The last reader
Curated by Anna Kafetsi
The visual arts center annexM is organising a trilogy of exhibitions focusing on Books/Readers/Writers to take place during Athens 2018 World Book Capital.
Revolving around this threefold theme, these three exhibitions seek to explore the complex networks of relations and interconnections emerging at the intersection of textuality and orality, book/text and body, private and public space.
The trilogy begins on the topic of reading and the dialogic relationship between the reader and the book/text.
Bodies and voices, the sounds of language, and multiple reading possibilities, ‘the texture of the reading’ (recitation, public reading, text read like a piece of music, song/written score) according to poet Aleksei Kruchenykh, interpretation and its uncertainties, impossibility of understanding, translation, reading as community, as exit from the self/the study and entrance into life, into the public realm, reality as a book/text – these are all topoi of a new reading condition with no limits, revealed through the diversity of readings of the visual art works and the exhibition text.
Fifteen video and audio installations are on view in large screens and displays in the Garden and the Project Space.