MARATHON MARATHON

PUBLISHED BY THE DESTE FOUNDATION

 

Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Nadja Argyropoulou, the “Marathon Marathon Project” took place at the Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece between the afternoon of Sunday, October 31 and the early morning of Monday, November 1, 2010.

The 12-hour discussion was held to coincide with the 2500th anniversary of the battle of Marathon (490 BC), and addressed the notion of the Marathon race as a format of enduring collective endeavor and transcultural communication.

An extension of the series of “Marathon” events – conceived by Obrist and held at Serpentine Galleries in London and in various cities around the world – the “Marathon Marathon Project” explored questions of identity, antiquity, democracy and the politics of representation at a time when the outbreak of the Greek crisis was becoming symbolic of larger socioeconomic shifts and political rifts.

This DESTE publication archives the project’s proceedings, and includes interviews and contributions by Etel Adnan, Andreas Angelidakis, Athanasios Argianas, Nairy Baghramian, Daniel Birnbaum, Anna Boghiguian, Vlassis Caniaris, Dimitris Dimitriadis, Simon Fujiwara, Phoebe Giannisi, Nikolaus Hirsch, Jeff Koons, Giorgos Koumendakis, Panos Koutrouboussis, Armand Marie Leroi, Natalia Mela, Benedikt Morandi, Sarah Morris, Luigi Ontani, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Leda Papaconstantinou, Yiannis Papadakis, Angelos Papadimitriou, Maria Papadimitriou, Vassilis Papavassiliou, Julia Peyton-Jones, Huang Yong Ping, Angelo Plessas, Asad Raza, Emilia Salvanou, Yorgos Sapountzis, Société Réaliste & Georgios Papadopoulos, Christiana Soulou, Yorgos Tzirtzilakis, Nanos Valaoritis, Jannis Varelas, Kostis Velonis, Vangelis Vlahos, Tassos Vrettos and Zyranna Zateli.

For more information on the “Marathon Marathon Project”, please click here.

Edited by:
Hans Ulrich Obrist, Nadja Argyropoulou
Year of publication:
2017
ISBN:
978-618-5039-24-0
English / Softcover / 31,5 x 24 cm / 259 pages