NeMe and the Art History and Theory Research Lab (Cyprus University of Technology) present:
It's the Political Economy, Stupid
an international exhibition and a pre-opening seminar.
With the collapse of the international markets in 2008 and the subsequent bail-outs of financial institutions in many countries including Cyprus, came the unprecedented criticism of governmental collusion with financial imperialism. This criticism has most recently given us waves of protest and resistance worldwide, at a time when the deterritorialised flow of finance capital is melting down all that was once solid, into raw material for market speculation. The exhibition represents a significant response to this crisis. It derives its title from US presidential candidate Bill Clinton's 1992 campaign statement, It's the economy, stupid, modified to It's the political economy, stupid, by philosopher Slavoj Zizek.
Curators: Oliver Ressler and Gregory Sholette.
Participating artists: Filippo Berta, Christopher Christou, Noel Douglas, Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson, Paolo Cirio, Yevgeniy Fiks / Olga Kopenkina / Alexandra Lerman, Field Work, flo6×8, Melanie Gilligan, Institute for Wishful Thinking, Jan Peter Hammer, Alicia Herrero, Sherry Millner & Ernie Larsen, Suzana Phialas, Zanny Begg & Oliver Ressler, Isa Rosenberger, Dread Scott, Marios Theophilides, Pavlos Vrionides.
Venue: NeMe Arts Centre, corner of Ellados and Enoseos (opposite to Katholiki Church), Limassol.
Opening: Monday, 10 November, 8:00pm.
Duration: 11 November-6 December,
Time and venue: Monday, 10 November, 5:00pm-7:30pm, Pefkios Georghiades Hall, Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol.
Speakers: Gregory Sholette, Oliver Ressler, Areti Leopoulou, Andreas Panayiotou, Noel Douglas.
Moderator: Antonis Danos.
[Presentations and discussion in English].
Main Supporter: Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture
Supported by: The Austrian Embassy Cyprus, Municipality of Limassol, ndline, The Copy Shop.
Media Sponsor: Kanali 6.
Corner of Ellados and Enoseos streets