Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung – Office in Greece supports the five-day program of events from October 4th until October 8th 2017 at the Athens School of Fine Arts (Prevelaki Hall, 42 Patision str), organized by the research project Learning from documenta. The aim of the event is to assess the research carried out by the Learning from documenta team so far, and to promote themes that arose throughout the staging of the exhibition and remain topical after its completion. The program is organized in two parts: the morning session includes workshops open to a limited number of participants; the evening session is open to anyone interested in participating in a variety of discussions between academics, artists and curators revolving around topics such as the relationships between international and local art institutions, their role in the shaping of cultural policies, the city as a source of inspiration and object of curating practices, ethnographic and community projects between art and anthropology, the reaction or rejection of documenta 14’s desire “to learn from Athens”, the interest in ancient and contemporary ruins from the international art scene, current approaches to and reworkings of the queer.
The closing event of the Learning from documenta research project is co-ordinated by an organizing committee consisting of:
– Apostolos Lampropoulos | literary & cultural theorist; University Bordeaux Montaigne
– Elpida Rikou | anthropologist, visual artist; Athens School of Fine Arts
– Eleana Yalouri | anthropologist, archaeologist; Panteion University