New Horizons in Painting
Part two: The Unpredictability of Ideas
What are ideas made from?
Continuing the “New Horizons in Painting” trilogy, Frissiras museum promotes contemporary trends in Visual Arts and suggests intriguing artists, from the museum’s collections.
In this second part, entitled “The Unpredictability of Ideas”, various depictions of visions and ideas are presented through the works of twenty-one artists. Each of them weave in their own way unique worlds, some times dream-like, while others use scientific tools, thus creating images, which are bound to surprise not only the viewer, but sometimes even the artists themselves.
Agnès Baillon, Beata Bigaj, Christopher Le Brun, Vincent Corpet, Biliana Djurdjevic, Apostolos Georgiou, Afroditi Krontiri, Frédéric Léglise, Mohamed Lekleti, , Michalis Manousakis, Gilles Marrey, Tassos Mantzavinos, Spyros Prokopiou, Léopold Rabus, Edouard Sacaillan, Uta Siebert, Attila Szcucs, Djamel Tatah, Elena Tsigaridou, Chrisa Valsamaki, Grzegorz Wnek.
The exhibition is held with the exclusive donation of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
Duration: 5/1/2018 – 30/6/2018
Wednesday to Friday: 11:00 – 18:00
Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 – 17:00
Monday and Tuesday: closed
Seniors: €3 Over 65 y.o, students, members of the Chamber of Arts
Free: Members of AICA, ICOM, students of schools of Fine Arts
Address: 3 & 7, Monis Asteriou, Plaka, Athens
Tel: +30 210 3234678, +30 210 3316027
BUILDING A BABEL TOWER
Giorgos Tserionis’ solo exhibition
DL Gallery presents on Friday 26 January 2018 the solo exhibition of Giorgos Tserionis titled «BUILDING A BABEL TOWER».
Giorgos Tserionis, following his participation in the 6th Biennale of Thessaloniki and the 7th Biennale of Beijing, presents his latest work at DL Gallery.
His solo exhibition features collages of archive images processed in an origami technique, drawings with phrases on folded paper, ceramic sculptures and an installation that allude to the tower of Babel. Part of the show is the installation of an imaginary room in the Babel Tower which examines capitalist growth in relation to human coexistence, the difficulties of communicating and our psychological distancing as a result of the dilemmas we set ourselves.
As observed by art historian Anna Mykoniati, in the exhibition “BUILDING A BABEL TOWER” Giorgos Tserionis presents two sets of works, wall-mounted compositions and sculptures, which attempt to pose the philosophical question about existence and the attainment of man’s universal truth.
The first set of works comprises drawings and photographic collages which attempt to correlate the image with speech as a medium for conveying knowledge and information. The drawings depict written pages that are folded or crumpled so as to either allow or prevent their reading. In his photo collages, by contrast, the archive material from National Geographic magazine is combined and folded using the Japanese origami technique to generate a new reading of the subject matter.
The second set of works is made up of a central installation of an “imaginary room” in the Babel Tower and a series of sculptures. The installation of various sculptural elements alludes to the tower of Babel as the symbol of a mental state rather than an edifice. A heap of black cubes-debris pointing to abandonment, the book as symbol of knowledge, the deer as symbol of beauty, nobility and intellectual development, and an unfinished structure—a model of the tower of Babel in the manner of Bruegel. The clay sculptures, whose different elements are combined into organic shapes, are wrapped in a mesh and acquire a tendency to rise and escape upwards.
Giorgos Tserionis lives and works in Athens. He studied graphic design at the Vakalo School (1988-1991) and painting, sculpture and art history at the Art & Philosophy Group under Roubina Sarelakou, Kyriakos Rokos and Yannis Papaioannou.Since 2006 he teaches pottery at KETHEA DIAVASSI. He is a founding member of the Provo Principles art group (2011 – to date). His works can be found at the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, the Benaki Museum, in the collections of CITIBANK, ALPHA BANK, American College of Greece, Municipality of Eleusis, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Kostakis Collection, Kopelouzos Collection, Benetton Collection as well as in private collections.
Opening: 26/01/2018 at 20:00
Duration: 26/01/2018 – 21/04/2018
Exhibition opening hours:
Monday – Tuesday closed
Wednesday – Saturday 11:00 – 15:00
Thursday 11:00 – 18:00
Friday 14:00 – 20:00
Address: 55A Mesologgiou str, 185 45, Piraeus,
Tel: (+30) 2104631933
Media Sponsor: KROMA Magazine
2018 Triennial: Songs for sabotage
Lobby Gallery, Second, Third, and Fourth Floors
Songs for Sabotage brings together works by 26 artists, artist groups, and collectives from 19 countries, the majority of whom are exhibiting in the United States for the first time. The exhibition questions how individuals and collectives might effectively address the relationship of images and culture to the forces that structure our society. Together, these artists propose a kind of propaganda, engaging with new and traditional media to reveal the built systems that construct our reality, images, and truths.
