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Jun
28
Thu
“New Horizons of European Panting III: The Action of the Senses”, painting exhibition @ Frissiras Museum
Jun 28 @ 11:00 am – Dec 30 @ 5:00 pm

New Horizons of European Panting III: The Action of the Senses

Various artists, painting exhibition

KROMA/New Horizons of European Painting III, Pasieka Simon, Pulp, 2008, mixed media on canvas, 180x300cm

New Horizons of European Painting III, Pasieka Simon, Pulp, 2008, mixed media on canvas, 180x300cm

Frissiras Museum, while completing the “New Horizons” trilogy, is outlining a spectrum of contemporary art suggestions, and is presenting exceptional artists from its collections. In the third and final part, entitled “The action of the senses”, the full range of human sensibility is being explored. Painting, as an ever means of knowledge and understanding of the world, is called to fulfill and enrich all five senses. The contemporary images of the exhibition, challenge the viewer, in order to make him discover hidden aspects of reality, filled with emotion.

 

 

 

Participating Artists: Brandl Christian, Degrandschamps Marc, Fehér László, Gernegross Falk, Guiñazú Ruiz Cristina, Haack Simone, Howson Peter, Komu Riyaz, Lampe Katinka, Martinelli Andrea, Pasieka Simon, Rielly James, Schleime Cornelia, Shi Xiang, Smith Clive, Valls Dino, Wang JoJo, Veroucas Alexis, Vlazaki Sofia, Maratos Andreas, Bakiaj Alma, Baharas Nikitas, Beldekos Panayiotis, Daoulas Constantinos, Stamatiadi Daniella, Tzamouranis Dimitris.

 


General Info

Opening: Wednesday, 26/09/2018, at 20.00

*The museum will be closed that Wednesday during its working hrs.

Duration: 28/06/2018- 30/12/2018

Opening hours:

Wednesday to Friday: 11:00 – 18:00
Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 – 17:00
Monday and Tuesday: closed

Admission: 

General: €6
Seniors: €3 Over 65 y.o, students, members of the Chamber of Arts
Free: Members of AICA, ICOM, students of schools of Fine Arts, children under 12 years old


Frissiras Museum

Address: 3 & 7, Monis Asteriou, Plaka, Athens, Greece, 10558
(at the junction of Kydathineon st.)

Tel: +30 210 3234678, +30 210 3316027

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Jul
21
Sat
Down to Earth @ Torrance Art Museum
Jul 21 @ 11:00 am – Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm

Down to Earth

Video Art Miden

 

KROMA/WOW

WOW

 

The Greek video art program “Down to Earth”, curated by Gioula Papadopoulou, will be presented in the frame of the international curatorial project WOW: We are One World, in Los Angeles/USA, at Torrance Art Museum (TAM).

The exhibition of the W:OW project at TAM includes more than 125 art films & videos by 125 artists from about 30 countries selected by 10 guest curators from Mexico, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Bulgaria, Italy, Israel, Austria & Russia and the German curator Wilfried Agricola de Cologne, director of “The W:OW Project” – packed into 20 curated, conceptual programs.

 

 

Video Art Miden presents the following program:

Down to Earth // curated by Gioula Papadopoulou

Anna Vasof – Down to Earth, Greece-Austria 2014, 4.01

Alexandros Kaklamanos – A Minor, Greece 2014, 2.11

Panos Mazarakis – Virtual Vanity, Greece 2016, 1.21

Yiannis Kranidiotis – Ichographs MdelP, Greece 2015,4.13

Alex Karantanas – Untitled, Greece 2015-16, 6.38

Katerina Athanasopoulou – Branches of Life, UK 2016, 4.14

Vasilis Karvounis – Dancing with Thanatos, Greece 2015, 3.45

 

 

Video Art Miden is an independent organization for the exploration and promotion of video art. Founded by an independent group of Greek artists in 2005 in Kalamata, it seeks 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 means “zero” in Greek.

