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OEDIPUS IN SEARCH OF COLONUS
23/04/2022 - 27/11/2022
Biennale Arte 2022 - Greek Pavilion | Venice, Italy
Curator | Heinz Peter Schwerfel
Associate Curator | Yannis Arvanitis
Commissioner | National Gallery – Alexandros Soutsos Museum (represented by the Director, Professor Marina Lambraki Plaka)
23 April – 25 September | 11am-7pm
27 September – 27 November | 10am-6pm
Closed on Mondays (except Monday 25/4, 30/5, 27/6, 25/7, 15/8, 5/9, 19/9, 31/10, 21/11)
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Loukia Alavanou will represent Greece at the International Art Exhibition of the Biennale di Venezia with a virtual reality 360° film and installation, titled Oedipus in Search of Colonus, inviting the public to travel through time and space.
The film links the cultural heritage of classical Greece – specifically the work of the playwright Sophocles – to the social realities of today by showing the desperate existence of Roma communities in the region of Nea Zoi, west of Athens. Working with a film team and using futuristic technologies, Alavanou casts Roma as actors in the third play of Sophocles’ Oedipus cycle.
This film and an accompanying sound work are presented in a dramatic yet intimate atmosphere within the Greek Pavilion, which becomes a self-reflective island in the middle of one of the world’s biggest international exhibitions. Art an impossible place. U-topia.
With the support of NEON Organization.
Biennale Arte 2022
Greek Pavilion Viale IV Novembre, 11
30132, Venezia VE, Italy
La Biennale di Venezia - Padiglione della Grecia, Viale IV Novembre, Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
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