Babel

Babel is a multifaceted archival and curatorial project that has been presented in 4 different versions from 2013 to 2015 in Basel, New York, Berlin and Athens. The archive was published in collaboration with gallery Deuxpiece in Basel (edition of 200) and consists of architectural information about 184 parliaments of the nation states that are full members of the United Nations and the IPU. The research project of Babel is connected with the biblical story as the buildings are perceived as glorified fragments of the mythical tower, which now serve as flags, as symbols of differentiation from the Other, completing in a sense the mission of the Tower’s destruction.

31 artists have honored the project by creating original work inspired by the archive.

Vasilis Papageorgiou
Theodoros Zafiropoulos
Kostas Christopoulos
Panos Sklavenitis
Bianca Hildenbrand
Kostantinos Kotsis
Michailaggelos Vlassis-Ziakas
Yvon Chabrowski
Paky Vlassopoulou
Maria Glyka
Michalis Zacharias
Shahpour Pouyan
Adonis Volanakis
Kostis Stafylakis
Eleftheria Kotzaki
Kosmas Nikolaou
Alexandros Kaklamanos
Vassilis Vlastaras
Dimitris Papoutsakis
Christos Vagiatas
Stefanos Zyras
Michel Abajoli
(Left to right) Christina Spaou, Lydia Venieri, Lee Wells