May 24, 2017
Today EX-MÊKH’s fans from Holland arrived at the fair. We took the opportunity in the morning to visit another Documenta site and after the fair Artemis had arranged for everybody in the fair to have drinks and a meal together in Petralona, a busy neighbourhood with lots of bars and restaurants.
So in the morning we went to the Benaki annexe in Pireos street, another beautiful new building that normally houses modern Greek art. Now, Documenta occupies the ground floor with, to my opinion, the best part of Documenta in Athens.
The Benaki Museum Pireos Street Annexe
Hiwa K: One Room Appartment – 2017
Roee Rosen: Live and Die as Eva Braun – 1995-1997
A series of beautiful graphic art, drowned in German culture
The banners in the room show a monologue of Eva Braun and her love for Adolf Hitler
and how they commit suicide together
A great work of art, from collections in Israél
Nilima Sheikh has a number of painted canvases hanging from the ceiling under the title: “Each night put Kashmir in your dreams” – 2003-2014
On the back classical Hindu texts are printed
In the space it looks impressive
Aarin Rungjan: And then there were none, (Tomorrow we will become Thailand) – 2016 In this video a classical singer elegantly sings of horrible things, accompanied by a beautiful istrument of bamboe sticks
In the video and the accompanying paintings the artist juxtaposes two events: the Thammasat university Uprising in 1973 and the Polytechnic university uprising in Athens in 1973 Oral history in the video’s witness the happenings of the time.
Return to Khodurciur, Armenian Diary – 1974 Again Oral history about the happenings in Armenia: the father reads his diary from that time.
Congolese history by Tshimumba Kanda Matulu
It is a room filled with Congolese history, from the beginning until now
El Hadji Sy: la nouvelle Muséologie
André Pierre: Grand Bois
Myriam Cahn: ertasted (e.-arb)(touched – may 16, 1992)
R.H. Quaitman: Parthian Shot
R.H. Quaitman: Parthian Shot
Back on the fair we had a quick look at our work
and Geeta Rooparine came by with presents. She liked my textile texts, I got some beautiful silk threads from her and she showed me what she made of them!
KRAATZ changed their booth again, and this time their collaborators Stéphan Guéneau and Louise Crawford had arrived and immediately they added new work: a textwork
and these pictures (with the & from Isolde Nagel)
The pictures close up
And today again we couldn’t complain about the visitors
I took another round in the cellars, here with the VSVSVS
and the 24 hours project, completely different again!
At night we had a great dinner, because the next day would be the last day of the fair
Constantinos is very sure about something!
The Extra Muros crew rocks!
Shooting back at Artemis
Der Deutsch-Holländischer Tisch
And once more shooting back at Guillaume