‘Voyage Around My Room’ – Sharon Kivland featured in exhibition at the Athens Municipality Art Centre from Monday 18 March 2019
Voyage Around My Room
Athens Municipality Art Centre
Monday 18 March – Sunday 21 April 2019
Opening event on Monday 18 March, 7PM
The Voyage Around My Room exhibition embarks from Virginia Woolf’s legendary essay A Room of One’s Own, written in 1926, and its relevance to newly introduced sociological and political concepts like digital feminism and the #metoo movement. The room (ma chambre), personal space as described in Xavier de Maistre’s classic book Voyage Autour de Ma Chambre (1794), where the title derives from, as well as concepts such as privacy, autonomy and self-expression are key points of reference to the exhibition works created by international contemporary artists and writers. The exhibition attempts to initiate a new discourse on the notion of room and personal space in continuation to the discussion that originated in classic essays and works of literature.
Voyage Around My Room will be accompanied by an educational program, reading nights and the presentation of a limited edition publication (Greek and English) with original texts from Sam Albatros, Jeanne Graff, Philomena Epps, Dimitra Ioannou, Antony Katsouris, Sharon Kivland, Kika Kyriakakou, Sylvere Lotringer, Antonia Marsh, Εfterpi Mitsi, Maria F. Dolores, Theodoros Chiotis on Wednesday 17 April.
Participating artists: Sophia Al Maria, Theodoros Chiotis, Dora Economou, Philomena Epps, Jeanne Graff, Juliana Huxtable, Dimitris Ioannou, Sharon Kivland, Sylvere Lotringer, Jonas Mekas, Maro Michalakakos, Eva Stefani, Amalia Ulman, Kostis Velonis
Curated by: Kika Kyriakakou
Production coordinator: Vicky Tsirou
Thanks to: Mr. Denis Zacharopoulos, Artistic advisor and curator of the Athens Gallery, Collections and Museums (OPANDA) and with the support of: Polyeco Contemporary Art Initiative, Karavias Underwriting Agency, MacART, Domaine Evharis – Κτήμα Εύχαρις.