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Mar
6
Fri
Yesterday’s Echo as Tomorrow’s Image @ a.antonopoulou.art
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 6 @ 8:00 pm

Yesterday’s echo as tomorrow’s image

 Group exhibition curated by Nikos Arvanitis and Alexandros Psychoulis

The exhibition presents works by four young emerging Greek female artists; it focuses on the relation between human being and the natural environment, and its extensions in perceptual and emotional level. The artists explore memory and imagination mechanisms; employ techniques of metaphor and myth, attempting to create new value and symbolic systems.

Myrto Vratsanou presents a diving chronicle, linking the vocabulary and metaphors of free-diving to experiencing digital space, attempting to negotiate concepts such as memory, digital and physical accumulation as well as the relationship between body, water, air, pressure, weight and object.

Eleni Zervou re-negotiates the human-nature dipole through a hunter-victim relation, examining the ontological and mythological properties of the wild element through archetypal symbolisms and formulations.

In Athina Kubaruli’s work collections of organic findings interweave sculptures and designs with everyday objects attempting to undermine human imposition on nature.

Elpida Fragkeskidou captures an imaginary underwater archaeological excavation and creates a sculptural environment by redefining the identity of the findings.

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ELPIDA FRAGKESKIDOU (Nicosia, Cyprus – b. 1996) is a visual artist, who currently lives and works in Athens. She graduated from Athens School of Fine Arts. Her focus is concentrated on composing landscapes, while sculpting materiality, memory, temporalities and identity. She specializes in installations of experience, with characteristic property of nowness, with a relation to archaeology and excavation by its processing and the outcome. In 2017, she studied at London at Middlesex University as an Erasmus exchange student. She has participated in group exhibitions in Athens and London. She has exhibited at Athens School of Fine Arts, the Italian Embassy of Athens, the Numismatic Museum of Athens, ENDROSIA, Nicosia; ME THEN Showroom,Athens; We Are Bud, Athens; Islington Arts Factory, London; Archeological Museum, Delphi; and Italian Cultural Institute, Athens. She was an intern at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Greece, in the Curatorial and Communication departments. She has participated in the Art Athina International Art Fair Educational Programs, various workshops, projects and as a production assistant at Athens Biennale 2018. Recently she has worked as an assistant at Hot Wheels Athens Gallery. As of September 2019, she works as part of the core team at Onassis AiR, an (inter)national artistic and curatorial research residency program and space.

ATHINA KUBARULI (b. 1983) graduated in 2008 from the Department of Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art of the Technical University of Athens. In 2019 she took a master’s degree in Post- Industrial Design in the Architecture Department of the University of Thessaly.

She has worked as a conservator in outdoor projects, museums and archaeological sites. Since 2013 she has been co-working with other creators in a workshop in Athens where she makes design products and artistic objects.

In the recent years her practice includes small-scale design ventures with emphasis in material reuse and reevaluation of craftsmanship. She is interested in the interaction of the natural – artificial environment and often uses organic materials in her work.

MYRTO VRATSANOU (b. 1994) is based between Athens and Cologne. She studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts (BFA), the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (MFA) on an Onassis Foundation scholarship.

She has presented her work in shows and screenings internationally, including in Weltkunszimmer Düsseldorf, Temporary Gallery Köln, Meinblau Projektraum Berlin, Neverneverland Amsterdam, the Benaki Museum and the Thessaloniki Centre of Contemporary Art. She was a member of the student-run space Circuits+Currents and of the Documenta14 Chorus.

She has been involved in various other collective and educational projects, such as Spaces Of Reflection in the context of the 10th Berlin Biennale. Her work is included in the collection of the National Bank of Greece.

ELENI ZERVOU (Athens – b. 1994) has studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts under George Lappas and Nikos Charalambides as well as at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul. In 2019 she received the I. Latsis Postgraduate Scholarship in order to attend Goldsmiths’ MFA Fine Art in London where she currently resides.

Balancing between social and personal, between intimacy and otherness, she has employed a broad range of media and thematologies, undertaking both individual and collaborative projects with an emphasis on the study of space (physical, public, personal, socio-political).

She has been a member of the Contemporary Art Showcase Athens (C.A.S.A) as well as the performance group “Allopix” since 2015 and has participated in exhibitions and performances in Greece, Italy, Turkey, Germany and the UK in various venues including: Benaki Museum and B. & M. Theocharakis Foundation, both in Athens, Athens Conservatoire (Documenta14), Fabrica del Vapore in Milan (BCJEM17), Santral Istanbul, Studio-X Istanbul and Documenta Halle in Kassel (Documenta14).


General Info

Opening: Thursday March 5th, 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Duration: March 6th – April 11th 2020

  • The exhibition reopens on May 20th extending through June, Friday 6th 2020

Operating hours: Wednesday – Friday 2:00 – 8:00 pm. & Saturday 12:00 – 4:00 pm


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Address: Aristofanous 20, Athina 105 54, Greece

Tel: +30 21 0361 2050

Email: info@aaart.gr

Website: www.aaart.gr


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May
14
Thu
Platforms Project 2020
May 14 – May 31 all-day

Platforms Project 2020

Now in its eighth consecutive year, Platforms Project is the international show that indicatively charts the art currently produced through collective initiatives by young artists on the international scene as they join forces to seek answers to contemporary artistic questions.

