“2×2 The GrIt”
KOSTIS DAMOULAKIS AKA JAMER (GR)
PAOLO PSIKO (IT)
UrbanAct , The Italian Cultural Institute of Athens and The Project Gallery welcome you to a unique art exhibition entitled “2×2 The GrIt”. This exhibition is a continuation of UrbanAct’s collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Athens, in an effort to promote the work of young renowned artists from the field of streetart, from Greece and Italy. Through this creative dialogue of the artists, we will approach the contemporary visual environment of the two countries. The exhibition takes place in the context of “XVI Italian Contemporary Day”. Eight (8) artists participate in this exhibition: Blaqk, Kez, Kostis Damoulakis aka Jamer and Same84 from Greece and 2501, Etnik, Ozmo and Paolo Psiko from Italy. Several of the artists mentioned have participated in the mural programs we implement in Greece, and some are “preparing” for their first visit to our country. The artists present, each in the same dimension of space “2×2”, a different perspective of their work. Their questions, their anxieties, doubts and temporary answers pass from the “canvas” of the public space, to their closed personal space-studio, and from there they are “exposed” again to the general public. We would like to thank the artists for their participation, the Municipality of Athens, the Italian Cultural Institute of Athens for its cooperation and support, The Project Gallery and Couleur Locale for their hospitality, the sponsors and supporters and all those who support our team. Enjoy your tour.
The exhibition’s opening is on Thursday 8 October 16.00-22.00, at The Project Gallery, Normanou 3 (in the passage), 1st floor, Monastiraki
With all the necessary security measures taken into account due to COVID-19. The use of face masks inside the gallery is mandatory.
The security measures will apply for all floors of the building as well as to the all-day-bar Couleur Locale, with whom we have the pleasure to collaborate and where someone can enjoy the Acropolis view before and after the exhibition
Opening: Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 15:00
Duration: 8-10-2020 until 01-11-2020
Operating hours: Wednesday to Friday 13:00 – 21:00
Saturday & Sunday from 12:00 – 20:00
The Project Gallery
Address: Normanou 3, Monastiraki, Athens, P.C. : 10555
Tel: +30 213 0436954
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Yiannis Grigoriadis & Yiannis Isidorou
Origin as a presumption about the initial state which gets fueled with a series of impressions (images, texts and verbal narrations), the uncanny subset of the past that coats a splintered and non-continuous present. The evidence of origin consists of impressions and inscriptions that mediate knowledge. Evidence dominates experience. Dealing here with a “local issue” Y.G. and Y.I. make the case that amnesia is one of the most prominently alive forms of memory and that consciousness is born in the subject’s present. By detaching evidence from a ”drawer” of narrations, they make an attempt at subverting archive fetishism.
“It would be truly magnificent if a perfect harmony could emerge from the events of the year.
There are always some that get stuck in your throat. You hold them inside. They hurt you. One thing that you can always do though is this: exorcism.
Every situation means function. Hundreds of functions.
It would be unheard off, this sum of situations to end up in something completely satisfying, or for a man to exist, however active, that could weather all these functions effectively.
You can do one thing however, exorcism. Exorcism, a brave reaction a battering ram, the true poem of the prisoner.
In the realm of agony and obsession, you insert such an exaltation such brilliant violence, welded on the hammering of words, that despair steadily dissipates, replaced by an ethereal demonic realm – a place of wonders!” *
Opening: Thurday, October 15, 2020 at 18:00
Duration: 15 October – 21 November 2020
Operating hours: Tuesday – Friday 18:00 – 22:00 and Saturday 13:00 – 17:00.
*Appointments have a limit of 4 persons and can be booked at firstname.lastname@example.org, via FB Messenger and by calling 210 3817517 during the exhibition’s opening hours.
Address: 25 Andrea Metaxa, Exarcheia, 106 81, Athens
The exhibition titled: “Inferno-Purgatorio-Paradiso” concerns the historical matter of depicting the space (flatness-perspective) inspired by Dante’s Alighieri “ La Divina Commedia”. It consists of visual art works and constructions (banners, book etc) , on the one hand based on the Middle Ages (mural paintings, manuscripts) and the Action painting (abstract expressionism-20 th c) on the other. Therefore, the main theme becomes History of Art itself. The materials which are used are the following: oils, dry pastels, indian ink, varnish, graphite, powders, charcoal( on paper and on canvas), wood, sateen and concrete (for the costructions)
Matina Stavropoulou was born in Athens. In 1990 she graduated from Aristotle university of Thessaloniki ( department of Fine and Applied Arts) . She continued her studies in Fac des Lettres , Poitiers (France) in 1991 . She has participated in several group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. The most exceptional of them are the following: 1993΄ Dialogues’ Paris ( France) ,2007 ‘Birthplace’, Benaki Museum , Athens, 2008 ‘Dionysius Solomos’, Judecca Venice ,( Italy) As for her personal exhibitions, the most exceptional are :1993 Bologna ( Italy),1993 Saint Etienne,(France),2020 Visual and Materialized Perception, Municipal Art Gallery of Piraeus .Since 1994 she is collaborating with Gallery 7, where she exhibits personally until today .In overall ,she has participated 8 times in Art Athina and she has exhibited 19 times with this collaborator ( last exhibition : November 2020, “Inferno-Purgatorio-Paradiso” / visual performance YUKI with the multi organizer musician George Katsanos (November 2018). Her works belong to French Institute of Thessaloniki , Municipality of Niort ( France) and to personal collections in Greece and abroad . She lives and works in Athens .
Operating hours: Wednesday & Saturday 11:00 – 15:00 and Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 11:00 – 14:00 and 18:00 – 21:00
Address: 20, Solonos st. & Voukourestiou st., 106 71 Athens, Greece
Tel: 0030210 361 20 50
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