Steven C. Harvey’s exhibition
AD Gallery presents the new solo show of British artist Steven C. Harvey.
In the series of works entitled Love Poems, Steven C. Harvey incriminates politically correct opinions as well as any kind of romantic consideration regarding the historical failure of contemporary societies to protect the majority of their members. His works draw their inspiration from traditional English Nursery Rhymes and the corresponding books. It has been argued that many of them have a hidden origin and contain hidden notions. John Bellenden Ker (1765 – 1842), for instance, wrote four volumes defending that English Nursery Rhymes were actually written to express a strong aversion for the Church and the Clergy. Many ideas regarding the connections between poems and historical figures or events are also presented in Katherine Elwes’ book, The Real Personages of Mother Goose (1930), in which she relates famous characters of the Nursery Rhymes with real people. She made the assumption that many nursery rhymes constituted a special form of codified historical narration, of propaganda or covert protest, and rarely considered that they were written for mere amusement.
In the same way Harvey “borrows” the heroes of children’s books, of a direct popular speech that is understandable by everyone, to ironically mock the codes and traits of the politically correct. The main characters of his works, figures with direct references to fairy tales and innocence, surrender to sexual debauchery without an inch of shame. The painter thus creates anti-conformist images, which are perhaps an extreme form of romanticism.
He brings me hearts and flowers
So now I’ll let him do me
Swinging with his hips.”
With just this difference to tell:
The riders move, but the stallions not,
So round I go, but forget me not!”
Opening: 09/05/2018 at 12:00
Duration: 09/05/2018 – 31/07/2018
Exhibition Opening hours:
Tuesday – Friday: 12:00 – 21:00
Saturday: 12:00 – 16:00
06/2018 – 15/06/2018: 14:00 – 20:00
09/06/2018 and 16/06/2018: Closed
Alpha Delta Gallery (AD Gallery)
Adress: 3 Pallados Street, 105 54, Athens, Greece
Tel: +30 210 322 8785
Petros Efstathiadis’ exhibition
CAN Gallery is pleased to present the winner of the prestigious 2018 HSBC Award Petros Efstathiadis.
In his second solo show in Athens the artist presents his prize-winning series entitled Gold Rush(2016-2018). These large-scale photographic works capture an idiosyncratic universe of objects and structures built entirely from scratch in Liparo, a remote village of Macedonia in northern Greece, where he stages most of his constructions. Following a precise and detailed script-like list, the artist for several days carefully collects and assembles haphazard raw materials building them into something that carries just the right amount of information.
Attempting to recreate the feeling of a boom town that is constructed around the desire of becoming wealthy, the artist connects the California and Klondike Gold Rush to his native village. Indeed, the new pipeline that comes from Azerbaijan passing across Greece crosses Liparo, where locals -in their vast majority farmers- have desperately tried to escape from the economic deadlock by signing off contracts to sell their land for the gas pipeline project.
Through the repetition of carefully chosen objects and interplay of structures of a rapidly developing settlement – a bridge, a store, a bank, a church, or local services, the Gold Rush series recreate this feeling of a booming colony. Efstathiadis’ Gold Rush however, is not inspired so much by greed, as by delusion. The dream of discovering a treasure in the present day, the belief that finding gold and earning money quick will make life easier is a staged fantasy of capitalism and at the same time, a testimony of the destruction capitalism is causing.
These meticulous installations that often take the form of life-size sculptures are completely destroyed right after the shooting is done. Surviving only through their impressions on the photographic medium they leave the viewer wondering; Are they reflections of a distant past, or of a scary nearby future?
In addition, images like the iconic Preacher’s House reference classic American photographers of the Great Depression era like Walker Evans. Both Efstathiadis’ and Evans’ buildings stand like props; A mare facade with nothing behind, like a filmset out of a Hollywood movie. Fiction and reality however, magically blend creating the sense that the works are born out of authentic necessity.
As Efstathiadis says, “The whole thingneeds to have a root in a certain place, in some story and in something real. To be a documentation, and to be political.” Gold Rush is therefore a visual summary, essential for the collective memory. With his artistic self-confidence and radical, intensely personal vision Efstathiadis preaches a new gospel. Gold Rush is thus brilliantly located at the intersection of cinematic realism and theatrical spectacle, a parable of rapacious capitalism and a sometimes desperate adventure.
