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HELL AS PAVILION

hell as pavilion/ hell as text/ hell as art practice/ hell as exhibition/ hell as modus operandi/ hell as modus vivendi/ hell as exodus...

Alexis Akrithakis, Loukia Alavanou, Vlassis Caniaris, Savvas Christodoulides, Costis, Dimitris Dimitriadis, Antonis Donef, Andreas Embiricos, Nikos Engonopoulos, Haris Epaminonda, Stelios Faitakis, Takis Giannousas, Hollow Airport Museum (Nikos Charalambidis), Lakis & Aris Ionas / The Callas, Vassilis Karouk, kavecs (Vana Kostayola & Kostis Stafylakis), Anja Kirchner & David Panos, Thanos Kyriakides / Blind Adam, Konstantinos Ladianos, Stathis Logothetis, Andreas Lolis, Panayiotis Loukas, Rallou Panagiotou, Nikos-Gavriil Pentzikis, Kostas Sahpazis, Saprophytes, Kostas Sfikas, Christiana Soulou, Thanassis Totsikas, Ira Triantafyllidou, Suzy Tros (Maria Papadimitriou), Iris Touliatou, Nanos Valaoritis, Marie Wilson-Valaoritis, Lydia Venieri, Vangelis Vlahos, Tassos Vrettos, Takis Zenetos

HELL AS PAVILION is a fresco-gone-wild, on a fake wall, next to an emergency exit. With a title inspired by the briefly glimpsed HELL AS, in J.L.Godard's film Socialisme, the Greek Pavilion could be understood as a fantasma, a disturbing idiorrythmy, an allegory for the monster (teras) par excellence in the current crisis; Hellas, the European bête noir hang on a wall, is a de-stabilized, borderline condition reconsidered here as a possible tactic; a laboratory of the para-logon (of this which lies next and beyond logos/reason), where takes on humanism, time, punishment, radicalization, the collective and the connective  can be reexamined. Conceived as a migrant, an animated wall, the Pavilion, readdresses through its "horrible mixtures", the question of boundaries, heterodoxies, incoherences and conflict; it could be perceived as a toolbox for the understanding of the various Greek paraloga in the rather common struggle to be contemporary; as a chance to think on the viability of deviations, abnormalities and inconsistencies, in the xaos (chaos) of a situation where nations, states and all kinds of entities suspect and monster one another for economic misconducts and "lack of progress".

Curated by Nadja Argyropoulou
Achitectural concept, Yorgos Tzirtzilakis
Project team: Malvina Panagiotidi, Vassiliki-Maria Plavou, Yorgos Rimenidis

With the support of

Exhibition

From 27/02/2013 to 04/04/2013