“Marginalia” : art in the Garden of the of the Athens Concert Hall

Marginalia2021- Nina Pappa "Simeioseis"

Nina Papa, “Σημειώσεις / Simioseis”

For the fourth year annexM under the direction of Anna Kafetsi organizes the two-month summer exhibition Marginalia. The dynamic, alternative center for artistic and curatorial practices at the heart of Megaron, the Athens Concert Hall, launches Marginalia on July 22 with the participation of artists Nina Pappa, Virginia Mastrogiannaki, Elias Mamalioga and Spyrou Vrachoritis.

“Marginalia” a thoughtful, underground dialogue with anniversary year 2021 and 200 years of Greek national life

The title of the exhibition (from the Latin margo, marginis: margin) refers literally to the notes and all kinds of signs and images written or drawn by readers in the margins of books and texts, a practice that dates back centuries to the notes and commentaries of copiers of biblical and classical manuscripts for functional and interpretive use. It also refers to a special editorial category, where authors or editors gather short texts, scattered thoughts and excerpts.

On the horizon of the rich intertextuality of the title, the works of the exhibition, in which margin notes, as a raw material or narrative practice, are answered in different ways and meanings, are presented in an open, fragmentary form, maintaining independence and at the same time being interdependent.

The visitor will be able to create random, without beginning and end paths in the exhibition, between the 8 different points of the Garden, where the five video installations are displayed on big screens and monitors.


MArginalia 2021 poster

Summarizing the Anna Kafetsi conception of the exhibition, the curator Anna Kafetsi writes: “In the margins of the great anniversary narratives, the Marginalia exhibition proposes scattered, fragmentary comments outside the Text. Count. The white gaps of a heroic iconography reflect reflections and shadows, experiences of endurance, creative passion, repetition and resistance. The heritage. Starting with eccentric, oblique, out-of-text / rule personal testimonies and lonely, individual actions, it highlights aspects of a subversive performance in the moral-political and social field. The unit. “The ‘sad science’ of the Art of Living encourages us to a cheerfully arbitrary allegorical interpretation behind the mirror.“

“Marginalia” at the Athens Concert Hall Gardens

Vas. Sofias & Kokkali,
Τ.Κ. 115 21, Greece
Telephone: +30 210 7282000
July 23 – September 19, 2021 Website: www.megaron.gr/en/

July 23 – September 19, 2021

OPENING HOURS Everyday 21:00-24:00

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