Photography | Digital Imaging
© Maria Paschalidou 2009
Exercising Democracy consists of a series of images in which democracy is conceived in the form of board games and brainteasers. The images posit the idea of democracy as a complicated system, which is reproduced through strategies of normalization, homogenization, depersonalization and regulated practices of inclusion/exclusion. Furthermore, in these visual statements democracy is conceptualized as a system of governance through which bio-politics is exercised in contemporary societies.
EXHIBITION / PRESENTATION:
- “In Dire(ct) democracy”, Direct democracy, Beuys and contemporary art: 8 artistic approaches. Athens School of Fine Arts. Athens, 29 September – 4 October 2009. Curators: Gelly Grindaki, Margarita Kataga. Organized by: Goethe Institute & Athens School of Fine Arts.
- Maria Paschalidou, Exercising Democracy. Demokratie In Bewegung – Democracy in motion [I Dimokratia se kinisi]. Goethe Institute, Omnibus in Athens catalogue. Athens, September 2009, p.58
- Maria Paschalidou, Exercising Democracy. Essay for the exhibition blog, “In Dire(ct) democracy”, Direct democracy, Beuys and contemporary art: 8 artistic approaches. Athens, September 2009, http://indiredemocracy.wordpress.com/2009/09/21/exercising-democracy/