Video dance & video performance screening
Video Art Miden collaborates with Kinitiras
Video Art Miden collaborates with Kinitiras in a special video dance & video performance screening event curated by Margarita Stavraki. The presentation, including 4 programs from this year’s edition of Video Art Miden, will take place in Athens, 3 of November 2018, 20.00 pm at Kinitiras. Additionally, all programs will be screened in a special ongoing presentation at the entrance hall of Kinitiras until June 2019.
For fifteen years, Video Art Miden is constantly engaged by collecting and promoting videodance & video performance works internationally, supporting the diversity of expressive media that artists and groups with different artistic, cultural, aesthetic origins and experiences, they use. Video Art Miden, despite its wide-ranging character in video art, has been recorded on the international cultural scene as one of the most independent and stable videodance & video performance platforms in the world.
Screening Event 3 November 2018 / Non Stop Screenings from November 2018 to June 2019
Studio Screening 3 /11 /18
Move like me _ Video Dance & Video Performance selection
Curated by Margarita Stavraki Duration: 43 min
A video selection where human bodies narrate as they move, are in love, compete, fight and vibrate.
- Christina Mertzani / free fall company, Aliki Chiotaki & Dimitris Barnias, 60 pulses, Greece 2016, 3.32
- Blas Payri, Ce monde inconnu de sensations, Spain & France 2018, 3.25
- Francesca Leoni & Davide Mastrangelo, Nowhere History, Italy 2017, 3.40
- Patricia Bentancur, Untitled, (Play), Uruguay 2014, 1.35
- Francesca Leoni , Ego-Crazia, Italy 2017, 8.25
- Еlena Artemenko, Soft Power, Russia 2016, 10.00
- Marta Arjona & Ariadna Llussà, ZOÍ I ζωή, Spain 2017, 3.40
- APOTROPIA, Φ, Italy 2017, 4.44
- Yiorgos Drosos, District one, Greece 2014-2015, 1.50
vDance: poses, movements and short narratives_ Video Dance selection
Curated by Margarita Stavraki Duration: 70 min
A video selection where poses and movements turn to dance and poetry. The dance is sometimes physical and other times a result of the processing of moving image. The surrounding space is sometimes real, defined and it stimulates the dance, and other times it is digital and neutral, in order to make us concentrate absolutely on the motion of the bodies. Dance, movement and pose are a primordial need of man, which is involved in the digital age.
- Izabella Retkowska, Inertness, Poland 2016, 1.10
- Marta Arjona & Mei Casabona, X-TREM, Spain 2016, 5.24
- Aliki Chiotaki, Cipher, Greece 2017, 1.18
- Daphna Mero, Selfiesism – Dance Duet, Israel & USA 2017, 5.03
- Fran Orallo, the chaos theory, UK 2018, 3.40
- Gaetano Maria Mastrocinque, Argille, Italy 2016, 5.47
- Johannes Christopher Gérard, Night, Street, Lantern, Pharmacy, Russia 2017, 4.51
- Dancevacuum dance company-Vicky Vassilopoulou, Handmade, Greece 2018, 8.11
- Same As Sister/Briana Brown-Tipley & Hilary Brown and Aitor Mendilibar, Odd Jewels: Beauty Under Mask, USA 2018, 8.26
- Cecilia Seaward, Recollect, USA 2016, 2.40
- Stefano Croci & Luca Veggetti, SCENARIO, Italy 2017, 22.00
Entrance hall Screening 3 /11 /18
Fragments of a story_ Video Dance & Video Performance selection
Curated by Margarita Stavraki Duration: 49 min
The program explores the autonomy of narrative elements and their reconnection in a video art selection. In these videos the object, the gesture and the space become art works on their own. Sometimes they deny their narrative role, sometimes they just insinuate it, and at others they serve it poetically.
- Mircea Bobînă, Dust, Moldova 2017, 1.00
- Eleonora Roaro, 00:00:01:00, UK 2016, 2.00
- Hanna Schaich, 400000 times, Germany 2017, 4.36
- Irini Folerou, Revealing, UK 2016, 1.19
- Anna Macdonald, After Mrs Mills, UK 2016, 2.37
- Hamza Kirbas, I, YOU, S/HE, WE, Turkey 2017, 00.47
- John C. Kelley, Drum Solo, USA 2018, 4.54
- Cat Del Buono, Pass the Buck, USA 2018, 1.33
- Mauricio Sanhueza, The House, Peru 2018, 8.15
- François Roux, The Western Bug, Canada 2014, 1.22
- Collin Bradford, End Light, USA 2016, 11.07
- François Roux & Mathieu Bouillod, Phantom’s Ontology, Belgium 2014, 3.45
- Marcia Beatriz Granero, Minada, Brazil 2015, 2.15
Act… with or without expression_ Video Performance selection
Curated by Margarita Stavraki Duration: 47 min
A selection of video performances based on body identity, with references to ritual, philosophy & poetry, human disorientation, and the history of family relationships.
