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Ian Dawson: Gestures of Resistance

Published: 10 April 2017

WSA's Fine Art Lecturer, Ian Dawson, will be featuring his recent work - 'Pictures not Homes' - as part of the upcoming Gestures of Resistance exhibition at Romantso Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece, from 20-30th April 2017.

"Gestures of Resistance aims to respond to our current general mood of political anxiety and alienation by opening up socio-political critique in order to resist the palpable feeling of disempowerment. Rather than accepting the non-choice of the neoliberal setup of Greece or current right-wing politics both in America and Europe, the artists of Gestures of Resistance reflect on the current state of our political condition, our current housing situation, the state of education and art, liberalism, diversity and pluralism in this moment of historical crisis, whereby the state of today seems to have strong links to the state of the past.

In Gestures of Resistance artworks by sixteen international contemporary artists are exhibited at the Romantso Cultural Centre in Athens during Documenta 14: From photographs and collages to sculptures and installations each artist has an agenda and political take, some subtle and cryptic some openly confrontational." (from press release)


20 -30 April 2017, Romantso Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece

Admission Free.

Opening times exhibition: Monday – Sunday, 12 – 8pm

Private View: Thursday 20th April, 7 – 9pm, Performance 8pm Malgorzata Markiewich

Procession: Saturday 22nd April, Breakfast at 11am, Procession at 12.30pm

Address: ROMANTSO Cultural Centre, Αnaxagora 3-5, Οmonoia, Athens, Greece
Tel.: +30 2167003325, email:
Nearest Athens Underground Station: Omonoia

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