Iconic, Indexical, Symbolic: Otherness

Encounters at Documenta 14 in Athens, Greece and Kassel, Germany. 

AMAR KANWAR, Such a Morning, 2017, 85 min

Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA)—Pireos Street


 FOROUGH FARROKHZAD, The House Is Black, 1963. 21 min (Photo ©Mathias Voelzke)  EMST—National Museum of Contemporary Art

FOROUGH FARROKHZAD, The House Is Black, 1963. 21 min (Photo ©Mathias Voelzke)

EMST—National Museum of Contemporary Art


 CECILIA VICUÑA, Quipu Womb (The Story of the Red Thread, Athens) (2017) Dyed wool Approx. 6 × 8 m  EMST—National Museum of Contemporary Art

CECILIA VICUÑA, Quipu Womb (The Story of the Red Thread, Athens) (2017)
Dyed wool
Approx. 6 × 8 m

EMST—National Museum of Contemporary Art


 KENDELL GEERS, Acropolis Redux (The Director’s Cut), 2004.  Situation Fencing and steel shelves Dimensions variable  Fridericianum, Kassel

KENDELL GEERS, Acropolis Redux (The Director’s Cut), 2004.

Situation
Fencing and steel shelves
Dimensions variable

Fridericianum, Kassel


 SUSAN HILLER, The Last Silent Movie, 2007-8.   Two-channel video installation, black-and-white, sound 20 min., overall dimensions variable  Athens Conservatoire (Odeion)

SUSAN HILLER, The Last Silent Movie, 2007-8. 

Two-channel video installation, black-and-white, sound
20 min., overall dimensions variable

Athens Conservatoire (Odeion)


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 MÁRET ÁNNE SARA, Pile o’ Sápmi, 2017.   Curtain made from reindeer skulls and metal wire  Neue Neue Galerie (Neue Hauptpost), Kassel.

MÁRET ÁNNE SARA, Pile o’ Sápmi, 2017. 

Curtain made from reindeer skulls and metal wire

Neue Neue Galerie (Neue Hauptpost), Kassel.

 MÁRET ÁNNE SARA, Pile o’ Sápmi, 2017.   Porcelain necklace made from reindeer-bone ash  Neue Neue Galerie (Neue Hauptpost), Kassel.

MÁRET ÁNNE SARA, Pile o’ Sápmi, 2017. 

Porcelain necklace made from reindeer-bone ash

Neue Neue Galerie (Neue Hauptpost), Kassel.

 MÁRET ÁNNE SARA, Pile o’ Sápmi, 2017.   Closeup of one of two photographic lightboxes  Neue Neue Galerie (Neue Hauptpost), Kassel.

MÁRET ÁNNE SARA, Pile o’ Sápmi, 2017. 

Closeup of one of two photographic lightboxes

Neue Neue Galerie (Neue Hauptpost), Kassel.


 LORENZA BÖTTNER, Drawings, pastels, paintings, video, and archival materials, 1975-94.  Neue Galerie, Kassel

LORENZA BÖTTNER, Drawings, pastels, paintings, video, and archival materials, 1975-94.

Neue Galerie, Kassel


 Can the global debt be paid only with words? Who do words belong to? To whom are they owed?  The project “I Owe You A Word” employs a technique of giving away language—a commoning of words and a bailing out of symbolic debt. In order to constitute the common library of the “Parliament of Bodies,” each artist, curator, student, activist, or visitor is asked to offer two books: one for Athens and for Kassel. (Cited from  GREEK LEFT   REVIEW)   Parko Eleftherias, Athens Municipality Arts Center and Museum of Anti-dictatorial and Democratic Resistance

Can the global debt be paid only with words? Who do words belong to? To whom are they owed?

The project “I Owe You A Word” employs a technique of giving away language—a commoning of words and a bailing out of symbolic debt. In order to constitute the common library of the “Parliament of Bodies,” each artist, curator, student, activist, or visitor is asked to offer two books: one for Athens and for Kassel. (Cited from GREEK LEFT REVIEW)

Parko Eleftherias, Athens Municipality Arts Center and Museum of Anti-dictatorial and Democratic Resistance


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 SERGIO ZEVALLOS, A War Machine, 2017.  Installation and performance Material, duration, and dimensions variable  Neue Galerie, Kassel

SERGIO ZEVALLOS, A War Machine, 2017.

Installation and performance
Material, duration, and dimensions variable

Neue Galerie, Kassel


 HANS HAACKE, Wir (alle) sind das Volk—We (all) are the people, 2003/2017.   EMST—National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athen

HANS HAACKE, Wir (alle) sind das Volk—We (all) are the people, 2003/2017. 

EMST—National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athen


 NAEEM MOHAIEMEN, Tripoli Cancelled, 2017. 95 min.   EMST—National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athen

NAEEM MOHAIEMEN, Tripoli Cancelled, 2017. 95 min. 

EMST—National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athen


 OLU OGUIBE, Das Fremdlinge und Flüchtlinge Monument (Monument for strangers and refugees, 2017) Concrete 3 × 3 × 16.3 m  Königsplatz, Kassel

OLU OGUIBE, Das Fremdlinge und Flüchtlinge Monument (Monument for strangers and refugees, 2017)
Concrete
3 × 3 × 16.3 m

Königsplatz, Kassel


 Nikos Navridis, Looking for a Place, 1999.   Four-channel video projection, color, sound 17:24 min.   Fridericianum , Kassel

Nikos Navridis, Looking for a Place, 1999. 

Four-channel video projection, color, sound
17:24 min.

Fridericianum, Kassel


 WANG BING, 15 Hours, 2017. Two parts, 450 min. each  EMST—National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athen

WANG BING, 15 Hours, 2017. Two parts, 450 min. each

EMST—National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athen


 LUDWIG EMIL GRIMM, The two boys from Wolfsanger near Kassel and the negro boy, 1849. Etching.  Neue Galerie, Kassel.

LUDWIG EMIL GRIMM, The two boys from Wolfsanger near Kassel and the negro boy, 1849. Etching.

Neue Galerie, Kassel.