- Gabriel Andreu, My Father’s Tears, UK 2016, 3.52
- Eduardo Herrera, Liberación, Argentina 2016, 2.30
- Michele Manzini, In the House of Mantegna, Italy 2017, 6.36
- Nuno Veiga, Boa Morte, Portugal 2018, 4.05
- Alexander Isaenko, Memorial, Ukraine, 2016, 12.24
- Elisabetta Di Sopra, The Care, Italy 2018, 2.34
- Miloushka Bokma, Thuis, Home, Heimat, Netherlands 2018, 7.57
- Aleksandra Mlynarczyk-Gemza, KOAN: What did your face looked like before your parents were born?, Poland 2014, 1.18
- Gray Swartzel, Self-Portrait with Mother (Offering), USA 2018, 3.24
Miden is an independent organization for the exploration and promotion of video art. Founded by an independent group of Greek artists in 2005, it has been one of the earliest specialized video-art festivals in Greece and builded an international festival identity, presenting an annual video art festival for a decade. Since 2015, Miden continues its work changing its form to a more flexible and broadened event programming, setting as basic aims to stimulate the creation of original video art, to help spread it and develop relevant research.
Through collaborations and exchanges with major international festivals and organizations, it has been recognized as one of the most successful and interesting video art platforms internationally and as an important cultural exchange point for Greek and international video art. It also provides an alternative meeting point for emerging and established artists and a communication hub between artists, organizations, festivals and art spaces around the world.
Miden screening programs have traveled in many cities of Greece and all over the world, and they are hosted by significant festivals, museums and institutions globally.
(*Miden means “zero” in Greek)
Art direction: Gioula Papadopoulou – Margarita Stavraki
Video Art Miden- Info: www.festivalmiden.gr
Opening: 3/11/2018 at 20:00
Duration: 3/11/2018 – until June 2019*
*all programs will be screened in a special ongoing presentation at the entrance hall of Kinitiras until June 2019.
Adress: Erechtheiou 22, Acropolis
Tel.: +30 210 9248328
Media Sponsor: KROMA Magazine
The Herakleidon Museum is pleased to present the exhibition titled Cellular by the distinguished sculptor Antonia Papatzanaki from April 16 to August 25, 2019, curated by Nina Fragopoulou, Doctor of Biology in collaboration with Thodoris Koutsoyiannis, Doctor of Art History.
In the series of works entitled Cellular, the artist explores the concept of the organic unit, the basic cell of life. Papatzanaki is inspired by biological cell structures, their inherent light, and their universality. The series moves among sculpture, engraving, and painting. Each work consists of successive panels of engraved Plexiglas illuminated by internal light sources, while its organic shapes are colored and highlighted by the refraction of light on the carvings. Whether as luminous works (made of Plexiglas, stainless steel, and light) or as prints on paper, the artworks manifest the artist’s constant interest in the world and its foundational elements and suggest the primary role of light in the existence of life.
The exhibition Cellular aims at providing the public with a distinct visual experience, scientific knowledge regarding the basic unit of life — the cell — and the role of light in life’s maintenance. To this purpose, the exhibition is accompanied by scientific lectures and educational programs for school students.
Antonia Papatzanaki was born in Chania, Crete and is a renowned Greek artist who lives and works in Athens and New York. She was educated at the Athens School of Fine Arts, the Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst in Vienna, and Pratt Institute in New York, where she acquired her Master of Fine Arts. Papatzanaki is the recipient of many prestigious awards in addition to winning Panhellenic and international competitions for the creation of public art. Several of her outdoor public sculptures are permanently installed throughout Greece. Papatzanaki has exhibited widely in more than 60 solo and group exhibitions in Europe, Asia, and the United States. Her work resides in numerous private collections, as well as the National Museum of Contemporary Art, the Copelouzos Family Collection, the Vorres Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete, the American College of Greece, and the Municipal Art Gallery of Chania.