 

 


More Info:

Opening: 21/07/2018

Duration: 21/07/2018 – 14/12/2018

Exhibition/Opening hours:

Tuesday — Saturday: 11:00 — 17:00

Sunday &Monday: closed

Admission: Free


Torrance Art Museum

Address: 3320 Civic Center Drive
Torrance, CA 90503

Tel: 310-618-6388

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Oct
5
Fri
UN–DE–RE FORMED by Eirini Georgopoulou @ Kappatos Gallery
Oct 5 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 24 @ 3:00 pm

UN–DE–RE FORMED

by Eirini Georgopoulou

 

 

In her newest series of works, Eirini Georgopoulou utilizes a variety of methods and materials to establish a sense of fragile harmony. Through a multi-layered approach, she conjures an uneasy equilibrium positioned somewhere between stillness and change. She achieves this in part by setting up diametrically opposed forces – chance and control, shadow and light, flexibility and stillness, fluidity and rigidity – suggesting a world in a constant state of flux. The inherent elasticity of matter becomes manifest through the otherwise invisible forces which shape the natural world – one need only to think of the rocky Cycladic shoreline, for instance, sculpted over time by the waves and the wind and bleached bone-white under eons of incessant sunlight.

The artist looks inwards as much as she does at the world that surrounds her. She has isolated various topologies and formations by manipulating her chosen media through a variety of means. Her methods are laborious and demand an intimate engagement with the material – molding the liquid plaster to manipulate it into a desired form, prodding it into shape through the use of armatures and supporting poles, constantly fighting against both gravity and time. Georgopoulou’s latest output has therefore become a reflection of a much broader ‘topos’ while still pertaining back to the process of their production. The generative potential of the studio and the cosmos become equated through the promise of unlimited creation.


General Info:

Opening: 05/10/2018

Duration: 5/10 – 24/11/2018

Exhibition opening hours:

Τuesday – Friday: 12:00-20:00

Saturday: 12:00-15:00

Sunday, Monday: Closed


Kappatos Gallery

Address: Athinas A12, Athens 10554

Tel: +30 210 3217931

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Oct
19
Fri
“Saints In Carousel”, Thomas Tournavitis’ exhibition @ PIRÉE
Oct 19 @ 8:30 pm – Dec 10 @ 2:00 am

S.I.C. – Saints In Carousel

Thomas Tournavitis’ painting exhibitionKROMA/ SIC Poster

The art historian Annita Patsouraki mentions: Thomas Tournavitis’ works are portraits of people bathed in the sunlight and the sense of motion which are infinitely present. The idea of continual change, law of the universe, along with the unity of contradictions in space, reveal a personal colour palette exposed at the Greek sunlight. The work of Thomas Tournavitis is directed by theoretical and technical education inspired by ideals and diachronical moral values.

KROMA/Symphonia

Symphonia

He is following the steps and signs of faith, in what he taught, he summarises the compositions with honoured facts and faces, social incidents, events and characters in an ecumenical  atmosphere . The descriptive austerity of his work revives images of tradition and boldly reflects a new Hellenistic writing… With reflection, self-knowledge and intense internal search, the painter guides his childhood memory-experiences for the regeneration and creation of a new school.”

KROMA/ Cabaret Folklore

Cabaret Folklore

Thomas Tournavitis writes: We need new eyes in order to get closer and read my work. Selected orbits and points of my writing, compose portraits that refuse the static. Faces in a face, moments in a moment, places in a place. A Modern Greek viewpoint about the portrait in a world of motion.
KROMA/ The Collector

The Collector

ΒΙΟ
Thomas Tournavitis was born in 1981 in Athens, Greece. He studied at the atelier of sculptor Nikos Stefos (1997-1999). He graduated in 2005 from the University of Fine Arts in Derby (UK) with a BA in Fine Arts (P) and continued his postgraduate studies in Berlin, Germany (2006-2007). He worked as a former Lecturer at the Department of Photography D. IEK Volos and as an Art teacher in public and private Primary Schools in the city of Volos, Greece (2008-2010).

