p o s t documenta: contemporary arts as territorial agencies was conceived and designed as an educational and artistic research program of intercultural exchange among students and academic staff from the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig and the Athens School of Fine Arts. The program started in early 2020, during the months that the covid pandemic broke out, and has been operating under health and safety restrictions of social distancing up until now. Its core aim to foster collaborative artistic praxis in between two different cities was therefore met with unprecedented challenges from the very beginning.
In this framework, the two partite exhibition Are we not plunging continually? is essentially a celebration of our first coming together. Not an actual physical encounter, but an encounter through artworks, raw ideas and quests for new perspectives that is yet to be fulfilled. The project connects the independent art space nyg|west and the LindeNOW Festival of art spaces in West Leipzig with Circuits + Currents, the project space of the Athens School of Fine Arts. Participating artists from both schools present new projects that developed through workshops with artists Mylasher (Leipzig) and Hypercomf (Athens), including individual artworks with shared approaches. Appropriating a quote by philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche as expressing our common current condition, Are we not plunging continually? reflects an exploratory process that looks for tensions, affinities and connections between art practices that are separated by some 2,000 km, at a time where uncertainty has become the new normal.
Are we not plunging continually?
An exhibition in two parts by
p o s t documenta: contemporary arts as territorial agencies
Eva Andronikidou, Eva Angelaka, Ronny Aviram, Lennard Bernd Becker, Katerina Chatzikosti, Nasia Drimousi, FELL, Christos Fousekis, Evgenia Fragkolia, Leon Galli, Julia Gerke, Lara Hampe, Julie Hart, Yannick Harter, Lisa Kirchhoff, Franziska Koch, Koa Koppenhöfer, Philine Kuhn & Jonathan McNaughton, Fabian Lehmann, Tianxu Liu, Triantafyllia Ntouroupi, Snow Paik, Sophie Constanze Polheim, Kay Lotte Pommer, Lucie Reichmayr, Natalia Sopidi, Phil Stahlhut, Neam Tarek, Apostolos Tsorfolias, Despoina Vaxevanidi, Victoria Welsh, Fiete Worreschk, Maria Zervoudaki & Magdalena Zotou
Leipzig Opening hours during the LindeNOW #17 festival:
6 – 11 pm
6 – 10 pm
3 – 8 pm
4/10 – 30/10
Circuits + Currents
13 Notara Str.
Athens Opening hours: Thursday & Friday
6 – 9 pm
12 – 4 pm
and by appointment at:
The program p o s t documenta: contemporary arts as territorial agencies presents an exhibition in two parts in Leipzig and Athens. Titled Are we not plunging continually?, the project connects the independent art space nyg|west and the LindeNOW#17 Festival of independent art spaces in West Leipzig with Circuits & Currents, the project space of the Athens School of Fine Arts. Participating emerging artists from the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig and the ASFA in Athens present works that developed through workshops with artists Mylasher (Leipzig) and Hypercomf (Athens), together with other individual projects. They investigate the fragile structures of the post-pandemic context, both in the urban space and in the natural surroundings of Leipzig and Athens, in an attempt to explore the conditions of extended artistic practices in two different places and to develop affinities and connections.
p o s t documenta: contemporary arts as territorial agencies is an educational and artistic research program by the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig (HGB) and the Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA), and a DAAD project in the funding program „University Partnerships with Greece from 2020 – 2022“.
Carla Selva und Paul Zech