Monday, May 6, 18:30 – 20:00: Light and Life
Yiannis Manetas, Emeritus Professor, Department of Biology, University of Patras
Wednesday, May 22, 18:30 – 20:00: I Go to School and the Arts Are There
Maria Kotoula, Doctor of Philology, & Christina Papazissi, Doctor of Biology, Educational Project Manager for Sustainability
Thursday, June 6, 18:30 – 20:00: From a Cell to Human: The Invaluable Gift of Life
Ioanna Mastromina, Doctor of Embryology, Clinical Embryologist at Embryogenesis, a medical unit of assisted reproduction
EDUCATIONAL-INTERACTIVE PROGRAM FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS
Biology and Art: The Cell
Program design and scientific consultation: Nina Fragopoulou, Doctor of Biology
Program attendance during the exhibition in consultation with Herakleidon Museum,
16 Herakleidon Street, Monday and Tuesday 10:00 – 14:00, Wednesday through Sunday 10:00 – 18:00
Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 20:00
Duration: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 20:00 – Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 18:00
16 Herakleidon Str., 118 51 Athens
Τel.: 210 34 61 981
18 April – 25 May 2019
Cube Gallery, hosts the new work of the artist Christos Koutsoukis in his solo exhibition entitled“flux”. This is his third solo show, with paintings, hosted in Cube, afterwards his two solo shows“Moments”, 2012 and “Let’s play”, 2016.
Christos Koutsoukis writes about “flux”:“In modern countries, with large populations of many millions of people clustered and packed in cities, urban landscape – while it expands to serve capitalist needs, at the same time reveals a strong feature of an uninterrupted movement of people, creating pictures with special visual interest.
Human figures, with different starting points, cross the same point at the same time, creating an unceasing flow. This perpetual flow as an image, emphasizing on details, is a source of inspiration for these paintings. Through this intense urban centralization, we observe human forms that convey to us the sense of today’s urban reality, and the fatalities of what is happening in it, such as intense movement, anxiety, loneliness or even isolation. These images, either as personal capture of the mobile camera or as a research product from the internet, constitute a point of reference for the painting compositions of this section, called “flux”.
This approach attempts to highlight the lack of communication between people in large urban centres, despite the fact that all of this often happens a stone’s throw from each other.
Is it an involuntary alienation or a conscious choice? It is definitely a response to the modern communication model that has been adopted and imposed upon us within this explosive economic growth, particularly that of the large economies of the rich countries. ”
Opening: Thursday, the 18thof April 2019, 20.00 – 10.30
Exhibition Duration: 18 April – 25 May 2019
Address: 39, Miaouli str. Patra, Greece
Media Sponsor: KROMA Magazine
Tuesday Thursday Friday 10.00 – 14.00 & 18.00 – 21.00
Wednesday Saturday 10.00 – 14.00
Sunday Monday closed
Christos Koutsoukis studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts. He has presented eight solo shows and has participated in many group exhibitions and art projects in Greece and abroad. He lives and works in Brussels.
2019 “Flux”, Cube Gallery, Patras, Greece
2016 “Let’s play”, Cube Gallery, Patras, Greece
2012 “Moments”, Cube Gallery, Patras, Greece
2010 “Wanderings”, William James Gallery, Athens, Greece
2009 “The figure and the city”, Tzamaros Gallery, Patras, Greece
2005 “Personal Space”, Zervas Gallery, Patras, Greece
2002 “Figures in Shapes”, Barry Center of Arts, Patras, Greece
1993 “Lanscapes”, Arta, Greece
2018 “On the road”, Cube Gallery, Patras, Greece
“No-Ah-Fence”, Art Athina 2018, Cube Gallery, Athens Concervatoire
2017 “Of Love and Other Demons”, Cube Gallery, Patras, Greece
“Sequential Shift – Flux”, CliqueArt, Brussels
“Saturdays without a tale”, Cube Gallery, Patras, Greece
2016 “Memories”, Visual Artists Association of Patras, Agora Argyri Patras Greece
“Art Fare”, Cube Gallery, Patras, Greece
2014 “Art Sharing”, Cube Gallery, Patras, Greece
“Honour to our teacher”, Agora Argyri, International Festival of Patras Greece
“Blue Stories”, Cube Gallery, Patras, Greece
2013 “Art Sharing”, Cube Gallery, Patras, Greece
2012 “Art Sharing”, Cube Gallery, Patras, Greece
“Visual Artists Association of Patras” Ancient Municipal Baths, Patras, Greece
“Art & Technology” Visual Artists Association of Patras, Museum of Technology University of Patras
2011 “The Garden with the Illusions”, Cube Gallery, Patras, Greece
2006 “Artists of Patras” Ideal Arts Multi Space, Patras, Greece
2006 “3rd International Symposium of Painting” Vesomare, Patras, Greece
2000 “Man the Inner Space” Zervas Gallery, Rio Patras, Greece
1996 “Athens School of Fine Arts Graduates” Municipal Gallery of Alexandroupolis
“Graduates ‘95” Athens School of Fine Arts National Gallery of Athens
1995 “5 Graduates of Athens School of Fine Arts” Youth Center Diavlos Volos
1986 “Young Artists of Patras” Hotel Astir Patras 1st Prize
1985 “Young Artists of Patras” Municipal Gallery of Patras
10 May – 29 June 2019
Ikastikos Kiklos DL presents the solo exhibition of Elias Papanikolaou titled «Silence Museum».
