@Athens Bienalle & other locations [Jan 2017 — Apr 2017]

Initiated and directed by Athanasios Anagnostopoulos and Fil Ieropoulos and later joined by a larger group of artists, Documena (incorporating Documena TV-on-Demand) was a project that sought to respond to how contemporary art production engages with the intense European crisis, coinciding with documenta 14 and intending to examine the latter’s decision to voluntarily relocate itself from Kassel to Athens (“Learning from Athens”) along with the ideological presumptions that seem to guide such a choice.

​The Documena interventions and TV-style chat-show were a continuous disruption to the mundane local art scene during the art fair’s stay in Athens and the most rigorous and severe critique to the neo-orientalist and naively patriotic discourses of documenta14’s theoretical premise.

The Documena team co-designed and participated to the opening of the 6th Athens Biennale “Waiting for the Barbarians” and its online trailers, as well as completely took over the Biennale’s exhibition space (Bageion Theatre) for the closing event “Resurrection with Documena” on the 15th of April 2017.