Painting the City: Aesthetics and Politics of a Public Wall

With Olga Migliaressi-Phoca and Inga Meldere, moderated by Denis Maksimov-Gupta, September 27, 19.00 – 21.30.

From ancient Mycenaeans to contemporary Athenians, decoration and writing on the walls have been ubiquitous. Murals, inscriptions, paintings, mosaics, graffiti – as well as interpersonal messaging – the medium of inscribing in the public space is vast. By exploring the practices of two visual artists from distant geographies, we will look into engagement with the city’s public space in contemporaneity. In the conversation, we will focus on artists’ engagement with historical and cultural values through ideographs, symbols and signs from the ancient Mediterranean cultural heritage.

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