WHITE HOUSE BIENNIAL presents EXERCISES ON DEMOCRACY
“Protocol II” by Tamara Moyzes & Shlomi Yaffe
Date: 30.7 – 31.8.2015
EXERCISES ON DEMOCRACY:
Artists: Anton Čierny, Pavlína Fichta Čierna, Iva Durkáčová, Oto Hudec, Martin Kochan, Daniela Krajčová, Tamara Moyzes, Ilona Németh, Lucia Nimcová, Tomáš Rafa, Shlomi Yaffe, Anabela Žigová
“Blood is what we want” curated by Nicos Charalambidis
Artists: Olaf Nicolai, Bob Wilson, Mounir Fatmi, Angelos Papadimitriou, Txuspo Poyo, Efi Spyrou, Andreas Lyberatos, Artemis Potamianou, Danae Stratou, Yioula Chatzigeorgiou, Thanos Triantos, Eva Marathaki, Chara Piperidou, Eva Mitala, Maria Papacharalampous, Dionisis Christofilogiannis, Dimitrios Antonitsis, Tomoyuki Ueno, Kostas Roussakis, Katerina Christidi, Yiannos Economou, Orlando Britto Jinorio, Lia lapithi, Chara Protopapa, Michalis Efstathiou, Aspasia Mastrogianni, Voula Karampatzaki, Lilian Chatzigeorgiou, Marina Provatidou, Andreas Paschias
The White House Biennial (WHB) was launched in 2010 in Athens, among dozens of demonstrations and austerity protests as an artistic reaction to the continuing period of the deep financial and ethical crisis in which the country where Democracy was born is going through. Exercises on Democracy, the current edition of the WHB questions the revolutionary role of art and its power to affect sociopolitical changes, posing the crucial question of the definition and remodeling of Democracy.
Within this conceptual framework, White House Biennial presents Strategies and Tactics, an exhibition of Slovak video artists curated by Lýdia Pribišová. Alongside with this central show, an introductory presentation of the WHB will be also on display, providing information regarding the activities of the WHB. Through this informative section of the exhibition, Blood is what we want, an ongoing project specifically created for this exhibition, focuses on Albania’s traditions, and the recent history of the Hoxha regime, giving to visitors a more concrete paradigm of the WHB strategies and tactics, the collaborative and activist practices that frequently follows.