The Agricultural University of Athens will open its doors to the public for a contemporary art exhibition inviting the public to discover the unknown eco-system of the University grounds.
Have you ever explored the vast gardens of the Agricultural University? Do the visual arts have a role to play in university life? Can you imagine Athens as a ‘green’ city? locus athens aims to re-introduce Athenians to the Agricultural University, one of the country’s oldest academic institutions, as a relevant and necessary oasis within the urban landscape.
The soil, food, seeds and eco-systems of the gardens will constitute some of the vital bi-products of research into the raw materials available in the University grounds. Academic knowledge, technological methodologies and agricultural practices will be understood through the prism of contemporary art.
A walk through the grounds will be both a visual and discursive feast as in parallel with the exhibition, a programme of events and activities activating different layers and sites of academic life will sow and reap knowledge throughout the three-month duration of the exhibition.
For further information, please contact Maria Papaioannou:
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