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Athena, Reykjavik
Relational activism , photographic installation


This work is the result of an activism in Reykjavik, outside the Ithaca house and on the statue of goddess Athena — which is also the name of the capitol of Greece. This performance was part of the global actions during the 17-18th of April against authoritarianism and police brutality in Greece. The installation makes a representation of the statue and the activism transferring the original space and time circumstance into the art space of a gallery. Through the appropriation of the statue’s neo-classical form, my work comments on the European circle of both values and cultural heritage, from ancient Athens, to the frontier world of Reykjavik and back to contemporary Greece.

Name :

Yannis Karpouzis

Country :

Greece

Project :

Athena, Reykjavik
Relational activism , photographic installation

Residency :

Seljavegur

Month :

March/April

Year :

2021

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