Synantiseis

Beginning in March and running through June 2017, Synantiseis, a series of public conversations in Athens, introduces documenta through personal stories, reflections, narratives and experiences, film screenings, talks, performances, and DJ sets. How can an exhibition of contemporary art offer multiple perspectives on our global situation? Should exhibitions always respond to the social, cultural, and political realities of daily life? What are the world events that have made an impact on the developments of previous documenta exhibitions, and what impact have these exhibitions had?

documenta 14 Synantiseis invites the public to participate in a series of interdisciplinary sessions to foster a dialogue between the context of documenta exhibitions and the socio-political transformations that have taken place in Greece and the world as a whole. These presentations use different conversation formats to engage the public’s imagination, addressing subjects as varied as political speech and the (de)construction of national identity, resistance through performance art and music, film as poetry, the future of exhibition-making, archiving history, and mourning the past.

Synantiseis is part of aneducation, the public education program of documenta 14. All conversations are conducted in either English or Greek, often with translations into the other language, and take place in different venues across Athens.

Invited Contributors:
Clare Butcher, Panos Charalampous, Marina Fokidis, Hendrik Folkerts, Eirini Gerogianni, Yannis Hamilakis, Georgia Kotretsos, Eirini Papakonstantinou, Nektarios Pappas, Christoph Platz, Gene Ray, Dieter Roelstraete, Monika Szewczyk, Pier Luigi Tazzi, Katerina Tselou, Zafos Xagoraris, Denys Zacharopoulos, Arnisa Zeqo, and Mary Zygouri

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