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Occupy project #1

© Occupy project #1

From February 13 to March 13, French-Greek curator Eirini Linardaki will invite 28 artists to take over spaces of the Consulate General of Greece in New York opening a dialogue between the artists and the staff of the consulate. The resulting works will occupy the spaces the staff work in on a daily basis. Among them, 13 French artists based in NYC will participate in this unique initiative.  

This form of occupation aims to question the nature of the presence and role of art in a workplace focused on public service and administered by personnel who represent Greek culture.

The opening night, Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 5 to 8 pm will include a special program of micro-events in the Consulate Offices:

  • Poetry readings curated by and with Effie Pasagiannis, William Considine, and George Wallace.
  • Performance, Stargazer by hd.kepler.
  • and music program, From Smyrna to New York, by Rafaela Lopez.

Participants:

Fanny Allié, Blanka Amezkua, Bill Bagburn, Jean-Baptiste Bernadet, John Bowman, Daniela Costova, Tim D’Agostino, Leïla Dubus, Cedrick Eymenier, Florent Frizet, Julien Gardair, Shani Ha, Zafeiris Haitidis, Melanie Levick-Parkin, Erini Linardaki, Natalia Lopez, Renee Magnanti, Brendan O’Neill, Vincent Parisot, François-Thibaut Pencenat, Abraham Poincheval, Clément Rodzielski, Jason Rosenberg, Ann Shostrom, Xin Song, Tamas Veczi, Melanie Vote, and Dorota Walentynowicz.

With the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

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