Kleanthous 3 Athens Greece
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ATHENS - invited
Volume One - Props, Events and Encounters is an international group exhibition that explores ‘the triumphant return to theatricality’ within contemporary sculptural practices. Fourteen international artists present existing and newly commissioned works within a specially conceived installation. In his seminal 1967 essay ‘Art and Objecthood’, Michael Fried criticized the overt theatricality of minimalist sculpture, which replaced the ‘presentness’ of compositional sculpture with the staging of the viewer as performer. Props, Events and Encounters presents a selection of works, which reevaluates this argument within the context of current sculptural production. The exhibition was curated by Fiona Boundy.