Presented at 11th World Biennale, Athens Greece and OneArm RedTheater, NewYork City
CRAETED AND DIRECTED BY: Tzeni Argyriou, Euripides Laskaridis
PERFORMED BY: Ash Bulayev, Ermira Goro, Pedro Osorio, Nikos Kalogerakis, Tzeni Argyriou, Euripides Laskaridis
Athens hosted the XI edition of the Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean. In the same period Greece held the Presidency of the European Union, amidst the Cultural Olympiad 2001-04, in honour of the incoming Athens Olympic Games of 2004.
Therefore, the XI Biennial constituted an exceptional forum for cultural exchange, in parallel to the Olympic Ideal promoted by the hosting city of Athens around the world.
According to this ideal, the chosen theme of the edition was Cosmos, enhancing Athens as a place where different civilizations come and meet, to produce an harmonic, integral and peaceful environment.
The disciplines of this edition were organized as follows: Exhibitions (Fine Arts, Installations, Photography, Video Art, Digital Formation, Comic Strip, Architecture, Industrial Design, Graphic Arts, Illustration), Theatre, Music, Dance, Literature, Film Projections, Fashion, Cyber Art, Gastronomy.
Theme: COSMOS – A sea of Art
For this Biennial the artists were invited to present their own perception of Cosmos.
The artists started to question themselves about the feasibility to depict and represent the complexity of the contemporary world, opposed to the feeling that one can only speak for himself, for his own subjective microcosm.
This dilemma made room for modern youth creativity, having produced innovative artworks and interpretations where cosmographies and the digi-cosmos harmonically met with cosmopolitanism and globalization through the imaginary world of young creators.