The Temporary Academy of Arts invites you to Waste/d Pavilion, episode 1
April 7 – May 21, 2022, State of Concept Athens
Opening: Thursday 7 April, 6-10 p.m.
With the exhibition Waste/d Pavilion, episode 1, the Temporary Academy of Arts will inaugurate its collaboration with State of Concept Athens. The practice of PAT focuses on creating a network of collaborators, based on common ideological horizons and congenial conditions, and informed by strengthening methodologies, tactics and strategies, and sharing experience and knowledge. Waste/d Pavilion follows this logic and presents a project that comprises exhibitions and a public programme around the thematic axes of waste/d.
The research unfolds through a series of “episodes,” focusing on different thematics: labor, body, ecology, and language. Artists and researchers have been invited to present different conceptualisations of the notion of Waste/d, through various ways of viewing, circulating, and developing methodologies for an ‘anti-Waste/d’ front.
“For Work, about Work, by Work.” These words by American artist Fred Lonidier could serve as a leitmotif for the first episode. Although Waste/d Pavilion does not focus on a strictly limited theme, episode 1 revolves around different waste/d bodies and places and their claims.
What are the new wastes of the ongoing “crisis,” with the current war bringing to the fore how expendable and exhaustible human lives are and reminding us once again of the urgency of the energy-related crisis. Can we attempt to write a new social contract? And what can be the role of art and culture in that?
Participants 1st episode: Nikos Arvanitis, Ege Berensel, Chiara Bottici and Benoît Challand, Peggy Zali and Xenia Kalpaktsoglou, Jumana Manna, Dimitra Kondylatou, Fred Lonidier, Armando Lulaj, Tatiana Mavromati and Laura Maragoudaki, Tina Pandi and Marina Markellou.
At the opening, composer Georgia Kalodiki will present a 45′ real time soundscape performance, live electronics. The performance starts at 21:00.
Waste/d Pavilion is part of State of Concept Athens’ new research chapter ‘Coalition of the Care-full’, a project of the European Pavilion, an international programme of the European Cultural Foundation in collaboration with Camargo Foundation, Fondazione CRT, and Cultura Nova Foundation, in which six cultural organizations from Europe participate: Studio Rizoma Palermo, Arna Vombsjösänkan, Iniva London, L’Internationale, Brunnenpassage Vienna and State of Concept Athens.
Τhe European Pavilion enables cultural spaces to experiment and reflect on Europe. To question, discuss and define what Europe is and what it could become in the future. To tell stories, to imagine, to question. Is there a more appropriate venue for such an undertaking than the European Pavilion?
The Coalition of the Care-full research chapter is funded by the European Cultural Foundation.