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Α discussion by Jenny Marketou: The artist as cultural producer

Jenny Marketou will show examples of her recent work and will discuss the potential of art for social and economic change, institutional critique  and collectivity, and the politics of representation.

Recent oppositional movements such as Occupy and Black Lives Matter have demonstrated how acts of cultural-political resistance and commemoration are closely linked to questions of space and public access. The abovescreeningsanddiscussionwill explore how an image, an art object, and/or performance can not only refer to some past occurrence, but can also perform and project its agency into a world beyond its initial presentation. How does one’s position vis-à-vis such struggles enable or obstruct our ability to seeread, or  understandart?

Thursday June 1st 2017, 14:00, Room C

Lecture within the framework of the course The Great Number and Nostalgia
Tutor: Iris Lykourioti



Jenny Marketou (Athens/New York) is a visual artist, professor of art and cultural producer. She lives and works between Athens and New York. She has taught at Cooper Union School of Art in New York and at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). This semester she teaches at the Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA) as a guest professor. Her work covers a wide range of artistic expression and media including video, installation, public acts, publications, live broadcasts. It has been exhibited internationally in private and group venues such as the Tinguely Museum in Basel Switzerland, the 1stBiennale of Art in Cartagena des Indias in Colombia, the 4thand 5thAthens Biennale, the ZKM of Karlsruhe in Germany, the 3rdSeville Biennale, the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Reina Sofia Contemporary Art Museum in Madrid, the Queens Museum, the Apex Art in New York, the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, the Artium Museum in Spain, the Bouziol foundation in Venice, the MORE Art & High Line projects in New York, the Goethe Institute in Athens, Ankara and Berlin, the Onassis Cultural Centre, the Kumu Museum in Tallinn Esthonia when Tallinn was the cultural capital of Europe. She represented Greece at the Sao Paolo Biennale in Brazil and at the MANIFESTA in the Withe de With in Rotterdam.