The director of Group Point Zero Savvas Stroumpos mentions:
«The Silence Museum is the moment of the core explosion, the moment when Papanikolaou’s anguish about human existence and History appears as an expressive waterfall, overcoming aesthetic terms and boundaries that until that time have determined his work. Into the persons-wounds of the Silence Museum the state of human de-humanization is expressed. We have figures at a crossroad, into a tragic era, which, however, insists on repelling the tragic into the cells of the monstrous virtual reality, where every emotion, every movement of psyche is nothing but a product for sale, if it is not just some kind of consumable material.
The Silence Museum as a cry of life and agony, it opens up the way to the bio-political perception of art. The governing institutions, the repressive mechanisms, the dominant imaginary, as machines of alienation and deformation among themselves and the others, are not somewhere out, in general. They penetrate every layer of modern man’s existence, every cell, every breath and thought. Again, however, in this collection of artworks, we do not just have introspection, since war, de-humanization and revolt are two dimensions that do not let our look to be quiet.
Transitional works in transitional times. In the open horizons of the works, Mankind screams for its redemption, it prepares its tremendous return, claiming its vital space-and-time, letting our imagination speak, allowing the utopian look at what is not yet there, but it is closer than ever!»
Elias Papanikolaou explains:
«And as you walk down the street hauling everything along, there comes a moment when you hover and seek the meaning, right from the start. You wonder whether you weigh in with this storming, for the humanity, period of time. My personal collection of disappointing moments is already a very powerful kind of material and I have found a way to create a world out of these moments. My world has a name: Silence Museum.»
Elias Papanikolaou was born in Athens in 1974. He studied painting from 1991 until 1996 in the Αthens School of Fine Arts under Nikos Kessanlis. His works have been exhibited in 15 solo exhibitions in the following galleries: ARTIO, Zoumboulaki, Titanium, Astrolavos, Melanythros, Cube, Kaplanon 5, Metamorphosi, Ikastikos Kiklos, Syntagma metro station, Grigoriadis Gallery, Ikastikos Kiklos DL and in many other outstanding group exhibitions (group exhibitions in London, Cyprus, New York, Paris, Smyrna, Istanbul) as well as in several auctions. He has illustrated poem collections, music discs, book covers, etc. In 2014 he starts his cooperation with ‘’Group Point Zero’’ for sets and costumes. His artworks are included in public and private collections in Greece as well as in private collections in other countries (Athens School of Fine Arts, Municipal Gallery of Patras, Municipal Gallery of Kalamata, Municipal Gallery of Agrinio, Moschandreou Gallery, American College of Greece, Athens Metro, Heineken Company, Kopelouzos Museum, Vorres Museum, Felios collection, Logothetis collection, Drakos collection, Karelias collection, Oliver Stone’s (American director) collection, Kaan Terzioglu collection, Ali Tanor collection, Murat Arintogan collection and lots of other ones). He lives and works in Athens.
Exhibition opening: Friday 10 May 2019 at 20:00
Duration: 10 May – 29 June 2019
Opening hours: Monday closed
Wednesday – Saturday 11:00 – 16:00
Tuesday – Thursday – Friday 11:00 – 20:00
Admission to the exhibition is free.
Ikastikos Kiklos DL
Address: 6 Akadimias Street 10671 – Athens
Tel: 210 36 46 818-9
Media Sponsor: KROMA magazine
Dimitra Katsaouni presents at Gallery 7 the series “Magnetism” consisting of 15 paintings. “Magnetism” searches the dialog between geometric and visual writing. The “Magnetism” series consists of three main categories of works : canvas, paper and wood. “Magnetism” is the first solo exhibition of Dimitra Katsaouni.
All paintings completed between 2017 and 2019 in bοth Athens and Paro.
