New Horizons of European Panting III: The Action of the Senses
Various artists, painting exhibition
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.
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
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, children under 12 years old
Address: 3 & 7, Monis Asteriou, Plaka, Athens, Greece, 10558
(at the junction of Kydathineon st.)
Tel: +30 210 3234678, +30 210 3316027
Video dance & video performance screening
Video Art Miden collaborates with Kinitiras
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
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.
- Christina Mertzani / free fall company, Aliki Chiotaki & Dimitris Barnias, 60 pulses, Greece 2016, 3.32
- Blas Payri, Ce monde inconnu de sensations, Spain & France 2018, 3.25
- Francesca Leoni & Davide Mastrangelo, Nowhere History, Italy 2017, 3.40
- Patricia Bentancur, Untitled, (Play), Uruguay 2014, 1.35
- Francesca Leoni , Ego-Crazia, Italy 2017, 8.25
- Еlena Artemenko, Soft Power, Russia 2016, 10.00
- Marta Arjona & Ariadna Llussà, ZOÍ I ζωή, Spain 2017, 3.40
- APOTROPIA, Φ, Italy 2017, 4.44
- Yiorgos Drosos, District one, Greece 2014-2015, 1.50
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.
- Izabella Retkowska, Inertness, Poland 2016, 1.10
- Marta Arjona & Mei Casabona, X-TREM, Spain 2016, 5.24
- Aliki Chiotaki, Cipher, Greece 2017, 1.18
- Daphna Mero, Selfiesism – Dance Duet, Israel & USA 2017, 5.03
- Fran Orallo, the chaos theory, UK 2018, 3.40
- Gaetano Maria Mastrocinque, Argille, Italy 2016, 5.47
- Johannes Christopher Gérard, Night, Street, Lantern, Pharmacy, Russia 2017, 4.51
- Dancevacuum dance company-Vicky Vassilopoulou, Handmade, Greece 2018, 8.11
- Same As Sister/Briana Brown-Tipley & Hilary Brown and Aitor Mendilibar, Odd Jewels: Beauty Under Mask, USA 2018, 8.26
- Cecilia Seaward, Recollect, USA 2016, 2.40
- Stefano Croci & Luca Veggetti, SCENARIO, Italy 2017, 22.00
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.
- Mircea Bobînă, Dust, Moldova 2017, 1.00
- Eleonora Roaro, 00:00:01:00, UK 2016, 2.00
- Hanna Schaich, 400000 times, Germany 2017, 4.36
- Irini Folerou, Revealing, UK 2016, 1.19
- Anna Macdonald, After Mrs Mills, UK 2016, 2.37
- Hamza Kirbas, I, YOU, S/HE, WE, Turkey 2017, 00.47
- John C. Kelley, Drum Solo, USA 2018, 4.54
- Cat Del Buono, Pass the Buck, USA 2018, 1.33
- Mauricio Sanhueza, The House, Peru 2018, 8.15
- François Roux, The Western Bug, Canada 2014, 1.22
- Collin Bradford, End Light, USA 2016, 11.07
- François Roux & Mathieu Bouillod, Phantom’s Ontology, Belgium 2014, 3.45
- Marcia Beatriz Granero, Minada, Brazil 2015, 2.15
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.
- Gabriel Andreu, My Father’s Tears, UK 2016, 3.52
- Eduardo Herrera, Liberación, Argentina 2016, 2.30
- Michele Manzini, In the House of Mantegna, Italy 2017, 6.36
- Nuno Veiga, Boa Morte, Portugal 2018, 4.05
- Alexander Isaenko, Memorial, Ukraine, 2016, 12.24
- Elisabetta Di Sopra, The Care, Italy 2018, 2.34
- Miloushka Bokma, Thuis, Home, Heimat, Netherlands 2018, 7.57
- Aleksandra Mlynarczyk-Gemza, KOAN: What did your face looked like before your parents were born?, Poland 2014, 1.18
- Gray Swartzel, Self-Portrait with Mother (Offering), USA 2018, 3.24
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
Video Art Miden- Info: www.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.
Adress: Erechtheiou 22, Acropolis
Tel.: +30 210 9248328
Media Sponsor: KROMA Magazine
An exhibition titled “Conceptual” will be presented at Blank Wall Gallery from Friday 16th to Wednesday 28th November.
Artists from different parts of the world present their work where the personal element prevails. The artist’s perception of the world and of art is clearly seen through these works designed to challenge and make the viewer think about a various number of things. A personal, secret dialogue begins between the photographer and the viewer. The one side presents an image and the other responds according to the experiences and the views they have. Every person can get a different message while watching the same photo. This is the fascination of this particular photographic genre.
Those interested in seeing a large collection of photos of this kind can do so from Friday, November 16th until Wednesday, November 28th at Blank Wall Gallery, at 55 Fokionos Negri Street.
Opening: 16/11/2018 at 20:00
Duration: 16/11/2018- 28/11/2018
Exhibition opening hours:
Monday – Tuesday ,Wednesday – Friday: 16:30 21:30
Sunday and Thursday: Closed
Blank Wall Gallery
Address: 55 Fokionos Negri Street
Tel.: +30 2114052138
Βασίλης Μιχαηλίδης / Vasilis Μichailidis
The theory that a work contains within it the right of its existence, in its colors and forms, that the principles of color are objectively perceptible and that they can lead to a high level of order and truth¹, has been the reason for exploring these mechanisms and for choosing painting as a decision-making process.
In this context, (inevitably) there is a tendency of transitivity ², a situation in which a painting forms part of a network defined either historically, or financially and institutionally, or defined by addressing questions of matter and aesthetics.
The preparation of the work, in terms of the method, moves alongside the poetics of surrealism, the beginning of the painting process without preconceived thinking, the equivalent of the objectively random (hasard objectif).
The impressions and reactions that are created as the result of the gestures and the color spots determine the course of the artistic approach as they become part of the proces. The unpredictability, which acts both as an incentive and as a prerequisite, leads to the Implementation of the project. Abundant features and choices through a trial and error process.
An retrospective intervention, through a reconstruction process with light and shadow variants, the presence of the material competes with a type of illusion, depth as a product of naturalistic illusion. From undefined visual ideas, to something specific. Infusing, remodeling the structure of surface painting, as opposed to the representation process.
The work resulting from the interaction of the different painting processes is re-identified as the surface on which the thoughts and the conventions between the feasible and necessary are emerging and reflected.
1 Johannes Itten, Art of Color, Texts of Fine Artists 5, 1998, p. 34.
2 David Joselit, Painting Beside Itself, October 130, Fall 2009, p. 125-134.
Opening: 30/11/2018 at 20:30
Duration: 30/11 – 08/01/2019
Exhibition opening hours:
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday : 10: 30 – 14: 00 & 17: 30 – 21: 00
Wednesday & Saturday : 10:30 – 14:00
Sunday & Monday: closed
Zina Athanasiadou’s Gallery
Address: P.P. Germanou 5, 546 22 Thessaloniki
Tel: +30 2310 275 985