Down to Earth
Video Art Miden
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.
Duration: 21/07/2018 – 14/12/2018
Tuesday — Saturday: 11:00 — 17:00
Sunday &Monday: closed
Torrance Art Museum
Address: 3320 Civic Center Drive
Torrance, CA 90503
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.
Duration: 5/10 – 24/11/2018
Exhibition opening hours:
Τuesday – Friday: 12:00-20:00
Sunday, Monday: Closed
Address: Athinas A12, Athens 10554
Tel: +30 210 3217931
Media Sponsor: KROMA Magazine
“Size matters? II”
exhibition of small artworks
Ikastikos Kiklos DL presents on Saturday 1 December 2018 the group show « Size matters? II ». The exhibition of small scale artworks is organized in cooperation with ENIA GALLERY and DL gallery and it will be open until 31 December 2018.
The exhibition comprises 26 old and new associates of Ikastikos Kyklos-DL from Greece and abroad, with the size of works as the sole limitation. Dimensions, together with information about the date and materials, is one of the typical elements in an artwork’s description and identity.
This presentation, however, goes beyond scale to focus on the different core ideas, styles and ways of processing. Painting, drawing, digital prints and printmaking are some of the media on show. Representing different trends and approaches, the exhibits ultimately make up a multifaceted presentation of contemporary visual expression.
The question posed in the exhibition title Size Matters? II is actually rhetorical since the exhibited works display the fascinating world of minuscule works of art which draw the viewer’s attention.
Aggelos Antonopoulos, b., Micha Cattaui, Manolis Charos, Bella Easton, Marios Fournaris, Leonidas Giannakopoulos, George Gyzis, Nikos Kanarelis, Dimitris Koukos, Ioannis Lassithiotakis, Michalis Makroulakis, Andreas Marti, Katerina Mertzani, Vassilis Perros, Artemis Potamianou, Vasilis Poulios, Nicos Samaras, Ioannis Savvidis, Vassilis Selimas, Yannis Tsarouchis, Giorgos Tserionis, Costas Tsoclis, Marian Wijnvoord, Dimitris Yeros, Katerina Zafeiropoulou
Opening: 01/12/2018 at 12:00
Duration: 01/12/2018 – 31/12/2018
Exhibition Opening hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday at 11:00 – 16:00
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday at 11:00 – 20:00
Admission: Free Event
Ikastikos Kiklos DL
Address: 6 Akadimias Street 10671 – Athens
Tel: 210 36 46 818-9
Media Sponsor: KROMA magazine