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FLYING OVER THE ABYSS

NEON presents the exhibition ‘Flying over the Abyss’ in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete and its Director, Maria Marangou who, along with Dimitris Paleocrassas, is co-curating the show. Following the presentation in Crete, the exhibition travels to Thessaloniki city, at the Contemporary Art Centre of Thessaloniki. Duration | 7 November 2015 – 29 February 2016

The selection of the participating artists, both international and Greek, is influenced by ‘Ascesis: The Saviors of Gods’ (Ασκητική), the spiritual exercises written by the renowned Cretan thinker, Nikos Kazantzakis. The exhibition will establish a creative dialogue among the artists’ works and the essay, tracing the enlightenment of a human life’s pathway, from the time of birth ‘till death. The original manuscript of Ascesis will be on display, a courtesy of The Nikos Kazantzakis Museum, and it is presented in Thessaloniki for the first time.

The exhibitions both in Crete and Thessaloniki, include works from the following artists: Marina Abramović | Alexis Akrithakis | Matthew Barney | Hans Bellmer | Louise Bourgeois | Heidi Bucher | Paul Chan | Savvas Christodoulides | Robert Gober | Asta Gröting | Jim Hodges | Mike Kelley | William Kentridge | Martin Kippenberger | Sophia Kosmaoglou | Gabriel Kuri | Sherrie Levine | Stathis Logothetis | Ana Mendieta | Maro Michalakakos | Doris Salcedo | Beverly Semmes | Kiki Smith | Costas Tsoclis | Adriana Varejão | Mark Wallinger | Lynda Benglis | John Bock | Helen Chadwick | Abraham Cruzvillegas | Jenny Holzer | Kostas Ioannidis

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