1. Nicolas Bourriaud is a curator, art theorist and critic. In 1999 he founded Palais de Tokyo - Site for Contemporary Creation in Paris, in collaboration with the curator Jerome Sans, which he directed until 2006.

    He was the Gulbenkian Curator at Tate Britain, London (2007-2010), where he curated the 4th Tate Triennial entitled “Altermodern”. In addition, he was a consultant of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in Kiev (2004-2007) and of Parco d’ Arte Visuale in Turin (2005-2006).

    As an independent curator, he has collaborated with many international foundations, such as Espace St Nicolas, CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art and CRAC Contemporary Art Centre in France, San Francisco Art Institute and Basilico Gallery in the USA and Kunsthalle Fri-Art in Switzerland. He has curated numerous exhibitions such as the 2nd Moscow Biennale (2005, with Rosa Martinez, Daniel Birnbaum, Joseph Backstein, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Lara Boubnova) and the “Aperto” exhibition at the Venice Biennale (1993). Bourriaud is widely known for his books “Relational Aesthetics” (1998), “PostProduction” (2001) and “The Radicant” (2009). In particular, the Relational Aesthetics theory he introduced in the book of the same name, which has been translated in 16 languages, has been influential to the critical approach of contemporary art that came into prominence in Europe during the early 90s. Nicolas Bourriaud was until recently Head of Inspection of Artistic Creation for the French Ministry of Culture and is now the director of the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

    Nicolas Bourriaud was the co-curator of the 3rd Athens Biennale 2011 MONODROME along with the curatorial duo X&Y (Xenia Kalpaktsoglou and Poka Yio).

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  3. Anna Dezeuze is an art historian and writer. She has held postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Manchester and at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. and is a teaching fellow at the Université de Genève. She has edited "The Do-it-yourself Artwork: Participation from Fluxus to New Media" (Manchester University Press, 2010) and published essays on a number of 1960s practices, including assemblage and the work of Hélio Oiticica, as well as writing in magazines such as Art Monthly and Mute.

    She is currently working on a book titled "Almost Nothing: Precariousness in Contemporary Art since the 1960s".

    * Anna Dezeuze visited the 3rd Athens Biennale and gave a talk entitled "Some Observations on Precarious Art since the 1990s". You can find the video of the talk here vimeo.com/33311527

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  4. YELP Danceco.
    Action 1: Exactly what I wanted -1
    Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 November 2011

    Performance of the YELP Danceco. company for the 3rd Athens Biennale 2011 MONODROME. Choreogaphy by Mariela Nestora in collaboration with dancers Mary Fofi Anestou and Ioanna Apostolou.

    YELP Danceco.'s presentations for the 3rd Athens Biennale MONODROME focus on the subject of sacrifice, while drawing also from Nijinsky's work.

    "Exactly what I wanted" was Sergei Diaghilev's (director of Ballet Russes) statement after the premiere of the ballet "Le Sacre du Printemps", choreographed by Vaslav Nijinsky, with music composed by Igor Stravinsky, in 1913 in Paris. "Le Sacre du Printemps"was Nijinsky's only second choreography after "L'apres-midi d'un Faune", yet its premiere ended in one of the most famous audience riots and changed ballet's history.

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  5. Action +1: "Exactly what I wanted -1/+3/0/+1"
    Saturday 10 December, 20:00-21:00
    Sunday 11 December, 18:00-19:00
    Diplareios School 1st Floor
    Based on "The Rite of Spring" (Le Sacre du Printemps) by Igor Stravinsky.

    Performance of the YELP Danceco. company for the 3rd Athens Biennale 2011 MONODROME. Choreogaphy by Mariela Nestora in collaboration with dancers Mary Fofi Anestou and Ioanna Apostolou.

    YELP Danceco.’s presentations for the 3rd Athens Biennale MONODROME focus on the subject of sacrifice, while drawing also from Nijinsky’s work.

    "Exactly what I wanted" was Sergei Diaghilev’s (director of Ballet Russes) statement after the premiere of the ballet "Le Sacre du Printemps", choreographed by Vaslav Nijinsky, with music composed by Igor Stravinsky, in 1913 in Paris. "Le Sacre du Printemps"was Nijinsky’s only second choreography after "L'apres-midi d'un Faune", yet its premiere ended in one of the most famous audience riots and changed ballet’s history.

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