Wilhelm Binder

In the Collection of Greek and Roman Antiquities we encounter Athena Promachos, cast in metal. Here she is her own shell, achieving her full three-dimensional form with the viewers’ help. With a kick she gets up, is air and quickly disappears again.

The work plays with overcoming binaries, absolutisms, and norms: through the fragility of the condition, the repeated diluting and creating of form and meaning, and the reversal of boundaries.

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