From Mardin, Ankara and Athens to Belgrade, Bucharest, Oberhausen, Sarajevo and Zagreb.
The Actopolis exhibition is showcasing works produced as part of the project since 2015. Materials from the more than 45 individual projects show a rich repertoire of options for action to shape and change the cities in which we live in.
The Athens chapter of Actopolis was co-curated by Elpida Karaba and Glykeria Stathopoulou who - as Temporary Academy of Arts - developed the performative Soft Power Lecture series together with a group of artists, journalists, architects, and scientists. The Temporary Academy of Arts (P.A.T.) questioned power relations in the fields of arts and culture, challenging institutional practices in times of massive economic, social and political transformations.
Artistic works as part of the Soft Power Lectures were produced by Panos Sklavenitis, Sofia Dona, Despina Zefkili, Contantinos Chatzinikolaou and invited artists Giannis Papadopoulos, Kostis Velonis, Angelos Krallis, Vangelis Vlachos, Natassa Bisa, Stefania Ablianiti, Stavroula Morakea, Dimitris Antoniou, Efthimis Theou and Elektra Angelopoulou.
Mariela Cvetić (Actopolis Belgrade) will be present with her lecture performance "Gaudeamus igitur: The Self-Organised Artist in a State of Domestic Agoraphobia". Actopolis Ankara/Mardin will be represented by the video works "Donkey Work" by Önder Özengi and "Foucault's Typewriter" by Ahmet Öğüt.
The exhibition at the Athens School of Fine Arts will also feature Soft Power Workshops.
Exhibition Opening: 3 Nov 2017, 7pm.
Opening Hours: Nov 3rd - Nov 16th, Mon-Sat, 11-7pm.
ACTOPOLIS | The Art of Action
A project by Goethe-Institut and Urbane Künste Ruhr.
Concept: Angelika Fitz
Artisitc direction: Katja Aßmann, Angelika Fitz and Martin Fritz
Project management: Juliane Stegner, Goethe-Institut Athen
Project coordination: Natalia Sartori, Goethe-Institut Athen
Project management Urbane Künste Ruhr: Daniel Klemm
Local curators: Ankara / Mardin: Pelin Tan, Athens: Elpida Karaba/ Glykeria Stathopoulou, Belgrade: Boba Mirjana Stojadinović, Bucharest: Stefan Ghenciulescu/ Raluca Voinea, Oberhausen: geheimagentur, Sarajevo: Danijela Dugandzic, Zagreb: Ana Dana Beroš.
Co-producers: Goethe-Institut Ankara (Thomas Lier; Raimund Wördemann); Goethe-Institut Belgrad (Matthias Müller-Wieferig); Goethe-Institut Bucuresti(Beate Köhler; Evelin Hust); Goethe-Institut Bosnien und Herzegowina(Charlotte Hermelink); Goethe-Institut Kroatien (Katrin Ostwald-Richter), Theater Oberhausen (Peter Carp)