Exhibition Design of ‘Athens Here And Now’

Benaki Museum Athens, Pireos Street Annex
8 June – 31 July 2011

Architects: Lina Stergiou, Aris Zambikos
Project architect: Evelina Rempi
Collaborating architects: Chrysi Gousiou, Antonis Chazapis

The exhibition design follows four main principles:
1. To organize the gallery into three spaces, one for each exhibition.
2. To arrive at a linear movement through the three exhibitions as well as among the exhibits since they follow a thematic narrative.
3. To present each participation in an autonomous unit, i.e. a white box that allows entering inside.
4. Each unit has a standard yet flexible form so as to allow the display of diverse types of exhibits (objects, videos, installations).

The unit has dimensions 2,5m W x 3m D X 2,5m H. Most entrance walls lean on the floor so as to create the entrance to the unit and take on it the information about the exhibit. Some units have a ceiling so as to become video cubicles while others don’t have side walls so as to highlight the installations.

recyclable floating screed, chip-board, ecological white paint

Exhibition participants:
Workshops of AAO project with: PARSONS THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN (Instructors: Lydia Matthews, Michael Morris, Lina Stergiou, Radhika Subramaniam). Installation design: Michael Morris; ATHENS SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS / MASTERS PROGRAM IN DIGITAL ARTS (Instructors: Vicky Betsou, Lina Stergiou). Installation design: workshop participants; SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS (Instructors: Konstantinos Moraitis, Lina Stergiou). Installation design: workshop participants; DPT. OF ARCHITECTURE, UNIVERSITY OF THESSALY (Instructors: Nadia Kalara, Maria Papadimitriou, Lois Papadopoulos, Giorgos Tzirtzilakis). Installation design: workshop participants; UNIVERSITY PARIS 8 / CITU RESEARCH CENTER OF PARAGRAPH LABORATORY (Instructors: Maurice Benayoun, Robin Gareus, Lina Stergiou). Installation design: workshop participants.

Photos: Dimitris Giannoulakis

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