These artists are further connected by both their deep engagements with the specificity of local context and a critical examination—and embrace—of the internationalism that links them. Their works range widely in medium and form, including painted allegories for the administration of power, sculptural proposals to renew (and destroy) monuments, and cinematic works that engage the modes of propaganda that influence us more and more each day. Viewed in ensemble, these works provide models for reflecting upon and working against a system that seems doomed to failure.
Songs for Sabotage is curated by Gary Carrion-Murayari, Kraus Family Curator, and Alex Gartenfeld, founding Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, with Francesca Altamura, Curatorial Assistant.
Opening: 13/02/2018 at 11:00
Duration: 13/02/2018 – 27/05/2018
Gallery Opening hours:
Tuesday & Wednesday: 11:00 – 18:00
Thursday: 11:00 – 21:00
Friday – Sunday: 11:00 – 18:00
Address: 235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002, USA
Lobby Gallery, Second, Third, and Fourth Floors
A view from the bridge
by Arthur Miller
One of the most iconic plays of the twentieth century comes to the National for the first time, brought to the stage in a perceptive and contemporary production directed by Nikaiti Kontouri. Inspired by a real event, Miller gives his play, whose structure was directly influenced by ancient Greek tragedy, the pace and tension of a detective story.
In the Brooklyn of the 1950s, immigrants arrive from all over the world in search of a better life, some of them illegally. They come from every walk of life in search of the American dream, determined to succeed. But it often proves to be the wrong path, leading those who follow it into hubris.
Eddie Carbone and his wife Beatrice house illegal immigrant cousins from Italy. When one of the cousins falls in love with Catherine, the niece of Eddie, whom Eddie has incestuous desires for, Eddie betrays his family and calls Immigration to stop the marriage of his niece and cousin.
Themes: Allegiance to community law. The irrational human animal.
Giorgos Kimoulis, Ilya Algaer, Thalea Griva, Paris Thomopoulos, Maria Kechagioglou, Kostas Korakis, Anastasis-Simeon Laoulakos, Giorgos Matziaris, Ilianna Mavrommati, Alexandros Mavropoulos, Stathis Panagiotidis, Tasos Pirgieris, Kostas Falelakis, Nikolas Hanakoulas, Nikos Hatzopoulos.
On-stage Musician: Christos Kalkanis, Clarinet
Opening: 15/02/2018 at 20:00
Duration: 15/02/2018 – 27/05/2018
Every Wednesday till Sunday at 20:00
Saturday & Sunday premium seats €22
Zone A €17
Zone B (lower circle) €15
Friday (single price) €13
Wednesday, Thursday (single price) €15
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, the performance is accompanied by English subtitles.
NATIONAL THEATRE OF GREECE
Main Stage/Nikos Kourkoulos Stage
Address: Agiou Konstantinou 22-24, 10437,
Repatriation Vol. 2
Repatriation Vol. 2, the second phase of the artist’s sculptural investigations into the notion of return, first revealed in the show entitled Repatriation Vol.1 in 2017.
While Repatriation Vol. 1 charted reveries of home and the familiar, Vol. 2 concretizes a personal journey with a scrutiny of the external. Grammenos wields wood, paint, marble and iron to capture and convey the impulses that propel his universal perceptions. The artist uses the term “shadow-body” to signify the force that channels and protects the essence of his creations and furnishes the facility for apprehension. Grammenos states: “If the aim of art was and maybe still is the broadening of our consciousness about the cosmos then it would be good if the work of art, along with other qualities, is direct and easy to decipher, so that a link is created between the artist and the viewer – or in some cases not, which is also significant.”
The sculptures embody the aphorism “Verum ess Ipsum factum” (What is true is precisely what is made). Beyond mere depiction, Grammenos aims to tender the essential being of his subjects symbolically through the meticulous arrangement of the details of the formal body. Sculpture and painting are united in a single entity: The cathedral, the philosopher, the dog. A unique environment is sustained by the disciplined and supple constructions. Colour is deployed as a structural element, energizing the composition and accentuating the harmony of the whole. For example, Nirvana imparts serenity and balance via the symmetrical juxtaposition of white and black marble.
“Each sculpture specifically, and the entire exhibit synergistically realizes the nexus between memory, history and the imagination and the concrete intentions of the artist. The internal and external rituals that define and constitute conceptions of place and homeland are immaculately rendered in the achievement of the repatriation of the world”.
