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In praise of shadows
23/05/2009 - 26/07/2009
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Ύμνος στη σκιά
(In praise of shadows)

The exhibition is an exhibition on shadows, shadow theatre and silhouettes, based on old and contemporary folk tales and on simple narratives expressed with economy of means.  Heart of the exhibition is the shadow theatre from Turkey and Greece, and its character Karagöz (in Turkey) or Karaghiozis (in Greece).
This exhibition will explore the formal analogies and the conceptual references that a new narrative spirit in contemporary art has with shadow plays and, conversely, the influence this traditional art form has had on the world of contemporary art in recent years.
This exhibition will bring together key works by 8 contemporary artists from seven different countries, and two master filmmakers from the first half of the XX Century.

“In praise of shadows” will showcase works and films by the following artists:

Haluk Akakçe (Turkey)
Natalie Djurberg (Sweden)
William Kentridge (South Africa)
Katariina Lillqvist (Finland)
Jockum Nordström (Sweden)
Lotte Reiniger (Germany)
Christiana Soulou (Greece)
Ladislaw Starewicz (Poland)
Andrew Vickery (Great Britain)
Kara Walker (U.S.A.)

The exhibition is curated by Paolo Colombo.

The exhibition is running concurrent to ART-ATHINA 2009 

FLOS FRAME Finnish Fund for Art Exchange
Goethe Institut Athen FOTOLIO + TYPICON S.A.
G. Karavias & Associates MOVE ART S.A.
ELECTRA Hotels & Resorts Deipnosofistirion catering
LIFO ERT S.A.
ελculture.gr ELEFTHEROTYPIA Newspaper

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Ύμνος στη Σκιά
Benaki Museum, Charta Books Ltd., Instanbul Modern, Irish Museum of Modern Art
Published: 2009
ISBN: 978-960-476-031-2
(Greek)

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In Praise of Shadows
Benaki Museum, Charta Books Ltd., Instanbul Modern, Irish Museum of Modern Art
Published: 2008
ISBN: 078-88-8858-714-8
(English)

Duration
23/05/2009 - 26/07/2009

Place
Athens
Benaki Museum

Organization
Benaki Museum, Irish Museum of Modern Art and Ιstanbul Modern, with the support of the european programme CULTURE 2007-2013.
In collabotation with the Hellenic Festival

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