BIO.Petros Efstathiadis (b. 1980) graduated from the University for the Creative Arts Farnham, UK and now lives in his native country, Greece. Recent institutional shows include NiMac, Nicosia, Cyprus (2018); Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, USA; Foto Forum Galerie, Bolzano, Italy (2017); Equilibrists, Benaki Museum, Athens; Izolyatsia Foundation, Kiev, Ukraine (2016); Serlachius Museum, Mänttä, Finland (2015); He has also presented work in MED Photo Festival, Rethymnon, Greece; BredaPhoto Photo Festival, Breda, Netherlands; Gibellina Photoroad, Gibellina, Italy; Circulation Photography Festival, Paris, France; Athens Photo Festival, Athens, Greece; Plovdiv Photography Festival, Bulgaria; 28é and 29é Festival International de Mode & Photographie d’Hyéres, Hyéres, France; Vevey Festival of Images, Vevey, Switzerland; CAN Christina Androulidaki gallery, Athens, Greece; Galerie Clementine de la Feronniere, Paris, France; Xippas Gallery, Athens, Greece; Galerie Le Réverbère, Lyon, France; He has been a guest lecturer at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), at the School of Applied Arts (CEPV) in Vevey, Switzerland and at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium. His work has been published in Wallpaper* magazine, Monocle, Domus, Jeu de Paume, The Guardian and Le Monde. His first monograph entitled Liparo was published in 2018 by Xavier Barral editions.
Efstathiadis’ works can be found in HSBC Corporate Art Collection; DESTE Foundation Collection and in various private collections in Europe and America.
Upcoming solo exhibitions:
Musée de la Photographie, Mougins, France | July 20 – September 16, 2018
L’Arsenal, Metz, France | September 27 – October 29, 2018
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 12:00 -15:00 & 17:00 – 20:oo
Saturday: 12:00 – 16:00
CAN CHRISTINA ANDROULIDAKI GALLERY
Five Israeli Artists in Athens
a.antonopoulou.art presents five Israeli artists. The exhibition is set under the auspices of the Embassy of Israel in Athens on the occasion of the celebrations for the 70th anniversary of the creation of the State of Israel (1948-2018).
“The idea to organize this exhibition with five Israeli artists was born in 2016, when I visited Tel-Aviv (in Hebrew means “Spring Mound”) for the first time, because my gallery was participating at Fresh Paint 8 Art Fair, an institution where I still take part.
I was overwhelmed by the liveliness of the city that never sleeps with the careful architecture (Bauhaus buildings at such frequency as anywhere else in the world), organized with incredible respect to the environment and those with mobility difficulties, friendly to cyclists, an extroverted city, where art states its presence wherever you turn your gaze. There are sculptures everywhere, many sculptures, in balconies, in windows, on the façades of enterprises, in parks. There are extraordinary museums, where sometimes you don’t have enough time to visit all their exhibitions. And there are artists everywhere and the new artistic scene that searches identity.
Today I have the pleasure to see my vision of the exhibition with the Israeli artists taking shape thanks to the positive response of the Embassy of Israel in Athens to my proposal. The five artists, who were chosen for this exhibition, represent different sides and dialects of the contemporary Israeli art scene. The artists will be present the opening night of the exhibition”.
Angeliki Ch. Antonopoulou
Esther Cohen, Liat Elbling, Sharon Glazberg, Aviv Keller, Vera Vladimirsky
Sharon Glazberg’s video work “Hidden Lake” presents a ritual reminiscent of a rite of passage, the acceptance of a young boy into adult society. According to Derrida, establishing the authority of a father and the transfer of the patriarchal order from father to son are essential to the prospect of collecting and preserving memories. The ceremony ends harmonically, symmetrically. The boy has passed all the tests, the father is satisfied, the perpetuation of the tribe and its memories is safeguarded, and the patriarchal law is preserved for the future. The video piece was shot is Israel. The ceremony is filled with symbols which were borrowed from different cultures, merging together to create a new ritual.
Esther Cohen’s paintings are inspired by rituals, narratives and cultural aspects and by the relationship between the wild and the man-made. Her work challenges an inner cultural debate between heritage from the past and traditions that carry on to this day. The motifs in her work move between the symbolic and the poetic, while simultaneously investigating personal aspects and collective memory. In a detailed and refine painting technique, if it is oil on canvas, or drawing with pen on paper the artist deals with mapping and the definition of actual and symbolic boundaries. Cohen investigates the domestication of nature, while documenting the process of growth and withering in the wild, she corresponds with the old masters and botanist drawings in a criticizing and contemporary point of view. Through her body of work she invites the audience to observe closely and consider questions regarding identity, evolution and pertinence and brings to mind the dialectics between local and global, east and west, indoors and outdoors, nature and culture.
