Voyage around my Room
Athens World Book Capital 2018 City of Athens, of which major donor is Stavros Niarchos Foundation, organizes the group exhibition “Voyage around my Room” in partnership with the City of Athens Cultural, Sport & Youth Organization (OPANDA).
The particular exhibition embarks from Virginia Woolf’s legendary essay “A Room of One’s Own”, written in 1926, and its relevance to newly introduced sociological and political concepts like digital feminism and the #metoo movement. The room (ma chambre), personal space as described in Xavier de Maistre’s classic book “Voyage Autour de Ma Chambre” (1794), where the title derives from, as well as concepts such as privacy, autonomy and self-expression are key points of reference to the exhibition works created by international contemporary artists and writers.
The exhibition attempts to initiate a new discourse on the notion of room and personal space in continuation to the discussion that originated in classic essays and works of literature.
It will be accompanied by an educational program, reading nights and the presentation of a limited edition publication (Greek and English) with original texts from Sam Albatros, Jeanne Graff, Philomena Epps, Dimitra Ioannou, Antony Katsouris, Sharon Kivland, Kika Kyriakakou, Sylvere Lotringer, Antonia Marsh, Εfterpi Mitsi, Maria F. Dolores, Theodoros Chiotis on April 17.
Participating artists: Sophia Al Maria, Theodoros Chiotis, Dora Economou, Philomena Epps, Jeanne Graff, Juliana Huxtable, Dimitris Ioannou, Sharon Kivland, Sylvere Lotringer, Jonas Mekas, Maro Michalakakos, Eva Stefani, Amalia Ulman, Kostis Velonis
Exhibition curator: Kika Kyriakakou
Artistic advisor and curator of the Athens Gallery, Collections and Museums (OPANDA): Denis Zacharopoulos
Production coordinator: Vicky Tsirou
Ogranizer:AWBC, with the support of OPANDA
Section: Book and the Arts
Information: 2107224028, 2107232604