Flying over the Abyss
Exhibition duration | 02 May – 27 September 2015
THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART OF CRETE
Tuesday - Friday 09:00-14:00 & 19:00-21:00
Saturday - Sunday 10:00-15:00
THE IBRAHIM KHAN MOSQUE, FORTEZZA
Daily 09:00 – 19:00
NEON presents the exhibition ‘Flying over the Abyss’ in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete and its Director, Maria Marangou who, along with Dimitris Paleocrassas, is co-curating the show. The selection of the participating artists, both international and Greek, is influenced by ‘Ascesis: The Saviors of Gods’ (Ασκητική), the spiritual exercises written by the renowned Cretan thinker, Nikos Kazantzakis. The exhibition will establish a creative dialogue among the artists’ works and the essay, tracing the enlightenment of a human life’s pathway, from the time of birth ‘till death. The original manuscript of Ascesis will be on display, a courtesy of The Nikos Kazantzakis Museum.
The exhibition includes works from the following artists: Marina Abramović | Alexis Akrithakis | Matthew Barney | Hans Bellmer | Louise Bourgeois | Heidi Bucher | Paul Chan | Savvas Christodoulides | Robert Gober | Asta Gröting | Jim Hodges | Mike Kelley | William Kentridge | Martin Kippenberger | Sophia Kosmaoglou | Gabriel Kuri | Sherrie Levine | Stathis Logothetis | Ana Mendieta | Maro Michalakakos | Doris Salcedo | Beverly Semmes | Kiki Smith | Costas Tsoclis | Adriana Varejão | Mark Wallinger
Flying over the Abyss
ΝΕΟΝ and Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete
2 May – 27 September 2015
Photo Credit @NikosMarkou
Beforelight | Urban LightscapesUrban Lightscapes, an initiative of the artist lighting group beforelight, is a European project whose aim is to explore and experiment on urban lighting and its impact on city identity. It is an action that embraces visual and urban lighting with architecture and active citizenship and connects to local communities, academics, artists and light professionals, through three successive actions in three European countries. Two public light installations, lasting from July to September 2014, in two neighborhoods of Maastricht in the Netherlands, form the core of Urban Lightscapes. The interventions Mosaic and Color ex Machina, are the culmination of a research process that started in Athens in November 2014, with a European symposium in Onassis Cultural Centre and continued in Barcelona with a three-day experimentation workshop in the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia.
Urban Lightscapes is initiated and organized by Beforelight, in collaboration with the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and Stichting SoAP, and has been awarded a European Collaboration Grand by the European Cultural Foundation.
The publication for Urban Lightscapes is funded by NEON.
BEFORELIGHT is a Greek-based creative group formed to experiment with light. They have presented their work at the Biennale of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki, the Folklore Museum of Thessaloniki, the Rotterdam Museum Night, the Benaki Museum, the Theocharakis Foundation, the Eugenides Foundation, the foyer of the Acropolis Museum and has created lighting interventions in public spaces in Athens, Thessaloniki, Volos, Chania, Rotterdam and Maastricht.
BEFORELIGHT members are: Eliza Alexandropoulou, Dimitra Aloutzanidou, Cristina Ampatzidou, Konstantina Evangelou, Kelly Efraimidou, Dimitris Theocharoudis, Maria Lazaridou, Vasilis Ntovros, Eirini Steirou.
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