KROMA/ Ice Cream Man

Ice Cream Man

Since 2008 has enjoyed a successful artistic career in which he been the subject of 30 international solo exhibitions. He has featured in over 100 group shows and major public art projects worldwide. His works adorn private and public collections in New York, Miami, Paris, Montpellier, Athens, Zagreb, Bratislava, Nicosia, Sarajevo and more. Until now, he lives and works in his Atelier in Piraeus, Greece.

KROMA/ New Terrier I

New Terrier I


General Info 

Opening: 19/10/2018 at 20:30

Duration: 19/10/2018 – 09/12/2018

Exhibition Opening Hours: 

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 17:00 – 02:00

Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 – 02:00

Monday: Closed 

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 PIRÉE

Address: 78 Kastoros Street 185 45 – Piraeus, Greece

Tel:  +30 210 4082700-02
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Oct
23
Tue
Still Life by Dimitris Angelopoulos @ kaplanon 5
Oct 23 @ 8:00 pm – Nov 17 @ 3:00 pm

Still Life

by Dimitris Angelopoulos

 

 

In his Still Life exhibition, Dimitris Angelopoulos participates in a paradoxical game, giving this well-known and often falsified term, new life. By bringing his human subjects to the forefront, making them the absolute protagonist and focusing his compositions on them, he is depicting “stolen” moments from the rooms of his protagonists.
It makes us, therefore, viewers of this “still life” of the painter and his models, in compositions that one is the organic continuity of the other.

With this mindseat, Dimitris Angelopoulos borrows the term and creates paintings, usually of large dimensions but also smaller ones, where the anthropocentric composition is intense, with powerful and gestural brush strokes, the portraits are robust with a intense gaze, giving the impression that they are alive but at the same time they are stationary, immovable.

Dimitris Angelopoulos work is a proposal for a return to a more classical style of painting, focusing on great figuration. Despite his young age, he manages to create powerful images, indifferent to unnecessary details and distractions that reject fake symbolisms, resulting in the viewer becoming an integral part of an image that ultimately shocks him.

 

 


General Info:

Opening: 23/10/2018 at 20:00

Duration: 23/10 – 17/11/2018

Exhibition opening hours:

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday : 12:00 – 20:00

Wednesday : 12:00 – 17:00

Saturday : 12:00 – 15:00

Sunday & Monday: closed

*& every other day & hour upon prior arrangement.

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Gallery Kaplanon 5

Address: Kaplanon 5 & Massalias, 106 80 Athens

Tel: +30 210 3217931

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Oct
24
Wed
“Extreme singularities”, Anna Lascari’s solo exhibition @ a.antonopoulou.art
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 1 @ 4:00 pm

Extreme Singularities

Anna Lascari’s solo exhibition

Anna Lascari’s solo exhibition “Extreme singularities” opens at a.antonopoulou.art on Wednesday October 24th, 2018.
The exhibition presents a series of works whose materiality render a gestural setting that raises tension between a manifold of images and movement, sculpture and sound, painterly winks and fragile fragments of impressions. Many of the varying materials have been recovered from the artist’s studio. Nothing is abandoned; values are redeemed through the devised ways by which these unfold themselves and their relationship to each other. Strips of PVC transform like doorways that lead to a further layering of knotty conditions where the individual and collective traverse space, as the title of the exhibition suggests; where the parts coalesce into an altered belt of animation when they otherwise seemingly draw apart from the whole, from the full perception of the viewer and from between the tremors that hold them together.
The precarious “bases” of these pieces whose (im)balances are never detrimental enough to cave-in, in effect, hold resilience. Their emphasized materiality seems to steadily matter and to carry on; and their autonomy escapes the authority of representation. Part of the contact between the work and the viewer is in the intimate relationship of materials between them, with their surroundings, and in the viewer’s own exercise of observation and reflection.


From the text Extreme singularities by Maria Petrides, independent writer

KROMA/Extreme singularities Short bio:

Anna Lascari has exhibited in international venues including: National Museum of Contemporary Art, (EMST) Athens and Tinos Quarry Platform, Tinos (2018); Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy and I Bienal del Sur: Pueblos en Resistencia, Caracas, Venezuela (2016); TRANSMEDIALE/festival, Berlin (2015); Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (2013); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012); Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki, Warehouse B1 (2011) and Suspended Forces and PINK, a.antonopoulou art, Athens, Greece  (2013 and 2010). 