Aviv Keller’s embroidery work is a personal language that he has developed as a result of his research for new means of expression. He regards it as a painting and uses the knowledge and tools he has acquired as a realistic painter. Each work takes many months to complete. His subject matters are urban landscapes that he chooses from photos he takes. The images are transferred onto the canvas with a meticulous drawing. Once the image is laid out on the fabric the embroidery work starts. His technique corresponds with an ancient tradition, but the free spirited stitches he uses don’t comply with the old rules of embroidery.
Vera Vladimirsky explores her personal biography – As part of settling into the life of Israel, her parents and she moved between many different apartments. And from the age of eighteen, she has continued to move around on her own. For this project, she returned to all the places she once called “home”. She photographed the neighborhoods, the buildings and the apartments where other people now live. She also photographed places she hadn’t lived in which where etched in her memory, and represented for her everything she never managed to become a part of. Using the pictures she took she builds three-dimensional assemblages of new spaces, which she re-photographed within the apartment she had been living in; her 26th apartment.
Liat Elbling employs different media and disciplines in the aim of introducing a discussion surrounding the values of photography and reflecting on its nature. The Interactions Series, alongside with Proposals for Disorder Series are ongoing projects, which started already in 2013. In these series, she adopted a slightly different approach, and now, rather than taking away and eliminating details from existing models, she constructs and composes them in her studio. These structures are some kind of gestures to the world I surrounded by: the street, the city, the view outside my window. She employs various materials: wood, MDF, plaster, Styrofoam, cardboard, and paper, painting each “set” in a solid color, which is also manifested in the printing and framing process. By this action, she returns to art’s basic characteristics: perspective, light and shade.
Exhibition curator: Angeliki Ch. Antonopoulou
Esther Cohen. Born in Israel in 1972. BEd Graduate of the “Midrasha” Academy of Fine Arts with distinction. Her work has been shown in Tel-Aviv Museum of art, Haifa Museum, Petah-Tikva Museum and The Artist House in Tel-Aviv among other venues. Her work found in many private collections. Lives and works in Tel-Aviv. She is represented by a.antonopoulou.art, Athens.
Liat Elbling. Born in Israel in 1980. She lives and works in Tel-Aviv. A scholarship student in the “Amitim” program, Alma College for Hebrew culture, Tel Aviv, Israel 2005-2009 Minshar School of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel (with honors) Grants and Awards Mifal Hapais Grant for Artist Catalogue Production.URRA, artist-in-resident in Buenos Aires, Argentina.Cité des Arts, artist-in-resident in Paris, FranceBijlmAIR- artist-in-resident in Bijlmer, Amsterdam Zuidoost, Netherlands. Sotheby’s Under the Hammer Award, Fresh Paint Art Fair, Tel-Aviv, Israel. Leon Constantiner Photography Award for an Israeli Artist, Tel Aviv Museum of Art. She is represented by Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel-Aviv.
Sharon Glazberg. Born in 1976 in Israel, she lives and works. 2005 Master of Fine Arts with honors, Haifa University, Israel. 2000 Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors, San Francisco Art institute. 2005 America Israel Foundation, 2003 The Dean Fellowship, Haifa University,2001 Projects 2001 award, Islip Museum, 2000 The New Genera award, San Francisco Art Institute. She is represented by RawArt Gallery, Tel-Aviv.
Αviv keller. Lives and works in Jaffa, Israel. He studied at the Hatahana Studio School for painting and drawing, Tel Aviv. 2008-2011. Workshop at the Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, 2011 and at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem . Scholarship. 2008-2011 Scholarship by Hatahana Studio School, Tel Aviv.
Vera Vladimirsky 2010-2014 B.F.A. (cum laude), Department of Photography, Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, Jerusalem, Israel. 2013 Department of Photography, University of Brighton, Brighton, England. 2007-2010 Kiryat Ono Photography and Digital Media College, Kiryat Ono, Israel. Prizes and Awards 2016 Young Artist prize, Israel’s Ministry of Culture.2014 Academic Excellence Award, Bezalel Academy. Excellence Scholarship granted by ‘The Print House’ photography workshop. 2012 Academic Excellence Award & Prize, Bezalel Academy.
Opening: Tuesday 12/06/2018, 7:00 – 10:00 pm.
Duration: 12/06/2018- 20/07/2018
Exhibition opening hours:
Wednesday – Friday 2:00 – 8:00 pm. and Saturday 12:00 – 4:00 pm
UNEARTH | by Stelios Kapetanakis
The Blender Gallery presents the solo photography show of Stelios Kapetanakis, titled UNEARTH. The opening evening will be accompanied by a live set of music interventions, inspired by the exhibition’s theme.
