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  • Maria Papadimitriou

    White Tower

    When the turquoise-green refracted laser beams radiated from the top of the White Tower in Thessaloniki, quite a stir was created. Maria Papadimitriou’s Project for Two Towers: The White Tower of Pisa and the Leaning Tower of Thessaloniki, 1993, raised questions regarding the sacrosanctity of ancient monuments. The problematics of a collaboration between artist and state were also brought into focus. While this work could never have come to fruition without permission from the many authorities under whose jurisdiction ancient monuments are slated, surmounting the red tape proved to be a tortuous

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