Panagiota "Betty" Nigianni

Conceptual Art; Influences: Minimalism, Pop Art, Site-specific Art, The Novel
Greece, United Kingdom (citizenship) °1974
research interests: philosophy, writing
affiliation: University of Amsterdam
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 “A postmodern artist or writer is in the position of a philosopher: the text he writes, the work he produces are not in principle governed by pre-established rules, and they cannot be judged according to a determining judgment, by applying familiar categories to the text or to the work. Those rules and categories are what the work of art itself is looking for. The artist and the writer, then, are working without rules in order to formulate the rules of what will have been done. Hence the fact that work and text have the characters of an event; hence also they always come too late for their author, or, what amounts to the same thing, their being put into work, their realisation always begin too soon. Post modern would have to be understood according to the paradox of the future (post) anterior (modo).”

J.F. Lyotard, The Postmodern Condition, 1984, p. 81.

 


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Artistic Training and Activities

  • Visual Communication (2011-2012)
    Degree: Associate, Malmo University, School of Arts and Communication (Sweden), recipient: Panagiota "Betty" Nigianni
    Visual communication, graphic design, photography.
  • Fine Art (2008-2011)
    Degree: Associate, Slade School of Fine Art & Royal School of Drawing (United Kingdom), Morley College (United Kingdom), recipient: Panagiota "Betty" Nigianni
    Drawing I, Painting I, Painting II, Drawing as a way of thinking, Drawing into painting. Drawing the human anatomy, Drawing the unexpected in the studio, Portrait drawing. Casting and molding.
  • Contemporary dance and performance (2007-2011)
    Degree: Associate, Shiobhan Davies Dance (United Kingdom), London Contemporary Dance School (United Kingdom), recipient: Panagiota "Betty" Nigianni
    Contemporary dance, dance improvisation, contact improvisation.
  • Performance Matters: Performing Idea (2010-2010)
    Degree: Associate, Whitechapel Gallery (United Kingdom), Toynbee Studios (United Kingdom), recipient: Panagiota "Betty" Nigianni
    Conceptual art and performance workshop.

Writing for Fine Art

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Exposition: Rehearsal for A Play in Two Acts (01/02/2020) by Panagiota "Betty" Nigianni
Panagiota "Betty" Nigianni 12/05/2020 at 11:54

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"First some anthropologists adapted textual methods from literary criticism in order to reformulate culture as text; then some literary critics adapted ethnographic methods in order to reformulate texts as cultures writ small. And these exchanges have accounted for much interdisciplinary work in the recent past. But there are two problems with this theatre of projections and reflections, the first methodological, the second ethical. If both textual and ethnographic turns depended on a single discourse, how truly interdisciplinary can the results be? If cultural studies and new historicism often smuggle in an ethnographic model (when not a sociological one), might it be "the common theoretical ideology that silently inhabits the 'consciousness' of all these sepcialists... oscillating between a vague spiritualism and a technocratic positivism"?"

 

Hal Foster, The Return of the Real, Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, p. 183.


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