We cannot separate the ways we think and feel as well as the ways we experience the world around us from the places where we live and work. In a sense, we are indeed the people of our times. Drawing inspiration from Hippocrates’ “On Airs, Waters and Places,” this piece offers a temporal and spatial perspective of the conditions under which the Athenian art community constantly evolves, in the form of seven notes on lived experience as a cultural worker in Athens.
With the participation of Eirene Efstathiou.
Myrto Katsimicha, “Guilty Pleasures,” Enterprise Projects Journal n. 3, September 2019. Available online at: http://enterprise-projects.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/EP-J_03-GP_GR_EN1.pdf
Reshape Remote Athens Working Group: On Fairness, Collaboration and Work in Time of Crisis. A conversation with Myrto Katsimicha, Natassa Dourida, Kostas Tzimoulis, Vassilis Noulas, and Evita Tsokanta, May 2020. Podcast available online at: https://reshape.network/article/athens-working-group-on-fairness-collaboration-and-work-in-time-of-crisis
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about, by, through, towards, despite is a podcast series on different aspects of the independent Athens art scene in the aftermath of documenta 14. Produced for p o s t documenta: contemporary arts as territorial agencies, the series provides a multilayered imprint of the local scene by inviting artists, curators, and critics to contribute their thoughts, experiences, and critical positions.
Myrto Katsimicha is a curator based in Athens, Greece. Her research focuses on notions of collectivity and self-organization in the contemporary art field. She currently works at Onassis AiR, artistic research residency program in Athens.