Athens Biennial

2nd ATHENS BIENNIAL 2009

15 Jun - 04 Oct 2009

2ND ATHENS BIENNIAL
Heaven
15 June - 4 October 2009

Curators:
Dimitris Papaioannou & Zafos Xagoraris
Chus Martínez
Cay Sophie Rabinowitz
Nadja Argyropoulou
Diana Baldon
Christopher Marinos

Artists:
Mark Aerial Waller
Alexis Akrithakis
Lara Almarcegui
An Architektur
Kenneth Anger
Apophenia
Athanasios Argianas
Nick Laessing
Daniel Arsham
Νikos Arvanitis
Michel Auder
Bruce Baillie
Mieke Bal
Barking Dogs United
Thomas Bayrle
Zoe Beloff
Erick Beltrán
Manfredi Beninati
Rossella Biscotti
Broadcast Group
Eloisa Cartonera
Celine Condorelli
Angela Melitopoulos
Florian Schneider
Eyal Weizman
Paul Chan
Adam Chodzko
Savvas Christodoulides
Jef Cornelis
Coti
Roberto Cuoghi
Josef Dabernig
Lydia Dambassina
Mariana Castillo Deball
Anastasia Douka
Martin Ebner
Dora Economou
Electronic Voice Phenomena
Em Kei
Haris Epaminonda & Daniel Gustav Cramer
Errands
The Errorists
Angus Fairhurst
Harun Farocki
Filopappou Group
Luke Fowler
Leon Frantzis
Zoi Gaitanidou
Dora García
Andrea Geyer
Michael Gibson
Benita & Immanuel Grosser – Y8
André Guedes
Yiannoulis Halepas
Lothar Hempel
Dorothy Iannone
International Necronautical Society (INS)
Lakis & Aris Ionas / The Callas
Elsebeth Jørgensen
Tadeusz Kantor
Vassilis Karouk
Andreas Kassapis & Giannis Skourletis
Dionisis Kavallieratos
Reijo Kela
Anja Kirschner
Joachim Koester
Sandra Kranich
Ferdinand Kriwet
Robert Kuśmirowski
Antti Laitinen
Kalup Linzy
Maria Loboda
Panayiotis Loukas
Tea Mäkipää
Domenico Mangano
Babette Mangolte
Miltos Manetas
Kris Martin
Ursula Mayer
Tom McCarthy
Malcolm McLaren
Ryan McNamara
Marc Nagtzaam
Rosalind Nashashibi & Lucy Skaer
Jennifer Nelson & Dimitris Kotsaras
Paul Noble
NSK
Saskia Olde Wolbers
OMIO
Martin Oppel
Lucy + Jorge Orta
Anna Ostoya
Adrian Paci
Palaio Faliro artists group
Christodoulos Panayiotou
Nina Papaconstantinou
Angelos Papadimitriou
Maria Pask
Nikos Gavriil Pentzikis
Mai-Thu Perret
Angelo Plessas
Cesare Pietroiusti & Matteo Fraterno
Lisi Raskin
Ry Rocklen
Kostas Roussakis
Cristina Lei Rodriguez
Willem de Rooij
Natascha Sadr Haghighian
Saprophytes
Christoph Schlingensief
Lasse Schmidt Hansen
Carolee Schneemann
Markus Selg
Robert Smithson
Societé Realiste
Ettore Sottsass
Christiana Soulou
Michael Stevenson
Joulia Strauss
Superflex
Jan Švankmajer
Christian Tomaszewski
Sue Tompkins
Alexandros Tzannis
Unknown Artist - Player of Shadow Theatre
Kostis Velonis
Mark Wallinger
Water Girls, Water Boys
Adrian Williams
Marie Wilson Valaoritis & Nanos Valaoritis
Krzysztof Wodiczko
Hsuan Hsuan Wu
Ykon
Jakub Julian Ziolkowski


The 2nd Athens Biennale 2009 HEAVEN is conceived as a multifaceted contemporary art festival that extends along the coastline of Athens, in the central areas of Palaio Faliro and Kallithea. XYZ, the founders and artistic directors of the Athens Biennale have invited a selected group of curators to contemplate Heaven, in a time that arguably is one of disappointment and conflict. The six exhibitions of the 2nd Athens Biennale 2009, designed by architect Andreas Angelidakis, take the form of autonomous approaches to this broad subject, that nevertheless communicate creatively and claim a degree of narrative cohesion. These six exhibitions are complemented by a series of performative events lasting all through the summer.
 

Tags: Lara Almárcegui, Andreas Angelidakis, Kenneth Anger, Athanasios Argianas, Daniel Arsham, Michel Auder, Thomas Bayrle, Erick Beltrán, Manfredi Beninati, Rossella Biscotti, Paul Chan, Adam Chodzko, Celine Condorelli, Jef Cornelis, Daniel Gustav Cramer, Roberto Cuoghi, Josef Dabernig, Mariana Castillo Deball, Dora Economou, Haris Epaminonda, Angus Fairhurst, Harun Farocki, Luke Fowler, Zoi Gaitanidou, Dora García, Andrea Geyer, André Guedes, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Al Hansen, Lasse Schmidt Hansen, Lothar Hempel, Dorothy Iannone, Tadeusz Kantor, Dionisis Kavallieratos, Anja Kirschner, Joachim Koester, Sandra Kranich, Ferdinand Kriwet, Robert Kusmirowski, Nick Laessing, Antti Laitinen, Ji Lei, Kalup Linzy, Maria Loboda, Miltos Manetas, Babette Mangolte, Kris Martin, Ursula Mayer, Ryan Mcnamara, Angela Melitopoulos, Marc Nagtzaam, Rosalind Nashashibi, Jennifer Nelson, Paul Noble, Lucy + Jorge Orta, Lucy+jorge Orta, Lucy & Jorge Orta, Anna Ostoya, Adrian Paci, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Nina Papaconstantinou, Angelos Papadimitriou, Maria Pask, Mai-Thu Perret, Cesare Pietroiusti, Angelo Plessas, Lisi Raskin, Société Réaliste, Ry Rocklen, Cristina Lei Rodriguez, Willem de Rooij, Christoph Schlingensief, Carolee Schneemann, Markus Selg, Lucy Skaer, Christiana Soulou, Michael Stevenson, Superflex, Christian Tomaszewski, Sue Tompkins, Kostis Velonis, Mark Aerial Waller, Mark Wallinger, Adrian Williams, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Saskia Olde Wolbers, Zafos Xagoraris, Jakub Julian Ziolkowski