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UCA staff featured in Gestures of Resistance exhibition in Athens

An international exhibition Gestures of Resistance will feature the work of staff from the  University for the Creative Arts (UCA) at the Romantso Cultural Centre in Athens, Greece opening on the 20th to the 30th April 2017 during Documenta.

The UCA and British Council supported exhibition aims to respond to our current general mood of political anxiety and alienation, by openĀ­ing up socio-political critique in order to resist the palpable feeling of disempowerment.

The artists of Gestures of Resistance reflect on the current state of our political condition, our current housing situation, the state of education and art, liberalism, diversity and pluralism, in this moment of historical crisis, whereby the state of today seems to have strong links to the state of the past.

The exhibition will extend outside the gallery space with a procession on 22nd April where artists work will be taken onto the streets as plinths, banĀ­ners and sculptures, taking the conversations out of the gallery as they proceed along the route from the Romansto Cultural Centre to the Polytechneion.

The exhibition was curated by Professor Jean Wainwright, Director of the School of Fine Art and Photography Research Centre at UCA.

Header image credit: Study for a Head ii, by Peter Kennard and Cat Phillipps

 

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