Born in Athens in 1973, Dimitra graduated in 2001 from the Athens School of Fine Arts, (workshop by C. Botsoglou). She mainly works in Athens, and participates in group exhibitions and collaborates with artists in various fields such as theater, performance and video art.
Prologue by fine artist Giorgos Rorris.
“Affront is almost committed by Dimitra Katsaouni with her latest works. This is at least what I conclude 7 years since the last time I saw the progress of her work. But why such a statement? Why “affront”? If words keep their power unaltered, then, the answer is that I can’t find word more suitable for me according to what I have concluded.
And I explain: It is an affront at a time when the abolition of every style has made a rule of itself, and in any case, you are to declare through your work a belief in unshakable values like the geometric structure and Apollonian order. It is an affront against a fancy way that rests on an empty display of exhibition where reflection and desire of precision have managed to master every mood for impressing. The latter, although cheap, is ubiquitous in the way of our time.
It is a painful attempt for a painter to react against the kitsch. How does he react? By believing in the classical values of Art. The simple approach, the primordial forms, the contrast, the layout, the rhythm, the confrontation, the conflict. The result, brings to the mind of the sensitive viewer the “Linear A and B”, the column of “Rosetta”, signs, absences, sounds, tones.
The fundamentals of the language and the visual language as well. Katsouni’s painting has ancestors. Old and recent. It passes through Renaissance engravings to reach Mondrian and the Constructivists. But it continues in every architectural plan, in every electronic circuit, but also in the lines drawn by the children to define their playing space on the cement or on the soil.
Let’s enjoy it by allowing our imagination to invest freely”.
Event Opening: Tuesday 14th May 2019, 20:00 – 22:00
Event Duration: Tuesday 14th May 2019 – Saturday 8th June 2019 at 22:00
Event Curator: Kanakaki Aikaterini
Address: 20 Solonos Str., Athens 106 73
Tel.: +30 210 36 12 050
Media Sponsor: KROMA Magazine
DL Gallery presents on Friday 17 May 2019 the solo exhibition of Nikos Samaras titled « Mirage ».
Alexios Papazacharias and Giorgos Alexandros Samaras note:
” Nicos Samaras lives and works in Larissa. He studied Fine Arts in Cluj-Napoca, Romania and Florence, Italy. Since the 1980s, video, installations and, above all, painting are the means the artist uses to produce works that negotiate history and creation as two interrelated events. History provides him with images, while creation with visuals. Living away from the two artistic “centres” of Greece, he was fortunate to observe the arts scene without rivalry.
The evolution of his work, bold and overturning, leads him again and again into painting as a permanent question and as a dynamic response. The series of paintings presented in the exhibition is a selection of works of the last two years. During this period, Nicos Samaras systematically studied the modern architecture and the enigmatic metaphysical painting of the first half of the last century. In his works, parts of modern architectures are reflected and replicated. It is patterns rather than landscape that emerge us a result, seen from a design point of view.
The color, however, free of repeatability limitations, points out again the features of depth and perspective. The colors of his palette are not totally marked as strongly apart from some non-repeating exceptions. Their placement in the composition is mainly based on tonicity and then through opposing or complementary combinations, ending seemingly unrelated to anything realistic. Different tones allow the pattern to regain the sense of depth and negotiate the space within a kaleidoscopic image that looks more organised than psychedelic “.
Nicos Samaras explains:
” In my work there is always the reference to space in its real dimension or as a scenario for the future. Mirage is the title of this new series of works, and at the same time the starting point, the condition starting from which the viewer is transported through a series of dynamic scenarios. At the same time, the bold use of perspective intended as optical distortion, the game of the inside with the outside, of the light with the shadow, the alternation of the empty spaces and solid shapes re-construct a three-dimensional space that simultaneously carries elements of the past and the future.
Floating environments are being developed into a new structure, that have both natural and unnatural features at the same time. The strong geometric elements extend as reference to the monolithic column used by S. Kubrick in Space Odyssey to raise the question of existence both for the man of the future as for his ancestors, giving a timeless dimension to this question.
In the Mirage series, the space opens in any direction, creating a three-dimensional dynamic structure, being dislodged of its shell reveals what is contained, bordering as bold as conciliating way time through a progressive process that gradually reveals itself “.
Opening: Friday, 17 May 2019 at 20:00
Duration: 17 May to 20 July 2019
Wednesday – Saturday 12:00 – 17:00
Thursday – Friday 12:00 – 19:00
Address: 55a Mesologgiou str, 18545 Piraeus
Phone: +30 210 463 1933
Media Sponsor: KROMA Magazine