Viveta Christouli ‘Healing Columns’ 2021, plexiglas, iron, soil, variable dimensions
Spurred by the pandemic, the action attempts to update our contact with our cultural past, in order to plan our post-pandemic future.
The inter-artistic action titled ‘On the Need for Breathing’, Post-pandemic Futures is included in this year’s cultural program All of Greece, one Culture of the Ministry of Culture and Sports and takes place at the archeological site of the Galerian Palace Complex in Thessaloniki.
Drawing inspiration from the ancient Asclepieia and their dynamics as symbols of historical memory related to healing and spurred by the pandemic, the action attempts to update our contact with our cultural past, in order to plan our post-pandemic future. Beginning from ancient medical texts (Galenus) and ancient Greek ideological and philosophical conceptions of health, the action ‘On the Need for Breath’, Post-Pandemic Futures, is a commentary and an aesthetic rupture in the “city of confinement” that have emerged due to the prevention measures against Covid19.
Exhibition duration: July 15 – September 5, 2021
The inter-artistic action consists of three art installations, an artistic performance and a dance performance
Mary Rousioti – The Threshold
Nadia Skordopoulou – Ex-votos
Viveta Christouli – Healing Columns
Visual Art Performance, 28 and 29 July 2021 at 20:30
Angelos Skourtis – The Ruins inside me…
Dance Performance, 28 and 29 July 2021 at 21:00
Asymptote – Areti Athanasopoulou, Alexandra Georgovasili, Zoe Mastrotheodorou
Sound Composition: Konstantinos Bakogiannis
Navarinou Square, Galerian Palace Complex, Thessaloniki
Opening hours of the Archaeological site: 8:00 – 20:00 (Tuesdays closed)
Further information: https://digitalculture.gov.gr/, www.powwow.gr
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