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ASFA BBQ: THE GARDEN OF DYSTOPIAN PLEASURES (2018)

Organised under the umbrella of ASFA BBQ, the Athens School of Fine Arts yearly performance festival, the Garden of Dystopian Pleasures was a showcase of performance, talks, workshops, screenings etc on notions of post-truth cultures and the return of reactionary propaganda. “Can we rethink identity politics?”, “can we repackage hope as sexy?”, “can we assist fake-news trolls to their self-destruction?” were some of the questions the festival raised. 40+ artists, performers, academics, including Nina Power, Ed Fornieles, Bae Sharam, OPA, Sofia Bempeza, Kangela Tromokratisch, Yannis Stavrakakis, Despina Sevasti and many more joined the festival offering their version of a dystopian present and a very much questionable future. An interview (in greek) about the curation concerns of the festival can be found here

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