ANTIGONE - limits and borders
SPHINX 2021 BIENNALE
BIENNALE OF HIDDEN THEBES
An introduction to the
International Sphinx Biennale
Founded in 2015, the Sphinx Biennale is an ambitious artistic proposal of "social sculpture" that seeks to establish a new city, by changing the emotional map of its inhabitants through a vertical dive in place and time, in order to find the cultural reserve, which will become the starting point for the creation of a new identity, synchronized with our ontological roots, conditions of happiness and peace, which are now asleep.
The Sphinx Social Sculpture Biennale is an art project in the urban and social area of Thebes, where artists from all over the world, writers, scientists and audiences are invited to provide answers (such as Oedipus in the mythical Sphinx),to interact with mnemonic elements of the city and to propose solutions for the "founding of the city of the future" , that is the place we want to live in. Proposals attempt to overturn the stillness, complacency and inertia that are rotting here, to unite the actions of anxious citizens and bring about, through various interactions, the change in the future of the city. A city in harmony with the particular topology of Thebes, where now darkened by ungodly powers
The work is about social life itself and is created by artists and citizens within the real as well as social fabric of the city where spontaneous artistic, cultural and social events are designed in various fields of science to change the moral and aesthetics of life, proposing a new ontology. Important concepts we are working on are the concept of "holistic art" of "social sculpture" and "ecology of negation".
The international biennale of the Sphinx, setting the bar for modern spiritual exploration this year, diligently exploring the foundations of human meaning and impasses in the identity of the human being-culture, proposes, through a multifaceted artistic international call, the artistic quest: ANTΙGONE - LIMITS AND BORDERS, seeking to investigate the boundaries of modern incarceration, on the question posed by the person of the mythical Antigone, princess of Thebes, in the homonymy tragedy. What we want is to examine the broader concept of incarceration, as a social and cultural situation, its speech and texts, violence and hateful rules, its identity mechanics, surveillance and punishments in the modern world.
The Biennale, which will take place in October from the 2nd to the 17th of 2021, will feature artists from around the world, the student community, researchers, and audiences right in the context of osmosis the old with the modern, the familiar and the different.
Our international open call will be published very soon.