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Opening: 10.07.2018, 20:30

Monday-Sunday: 19:00-24:00
Spaces: Garden and Project Space
Screenings: Atrium

Add to calendar 2018:07:10 20:30:00 2018:09:16 23:59:00 Europe/Athens The Unwritten Library: An Exhibition Trilogy | The Last Reader The Unwritten Library: An Exhibition Trilogy | The Last Reader - More informations on /events/event/1564-ekthesiaki-trilogia-i-agrafi-vivliothiki-o-teleutaios-anagnostis Annex M → Megaron - The Athens Concert Hall Anna Kafetsi

The newly established Annex M, a visual arts centre in Athens Concert Hall, is organising a trilogy of exhibitions focusing on Books/Readers/Writers to take place during Athens 2018 World Book Capital.
Revolving around this threefold theme, these three exhibitions seek to explore the complex networks of relations and interconnections emerging at the intersection of textuality and orality, book/text and body, private and public space.

The Last Reader

The trilogy begins on the topic of reading and the dialogic relationship between the reader and the book/text. 
Bodies and voices, the sounds of language, and multiple reading possibilities, ‘the texture of the reading’ (recitation, public reading, text read like a piece of music, song/written score) according to poet Aleksei Kruchenykh, interpretation and its uncertainties, impossibility of understanding, translation, reading as community, as exit from the self/the study and entrance into life, into the public realm, reality as a book/text – these are all topoi of a new reading condition with no limits, revealed through the diversity of readings of the visual art works and the exhibition text.
The act of reading as image, emotion, performative experience and rehearsal, as a collective/participatory process, or alternative activism, is a constant negotiation between the fictional and the real. An area in which, par excellence, new forms of subjectivity and new collectivities emerge. 15 audiovisual installations by 10 international artists will be on view in large screens and displays in the Garden and the Project Space.

The Unwritten Library: An Exhibition Trilogy | The Last Reader

Gary Hill, Remarks on Color, 1994, Single-channel video/sound installation, Courtesy of the artist