Curated by Mari Spirito
Andreas Angelidakis, Artist, Athens
Reem Fadda, Independent Curator, Ramallah
Anne Pasternak, Shelby White and Leon Levy Director, Brooklyn Museum
Moderated by Afroditi Panagiotakou, Director of Culture, Onassis Foundation
In this meeting of the minds from Greece, the Middle East, and the United States, Angelidakis, Fadda, and Pasternak come together to discuss their work in relationship to themes explored in Nature of Justice, the visual art exhibition accompanying The Birds. They will touch upon issues such as corruption and the failure of democracy, which weighed as heavily on Athenian citizens in the 5th century BC as they do on all of us today. Is it natural for people to be corrupt and brutal? Is justice for all an achievable ideal? Given the comedic and corporeal aspects of the play, a lively conversation will unfold, followed by a Q&A with the audience.