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Prognostics lecture on Oct 4: Gigi Argyropoulou

Friendship is the common theme in the Prognostics lectures during autumn 2017. The lectures focus on art and artistic agency that is not defined through ownership.

The first lecturer in the Prognostics lecture series this autumn is Gigi Argyropoulou, a theorist, curator, artist and lecturer working in the fields of performance and cultural practice based in Athens and London.

Her lecture will discuss diverse artistic practices in the interstice of performance, politics and spatial practice that seek to intervene in the socio-political condition. Questioning the ongoing recuperation of “participation” and the potential of the “political turn” in the arts in conditions of precarity in this lecture she will rethink the role/place of art practice in the political and urban realm and vice versa.

Seeking to examine structures of care, implication and solidarity in relation to art/performance her talk will theorise on functional and potential methods that ephemerally institute alternatives to political and social imaginaries. Read more about the lecture here.  

Gigi Argyropoulou has initiated and organised festivals, interventions, conferences, performances, spaces, actions and cultural collaborations both inside and outside institutions. She is a founding member of Green Park, Mavili Collective, Institute for Live Arts Research, and F2 Performance Unit/Mkultra. As a member of Mavili and other collectives she co-initiated/co-organised theatre and cultural occupations, interventions, programmes and cultural critique actions during the crisis. During the last fifteen years her artistic work has been presented in theatres, festivals and found spaces in Greece, the UK and Europe. She holds a PhD from Roehampton University and publishes regularly in journals, books and magazines. 

The Prognostics lecture series on Wednesday at 6 pm in Exhibition Laboratory, Merimiehenkatu 36. Free entrance. 

Upcoming Prognostics lectures:

1.11. Docking Station: Marga Rotteweel and Anaïs Lopez

Dates to be confirmed:

(Un)Finished Collective: Maria Lalou and Skafte Aymo-Boot
Sria Chatterjee and Hanna Husberg

The Prognostics lecture series is supported by Saastamoinen Foundation.