Recent public projects include: Athens Report (athensreport.organ interactive Internet platform based on crowdsourcing (2014-on going)Cargonauts the demo, an on line 3d game (2015-on going).

 


General Info

Opening: 24/10/2018 at 19.00

Duration: 25/10/2018 – 01/12/2018

Exhibition Opening Hours: 

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 14:00 – 20:00

Saturday: 12:00 – 16.00

Sunday, Monday & Tuesday: Closed


a.antonopoulou art 

Address: 20 Aristofanous street, Psyrri 105 54 – Athens

Tel: +30 210 3214994

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Nov
1
Thu
“From Darkness to Light” @ ArtZone 42 Gallery
Nov 1 @ 8:00 pm – Nov 24 @ 3:00 pm

“From Darkness to Light”

Fanis Kapsalidis and Panos Bakas

 

Panos Bakas

 

ArtZone42 Gallery proudly presents the joint exhibition of the acclaimed artists Fanis Kapsalidis and Panos Bakas, titled “From Darkness to Light”. The individual artistic expression both artists can reasonably be described as ‘dark’ even though, at first sight their work differs in technique and color palette.
In the artwork of Panos Bakas black and earthly shades are dominant, whilst a “dark” and ironic mood is revealed through intense color contrasts in the artwork of Fanis Kapsalidis. Both artists are significantly inspired by their surroundings, personal experiences and cinematic scenes of science fiction.

 

Panos Bakas

The oil paintings of Panos Bakas portay urban landscapes with people who give the impression of having being unleashed by Munch’s legendary “The Scream”. The people in his canvas are almost as if they have accepted their fate and dwell in an environment that literally chokes them. They stand thinking about what could be reversed in the future knowing very well that what nourishes also destroys.

Fanis Kapsalidis, encompassing a distinct “cartoonish” style, creates imaginary scenery and portraits on wooden pallets, framed and sculpted with complementary symbol-icons. Society, religion and consumerism are concepts that concern him often. In all his work a female eye is present and observes almost confined, as a symbol of power and challenge, the integral part of a surreal reality.

 

Fanis Kapsalidis

 

Biographies

Fanis Kapsalidis was born and works in Athens. His professional relationship with art counts numerous years and has in his resume multiple solo and group exhibitions. Utilizing intense color contrasts, his paintings can be characterized as multifaceted surrealist collages, playful from a viewpoint, yet ironic when being deeply observed. Fanis Kapsalidis is also a widely known tattoo artist applying a broad range of styles and techniques.

Panos Bakas was born in Athens and has undertaken years of art courses specializing in oil painting. An intense existential dimension is evident in his work. He focuses his interest both on the object as well as on the shadow surrounding it, aiming to unveil the indelible secret of their relationship. He has participated in group exhibitions and many of his works are currently in private collections. He lives and works in Athens.

 

Fanis Kapsalidis


Gallery Info:

Opening: 01/11/2018 at 20:00

Duration:  01/11/2018 – 24/11/2018

Exhibition opening hours: 

Τuesday – Thursday – Friday : 15.00 – 21.00

Wednesday & Saturday : 11.00 -15.00

Admission: Free


ArtZone 42 Gallery

Address: Vasileos Konstantinou avenue, 42

Tel.: +30 210 7259549

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Nov
3
Sat
Video art Miden collaborates with Kinitiras @ Kinitiras
Nov 3 2018 @ 8:00 pm – Jun 30 2019 @ 11:45 pm

Video dance & video performance screening 

Video Art Miden collaborates with Kinitiras

 

 

 

KROMA/Michele Manzini_Casa Mantegna[337]

 

 

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

 

KROMA/Same As SisterBriana Brown-Tipley & Hilary Brown and Aitor Mendilibar_ Odd Jewels Beauty Under Mask[335]

 

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.

