Transart Advisor Angeliki Avgitidou participates in the Venice International Performance Art Week


Thursday, 15 December

THE DREAM OF ANTIGONE :: Performance Art in Greece Between The Seventies And Today

With Eirini Papakonstantinou (Thessaloniki State Museum of Contemporary Art) and 
Angeliki Avgitidou (University of Western Macedonia), moderated by Francesco Kiais 
(G.A.P. Gathering Around Performance)

Angeliki Avgitidou will be presenting her research as part of a panel for the Venice
International Performance art Week. The VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK is
the independent on-going live art exhibition project conceived, initiated and
curated by artist duo VestAndPage, and co-organized by Studio Contemporaneo
non-profit cultural association, We Exhibit, Venice Open Gates, Live Arts Cultures
and European Cultural Centre | GAA Foundation, which hosts the event in its premises
in Venice.

The exhibition section co-curated by G.A.P. Gathering Around Perfomance in a supportive 
collaboration with the Thessaloniki State Museum of Contemporary Art, aims at offering a look, 
albeit partial, however significant at the Greek art scene in relation to performance art. 
Presenting both artists who made performances since the early '70s, and artists who practice 
performance art today, the "dream" shows a reflection on the meaning that this art form takes 
in our historic present, also in relation to social and cultural needs which caused its onset 
and development in the twentieth century. The title of this section was inspired by Sophocles'
tragedy, in which Antigone represents the voice of the weakest, affirming that the 
Polis laws has to be based on humanitarian principles, sharable by all.

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