Friday, June 17, 2016

Actopolis Belgrade / Mikro-rezidencija Glikerije Statopulu

Actopolis Belgrade / Mikro-rezidencija Glikerije Statopulu
Actopolis Belgrade / Mikro-rezidencija Glikerije Statopulu

ACTOPOLIS Micro-residency – Glykeria Stathopoulou
16.06.2016. 20:00

Goethe-Institut, Knez MIhailova 50

For the Belgrade ACTOPOLIS micro-residencies Glykeria Stathopoulou, one half of the Actopolis Athens curatorial team, will present the curatorial concept and actualization of the Actopolis project Athens. This presentation will be open for communication with Belgrade audience.

For Actopolis, The Temporary Academy of Arts (PAT) will organise a series of Performative Lectures that will attempt to produce a control material around the discourse on the regulation, gentrification and branding of cities, located at the centre or on the peripheries of European restructuring. The lectures will take place in institutional and extra-institutional spaces, with a mixed public including distinguished and younger guests and will culminate in a pluralistic show on a basketball court. How can a country, a city, an academy exercise soft power in order to hegemonise the discourse around itself and everything surrounding it? Lectures, talks, discussions, projects, apparatuses and various other material will attempt to gather and organise the discourse that is produced around the exotic Athens of the crisis and creativity, an Athens that is currently receiving thousands of immigrants and that is set to host the next Documenta. 

The Temporary Academy of Arts (PAT) for professional and amateur education is a mobile academy of arts and at the same time an art project in experimental education which offers higher art studies in areas where there is an interest in alternative, experimental and self-organised education in applied and fine arts. 

More information on ACTOPOLIS Athens:

Glykeria Stathopoulou is a curator and PhD researcher based in Athens. She studied Fine Art and History and Theory of Art in the UK and the US.
Her current research is focused on ethnographic methodologies and re-enactment practices in contemporary art. She was a member of the curatorial team of the Fourth Athens Biennale AGORA in 2013 and has edited and authored texts in exhibition catalogues and journals. 

For more information about the project, the following links are available.
+ programme description: 
ACTOPOLIS webpage:
ACTOPOLIS Facebook page:

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