See photos & read about of AAO: Ethics/Aesthetics 3 exhibitions

See photos of
main exhibition Ethics/Aesthetics: http://aaoproject.org/?p=7506
parallel exhibition Slow Down Rooms: http://aaoproject.org/?p=8044
parallel exhibition Athens Here and Now: http://aaoproject.org/?p=7888

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Following on the first international Conference of the ΑΑΟ project: Ethics / Aesthetics, held at the Athens School of Fine Arts, the six Academic Workshops currently under way and Athens Here and Now with interactive works in downtown Athens, the ΑΑΟ project organizes a main exhibition, two parallel ones, and one performance action.

The exhibitions are held at the Benaki Museum, Pireos Street Annex in Athens, from June 8 to July 31, 2011.

Main Exhibition
Ethics / Aesthetics
The main exhibition Ethics / Aesthetics is structured to explore the impact of the new participatory processes on the field of spatial practices and the points of convergence and differentiation between aesthetic form and ideological background with regard to self-reference and identity. It consists of four thematic units:

Activism. Groups with vision
Participants:
TEDDY CRUZ, USA, architects
ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMANITY, USA, architects
DARRYL SMITH/LAURIE LAZER, USA, artists
REBAR, USA, designers/artists
NOMADIC ARCHITECTURE NETWORK, Greece, architects

Society & Aesthetics
Participants:
PUBLIC ARCHITECTURE, USA, architects
RECETAS URBANAS, Spain, architects
FUTUREFARMERS, USA, artist
WORLDBIKE, USA, designer
PPC_TLab, Greece, architect

Identity. Professional Ethics
Participants:
DROOG, Netherlands, designers
FRANK HAVERMANS, Netherlands, artist
SARAH WIGGLESWORTH, UK, architect
ALEXANDROS TOMBAZIS, Greece, architect
ΕΜΕCO-THE COCA-COLA COMPANY, USA, designers

Action–Reaction
Participants:
DO-HO SUH, Korea, artist
JASON MILLER, USA, designer
EELKO MOORER, UK/Netherlands, designer
JODI, Netherlands/Belgium, artists

Parallel Exhibition
Slow Down Rooms
Curated by Iris Kritikou, this parallel exhibition presents emerging Greek artists who adopt handmade approaches and experiment with various materials as they focus on the idea of recycling and create installations inspired by the specific exhibition sites.
Participants:
Marios Angelos Voutsinas
Penny Gheka; Apostolos Papageorgiou
Georgia Gremouti
Vangelis Theodoridis
Eleni Karayanni
Panos Kombis
Elena Papadimitriou
Christos Simatos
Dimitris Skouroyannis
Amalia Stavroulaki

Parallel Exhibition
Athens Here and Now

This second parallel exhibition presents in five installations the process and the outcomes of the five academic workshops of the AAO project with five universities, that dealt with the current pressing urban and social issues in the city of Athens.
Participants:
Parsons The New School For Design, New York
Université de Paris 8, CITU research center of Paragraphe laboratory
National Technical University of Athens, School of Architecture
University of Thessaly, Department of Architecture
The Athens School of Fine Arts, Postgraduate Program on Digital Art Media

Performance Action
Rebar ‘Commonspace’
This is a paraformance—a kind of action/performance designed to reveal the unspoken social codes. Paraformances come at various degrees of complexity, from subtle coordinated group behaviors to complex organized events; among these, Commonspace is a space for an afternoon nap, open to everyone.

The AΑO project provides no certainties. On the contrary, its principles call upon us to a collective engagement so as to contribute to the resolution of our crucial, challenging problems and urge us to go from idle contemplation to thinking through synergy. All actions are based on a model of expanded collaboration within a network of professionals, public and private bodies, educational institutions and museums.

8 June – 31 July 2011
Main exhibition – Parallel exhibitions
Ground floor gallery, Benaki Museum, Pireos St Annex, Athens

Official exhibitions Opening: 6 June 2011, 20:30

Performance Action by Rebar ‘Commonspace’
9 June, 16:00 and 17:00

Ground floor gallery, Benaki Museum, Pireos St Annex, Athens

Benaki Museum
Pireos Street Annex
Pireos 138 & Andronikou St

Opening hours:
Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday 10:00 – 18:00
Friday & Saturday 10:00 – 22:00
Monday & Tuesday closed
tel: 210 3453111

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