polyrhythmically, or if you prefer symphonically
The exhibition’s title is borrowed from Lefebvre’s book Rhythmanalysis: Space, Time and Everyday Life. The writer/philosopher describes the ‘spectacle’ of windows in order to study the notion of rhythm through observing city life.
In the last two years, we have witnessed how mobility and stability have been widely affected by the pandemic. This gave us a glimpse and an opportunity in reimagining a slower and a non-linear rhythm of urbanism while bringing up issues of spatial (in)justice.
Athens is a high-density population city and is widely described as hybrid and with various dynamics. The exhibition attempts to grasp, trace, observe and archive a part of the infinite rhythm of the contemporary Athenian landscape. For the interpretation of the city’s landscape and tempo, the exhibition looks into the correlation between entities/beings, their actions/movement and the built environment around them. Through this endeavour, the exhibition presents the works of artists and designers and encourages the viewer to reflect upon the next beats of their own rhythm.
Curated by: Ariadne Tzika (Two Thirds PS)
Artists: Laure Jaffuel, Orestis Mavroudis, Marios Stamatis, Christina Zampoulaki
Two Thirds Project Space is located at a former office on the 5th floor at Themistokleous Street in Exarchia. It is an artist-run experimental space founded in 2020 by Dorina Foudoulaki. Following an abstract curatorial agenda and engaged in an expanded range of public activities, it aims to inspire and instigate emerging artists. By providing them opportunities to develop and showcase their practice -solo or collaborative- installations, site specific works & projects, placing emphasis equally on the importance of both the production and the outcome.
The exhibition «polyrhythmically, or if you prefer symphonically» is curated by Ariadne Tzika (Two Thirds PS), as a part of the 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
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65 Patision and Ioulianou str., 104 33, Athens Greece
«polyrhythmically, or if you prefer symphonically», 1st 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