For the 9th edition of the Back to Athens International Art Meeting 2022 taking place in Athens Greece, Johannes Rips has invited students and alumni of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna to be part of this year‘s contribution.
As Athens - precisely the harbour of Piraeus - has been a center of trade since centuries, this year’s contribution to the festival will thematically circle around the subject of global trade routes. Transnational supply chains are the lifelines of globalized capitalism. They are central instruments of colonial exploitation and connect countries with wares and cultural goods across state and ideological borders. In addition to global megaprojects such as China‘s New Silk Road or the Nordstream II pipeline, that were supposed to supply all of Central Europe with gas, there are equally formative experiences of collapsed supply chains, with images of a blocked Suez Canal and rising prices due to the Russian war on Ukraine, that characterize the all-too-near past.
Being the European Bridgehead of the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, Athens will be a crucially fitting location for this reflection in the form of an exhibition.
Curated by: Johannes Rips
Participating artists: Akoart, Angela Anderson, Jannik Franzen, Lisa Großkopf, Lars* Kollros, Raúl i. Lima, Jennifer Posny and Jonas Hammerer, Olga Shapovalova, Anna Spanlang.
The exhibition «Supplies! Supplies!» is curated by Johannes Rips, as a part of “No humans Allowed” at Back to Athens International Art Meeting 2022.
Back to Athens 9 | International Art Meeting 2022 is organised by APART Art Research and Applications under the auspices of the City of Athens, with the support of the Austrian Embassy Athens and the Ministry of Culture of Austria, Zoia, produced and coordinated by CHEAPART, with the participation of the Cultural program Athens Intersection, theculturechannel.com and communication sponsor, dreamideamachine.
Back to Athens 9 | International Art Meeting 2022
No apocalypse now: A review
65 Patision and Ioulianou str., 104 33, Athens Greece
«Supplies! Supplies!», 3rd floor
Opening: Wednesday, June 29, 16:00 - 22:00
Duration: June 29 - July 3, 2022
Hours: Wednesday - Friday 16:00 - 22:00, Saturday - Sunday 12:00 - 22:00