ANTI, Athens Biennale, Athens, GR, 2018

Group show: 26 October - 09 December 2018

Nike, 2018

Theo Triantafyllidis

Augmented Sculpture

Print on Plywood, 60” HD TV on Wooden stand

Room Scale Tracking, Gaming PC, Performance Documentation

Dimensions: 3,5 x 3,5 m

Duration: 06:11mins

Enter ANTI: ANTI is a preposition, a position, a person. ANTI is indulgent, ascetic, libertarian. ANTI invests in bitcoins and detests political correctness. ΑΝΤΙ is a contraestablishment politician, a humanist, a creature of our time.

The 6th Athens Biennale flirts with the term, the attitude, the (im)possibility of ANTI. It asks: How does opposition play out today? And what kinds of identities does it forge? At present, an oppositional stance, an attitude of ANTI—an “antitude”—seems to encompass wide arenas of social life including cultural expressions, identity politics, art labor, media and scripted protagonist impersonations on Netflix as well as “weird advertising”, videogames and music video productions. In other words, attitudes of resistance, non-conformity and marginality are rapidly becoming canonized and commodified. ANTI is adored and detested as pre-eminent role model. The imagery of the cunning villain, the proactive manipulator, the taboo perpetrator, is one of today’s most fascinating characters in institutional and counter-establishment politics, tactical resistance and pop culture.

Curated by: Stefanie Hessler, Poka-Yio, Κostis Stafylakis

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