance- and the first of its kind in Greece. The exhibition will attempt to reflect the creative fever and the alternative cultural forms which mark the orientation and disposition of art at the beginning of the 21st century. Today’s art exists in an environment where the media take part in determining many of the rapid changes in society. The questions arising from this reality need to be critically contemplated and analysed in the frame of Outlook.
The participant artists will be present with a series of their works, for a better understanding of the depth and scope of their art (installations, objects, photography, painting, environments, sculpture, video, etc.). The exhibits will be presented in a way that will allow a broader public to gain first-hand experience of these varied proposals. Some of the artists will be asked to create in situ works specifically for Outlook. The three venues will each be given a particular character, so that viewers will realise that they represent three ‘chapters’ which make up the exhibition as a cohesive entity.
Other Participating artists include: Franz Ackermann (Berlin), Eija-Liisa Ahtila (Helsinki), Mario Airo (Tuscany), Nikos Alexiou (Athens), Darren Almond (London), Francis Alys (Mexico City), Gustavo Artigas (Mexico City), Atelier Van Lieshout (Rotterdam), Jean-Michel Basquiat (USA), Bigert&Bergstrom (Stockholm), John Bock (Berlin), Cosima von Bonin (Cologne), Monica Bonvicini (Berlin), Nikos Charalambidis (Athens), David Claerbout (Berlin), Thierry De Cordier (Oostende, Belgium), Gregory Crewdson (New York), Wim Delvoye (Gent), Thomas Demand (Berlin), Philip-Lorca diCorcia (New York), Jan Fabre (Antwerp), Helmut Federle (Dusseldorf/Vienna), Gunther Forg (Areuse), Michel Francois (Brussels), Gajin Fujita (Los Angeles), Apostolos Georgiou (Skopelos, Greece), Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster (Paris), Rodney Graham (Vancouver), Thomas Grunfeld (Cologne), Gary Hill (Seattle), Damien Hirst (Devon, UK), Carsten Holler (Stockholm), Pierre Huyghe (Paris), Christian Jankowski (Berlin), Mike Kelley (Los Angeles), William Kentridge (Johannesburg), Martin Kippenberger (Germany), Bernd Koberling (Berlin), Panos Kokkinias (Athens), Dimitris Kozaris (Milan), Michael Krebber (Cologne), Jim Lambie (Glasgow), George Lappas (Athens), Sarah Lucas (London), DeAnna Maganias (Athens), Teresa Margolles (Mexico City), Nikos Markou (Athens), Hiroyuki Masuyama (Dusseldorf), Julie Mehretu (New York), Aernout Mik (Amsterdam), Marjoleine Boonstra (Amsterdam), Zwelethu Mthethwa (Cape Town), Christopher Muller (Dusseldorf), Olaf Nicolai (Berlin), Albert Oehlen (Dusseldorf), Maria Papadimitriou (Athens), Jennifer Pastor (Los Angeles), Hirsch Perlman (Los Angeles), Manfred Pernice (Berlin), Bruno Perramant (Paris), Raymond Pettibon (Los Angeles), Alexandra Ranner (Munich), Neo Rauch (Leipzig), Tobias Rehberger (Frankfurt), James Rielly (London), Jason Rhoades (Los Angeles), Shirana Shahbazi (Zurich), Simon Starling (Glasgow/Berlin), Beat Streuli (Dusseldorf), Wolfgang Tillmans (London), Barthelemy Toguo (Paris), Thanassis Totsikas (Larissa), Luc Tuymans (Antwerp), Keith Tyson (London), Eulalia Valldosera (Barcelona), Jeff Wall (Vancouver), Gillian Wearing (London), Franz West (Vienna), Erwin Wurm (Vienna).
Organiser: Arena - Society for the Advancement of Contemporary Art in Athens
For more information contact:
12 Marni Street, 10433 Athens, Greece
Tel: 30 210 8259620
Technopolis (Old Gasworks)
Municipality of Athens, Piraeus Street Building, Piraeus Street Axis, Athens, Greece
Piraeus Street Axis, Athens, Greece
Athens School of Fine Arts, Piraeus Street Axis, Athens, Greece