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19 02 2015 to 29/3/2015

Welcome to Ecumenopolis

METASITU dictionary for ecumenopolis

The world as one continuous urban entity / through an international interdisciplinary project

update 01.03.2015 - continuation of exhibition @ metamatic:taf until 29.03.2015

metamatic:taf has the pleasure to host the project Welcome to Ecumenopolis, curated by METASITU, which opens on Thursday 19 February 2015 at 20.30 and will run until 14 March 2015.

We all live in the same city. Not cities that resemble one another, but the same. The divorce between concrete and urbanization means that our existence now takes place in a series of complex networks that transcend urban/rural dichotomies; local, regional and national borders. No place on the planet has escaped the consequences and effects of modernity and urbanization. 

Welcome to Ecumenopolis constitutes a platform for the presentation of the ‘global authenticity’: new fibers in this all-enveloping urban tissue, analysis of the global urban carpet that transcends legislative borders, paved avenues and network signals.

The exhibition will bring together contemporary art practitioners, architects, urbanists and thinkers from Greece, Latvia, the UK, Germany and Spain to reflect, investigate or contradict the idea of the world as one continuous urban entity. 

Workshops on the other hand will explore the nature of ECUMENOPOLIS with purpose to engage public audience in the simulated processes that reflect on the transforming urban world and global networks they are integral part of. Workshop results such as objects, videos, texts and sounds will be exhibited along the permanent exponents.

Participating artists: Giorgio Boulasidis, Olalla Gomez, Edurne Herrán, Reinis Hofmanis, Zissis Kotionis, METASITU, Edijs Vucens, Oliwia Weronika Twardowska, Laura Yuile, Theodoros Zafeiropoulos

Curated by: METASITU (Eduardo Cassina, Liva Dudareva)

Workshop dates:

21 February / All The Landscapes You Are (Victoria Douka - Doukopoulou)

28 February / Profilopolis (Antigoni Katsadima)

7 March / Resounding Cities (Sofia Grigoriadou, George Samantas, Maria Methimaki, Zoe Arvaniti, Dana Papachristou, Marisa Parasiri) 

Opening: Thursday 19.02.2015, 20:30

Admission free

Duration: 19.02 - 14.03.2015

Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12:00-21:00, Sun 12:00-19:00

update 01.03.2015 - continuation of exhibition @ metamatic:taf until 29.03.2015

With the support of:

Address: 5 Normanou str. 105 55 Athens, Monastiraki

tags: installation / international project / multiple artworks / video / workshop