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Britannia Works

  • Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Centre 48 Armatolon & Klefton St. GR – 114-71 Athens (map)

Britannia Works is taking place at a time when the British art star system and its homogenising, publicity-driven tendencies have come under increasing criticism. The exhibition will present a wide cross-section of art, by artists of different ethnic origins, in the so-called post-‘yBa’ era. It will not be governed by any overarching curatorial concept, but will look at the individual contributions of artists, who may not necessarily be of British nationality, but have chosen to make Britain their home and place of work. Britannia Works will aim to give an idea of the range of art currently being made, and articulate a sense of the increasing openness that characterises the British art scene now, a reason why so many non-British artists are drawn to the UK. In that sense, the exhibition will try to steer clear of generalising notions of "Britishness" or homogenising definitions of “British art” and instead draw attention to the multi-faceted, multi-cultural, multi-ethnic perspectives that are an integral part of post-colonial UK. 

Earlier Event: February 19
I, Assassin
Later Event: April 29
Unpeaceable Kingdom