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Title: Curating Hybrid Arts
Speaker(s): Anna Hatziyiannaki, Art Historian
Date & Time: 22/05/2016 15:00-18:00
Location: Municipal Theatre
The workshop includes an introduction to Hybrid Arts, references to its definition, its history concerning the creation of this term, as well an analysis of its forms and methods. Main works and projects of this contemporary art form are described and analyzed, concerning its media and the artist's statement.
Issues related to methodology, aesthetics, communication of meaning and educational dimensions in the process of curating an exhibition with Hybrid Art works are also approached. Simultaneously, the evolution of its media is presented in retrospective, starting from the Technological Art and BioArt, until the Performance Art and Transhumanist Art.
Besides the theoretical framework, this workshop includes, additionally, the elaboration in teams of a hands-on project, during which the design of a hypothetical exhibition with works from the field of Hybrid Arts is developed.
Anna Hatziyiannaki works and lives in Athens. She is an art historian who has since 1996 worked on the transdisciplinary approaches to Culture, as an independent researcher, writer and curator. She studied in Paris (1974-1981) at the University Paris VIII (Vincennes), Art Plastiques (Licence) and Methodologie des Arts Plastiques (Maitrise) and got her postgraduate degree (D.E.A.) in Etudes Théâtrales, Cinematographiques with professor Franc Popper. Her second postgraduate degree (D.E.A.) was with professor Jean Laude at Sorbonne (Paris I) in "Ethno-Esthétique, et Anthropologie de l’ Art". Upon returning to Greece she worked in the media as a journalist and columnist for art and culture. In the years 2009-2015 she had a regular column for technological art in the monthly newspaper “Art News”. She has given a series of lectures and she has organized as a New Media Curator, group and solo exhibitions of international and Greek artists, in the real space and online as well.
She is the president of the non-profitable organisation for technology and art ARTOPOS and she was also a co-publisher of the first bilingual website of Modern Greek art alongside Dimitris Skoufis (1953-2007), the www.artopos.org. She is a member of AICA and a member of the Journalists' Union of the Athens Daily Newspapers (Ε.Σ.Η.Ε.Α.). Books: "Art in the Age of Biotechnological Revolution" (collective) (2006), "Theofilos", (2007) and "Costas Barotsos" (2008).