17 May – 26 July 2015
The Whitechapel Gallery and NEON collaborate for a second time with the exhibition TERRAPOLIS, at the French School in Athens.
Drawing on its setting, this show brings together film, installations and sculpture that echo the figures of satyrs, sphinxes and centaurs from Greek mythology. The exhibition includes a 6 foot bird-like sculpture by Lynn Chadwick, Yayoi Kusama’s vast fairytale pumpkin reminiscent of Cinderella’s carriage, as well as Allora and Calzadilla’s hippo sculpted from mud and mounted by a performer.
In an age of mass species extinction, the artists in this exhibition reflect on the relationship between humans and animals. Suggesting new ways of seeing other species, the exhibition asks, should we regard animals as citizens? How do we relate to mythology in the 21st century? And how can art help us change our relationship with animals?
Co-curated by Iwona Blazwick with the NEON Organization, this is the second in a three part series of outdoor art projects that bring significant artists from Greece and around the world into the public realm.
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