  1. Christina Mertzani / free fall company, Aliki Chiotaki & Dimitris Barnias, 60 pulses, Greece 2016, 3.32
  2. Blas Payri, Ce monde inconnu de sensations, Spain & France 2018, 3.25
  3. Francesca Leoni & Davide Mastrangelo, Nowhere History, Italy 2017, 3.40
  4. Patricia Bentancur, Untitled, (Play), Uruguay 2014, 1.35
  5. Francesca Leoni , Ego-Crazia, Italy 2017, 8.25
  6. Еlena Artemenko, Soft Power, Russia 2016, 10.00
  7. Marta Arjona & Ariadna Llussà, ZOÍ I ζωή, Spain 2017, 3.40
  8. APOTROPIA, Φ, Italy 2017, 4.44
  9. Yiorgos Drosos, District one, Greece 2014-2015, 1.50

 

KROMA/MarciaBeatrizGranero_Minada[336]

 

 

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.

  1. Izabella Retkowska, Inertness, Poland 2016, 1.10
  2. Marta Arjona & Mei Casabona, X-TREM, Spain 2016, 5.24
  3. Aliki Chiotaki, Cipher, Greece 2017, 1.18
  4. Daphna Mero, Selfiesism – Dance Duet, Israel & USA 2017, 5.03
  5. Fran Orallo, the chaos theory, UK 2018, 3.40
  6. Gaetano Maria Mastrocinque, Argille, Italy 2016, 5.47
  7. Johannes  Christopher Gérard, Night, Street, Lantern, Pharmacy, Russia 2017, 4.51
  8. Dancevacuum dance company-Vicky Vassilopoulou, Handmade, Greece 2018, 8.11
  9. Same As Sister/Briana Brown-Tipley & Hilary Brown and Aitor Mendilibar, Odd Jewels: Beauty Under Mask, USA 2018, 8.26
  10. Cecilia Seaward, Recollect, USA 2016, 2.40
  11. Stefano Croci & Luca Veggetti, SCENARIO, Italy 2017, 22.00

 

KROMA/Γιώργος Δρόσος_ District one[339]

 

 

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.

  1. Mircea Bobînă, Dust, Moldova 2017, 1.00
  2. Eleonora Roaro, 00:00:01:00, UK 2016, 2.00
  3. Hanna Schaich, 400000 times, Germany 2017, 4.36
  4. Irini Folerou, Revealing, UK 2016, 1.19
  5. Anna Macdonald, After Mrs Mills, UK 2016, 2.37
  6. Hamza Kirbas, I, YOU, S/HE, WE, Turkey 2017, 00.47
  7. John C. Kelley, Drum Solo, USA 2018, 4.54
  8. Cat Del Buono, Pass the Buck, USA 2018, 1.33
  9. Mauricio Sanhueza, The House, Peru 2018, 8.15
  10. François Roux, The Western Bug, Canada 2014, 1.22
  11. Collin Bradford, End Light, USA 2016, 11.07
  12. François Roux & Mathieu Bouillod, Phantom’s Ontology, Belgium 2014, 3.45
  13. Marcia Beatriz Granero, Minada, Brazil 2015, 2.15

 

KROMA/Χ. Μερτζάνη free fall company, Α.Χιωτάκη,Δ. Μπαρνιάς_ 60 pulses[338]

 

 

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.

  1. Gabriel Andreu, My Father’s Tears, UK 2016, 3.52
  2. Eduardo Herrera, Liberación, Argentina 2016, 2.30
  3. Michele Manzini, In the House of Mantegna, Italy 2017, 6.36
  4. Nuno Veiga, Boa Morte, Portugal 2018, 4.05
  5. Alexander Isaenko, Memorial, Ukraine, 2016, 12.24
  6. Elisabetta Di Sopra, The Care, Italy 2018, 2.34
  7. Miloushka Bokma, Thuis, Home, Heimat, Netherlands 2018, 7.57
  8. Aleksandra Mlynarczyk-Gemza, KOAN: What did your face looked like before your parents were born?, Poland 2014, 1.18
  9. Gray Swartzel, Self-Portrait with Mother (Offering), USA 2018, 3.24

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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


General Info:

Video Art Miden- Infowww.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.


