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Southern Teachers

Workshop in the context of Learning From Documenta - Closing Event, curated by Apostolos Lampropoulos, Elpida Rikou, Eleana Yalouri.

October 4th – 8th, 2017
Athens School of Fine Arts | Prevelakis Hall
42 Patission street, Athens

On maps, the South is typically depicted as both “down” and “under”. Evil is under (at least when it is compared with what is above). God, light, heightened desires, and erect penises are all “up”. Beneath, is the underworld. In the context of this proposed workshop, the South is not strictly perceived as a geographical location, but is rather defined as the geography of the Other. More precisely, this workshop considers this Otherness as analogous to the position the South occupies on the map, where the Other finds her/himself perpetually underneath: the weak, the poor, the oppressed, the naive, the hobo, the underdeveloped, the woman, the homosexual, the trans, the black, etc. The Southern Teachers workshop invites artists, architects and theorists to make –through diverse individual and/or collective actions– an artistic mapping of the contemporary South, focusing on narratives inspired by the curatorial practices of d14, wherein the South is a prosperous field for alternative social, financial and political practices flourishing bottom-up, that can and should be taught (by/to whom?).

Panos Sklavenitis

Jarri Castro | art critic and theorist
Αlkisti Efthymiou | museum Studies, gender studies
Fabiana Faleiros | performer, art theorist
Alexis Fidetzis | visual artist
The Flower Girls (Eleftheria Kotzaki, Christina Spanou, Dimitra Stamatopoulou) | visual artists
Vana Kostayola | visual artist, media theorist, curator
Chrisoula Lionis | visual culture theorist; Universtity of New South Wales
Iris Lykourioti – Ίρις Λυκουριώτη | architect – αρχιτέκτων; University of Thessaly – Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλίας
Pinar Ogrenci | artist, writer; founder of MARSistanbul
Eliana Otta | visual artist, cultural studies
Lykourgos Porfyris | visual artist; Kunstakademiet, Kunsthogskolen
Marina Reyes Franco | art historian, curator
Gian Spina | researcher, writer, visual artist
Kostis Stafylakis | visual artist, art theorist, curator; University of Patras
Adonis Stoantzikis | visual artist; Frank Mohr Institute
Michailangelos Vlassis-Ziakas | visual artist

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