In recent weeks, the whole world has been experiencing the rapid developments around the COVID-19 pandemic. Platforms Project, taking seriously into account the events as they unfold globally, the difficulty for many of our exhibitors to travel to Athens and the need to safeguard the health of artists and visitors alike, has decided to postpone this year’s event. Evidently, this year we will not get together; but creativity and art does not stop, so we shall meet on the internet. Platforms Project establishes a new approach to art viewing via Platforms Project Net, a web-based art fair.

We stay at home but we continue to create and bring together the voices of the independent art scene, demonstrating the power of art and technology.

The  Platforms Project Net will enable the art-loving public to access the artists’ groups and their works via a digital exhibition. Viewers can try a new experience by visiting the Platforms Project  website for 15 days, from 14 to 31 May 2020.

A virtual plan view of the ‘Nikos Kessanlis” exhibition space of the Athens School of Fine Arts shows the platforms installed in their digital stands. Viewers can click on a platform’s number and title and see the works presented by each artist in the group (video-art, painting, photography, installations, etc). They will also be able to watch online  a rich and varied programme of lectures on contemporary art matters, in Greek and English, as well as the online performances and videos of the participating groups. Visitors to the new Platforms Project NET may engage in direct, real-time dialogue with the artists over the internet as part of the overall interactive experience.

Our open invitation on the web generated hundreds of applications from 27 countries, and the Platforms Project Οnline 2020 will be featuring 63 platforms from 20 countries (Greece, UK, Germany, Canada, USA, Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland, France, Panama, Finland, Indonesia, Turkey, Serbia, Russia, Cyprus, Italy, Hong Kong) and over 800 artists.

Platforms Project NET will feature 63 platforms:

A Very Very Happy Gallery (Canada, Hong Kong), ABC Gallery (Russia), ACEY Europe (Greece, Cyprus),  AKA artist-run (Canada), AMV (Canada), ArtCode (Greece), ARTIA GALLERY( Greece), artplatform |elsewhere (Netherlands), ASSOCIATION THÈÂTRE DIONYSOS ET APOLLON (Greece, France), ATHENS STREET ART FESTIVAL (Greece), Autobiographical Systems (Greece), Bcademie (Netherlands), BEASTON Projects (UK), BIG – Biennale Interstellaire des espaces d’art de Genève (Switzerland), Binary art group (Cyprus), Bureau d’art et de recherche, Roubaix (France), Cable Depot (UK), Chicago Artists Platforms (USA), Come alone (Greece,  France, Italy), Cube Art Editions (Greece), CYBORG/ASMA (Greece), D.E.U.S  (Greece & Belgium), DAS ESSZIMMER – space for art+ (Germany) , Ed Video (Canada), Embryo LLC (USA), EN FLO (Greece), EULENGASSE  (Germany), EX-MÊKH (Netherlands), Five Years & Darling Pearls & Co (UK), Fragments of truth + LaLa Art Group (Greece), Future Scenarios ( Netherlands,  Ελλάδα), GREYLIGHT PROJECTS ( Netherlands   & Belgium), ID:I GALLERI (Sweden), IN VIVO (Greece), ITSONLYARTS (Greece), JAW  (UK), JuJe (Canada), Κ4+1 project (Greece), Kaktos Project (Greece), ΚΟΙΝΩΝΩ Τhe Tinos Gathering (Greece),  Kunsthalle Graz – association for contemporary art (Austria), Kunsthallekleinbasel  (Switzerland),  METAPOLIS (Greece),  Meta-frastes (Greece), Mnky Bizz Group (USA), mp43 – project space for the peripheral (Germany), Museum of Forgetting/TILT platform (Sweden , Greece), MUU Galleria (Finland), ORIZONTAS GEGONOTON (Greece), penelope’s webs (Greece), personal identity (Greece), Pow Wow (Greece), Project 2 (Greece), Rhythm Section (Germany), rosalux (Germany), Sans Titre, Tourcoing (France), Sepersepuluh (Indonesia), SHELTER Artists Run Space (Turkey), THE M{}ESUM (Germany),TIDAL FLOW ART (Greece), Topp & Dubio (Netherlands), Tranformart Gallery (Serbia), Y@oldnursery (Greece)

Platforms Project aims to serve as a hub of creation, a register of the avant-garde trends in art and a forum for promoting interaction among platforms. Over its eight years of operation, it has established a world network of independent art groups and spaces in direct communication with one another.

The project is managed by Artemis Potamianou and Michalis Argyrou. The Artistic Director of Platforms Project 2020 is Artemis Potamianou.

The schedule of lectures and events of the Platforms Project Net will be posted on the www.platformsproject.com and its facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/PlatformsProject/?ref=bookmarks


General Info

Duration: 14 to 31 May 2020


Tel: +30 6937768769

Email: platformsproject@gmail.com

Website: www.platformsproject.com


Media Sponsor: KROMA Magazine