This significant museum features a complete depiction of an ancient Athens naval dockyard. Some of the pieces are extremely rare, in particular the famous bronze statues and a theatrical “tragedy mask”—all dating from the fourth century BC—and the Salamis Stone, a carving that indicates the various units of measurements used in ancient Greece. The Salamis Stone has enabled different Greek craftsmen to calibrate their measuring instruments so that they could work together, as one.
Collective Exhibition for a Single Body is proposed by documenta 14 curator Pierre Bal-Blanc in collaboration with the Greek choreographer Kostas Tsioukas and dancers and performers Myrto Kontoni and Tassos Koukoutas. A body is dissected into distinct parts, as in an anatomical study. Each part, limb, muscle, or organ, becomes the medium of an action overseen by the curator and the choreographer and created by a selection of documenta 14 participating artists who work in a variety of disciplines. The proposed gestures are translated into scores and performed by three dancers among the visitors to the museum in an aleatory fashion, continuously repeated.
Commissioned by documenta 14 and coproduced by the Kadist Foundation and Kontakt. The Art Collection of Erste Group and Erste Foundation