54th Venice Biennale 2011, Greek Participation

Texts: Maria Marangou, Stavros Kavallaris, Efi Strousa, Christopher Marinos
Images: Panos Kokkinias, Dimitris Kalapodas, Gavrilos Michalis, Diohandi, Daniele Frison (video stills)
Editing: Diohandi, Eleni Saroglou
Design: This is Amateur
Translations: Maria Skamaga, Maria Koukiadi

210 x 160 mm
pages 112 / soft cover
2000 copies, bilingual edition (greek-english)
ISBN: 978-960-99662-4-5 (2011)
Price: Free
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Beyond Reform


Diohandi Beyond Reform

Diohandi presented an extensive installation titled Beyond Reform in the greek pavilion, as part of the 54th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia. This exhibition was curated by Maria Marangou, and was commissioned by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

Taking as her starting point the overall theme of the Biennale, namely ILLUMInations, Diohandi created a site specific installation. This major intervention explored space and time and saw the pavilion’s interior and exterior revised.

Diohandi remarks in reference to her installation: “My research understands the theme in its deepest, most basic sense. Starting with what is a very specific, concrete, strictly rational space, I am intervening to reform the space, one that is different in terms of both structure and emotional charge, where the dialogue between viewer and work/space is at once ambiguous and animated. I am shaping the pavilion’s image, both outside and inside: the entire space is remodeled, although none of these interventions will actually affect the existing structure. Sound and light, indispensable to the work, will also feature.”

The book was published on the occasion of Diohandi’s participation at the 54th Venice Biennale, 2011.

Cube Art Editions have also published Diohandi's book:
Elefsina, 2011