May 5, 2007 - Athens Biennale - Prayer for (Passive?) Resistance
May 5, 2007

Prayer for (Passive?) Resistance

Prayer for (Passive?) Resistance
a 1st Athens Biennial 2007 publication

with contributions by:
Catherine David, Evelyne Jouanno, Per Hasselberg, Viktor Misiano, Neil Mulholland, Panayis Panagiotopoulos,
Renata Salecl, Kostis Stafylakis, Yannis Stavrakakis, Maria Theodorou, and Jeremy Valentine

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Prayer for (Passive?) Resistance is an attempt to examine the concept of the 1st Athens Biennial 2007, Destroy Athens, in connection with the intentions and aspirations of the recently founded contemporary art biennial. The texts focus on issues such as the current conditions of contextualization for contemporary art, the terms that determine the articulation of political discourse within large-scale periodic exhibitions, as well as the characteristics of the city of Athens as a historically loaded vehicle for political and cultural stereotypes.

This new publication contains the lectures and discussions of the 1st Athens Biennial 2007 Conference, Prayer for (Passive?) Resistance, which took place in the Old Parliament of Athens, in February 2007. It includes contributions by Catherine David, Evelyne Jouanno, Per Hasselberg, Viktor Misiano, Neil Mulholland, Panayis Panagiotopoulos, Renata Salecl, Kostis Stafylakis, Yannis Stavrakakis, Maria Theodorou and Jeremy Valentine. It also includes an introduction by Destroy Athens co-curators Xenia Kalpaktsoglou, Poka-Yio and Augustine Zenakos, as well as transcripts of public discussions, moderated by Katerina Koskina and Yiorgos Tzirtzilakis.
Prayer for (Passive?) Resistance is the second companion publication to the 1st Athens Biennial 2007, Destroy Athens. The first, Suggestions for the Destruction of Athens, was published as an initial declaration of curatorial intentions and a brief guide to the exhibition concept, in October 2006. The third companion publication will be the exhibition catalogue and will coincide with the opening of the 1st Athens Biennial 2007, Destroy Athens, in September 2007.
Prayer for (Passive?) Resistance is published by the Athens Biennial and Futura Publications, and will be available from May 15th 2007.

To order, please contact Futura Publications: 15 Victoros Ougo Street, GR – 104 37, Athens, Greece | T: 30 210 5226173 | F: 30 210 5226361 | E: futura@ath.forthnet.gr.

1st Athens Biennial 2007
Destroy Athens
10th September 18th November 2007
Curated by: Xenia Kalpaktsoglou, Poka-Yio, Augustine Zenakos

Main Sponsor: Deutsche Bank
Under the Aegis of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and the Municipality of Athens

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