Pleasure and Purpose



How can I curate an exhibition without a system, taking as a starting point the memory of an exhibition I would like to have seen but didn’t have the chance, because it took place in Paris sixty years ago? How can one curate an exhibition that revolves mainly around coincidences and chance encounters with people, spaces, and objects? Is it possible to curate a show that will start from zero (“xero”)? Where an exhibition like this can be realized if not in the vacant basement of the building I’m currently living, a space that until recently operated as a photographic laboratory?

The lecture at Circuits and Currents will offer straight and oblique answers to the above questions. The curator will present examples of his exhibitions and projects, realized and unrealized, as well as images that inspire his practice. He will also talk about his involvement with curating and a series of projects that might be realized in the future.

Christopher Marinos (Athens,1975) is an art historian and curator. Over the past decade, he has curated more than 25 exhibitions and has edited many publications, including the anthology The Work of Curating (AICA Hellas, Athens, 2011). In 2009 he founded the online art journal, which run until 2013. His most recent curatorial effort is the retrospective Michalis Katzourakis: Variations 1954-2014, currently on view at the Benaki Museum in Athens.



Supported by the DAAD Programme: Partnerships with Greek Institutions of Higher Education 2014 – 2016 / A Cooperation between the Academy of Fine Art Munich (ADBK) and the Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA)

Christoforos Marinos

House of Safety, unrealized project, 2014

The Drawings of Panos Raimondos, Medusa Art Gallery, Athens, 2014