Away and Boil Your Head

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Away and Boil Your Head | Selected works from the 1st & 2nd Athens Biennales | An exhibition curated by XYZ, within the project “OTHERS: Mediterranean views on contemporary art. The biennials of art of Marrakech, Istanbul, Athens in Palermo and Catania” | July 9th – November 7th 2010 | Fondazione Puglisi Cosentino, Palazzo Valle, Via Vittorio Emanuele, 122 Catania |

XYZ present the exhibition Away and Boil your Head, with works by Alexis Akrithakis, John Bock, Savvas Christodoulides, Lydia Dambassina, Peter Dreher, Electronic Voice Phenomena, Tadeusz Kantor, Em Kei, Joachim Koester, Lotte Konow Lund, Mark Manders, Domenico Mangano, Nina Papaconstantinou, Ioannis Savvidis, Christoph Schlingensief, Gregor Schneider, and Ettore Sottsass.

The in-between is an unbearable place. We soon discovered that this place is also real. A place, however, made up almost exclusively of time, its sole distinctive property being this: it lasts.

We now find ourselves in this place as curators, while selecting works for this exhibition in Catania from the 1st and the 2nd Athens Biennale, conscious that we are on our way to completing an exhibition trilogy in 2011; but also as individuals, living in a country where everything feels suspended, banished in limbo. There is no sin other than the original one: bankruptcy.