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Nicola Oxley
The Scarecrow


Averoff-Tossizza Museum
Metsovo, Greece

July 1 - September 17, 2006

co-curators: Nicolas de Oliveira, Olga Daniylopoulos

The Scarecrow - private view invitation

This body of research focuses on curatorial practice as a means of exploring methodologies and disseminating ideas internationally around a particular topic or field of knowledge. In particular, it examines the representation and aesthetics of anxiety, with a view to bring together traditional and contemporary interpretations of fear in a visual presentation.

The international exhibition entitled The Scarecrow was co-curated by Nicola Oxley, Nicolas de Oliveira and Olga Daniylopoulou (director of the Spyropoulos Foundation, Athens) at the Averoff-Tossitza Museum in Metsovo, Greece.

The exhibition featured new and existing works by 31 international artists, (selected by Oxley and de Oliveira), and 31 Greek artists (selected by Daniylopoulou). Artists included Jake & Dinos Chapman (UK), Ugo Rondinone (Switzerland), Hans Op de Beeck (Belgium) and Mariko Mori (Japan), among others. Collaborating Galleries included Jay Joplin/White Cube, Alison Jacques Gallery, Galerie Eva Presenhuber Mizuma Gallery, David Risley Gallery, FRAC de la Loire, Blow de La Barra, and Hales Gallery. The exhibition was funded by Alpha Bank, The Baron Tossizza Foundation, the Greek Ministry of Culture, the Greek Ministry of Finance, The National Bank of Greece and Katogi & Strofilia SA.

The exhibition was accompanied by a large format catalogue (The Scarecrow exhibition Catalogue, Evangelos Averoff Tossizza Foundation, Athens, 2006. 212pp. ISBN 960-7694-16-3,) and a three day symposium entitled Fear in Art and Life which was held at the Diaselo Conference Centre, June 30 - July 2, and included 16 speakers from Athens, Thessaloniki and London.

Various artists in the exhibition also exhibited previously and subsequently at the Museum of Installation (MOI), and Notice both organisations co-directed in London by Oxley and de Oliveira. Exhibited artists included Mariko Mori (Notice, 2007), Hans Op de Beeck (MOI, 2002), Thomas Eller (1999), Carl von Weiler (1999) and others.

The Scarecrow - selected catalogue pages

Please also refer to hardcopy items for this output.

related outcomes:
Nicolas de Oliveira: The Scarecrow
Nick Haeffner: Fear Itself: Towards a Post-psychoanalytic Approach to Cinematic Anxiety
Rosemarie McGoldrick: Techniques of the Bird Observer II
David Wilkinson: Heliotrope

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