A portrait of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in the 21st century
The site-specific artistic research that Yorgos Maraziotis executed at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, spans between archiving, social sculpture and institutional critique. Drawing on the understanding of space through embodied memories and over a methodology that includes story-telling, human relations and visual arts, Maraziotis provokes the canon of academic knowledge and envisions an alternative school model where decision making occurs on the authority of its community.
'Mythical Truths' publication spans in 56 pages with a hard cover and consists of two theoretical essays (by Yorgos Maraziotis and Sotirios Bahtsetzis), photo documentation from the social sculptures that were exhibited around the campus of the Academy and the University of Antwerp in 2023, and the complete archive of the oral stories of the Academy's workforce.
Book design: Patricia Ghjisens Ezcurdia
Editing: Ezra Babski
Photography: WeDocumentArt, Emily Van Driessen, Yorgos Maraziotis
Printing: Bruno Devos at Stockmans Art Books
Also available for sale at Base-Alpha Gallery