Learning From Athens review of Documenta 14 in MAP Magazine

Learning From Athens
Grace Higgins Brown reviews documenta 14, Athens, 8 April - 16 July
MAP Magazine #39, 2017

Extract:

“My position on ‘biennale culture’, is somewhat sceptical; Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev just about sums it up for me in her introductory essay for her 2008 Sydney Biennale, declaring the rise of biennale culture as having “decentralised art” whilst simultaneously “disempowering” its “alternative forms of artistic self-organisation”. This is how Learning From Athens felt: Director Adam Szymczyk’s assertion that he was uninterested in the local arts scene is troubling, but his decision to move the focus away from Kassel feels productive in terms of expanding the perspective of this grandiose pentennial (penitential) happening…”



Read the full review: https://mapmagazine.co.uk/learning-athens