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102, Mavromichali Str., 11472 Athens

The Antimonument

Admission: Free
Opening: 19.11.2021, 19:30
19.11.2021-23.01.2022
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A perpetual impasse preserving a concrete archetype.
 
cross section archive is pleased to welcome you to the exhibition The Antimonument and the launch of the new publication Document, introducing the annual theme for 2021-22.
 

The exhibition is presenting the installation 'Application For A Monument' by Maria Lalou & Skafte Aymo-Boot along with the text 'Obsolescent Progress' by Brooke Holmes. The artwork unfolds the case of the most iconic concrete skeleton in the Attica region in the form of Lalou & Aymo-Boot's defence for its preservation in its current state as the archetype skeleton of the polykatoikia apartment building typology. The installation is structured around documentation material submitted as part of the official application to the Hellenic Department for Preservation of Cultural Heritage, responding to specific paragraphs of law N.3028-2002, arguing for the importance of the specific concrete skeleton and requesting its status as a listed monument. A central element of the argumentation is a comprehensive building survey, accurately recording the concrete structure in detail, using the state of the art contemporary archaeological registration methods of Terrestrial Laser Scanning and Digital Photogrammetry. 

Brooke Holmes' text, 'Obsolescent Progress', aligns facts, chronicles and the implications of the current along with the perspective of a Post-Classisists' argument on the preserved, responding to the theme of The Antimonument as the invited resident of cross section archive 2021-22. Holmes' text is featured in the first issue of Document, the annual publication by cross section archive, which will be launched during the opening of the exhibition.

The Antimonument