Transart advisor Angeliki Avgitidou will be taking part in the “Criss-Cross: artist on artist convergencies” workshop and final performance...
Transart advisor Angeliki Avgitidou will be taking part in the “Criss-Cross: artist on artist convergencies” workshop and final performance in Hydra (GR), 25-28 May along with students, artists and theorists from Greece and Finland.
The Criss-Cross Αrtist on artist convergencies attempts to examine the influential marks of encounters between artists. Departing from relationships which determined the life and the creative development of the involved subjects, as well as the way that history of art is constructed, the project attempts to reflect experimentally on those meetings and re-examine their dimensions and importance. Longstanding collaborations, friendships and love affairs, momentary encounters or short conversations, spiritual proximities and rivalries, seem to have composed an alternative archive of ‘relational’ history of art.
Antonello da Messina meets Jan Van Eyck, Pier Paolo Pasolini interviews Ezra Pound, Robert Rauschenberg erases a Willem de Kooning’s drawing, Joseph Beuys states the silence of Μarcel Duschamp to be overrated. These registered or rumored encounters between historical figures are undoubtedly appealing; however, they are also political: they hold roles and authority, social class, race, gender and sexuality. The subjects performing those are poor or rich, black or white, homosexual or heterosexual, slim or fat, liberal or conservative, famous or unknown.