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Back to Athens 2022 | no apocalypse now, a review

Since initiation, Back to Athens Festival has called upon Athenians to reinhabit the city center, to think differently about everyday life in Athens, its buildings, routes, history and culture, inspired by the work and projects of the artists. This year 's edition of “Back to Athens” entitled "no apocalypse now, a review" proposes a return to an allegorical interpretation of Athens. To simple yet fundamental values and social structures, by revisiting democracy and other influential practices and documents from Plato and Aristotle, to Locke, Rousseau and Kant. Not with the intent of embracing past references, but in relation to the possible development of new social contracts of emerging societies and their future coexistence. In a global society with less materiality, within the realness of virtual interaction with the environment and the human social system, how do we envision political, ideological, sexual, interracial morality?

Proposals and thoughts spread across 15 curatorial exhibitions and 120+ artists and curators with the aim of providing a comprehensive documentation of the artistic ideas and views.
It is an annual review, an outlook on the recent trends and projects collected from the past year.

Georg Georgakopoulos, Artistic Director
Fotini Kapiris, Coordination, Communication
Christian Rupp, Curator of Austrian Participation

Isaiah Mansion
65 Patission & Ioulianou, Athens, 104 33

Organized by: APART Art Research and Applications
Supported by: Austrian Embassy in Athens, Ministry of Culture of Austria
Coordinated by: CHEAPART
Participation: Athens Intersection Cultural Program, Offspring Young Artists.