ELEANOR WRIGHT


















REA 
2017, printed rayon 

KUN-EN

2017, printed cotton







Hotel  Ufer, Düsseldorf
Artist Room

Permanent commission, 2018
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An Athens City Reader
publication







Composed in the space between looking and making, An Athens City Reader draws together imagery and texts that explore subjects of civic life through the lens of two buildings designed and built by unknown structural engineer Yiannis Kontodimas: the vacant Rea Shopping Centre and an apartment building which is also his home.

Throughout 2016 Wright spent time in Athens exploring the city, the legacy of its histories and its current state of economical and political crisis. With newly commissioned texts by Tilly Fowler and Christian Jendreiko, An Athens City Reader considers the narratives we tell about the histories of civilisations and the histories of human beings in their individual and collective identities. 

Published by M HKA Museum
of Contemporary Art Antwerp
and Drop City
Special edition of 100
︎ 35€




The text Inside the Golden Cage of the Antistructure was commissioned for this book and performed as one of Christian Jendreiko’s ongoing series of spoken word actions at M HKA.

The text How to begin was commissioned for this book following a number of conversations between Eleanor Wright and Tilly Fowler around public space, society and the book A Pattern Language.

The book is perfect bound, 96 pages in luscious colour, with softcover and PVC dust jacket.

An Athens City Reader is designed by o-p-e-n-a-i-r.eu
with new texts by Tilly Fowler and Christian Jendreiko in English

Published in 2017 by Drop City, Düsseldorf
and M HKA Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerpen
in a special edition of 100
Available from Walther König bookstore, Düsseldorf
Part of the British School of Archeology at Athens library and archive

An Athens City Reader is supported by:
The British School of Archeology at Athens
Arts Council of England
The Elephant Trust