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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