Maria Papadimitriou, Why look at animals? AGRIMIKÁ, Greek Pavilion, 56th Venice Biennale
nctm e l’arte contributes to the creation of the latest work by Maria Papadimitriou for the Greek Pavilion at 56th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale.
The installation Why Look at Animals? AGRIMIKÁ is a shop, a vestige of the past that sells animal hides and leather, transferred from the central Greek city of Volos, where it operates.
This presentation of the relationship of humans to animals sparks series of concerns ranging from politics and history to economics and traditions, ethics and aesthetics, fear of the foreign and the incomprehensible, and our profound anthropocentrism that allows us to define ourselves as non-wild, different from all other animals.
Why Look at Animals? AGRIMIKÁ by Maria Papadimitriou
9 May – 22 November 2015
Curated by Gabi Scardi with Alexios Papazacharias
- 9 May 2015