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Gestures of Resistance

Gestures of Resistance
Gestures of Resistance
Gestures of Resistance aims to respond to our current general mood of political anxiety and alienation by opening up socio-political critique in order to resist the palpable feeling of disempowerment. Rather than accepting the non-choice of the neoliberal setup of Greece or current right-wing politics both in America and Europe, the artists of Gestures of Resistance reflect on the current state of our political condition, our current housing situation, the state of education and art, liberalism, diversity and pluralism in this moment of historical crisis, whereby the state of today seems to have strong links to the state of the past.
As part of Gestures of Resistance, artworks by sixteen international contemporary artists will be exhibited at the Romantso Cultural Centre in Athens during Documenta 14. From photographs and collages to sculptures and installations, each artist has an agenda and political take – some subtle and cryptic, some openly confrontational.
Art, political awareness, critical behaviour, sculpture, installation, gentrification, documenta 14, 3D printing, Archaeology
Romanto Cultural Centre
Balaskas, Bill
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Buchler, Pavel
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Broomberg and Chanarin,
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Chell, Edward
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Dawson, Ian
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Minkin, Louisa
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Summers, Francis
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Fisher, Craig
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Jaar, Alfredo
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Kennard, Peter
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Phillips, Cat
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Klenz, Steffi
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Perk, Terry
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Rowe, Julian
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Bob and Roberta Smith,
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Sapountzis, Yorgos
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Socratous, Socratis
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Tillmans, Wolfgang
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Voorsanger, Jessica
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Whipps, Stuart
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Wainwright, Jean
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(2017) Gestures of Resistance Gestures of Resistance: Artworks by sixteen international contemporary artists exhibiting at the Romantso Cultural Centre in Athens during Documenta 14, Athens, Greece.

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Abstract

Gestures of Resistance aims to respond to our current general mood of political anxiety and alienation by opening up socio-political critique in order to resist the palpable feeling of disempowerment. Rather than accepting the non-choice of the neoliberal setup of Greece or current right-wing politics both in America and Europe, the artists of Gestures of Resistance reflect on the current state of our political condition, our current housing situation, the state of education and art, liberalism, diversity and pluralism in this moment of historical crisis, whereby the state of today seems to have strong links to the state of the past.
As part of Gestures of Resistance, artworks by sixteen international contemporary artists will be exhibited at the Romantso Cultural Centre in Athens during Documenta 14. From photographs and collages to sculptures and installations, each artist has an agenda and political take – some subtle and cryptic, some openly confrontational.

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Published date: 20 April 2017
Additional Information: The curator Prof. Jean Wainwright invited Ian Dawson, Louisa Minkin and Francis Summers to produce a site specific installation at the Romantso Cultural Centre for the exhibition Gestures of Resistance. This exhibition featured the works of 16 international artists including Wolfgang Tillmans and Alfredo Jaar and took place during Documenta 14 in Athens. Supported by the British Council. Dawson, Minkin and Summer's created their installation from a body of research previously exhibited at ASC Gallery, London (2015), The Winchester Galley, Winchester (2017), and The Lethaby Gallery London (2017)
Venue - Dates: Gestures of Resistance: Artworks by sixteen international contemporary artists exhibiting at the Romantso Cultural Centre in Athens during Documenta 14, Athens, Greece, 2017-04-20 - 2017-04-30
Keywords: Art, political awareness, critical behaviour, sculpture, installation, gentrification, documenta 14, 3D printing, Archaeology
Organisations: Graphics, Fine Art & Media

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Local EPrints ID: 411646
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/411646
PURE UUID: 92df35dc-b29d-430b-8955-0e9257e8d201

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Date deposited: 21 Jun 2017 16:32
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 13:43

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Contributors

Artist: Bill Balaskas
Artist: Pavel Buchler
Artist: Broomberg and Chanarin
Artist: Edward Chell
Artist: Ian Dawson
Artist: Louisa Minkin
Artist: Francis Summers
Artist: Craig Fisher
Artist: Alfredo Jaar
Artist: Peter Kennard
Artist: Cat Phillips
Artist: Steffi Klenz
Artist: Terry Perk
Artist: Julian Rowe
Artist: Bob and Roberta Smith
Artist: Yorgos Sapountzis
Artist: Socratis Socratous
Artist: Wolfgang Tillmans
Artist: Jessica Voorsanger
Artist: Stuart Whipps
Curator of an exhibition: Jean Wainwright

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