Strange Cities: Athens

«Όποια χώρα και αν σου φέρνουν στο μυαλό τα λόγια μου, θα τη δεις από ένα παρατηρητήριο σαν το δικό σου»

Αόρατες πόλεις, Ιτάλο Καλβίνο

It’s hard, but try to imagine that you’ve never laid eyes on Athens. Now imagine an exhibition in which artists from around the world were invited to create their own images of our Athens; there was just one condition: that they’d never seen it!

 

That was the challenge laid down by “Strange Cities”, for which the OCC, in collaboration with the team of curators from London’s Double Decker, carefully chose a team of visual artists from around the world.

Providing just an ‘inspiration box’ by way of help—containing a recipe, a scent, a poem, a book and recordings of the sounds and music of the city—the show seeks to arouse the curiosity and activate the imagination of artists and visitors alike.

What did the words, sounds and tastes reveal? What routes did an unseen Athens lead the artists down? What seeds did this strange and unseen city with its unparalleled history and unique myths plant in their imaginations?

20 April – 28 June 2015Daily 12:00-21:00 Diplareios School (Theatrou sq 3, Athens centre)

 

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