Photo tour through selected venues:
documenta 14 in Athens, Greece
8 April - 16 July 2017
Artistic Director: Adam Szymczyk
Approx. 200 participants
The Athens Conservatoire (Odeion) is the second largest venue of d14 in Athens. Besides of the exhibited works by 47 participants, a music program is presented - see the Calendar.
Athens Conservatoire, as a musical institution, was founded in 1871 by the Athens Music and Drama Society. The current building is part of an unrealized urban plan by architect Ioannis Despotopoulos in 1959 which was one of the most compelling propositions of modern Greek architecture. Despotopoulos envisioned a national theater, congress center, museum, library, and an open-air theater in close proximity to each other in the city center. Nevertheless, as the larger plan was never implemented, the architectural identity of the Athens Conservatoire building—situated amid its unrealized relations—can be difficult to comprehend.
For more information about the specific curatorial approach related to this venue and the aspects of sound and music, see the website of documenta 14.