artists & participants
OUTLOOK - International Art Exhibition 2003
Curator: Christos Joachimides
Venues: Technopolis, Benaki Museum, The Factory
OUTLOOK International Art Exhibition aims to break new ground within the established context of contemporary art, revealing the contradictions inherent in our consciousness and the latent concerns of our time. The exhibition also develops a sense of continuity by taking a new look at some key artistic figures from previous generations. OUTLOOK will be a major public forum for the exploration of artistic fervour and alternative cultural forms at the outset of the 21st Century.
OUTLOOK – Strong Images. In contrast to some other exhibitions of recent years OUTLOOK focuses on works of art with strong imagery that stand out even in an image-saturated society. Not restricted to any single «theme» or predominant «theory» the exhibition will instead expose several, sometimes conflicting, artistic currents.
OUTLOOK – Critical View Points. Urban phenomena, rapid developments in the entertaiment industry, the mass media and the dissolving boundaries between public and private space determine the frenetic changes in society. These will be reflected in the exhibition. OUTLOOK – Emerging Peripheries. Contemporary art is no longer the sole domaine of Western metropolitan centers. The information society has altered the hierarchies of artistic production. The peripheries are gaining ground. These changes will be evident in the exhibition.
OUTLOOK – The Athens Effect. The exhibition is inextricably linked to the city of Athens – a city which is not just a hyper-archaeological space or tourism’s stereotyped ideal but a vibrant and amorphous network of interrelated forces. The city’s idiosyncracies, its bizarreness, its deficiencies render it an ideal location for presenting the ambiguities inherent in the art of today.
Exhibition venues: The exhibition will take place in three buildings located on Piraeus Street (the street that connects Athens with its harbour, Piraeus), each of them with its own distinct character. They constitute what we call " The Piraeus Street Axis". 1. “Technopolis”. The former Athenian gasworks are a mid 19th century red brick industrial complex on Piraeus Street just opposite the Ancient Greek cemetery Kerameikos. In recent years the Municipality of Athens has restored the buildings transforming them into exhibition spaces.
2. The New building of Benaki Museum. The Benaki Museum’s recently acquired building lies further down Piraeus Street. Now undergoing radical restructuring, a modernist grid-like building which formerly housed a truck and car warehouse, will provide one of Athen’s most impressive and innovative exhibition spaces.
3. “The Factory”, Athens School of Fine Arts. “The Factory” forms part of the Athens School of Fine Arts complex. Reconstructed in the early 90’s it is the biggest exhibition space in Athens and has in recent years housed many significant international exhibitions.
Franz Ackermann, 1963, Berlin (Painting) Eija-Liisa Ahtila, 1959, Helsinki (Video) Mario Airò, 1961, Tuscany (Installation) Nikos Alexiou, 1960, Athens (Installation) Darren Almond, 1971, London (Sculpture) Francis Alÿs, 1959, Mexico City (Video) Gustavo Artigas, 1970, Mexico City (Video) Atelier van Lieshout (Joep van Lieshout, 1963), Rotterdam (Installation) Jean-Michel Basquiat, 1960-1988, USA (Painting) Bigert & Bergström, 1962 & 1965, Stockholm (Video-Installation) John Bock, 1965, Berlin (Installation) Cosima von Bonin, 1962, Cologne (Installation) Monica Bonvicini, 1965, Berlin (Installation) Nikos Charalambidis, 1964, Athens (Installation) David Claerbout, 1969, Berlin (Video) Thierry De Cordier, 1954, Oostende, Belgium (Works on Paper) Gregory Crewdson, 1962, New York (Photographs) Wim Delvoye, 1965, Gent (Sculpture) Thomas Demand, 1964, Berlin (Photographs) Philip-Lorca diCorcia, 1953, New York (Photographs) Jan Fabre, 1958, Antwerp (Sculpture) Helmut Federle, 1944, Dusseldorf/Vienna (Painting) Günther Förg, 1952, Areuse CH (Painting/Photographs) Michel François, 1956, Brussels (Installation) Yang Fudong, 1971, Shanghai (Video) Gajin Fujita, 1972, Los Angeles (Painting) Apostolos Georgiou, 1952, Skopelos, Greece (Painting) Dominique Gonzales-Foerster, 1965, Paris (Video) Rodney Graham, 1949, Vancouver (Video) Thomas Grünfeld, 1956, Cologne (Installation) Gary Hill, 1951, Seattle (Video) Damien Hirst, 1965, Devon,UK (Sculpture) Carsten Höller, 1961, Stockholm (Sculpture) Pierre Huyghe, 1962, Paris (Video) Christian Jankowski, 1968, Berlin (Video) Mike Kelley, 1954, Los Angeles (Installation) William Kentridge, 1955, Johannesburg (Works on Paper/Video) Martin Kippenberger, 1953-1997, Germany (Painting/Sculpture) Bernd Koberling, 1938, Berlin (Painting) Panos Kokkinias, 1965, Athens (Photographs) Dimitris Kozaris, 1960, Milan (Installation) Michael Krebber, 1954, Cologne (Painting) Jim Lambie, 1965, Glasgow (Installation) George Lappas, 1950, Athens (Installation) Sarah Lucas, 1962, London (Sculpture) DeAnna Maganias, 1967, Athens (Video-Installation) Teresa Margolles, 1963, Mexico City (Works on Paper) Nikos Markou, 1959, Athens (Photographs) Hiroyuki Masuyama, 1968, Dusseldorf (Photographs) Julie Mehretu, 1970, New York (Painting) Aernout Mik, 1962 / Marjoleine Boonstra, 1959, Amsterdam (Video) Zwelethu Mthethwa, 1960, Cape Town (Photographs) Christopher Muller, 1966, Dusseldorf (Photographs) Olaf Nicolai, 1962, Berlin (Installation) Albert Oehlen, 1954, Dusseldorf (Painting) Maria Papadimitriou, 1957, Athens (Installation) Jennifer Pastor, 1966, Los Angeles (Video) Hirsch Perlman, 1960, Los Angeles (Photographs) Manfred Pernice, 1963, Berlin (Installation) Bruno Perramant, 1962, Paris (Painting) Raymond Pettibon, 1957, Los Angeles (Works on Paper) Alexandra Ranner, 1967, Munich (Installation) Neo Rauch, 1960, Leipzig (Painting) Tobias Rehberger, 1966, Frankfurt (Installation) James Rielly, 1956, London (Painting) Jason Rhoades, 1965, Los Angeles (Sculpture) Shirana Shahbazi, 1974, Zurich (Photographs) Simon Starling, 1967, Glasgow/Berlin (Installation) Beat Streuli, 1957, Dusseldorf (Photographs) Wolfgang Tillmans, 1968, London (Photographs) Barthélémy Toguo, 1967, Paris (Installation) Thanassis Totsikas, 1951, Larissa (Photographs) Luc Tuymans, 1958, Antwerp (Painting) Keith Tyson, 1969, London (Painting) Eulàlia Valldosera, 1963, Barcelona (Installation) Jeff Wall, 1956, Vancouver (Photographs) Gillian Wearing, 1963, London (Video) Franz West, 1947, Vienna (Sculpture) Erwin Wurm, 1954, Vienna (Installation)
Early references Joseph Beuys, 1921-1986, Germany (Sculpture) James Lee Byars, 1932-1997, USA (Sculpture) Jannis Kounellis, 1936, Rome (Installation) Bruce Nauman, 1941, New Mexico, USA (Video-Installation/Sculpture) Sigmar Polke, 1941, Cologne (Painting) Ed Ruscha, 1938, Los Angeles (Photographs)