-Niki Papaspyrou, art historian-
Kornelios Grammenos was born in Patras, Greece in 1959. He studied graphic arts and photography in Athens, 1977-1980, and sculpture and painting at the Cologne School of Fine Arts (Kölner Werkkunstschule, Meisterklasse), Cologne, Germany, 1981-1988. A lifetime of international residencies includes Rome, Italy 1988-1991, New York City, 1991-1992, and San Francisco, California, 1999-2000. His career comprises major exhibitions of all aspects of his oeuvre in a wide variety of locations throughout Germany, Greece, Italy, Turkey and the United States. Presentations of his sculptural inventions have appeared in places as diverse as Palazzo Corvaja, Taormina, Sicily, 1990, Dexameni Square, Athens, Greece, 1995, the Marina of Patras, Greece,1996, the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, 1997, and the 10th Public Elementary School, Vyronas, Athens, 2006.
Solo shows include The Goethe Institut Athen, 1987, Goethe Institut Thessaloniki 1998, the Nica Gallery Inc, San Francisco, California, 2000; the Galerie Beyer, Dresden, Germany, 2009, and the Yianna Grammatopoulou Gallery, Athens, Greece, 2008, 2011, 2014, 2017 and 2018. He currently lives and works in Athens, Greece.
Opening: Tuesday 13/03/2018, 19:00
Duration: 13/03/2018 – 05/05/2018
Tuesday-Thursday-Friday: 11:00 – 20:00
Wednesday: 11:00 – 18:00
Saturday: 11:00 – 15:00
Sunday & Monday closed
yianna grammatopoulou gallery
Address: 9A Valaoritou str., 10671, Athens
Tel: +30 210 3607 598
By Alessandro De Martino
“The time flies by, differently for the residents of a city. The full of energy, memories and movement images, are trying to resist the damage but they get lost with time. Some people come and go, they are changing cities and others stay there forever. How does a city affect her people and how do people affect their city?How do people interact with each other in a city? I believe that the colours of each city leave a special sent to a person’ s soul. With these colours I started to reflect the “invisible” energy of somme places in the city in time ,creating this artistic chapter that I present at EXIT Art gallery in Psyrri this Spring.”
– Alessandro De Martino
Duration: 15/03/2018- 22/04/2018
Exhibition Opening Hours:
Wensday- Sunday at 12:00- 19:oo
Tuesday by date: +306484135
Exit Art Gallery
Address: Evmorfopoulou 6, Athens
Tel: 697 648 4135
“Α – θάνατος Im – mortal”
Group painting exhibition
The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies in cooperation with Chicago Athenaeum, museum for Architecture and Design, present the group painting exhibition entitled: “Α- θάνατος Im –mortal”.
The group of thirteen artists, is inspired by Greek Mythology and each one of its members, with their different backgrounds and unique styles, will present their works and point of views on ancients Greek Gods, managing to transfer the viewer into a parallel world, located in between of fantasy and reality.
Lina Agourou, Penelope Georgakopoulou, Aristides Zinelis, Maria Theochari, Antonia Kanelopoulou, Aneta Kasalia, Ioanna Kourbela, Demetra Kouroupaki, Vasiliki Konstantinidou, Vicky Moudilou, Athena Stavrou, Kiriaki Tzimou, Dionisia Christodolopoulou.
Duration: 30/3/2018 – 22/4/2018
Wednesday to Sunday: 14:00 – 21:00
Monday and Tuesday: closed
Contemporary Space Athens
Address: Mitropoleos 74, Plaka, Athens
Tel: +30 210 3428511
Media Sponsor: KROMA Magazine
The Greek-Cypriot upcoming and award-winning artist Thekla Papadopoulou, presents her new series of work entitled “Traces”.
“The past is always dynamic. Memory recalls but also revitalizes. Instead of a linear evolution, the living time becomes a circle, there is no beginning and end, but a flat surface to which the separation between now and yesterday is abolished. It is then that the dilemma for our own entity acquires another meaning. Our existence includes our micro-history, but also that of our relatives, friends and neighbours, of the places where we lived and the closest people.
In series “Traces”, Thekla Papadopoulou presents to us various stages of this personal search with large-dimension portraits with mixed technique. With the use of magazines, photographs and the collage of pages from old sketches, combined with oil paintings and pastels, the artist manages to carry out technically the fragmentation, deconstruction and reconstruction carried out during the remembering process. A process that is at the same time a search for one’s own existence as a person.”
