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Three events parallel to the DESTE Prize 2015 at the Museum of Cycladic Art

Within the framework of the DESTE Prize 2015, we are happy to announce three special events that will take place at the Museum of Cycladic Art on Thursday, September 3, 2015 and Thursday, September 10, 2015.

Thursday September 3, 2015 at 18:00
Lecture “When the Avatars Take on the Streets” with Vasilia Kaga
Museum of Cycladic Art, Stathatos Mansion (Vas. Sofias Ave. & 1 Irodotou St.)
Free admission
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The lecture “When the Avatars Take on the Streets” will take place in the space where Angelo Plessas’ installation Eternal Internet Brotherhood/Sisterhood (1-3) is presented and features activist/curator Vasilia Kaga (aka Cyber Daddi). Through personal stories and experiences, Vasilia Kaga will touch upon issues of internet feminism, identity and cyber bullying.

Entry to this event is limited to 20 participants and will occur on a first come, first served basis.

 

Thursday September 3, 2015 at 19:00
“Remainders and Reminders”
Museum of Cycladic Art, Stathatos Mansion (Vas. Sofias Ave. & 1 Irodotou St.)
Free admission
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On the occasion of the sculptural installation Copies, Columns, Reconfiguration presented in the exhibition of the DESTE Prize 2015, artist Petros Moris will be reading a series of narrative texts. These texts form chapters of the artist’s electronic publication entitled Remainders and Reminders, which establishes the conceptual and poetic environment in which his work develops. The event is concluded with a temporary installation on the Museum’s entrance steps of five ashtrays which were created with the residue of marble used for the works in the show.

 

Thursday, September 10 at 17:00
Screening of Lung Neaw visits his neighbours (2011) by Rirkrit Tiravanija
Museum of Cycladic Art, Auditorium, 5t Floor (4 Neophytou Douka St.)
Duration: 2 hours 35 minutes
Free admission
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Within the framework of Yiannis Papadopoulos’ work Exhaustion for this year’s DESTE Prize, the artist proposes the screening of Rirkrit Tiravanija’s Lung Neaw visits his neighbours (2011). In the film, we follow Lung Νeaw, a retired rice farmer in the Northern Thai Province of Chiang Mai, visiting his neighbors in a world of simple realities. This specific work was selected by Papadopoulos for its rhythm and the resistance it projects onto the impatient spectator. Just as Michael Atkinson writes about the film in The Village Voice, “…it feels like a meditation you had by accident.”

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