 Kinitiras

Adress: Erechtheiou 22, Acropolis
Athens 11742

Tel.: +30 210 9248328

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Nov
9
Fri
Face Forward …into my home @ Municipal Exhibition Space
Nov 9 @ 11:00 am – Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm

Face Forward …into my home

 

 

Following its first successful presentation in Athens and its warm reception in Heraklion, Crete, the interactive art project Face Forward …into my home is hosted in Thessaloniki and is introducing the public to the faces and stories of 26 refugees and asylum seekers who have been forced to leave their homelands and are rebuilding their life in Greece.

Face Forward …into my home includes storytelling workshops inspired by a selection of contemporary artworks from the collection of the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST), the photo shooting of portraits, and an exhibition with photo portraits and recorded personal stories of refugees and asylum-seekers who are now living in Greece. All participants of Face Forward …into my home are benefitting from ESTIA, the Emergency Support To Integration and Accommodation programme implemented by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in collaboration with the Greek Government, local authorities and NGOs, and with the funding by the European Commission.

The exhibition in Thessaloniki is organized with the support of the Municipality of Thessaloniki, the REACT programme and the 59th Thessaloniki International Film Festival.

Face Forward …into my home consists of the following three phases:

Phase I: Storytelling Workshops

Βeneficiaries of the ESTIA programme are invited to share feelings, memories, hopes and aspirations, inspired by artworks from the EMST collection. Using these as a starting point and as a stimulus to explore contemporary social issues, including forced migration, social integration, cultural exchange and social interaction, the participants create autobiographical stories that reveal moments from the past, build personal narratives about the present, and make plans for the future.

Phase II: Photographic Portraits

Based on the narratives that unfold during the workshops, photographic portraits depict the refugees and asylum-seekers in their daily life in Athens. Accompanied by the stories, the portraits shed light on each person’s unique character. At the same time, both photographs and stories reveal the “human face” of the refugee plight and remind us of the things, emotions, feelings that connect us all – our common humanity.

Phase III: Exhibition of Photographic Portraits and Personal Narratives

The personal narratives and photographic portraits will be presented at the Municipal Exhibition Space (former military warehouse), Pier 1, at the Port of Thessaloniki from 9 November to 9 December 2018. The works from the EMST collection that prompted the narratives will be also presented in digital form in the exhibition space, in addition to a short documentary video of the whole project.

As part of the exhibition, educational programmes for students of all ages will be organized in cooperation with the State Museum of Contemporary Art and the Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network.

Production

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST)

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency

Financed by the European Commission

 General Direction

Katerina Koskina, Director of EMST

 Exhibition curators / Idea-Implementation of the project

Μarina Tsekou, Education Curator EMST

Ioannis Vastardis, Photographer

 Architectural study / on site supervision

Μaria Maneta, Architect – Engineer


General Info: 

Opening: 10/11/2018 at 18:00

Duration: 9/11/2018 – 9/12/2018

Opening Hours: 

Wednesday – Sunday: 11.00 – 19.00

Monday – Tuesday: closed

Admission: Free


EMST | National Museum of Contemporary Art

Address: Kallirrois Avenue & Amvr. Frantzi Str – Athens

Tel: +30 211 1019000

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“Paradise Lost – Lost Paradise”, Constantinos Patsis exhibition @ Cube Gallery
Nov 9 @ 8:00 pm – Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm

“Paradise Lost – Lost Paradise”

Constantinos Patsis’ exhibitionKROMA/Lost Paradise

 

Cube Gallery, for the month of November, hosts the new work of the artist Constantinos Patsis,in his solo exhibition entitled “Paradise Lost – Lost Paradise”. 

Nikos Vatopoulos, journalist, writer and co-curator of the exhibition, writes about the Lost Paradise of Constantinos Patsis,under the title “A Treaty of Freedom”:

“Among the shadows of a memory which is sometimes latent, while other times asserts its rights, Constantinos Patsis advances with a sui generis autobiographical attitude in the mapping of a treaty. This pact seems to be dictated by memory, but is mostly pushed by an onward motion. For Constanstinos Patsis, the palimpsest of his journey so far contains all that fractal load of a long process to reach adulthood. His artworks, at the “Paradise Lost” exhibition, which are currently displayed in Patras, in Liana Zoza’s beehive of contemporary art, Cube Gallery, depict strength and tenderness, a deeply introspective and personal distillation.

