ANTHROPOCENE ON HOLD

Extension until February 2021

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Anthropocene On Hold, PCAI's first online group exhibition, opened in spring on PCAI’s YouTube Channel receiving an overwhelming number of visitors and reviews. The exhibition, extended until February 2021, will be accompanied by an online publication whereas, in 2021, a selection of its works will be showcased in the PCAI headquarters in Piraeus.

During the unsettling times of a global pandemic and national lockdowns, which seem to have emerged out of dystopic fiction, what does it mean for earth and the anthropocene to remain on hold? Which are the challenges and the environmental concerns that are raised for an artist? How can social distancing and quarantine reshape artistic practices and environmental narratives? In which ways can covid-19 impact environmental crisis and our general perception of the issue?

In response to the current unprecedented and urgent situation and its toll on the planet’s well-being and safety, 20 international visual artists were invited to address the gravity of a global pandemic and its impact on art engagement and production as well as earth’s resilience and sustainability. James Bridle, Ionian Bisai & Sotiris Tsiganos, Matthias Fritsch, Kyriaki Goni, Markus Hanakam & Roswitha Schuller, Hypercomf, Rindon Johnson, Evi Kalogiropoulou, Lito Kattou, Bianca Kennedy and the Swan Collective, Marcin Liminowicz & Trang Ha, Charly Nijensohn, Kosmas Nikolaou, Ira Schneider, Andrew Norman Wilson participate in the Anthropocene On Hold exhibition curated by Kika Kyriakakou.