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Bodies of water

  • TUE - SUN
    20/05 > 30/09
    11 AM - 7 PM

    01/10 > 26/11
    10 AM - 6 PM
  • Giardini
  • Admission with ticket

Commissioner: Efthimios Bakoyannis, General Secretary of Spatial Planning and Urban Environment
Curators: Costis Paniyiris and Andreas Nikolovgenis


The Hellenic territory has been geophysically shaped, since the tenth century at least, to a large extent by a series of catastrophic or creative anthropogenic interventions, such as extensive overgrazing and desertification. After the establishment of the modern Greek state, and with great intensity after 1950, water reservoirs as well as drainage, irrigation, water supply, and hydroelectric projects constitute a support system for agricultural production and all kinds of human activity. It is a transformation of the land where a new hydro-geological map of the country is invented, constructed, and operationalised. Bodies of Water address this evolving geological construct, investigating and presenting the problematic presence of these bodies and their technical works as a laboratory of the future.

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