-Miguel Fernández Belmonte-
Duration: 04/04/2018 – 30/04/2018
OTE Art Exhibition Centre
Address: 33 Karolou Ntil street, Thessaloniki
“The Triumph of Love”
By Pierre de Marivaux
Directed by Konstantinos Maravelias
“For my eyes I answer nothing. Them can tell you that I love you, but you can not accuse me for saying this to you.”
Written in 1732, this comedy by Marivaux takes place in a non-specific time period during the Greek antiquity.
In a male-dominated society, a young princess armed with the “weapon” of love wants to conquer the heart of a man by surrendering to him, both, her heart and her throne. The characters of the play adjust their clothes, behaviours and sexes in order to either reach their objective, or to protect themselves from their own self. By disguising and manufacturing masks they aim to be socially acceptable.
But what is the amount of freedom you get behind a mask?
Princess Leonidia disguises herself to a man as her will is to be near Agis who lives isolated from a young age, in the garden of philosopher Ermocrates. Ermocrates, along with his sister Leondini, raised Agis in such a way as to hate Leonidia and consider her family and consequently her, the person responsible for the suffering of his family, as Agis is the legitimate successor of the throne she possesses. Leonidia, along with Korina -her servant- sets up erotic traps for Agis “guardians” in order to restore justice and conquer his heart.
Cast (in order of appearance):
Fenia Shoina, Athina Sakali, Fanis Pavlopoulos, Iliana Mpaferou, Emilios Aleksandris, Nikos Tsimaras, Konstantinos Repanis.
The venue is accessible to wheelchair users.
English Surtitles for english language users.
Greek sign language interpretation for the Deaf and hard of hearing.
Greek SDH Surtitles for the Deaf and hard of hearing.
Audio Description for the Blind and visualy impaired.
Premiere: 11/4/2018 at 21:00
Duration: 11/4/2018 – 26/4/2018
Performances: Every Wednesday and Thursday at 21:00
Duration: 100′ with no break
Students, Group 10+ pax: 10€,
Unemployed, 65+, PWDs: 8€
*Wheelchair seats are available.
Address: Viktoros Ougko 55, 104 37, Metaxourgeio, Athens
Tel: +30 21 1403 6322
Media Sponsor: KROMA Magazine
by Kostas Panagiotakopoulos
Cube Gallery hosts the latest artwork of the visual artist Kostas Panagiotakopoulos in his solo exhibition, entitled “Inner Flight”. His artworks, which in their entirety consist of paintings and projects of mixed media, function as an evolutionary process, as intimate bright annotations of a completely inner flight.
Alexandra Panagopoulou, Journalist, writes for the artworks of “Inner Flight”:
Kostas Panagiotakopoulos’ “Inner Flight” is the outcome of a spiritual journey, an emotional narration. He shapes landscapes and conditions, images and attitudes that provoke intense emotions.
Overwhelmed with suggestive hints, the artworks invite the spectator to a visual-sentimental experience and refer to the landscape as inner space, which embodies impressions and perceptions over time. It is about mental maps of internal dialogues, regarding the connection between him and his projects. His work is explosively colourful, etching a path between harmony and chaos, spontaneity and control.
Most of his artworks are representational but have an ambiguous relevance to reality. But they are consistent with one’s perception of things as it happens in dreams. His works have no titles because they are a challenge, a challenge to the spectator. They have subtle overtones for the individual, in the sense of allowing for multiple interpretations. The destinations vary, depending where one wants to go. They are parallel universes, waiting to be inhabited, according to one’s will. That’s the reason we don’t often come across human figures in them. Furthermore, they are landscapes where the artist himself is residing at but they remain open to the observer to create his own myth. Just like in dreams, there is visual and time discontinuity but everything is submitted to a firm, abstract component perception.
His abstract compositions unravel a visual narration in a lavish palette, waiting to be discovered by the spectator as it opens up on the surface. They entrap the gaze of the observer in a pleasant wandering.
Someone once said that home is one’s childhood. All the things we saw, heard and tasted. The elements that Kostas Panagiotakopoulos likes to recall have their roots there. The sandlots on the fringes of the city, the circus and the amusement park, the technicolour on Sunday afternoons, the illustrated books, the summers, the sea… Fragments of the memory, rays of coloured light in a dull era. An antidote or a placebo if you prefer, to the misery that surrounds our short lifetime.
Opening: 13/04/2018 at 20:00
Duration: 13/04/2018 – 05/05/2018
Gallery Opening hours:
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 10:00 – 14:00, 18:00 – 21:00
Wednesday: 10:00 – 14:00
Sunday, Monday: closed
Address: 39 Miaouli str., 26222 Patras, Greece
Media Sponsor: KROMA Magazine