props, events and encounters exhibition
British Council | The HUB |


Performance and theatricality in contemporary sculpture

This autumn we are supporting another interesting artistic proposal: the Volume One: Props, Events and Encounters exhibition in Athens by the IF-[ untitled ] architects group and curator Fiona Boundy.

Props, Events and Encounters is an international group exhibition that explores ‘the triumphant return to theatricality’ within contemporary sculptural practices. Twelve international artists will present more than twenty existing and newly commissioned works. The exhibition will launch a new space in Athens called The Hub Events, the renovated Palco factory-turned-cultural space in the city centre, designed by IF-[ untitled ] architects.

The artworks will appear as if on a stage set; viewers will be invited to navigate the vast and impressive industrial complex and to physically engage with the ambitious installation of sculptures.

Presenting works in a range of materials, such as wood, fabric, marble, cement, steel, cardboard and papier-mâché, from the early 1970s up to the present day, the exhibition explores the numerous ways in which the artists have deployed and engaged with ‘theatricality’ in contemporary sculpture; by examining the relationship between the body, time and space; by investigating the notions of memory and history; by referring to the language or the lack of it; by establishing the interaction of the body and the artwork; or by posing questions, both in the viewers’ conscious and sub-conscious.

Artists’ Talk
Alongside the exhibition, we invite you to the artists’ talk we are hosting at The Hub Events the day before the opening night. The event, which is open to the public, will highlight the key concepts and introduce some of the iconic works and new pieces being presented at the exhibition.

Further information on the exhibition, the participating artists and the parallel events will be announced in shortly.

Participating Artists

  Athanasios Argianas  
  Hannah Barton & Xavier Poultney  
  Matthew Coombes  
  Michael Dean  
  Marcus Foster  
  Spiros Hadjidjanos  
  Andy Holden  
  Nick Hornby  
  Mimi Norrgren  
  Conrad Shawcross  
  Franz Erhard Walther  
  Franz West  
  When:     Thursday 30 September 2010, 7 p.m.  
  Where:     The Hub Events, 5 Alkminis & 3 Sfittion Street, Athens  
  When:     1 October–1 November 2010
Monday to Friday: 11 a.m.–8 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
  Where:     The Hub Events, 5 Alkminis & 3 Sfittion Street., Athens  

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