August 10, 2007 - Museum of Cycladic Art - Presents Her(his)tory
August 10, 2007

Presents Her(his)tory

Aernout Mik, Park, Video installation, 20′
Courtesy Jean Conrad and Isabelle Lemaitre
Photo credit: Fanis Vlastaras & Rebecca Constantopoulou

“Her(his)tory”
4th June – 29th September 2007

MUSEUM OF CYCLADIC ART
4 Neofytou Douka Street
106 74 Athens

The Museum of Cycladic art is delighted to announce Her(his)tory, the first ever contemporary video exhibition in its premises, examining the notion of the subjective development of the ‘historical condition’

www.cycladic.gr

Participating Artists
Viktor Alimpiev, Paolo Canevari, Haris Epaninonda, Douglas Gordon, Rodney Graham, Gary Hill, Isaac Julien, Peter Land, Annika Larsson, DeAnna Maganias, Miltos Manetas, Aernout Mik, Tony Oursler, Oliver Pietsch, Angelo Plessas, Seth Price, Anri Sala, Yorgos Sapountzis, Zineb Sedira, The Atlas group (Walid Raad), Lina Theodorou, Adel Abdessemed, Doug Aitken, Darren Almond, Cory Arcangel, Paul Chan, Marina Gioti, Bruce Nauman, Stefanos Tsivopoulos.

Commissioned from the Museum of Cycladic Art to the independent curator and art critic Marina Fokidis, the exhibition Her(his)tory extends in a stunning installation both in Stathatos Megaron, a neoclassical mansion, designed by the 19th century architect Ernst Ziller, as well the newer wing of the museum. Under the aim to intrigue the interest around human culture and promote the diversity found in the synthesis of various personal stories, and the comprehension of the ‘historical truth’ through everyday life experiences, Her(his)tory is comprised of artworks which comment – with a poetic and in cases humoristic view – on questions such as the profile of contemporary woman and man, as well as the vast geopolitical contemporary arena today

Through the coexistence of contemporary art video-works along with ancient objects from the permanent collections housed in the Museum of Cycladic Art, new questions are anticipated to arise in what concerns the provenance of human culture and its contemporary evolution. In particular, with relation to human representations (figurines) of the Early Cycladic culture, these elegant witnesses of the 3rd millennium BC which, though silent, reflect the anthropocentric spirit of an important prehistoric insular culture that flourished in the Aegean. Scattered around the two buildings (the old and the new) and the passages which link them, these ‘projections’ tell fragments of a related — and not similar– History

The exhibition is sponsored by the National Bank of Greece and Bombay Sapphire. It is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue designed by Christos Lialios,

Press Enquiries
Eleni Papadimitriou
Tel.: +30 210 7228321-3
Fax: +30 210 7239382
epapadimitriou@cycladic
or download directly the press kit on www.cycladic.gr/en_version/temporary_1.htm

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