In the UNEARTH exhibition, living and inanimate elements become one. As the viewer approached the photographs which depict vast landscapes, he suddenly seems to be delving into psychological portraits. On the other hand, the photographs of human portraits narrate stories from remote places. In Stelios Kapetanakis’ exhibition, there is no thematic transition between landscapes and human forms, between the natural and the urban element, or between detailed and larger scale compositions. In the world revealed through the eyes of the artist, light and time permeate, shape and determine the existence of everything. Living and inanimate entities patiently await the passage of the sun, as at the right time, he reveals to the photographer the composition that will tell their story.
Opening: 27/06/2018, at 20:00
Duration: 27/06/2018 – 25/07/2018
Exhibition Opening hours:
Monday – Friday 10:00 – 18:00
*Private viewings on different times upon request*
The Blender Gallery
Address: 4 Zisimopoulou St., Glyfada, Athens
Tel: (+30) 213 0280597
Media Sponsor: KROMA Magazine
Art Zone 42 Gallery organises its last group exhibition for the summer with title ‘Dream Big’, curated by art theorist Domna Chanoumidou.
Small works are presented in the exhibition, creating a mosaic of dreams that deny to be caged in small minds, narrow souls or shallow thoughts. Despite their small sizes, these artworks contrast with the title, reminding us that big dreams start from something small, from a thought or a desire and that with steady steps usually someone reaches greatness.
Twenty-seven contemporary αrtists take part in the exhibition using different mediums, such as painting, photography and sculpture.
Magda Apostolou, Antonis Avgeris, Constantinos Valaes, Olivia Berger, Efi Verikiou, Ioanna Zikidou, Christina Kolaiti, Chara Kassara, Katerina Koumpi, Kaiti Lialiamplidou, Caroline Luigi, Ada Margariti, Christina Michou, Tasos Nyfadopoulos, Katerina Xarchopoulou, Athena Panagiotidou, Lilian Pitsa, SAKE, Myrto Samouilidi, Nikos Sialakas, Mary Stefanou, Asterios Toris, Alexandros Tzallas, Georgia Trouli, Eleni Tsilili, Stéphane Vereecken, Olga Chandeli
Opening: 12/07/2018 at 20:00
Duration: 12/07/2018 – 28/07/2018
Exhibition opening hours:
Τuesday – Thursday – Friday : 15.00 – 21.00
Wednesday & Saturday : 11.00 -15.00
ArtZone 42 Gallery
Address: Vasileos Konstantinou avenue, 42
Tel.: +30 210 7259549
Moi et Moi … by Dimitrios Kasdaglis
“On The Road” project
As Scott Fitzgerald said: “Strange children should smile at each other and say, “Let’s play.”
So, Liana Zoza and Dimitrios Kasdaglis decided to play together in art projects under the title “Moi et Moi” as a visual art twin. Their first common attempt will be in the Cube Gallery’s project “On The Road”, where they will co-exist with the art installation “La Strada”.
Opening: 13/07/2018, 20.00
Duration: 13/07/2018 – 01/09/2018
Exhibition Opening hours:
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00 – 14:00 & 18:00 – 21:00
Wednesday & Saturday: 10:00 – 15:00
Sunday & Monday: closed
Address: 39 Miaouli St.,262 22 Patra, Greece
Tel: +30 261 1110069
Media Sponsor: KROMA Magazine
On The Road
The summer epilogue of this year for Cube Gallery, will be the project On The Road. The title of the art project is borrowed from the now legendary book of Jack Kerouac, On The Road, which besides that nowadays is enlisted as one of the books that someone should definitely read before dying, is the ultimate stigma of the Beat Generation.
Liana Zoza, curator of the project On The Road, writes: “On the Road is Kerouac’s second book, and is the one that made him famous to a wider audience, not only for its alternative writing, but for the myth that follows it, for instance the fact that it has been completed within three weeks, and under the influence of the amphetamine Benzedrine. The truth lies somewhere in between, as the book started to be planned in 1948 and its first version was completed in the spring of 1951, in the form of a hand-typed roll, which was 36 meters long.
Meanwhile, he starts his famous trips, from which he collects experiences and writes new novels and poems unstoppably. In his books, the characters are experiential and many of the elements that he uses are autobiographical, combined with fictional narratives. His goal, besides the rejection of the typical way of writing and expression, is the spiritual search, the exploration of the borders of the freedom that man had, social justice, sexual liberation and the highlighting of many, up to this point, taboo topics, such as religion, respect to nature and the indigenous people, homosexuality and drug use. He was seeking readers that were not only reading or viewing his trips. He was seeking to create free people that would go on the road and travel with him. Besides, as he used to say: “Maybe this is life. An eye winking to the stars”.
