AMETRIA

BENAKI MUSEUM, PIREOS ST. 12.6-11.10/2015

Opening: June 11, 2015
Exhibition Duration: June 12 – October 11, 2015

AMETRIA is the privilege of disproportion, of excess, the rejection of an overall vision, the error that turns out to be right. Out of the meeting of the Benaki Museum and the DESTE Foundation, works and objects become proofs of an impulse that, as a precise and determinate entity, takes part in the evolution of thought.

Totally uninterested in the values of community life, which promotes the virtues of measure and the happy mean, dismeasure is the expression of an original purposeless drive, which chooses neither to have nor not to have and whose sole intention is to be exercised without reserve. The degree of dismeasure is dependent on just how radical is the drive that expresses it.

When a drive that dominates the field of consciousness finds a particular form, it becomes instigation, stirring opposition or prompting imitation. If the imitation overcomes by impulse the inclination to restraint, an epidemic phenomenon occurs that forces the community to change its way of thinking and behavior and its common action. An order of dismeasure can be extended to the point of becoming a conventional value, triggering a series of effects from the social environment to the natural person.

AMETRIA is organized by the DESTE Foundation in collaboration with the Benaki Museum. The collaboration between the two institutions was initiated in 2014 and, through a series of solo and group contemporary art exhibitions hosted at the Benaki Museum, aims to promote new and radical developments in contemporary art practice and inspire novel curatorial approaches.

The show will be on view at the Benaki Museum, Pireos St. betwen June 12, 2015 and October 11, 2015.

 

Based on an idea by Roberto Cuoghi
Organized by the DESTE Foundation in collaboration with the Benaki Museum

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INCLUDES THE WORKS OF:
  • Abraham
  • UNKNOWN ARTISTS
  • Judith BERNSTEIN
  • ASHLEY BICKERTON
  • JEAN BOISSEAU
  • MARCO BOSCHINI
  • SCOTT CAMPBELL
  • MAURIZIO CATTELAN
  • LAONICUS CHALCONDYLE
  • PAUL CHAN
  • BRIAN CHIPPENDALE
  • VINCENZO MARIA CORONELLI
  • IOANNIS DESPOTOPOULOS
  • ANTONIS DONEF
  • CONSTANTINOS A. DOXIADIS
  • HARIS EPAMINONDA
  • DAN FINSEL
  • Urs Fischer
  • BARNABY FURNAS
  • PIERRE GUIDETTI
  • NIKOS HADJIKYRIAKOS-GHIKA
  • ELLIOTT HUNDLEY
  • ATHANASIOS IATRIDIS
  • GUILLAUME DE L' ISLE
  • CAMERON JAMIE
  • JAN JANSSON
  • CHRIS JOHANSON
  • MUHAMMED KAMIL
  • G. KATELOUZOS
  • DIONISIS KAVALLIERATOS
  • ANNE KERN
  • TERENCE KOH
  • STYLIANOS KONTOMARIS
  • LEONIDAS KOURGIANTAKIS
  • PANOS KOUTROUBOUSSIS
  • NIKOLAOS A. KOUTSODONTIS
  • FRIEDRICH KUNATH
  • SEAN LANDERS
  • WES LANG
  • MATT LEINES
  • NICK LOWE
  • DOMINIC MCGILL
  • GROUP MEL-AIR
  • IOANNIS MICHAIL
  • ISSEY MIYAKE
  • PETER NAGY
  • NELLY'S
  • ALEXANDROS NIKOLOUDIS
  • ABRAHAM ORTELIUS
  • Christodoulos Panayiotou
  • NIKOS GAVRIIL PENTZIKIS
  • DIMITRIS PIKIONIS
  • THEODOROS POULAKIS
  • MATTHEW RITCHIE
  • KARL FRIEDRICH SCHINKEL
  • AUREL SCHMIDT
  • GREGOR SCHNEIDER
  • JIM SHAW
  • DAVID BRYCE & SON
  • REIKO SUDO
  • ANDREAS VAIS
  • NANOS VALAORITIS
  • JANNIS VALERAS
  • FREDERICK DE WIT
  • HAFIZ AL-HASAN AL HAMDI BIN AHMAD SHAMI ZADEH
  • RALF ZIERVOGEL
  • Jakub Julian Ziolkowski
CURATORIAL TEAM: Nicoletta De Rosa, Polina Kosmadaki, Alessandro Pasini, Tomaso Piantini,YorgosTzirtzilakis