 

KROMA/Lost Paradise

 

By spreading a vast landscape studded with autobiographical references, scouring meadows of reminiscence and clearings of contemplation, Constantinos Patsis presents himself as a creator with a solid mood of reconciliation. It comes to offer places and ways of co-habitation to all those heterogeneous features that demarcate a path of inherent contradictions. As is the case with every attempt at introspection, Constantinos Patsis approaches that point of personal retrospection with mixed feelings of melancholy and contemplation.

In Constantinos Patsis’ artworks lurks a mournful aura even when the gaze is trapped in bursts of light. The vertical streaks that define the interminable horizon of each project, lines that start from scratch and head to infinity, enclose as grains or wounds, the numerous mortal creatures that flicker. It’s like a constant reminder of a perpetual regression. The references to the illusory geometry of Op art and the vivid, dense, monochromatic motifs, on the edge of an optical delirium, coexist with origins from lakes of emotional truce. These “attitudes” invite the long avenues of childhood and adolescent daydreaming, along with all the badges, the escutcheons and the medals of a gradual adulthood.

 

KROMA/Lost Paradise

 

Associative recalls of scenes from real life or from daydreaming, stand out and assert position. As leitmotif, Constantinos Patsis’ Angels reminiscent of the art of cemeteries, they become winged, sexless shadows on a verge of perpetual twilight. Their forms are traced through the membranes of memory but the element that is present is the constant attraction-repulsion against the persistent ambiguity of matter and spirit, masculine and feminine, protection and threat, light and darkness. They provoke the need of beauty, exacerbating it to a point of anguish.

The Angels of Constantinos Patsis’ art works, as enduring reminders of mortality and immortality, provoke the questions of futility. Skulls appear parenthetically, as fragments of a libation in the ritual of the obsessed Vanitas, birds bring back the sense of the elusive, shadows the impression of a memory and a presence.

 

KROMA/Lost Paradise

 

In all of his works, Constantinos Patsis’ organizes niches and chat counters. He expands networks, suggestive or symbolic. He invites Joseph Beuys, shatters certainties and issues into a landscape with loot from the history of art. He reoccupies plundered cities which are now free from darkened galleries. He restores a sense of bliss, and with an almost impulsive attitude, he mixes his materials, inks, pencils, crayons, and redesigns in an alloy of contemplation and groan, a new field for rebooting.

If one can give a sense of Constantinos Patsis’ art, it could be the “Omnia vincit Amor!” but with the awareness of the rough route. This hybrid autobiographical mural, full of faces, totems, shadows and ephemeral flashes, converges, ultimately, to the freedom of self-determination and the belief that “Paradise Lost” is nothing more than the version of a reflection in the mirror.

 

KROMA/Lost Paradise

 

ΒΙΟ

Constantinos Patsis’ was born in 1981 in Ioannina. He studied to the School of FineArts – Department of Visual Arts and Applied Arts of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His first two years of study he attended the workshop of Evangelos Dimitreas. The attendance continued in the workshop of Makis Theofylakopoulos, where he graduated in June 2006 with excellent. He has presented three solo exhibitions and has participated in several group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. His works are at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Florina, at the University of Ioannina, in the collection of the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, in the Beltsios Collection and in many private collections in Greece. Since 2008-2010 he has completed postgraduate studies in the history and art theory while he is currently a PhD candidate. From 2008 to 2011 he teaches painting and art history at TEI of Epirus. Since 2012 he teaches in primary education.

 


General Info

Opening: 09/11/2018 at 20.00

Duration: 09/11/2018 – 08/12/2018

Exhibition Opening Hours: 

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10.00 – 14.00 & 18.00 – 21.00

Wednesday & Saturday: 10.00 – 14.00

Sunday & Monday: Closed

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