The artists that meet and have a conversation via the project On The Road, create their contemporary pictures, having the “trip – dreams” of Kerouac as an incentive, real or fictional. These have no goal to illustrate a book, but to put their audience in a searching process without limitations and directions, as the hero of the book Sal Paradise: “… the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!”.”
Achraf Baznani, Ant Hamlyn, Radu Nastasia, Nikos Vatopoulos, Liana Zoza & Dimitris Kasdaglis (Moi et Moi), Anna Karatza, Vassilis Karakatsanis, Christos Koutsoukis, Andreas Lyberatos, Alexandros Maganiotis, Sofia Kyriakou, Andreas Nicolaou, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, Vassiliki Pantazi, Panagiotis Papadopoulos, Xenofon Papaefthimiou, Sofia Paraskevopoulou, Constantinos Patsis, Virginia Filippoussi, Voula Ferentinou.
Opening: Friday 13/07/2018, 20:00
Duration: 13/07/2018 – 01/09/2018
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10:00 – 14:00 & 18:00 – 21:00
Wednesday, Saturday 10:00 – 14:00
Sunday & Monday closed
Address: 39, Miaouli str., 26222 Patras
Tel: +30 2611110069
Media Sponsor: KROMA Magazine
Eye’s Walk Digital Festival 2018
celebrates the Year of European Cultural Heritage.
We create an expanded cultural experience highlighting European culture through its mixtures and contradictions in two different geographic areas of Greece, in two magical places: Ano Syros: 27th, 28th, 29th of July, Castle of Mytilene: Full Moon 26th of August. Virtual Realiy Installation, Workshops, Video Installation Art & performances are connecting 24 artists from all over the world with the two communities and the visitors in the public space. Eye’s Walk Festival turns the projectors on and illuminates the face of Europe Now, with all the intense social and political problematics that feed our culture. The water, the inhabitant, the moving person, the refugee, the immigrant, together will forge our artistic narrative, a choreography of life and creation.
“Europe Started Here “: Ano Syros
8.30pm – The course of Dionysus comes from the sea, and, with champs and songs, launches the Embassies of the Festival in Ermoupoli and Ano Syros.
28 July: Workshops for children
8.30pm – 11.00pm: Performances in different spots of the Public Space in Ano Syros by the artists Johannes Gerard, Netherlands, Christophe Beyler, France, Marievi Mastoraki, Greece.
The soprano Christina Asimakopoulou and the members of the Orchestra of Cyclades will open and take off the great night of the 29th of July!
9.30-12.00pm : The great night of Video Installation Art is unfolding in the central street of the medieval area. 16 Video Installation Art from the artists:
Emmanuel Tussore, France, Emiliano Zucchini & Paolo Tarsi, Ιtaly, Bahar Borna Faraz, Iran, Theodora Prassa, Greece, Elene Tsamadia, Greece, Moran Been-noon & Aliina Lindroos, Israel & Finland, Russell J.Chartier & Paul J. Botelho, USA, Chryssa Beziriannidou, Greece, Kuriaki Goni, Greece, The Refugee Film Collection: Selected artists: Cristobal Catalan, Amir Kabir Jabari,Florentia Ikonomidou, Daniel Wechsler, Yovista Ahtajida, Aline Biasutto, Wilfried Agricola de Cologne.
“The Eye’s Walk Digital festival in the Castle of Mytilene/Europe in my region 2018 “, Full moon 26th of August at 21:00
“We chose the archeological site of Casltle of Mytilene as the ideal place where the negotiation of the individual with the modern world , its forces and weaknesses can happen safely.” The artworks are bringing up issues for the individual’s position in the modern, worldwide community.
The archeological site, place of memory, insight and thought becomes a place where the past meets the present through the most modern art and digital technology.
The artists participating: Aggelina Voskopoulou/Greece, François Tussore/France (his work «Sirens» was presented at the Pont Neuf in Paris in collaboration with the Palais de Tokyo and refers to the Man’s continued effort to cope with the unpredictable life with protagonists from a fishing village in Senegal where large flow of refugees has moved), Olga Guse/Russia, David Bickley/Irlandia, Florentina Oikonomidi/Greece, Emiliano Zucchini & Paolo Tarsi/Italy, Sarawut Chutiwongpeti/Thaïland, Bahar Borna Faraz/Iran.
Curator: Filia Milidaki
Artistic Collaborator: Ermira Goro
Design: Elisavet Papageorgiou
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