GESTURES OF RESISTANCE
Opening: 20th April 2017, 7:00-9:00pm with a special performance by Malgorzata Markiewicz (8:00pm)
Artists: Malgorzata Markiewicz (performance), Andreas Angelidakis, Bill Balaskas, Pavel Buchler, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Ed Chell, Stelios Faitakis, Graig Fischer, Alfredo Jaar, Peter Kennard and Cat Philips, Steffi Klenz, Terry Perk and Julian Rowe, Yorgos Sapountzis, Bob and Roberta Smith, Francis Summers, Wolfgang Tillmans, Jessika Vorsanger, Stuart Whipps.
Admission is free
Curated by Professor Jean Wainwright
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.
Gestures of Resistance also extends outside the gallery space with an artists’ procession on 22 April.