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Video art Miden collaborates with Kinitiras @ Kinitiras
Nov 3 2018 @ 8:00 pm – Jun 30 2019 @ 11:45 pm

Video dance & video performance screening 

Video Art Miden collaborates with Kinitiras

 

 

 

KROMA/Michele Manzini_Casa Mantegna[337]

 

 

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

 

KROMA/Same As SisterBriana Brown-Tipley & Hilary Brown and Aitor Mendilibar_ Odd Jewels Beauty Under Mask[335]

 

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.

  1. Christina Mertzani / free fall company, Aliki Chiotaki & Dimitris Barnias, 60 pulses, Greece 2016, 3.32
  2. Blas Payri, Ce monde inconnu de sensations, Spain & France 2018, 3.25
  3. Francesca Leoni & Davide Mastrangelo, Nowhere History, Italy 2017, 3.40
  4. Patricia Bentancur, Untitled, (Play), Uruguay 2014, 1.35
  5. Francesca Leoni , Ego-Crazia, Italy 2017, 8.25
  6. Еlena Artemenko, Soft Power, Russia 2016, 10.00
  7. Marta Arjona & Ariadna Llussà, ZOÍ I ζωή, Spain 2017, 3.40
  8. APOTROPIA, Φ, Italy 2017, 4.44
  9. Yiorgos Drosos, District one, Greece 2014-2015, 1.50

 

KROMA/MarciaBeatrizGranero_Minada[336]

 

 

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.

  1. Izabella Retkowska, Inertness, Poland 2016, 1.10
  2. Marta Arjona & Mei Casabona, X-TREM, Spain 2016, 5.24
  3. Aliki Chiotaki, Cipher, Greece 2017, 1.18
  4. Daphna Mero, Selfiesism – Dance Duet, Israel & USA 2017, 5.03
  5. Fran Orallo, the chaos theory, UK 2018, 3.40
  6. Gaetano Maria Mastrocinque, Argille, Italy 2016, 5.47
  7. Johannes  Christopher Gérard, Night, Street, Lantern, Pharmacy, Russia 2017, 4.51
  8. Dancevacuum dance company-Vicky Vassilopoulou, Handmade, Greece 2018, 8.11
  9. Same As Sister/Briana Brown-Tipley & Hilary Brown and Aitor Mendilibar, Odd Jewels: Beauty Under Mask, USA 2018, 8.26
  10. Cecilia Seaward, Recollect, USA 2016, 2.40
  11. Stefano Croci & Luca Veggetti, SCENARIO, Italy 2017, 22.00

 

KROMA/Γιώργος Δρόσος_ District one[339]

 

 

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.

  1. Mircea Bobînă, Dust, Moldova 2017, 1.00
  2. Eleonora Roaro, 00:00:01:00, UK 2016, 2.00
  3. Hanna Schaich, 400000 times, Germany 2017, 4.36
  4. Irini Folerou, Revealing, UK 2016, 1.19
  5. Anna Macdonald, After Mrs Mills, UK 2016, 2.37
  6. Hamza Kirbas, I, YOU, S/HE, WE, Turkey 2017, 00.47
  7. John C. Kelley, Drum Solo, USA 2018, 4.54
  8. Cat Del Buono, Pass the Buck, USA 2018, 1.33
  9. Mauricio Sanhueza, The House, Peru 2018, 8.15
  10. François Roux, The Western Bug, Canada 2014, 1.22
  11. Collin Bradford, End Light, USA 2016, 11.07
  12. François Roux & Mathieu Bouillod, Phantom’s Ontology, Belgium 2014, 3.45
  13. Marcia Beatriz Granero, Minada, Brazil 2015, 2.15

 

KROMA/Χ. Μερτζάνη free fall company, Α.Χιωτάκη,Δ. Μπαρνιάς_ 60 pulses[338]

 

 

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.

  1. Gabriel Andreu, My Father’s Tears, UK 2016, 3.52
  2. Eduardo Herrera, Liberación, Argentina 2016, 2.30
  3. Michele Manzini, In the House of Mantegna, Italy 2017, 6.36
  4. Nuno Veiga, Boa Morte, Portugal 2018, 4.05
  5. Alexander Isaenko, Memorial, Ukraine, 2016, 12.24
  6. Elisabetta Di Sopra, The Care, Italy 2018, 2.34
  7. Miloushka Bokma, Thuis, Home, Heimat, Netherlands 2018, 7.57
  8. Aleksandra Mlynarczyk-Gemza, KOAN: What did your face looked like before your parents were born?, Poland 2014, 1.18
  9. Gray Swartzel, Self-Portrait with Mother (Offering), USA 2018, 3.24

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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


General Info:

Video Art Miden- Infowww.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.


 Kinitiras

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Nov
23
Fri
« Ideal Lines » by Ioannis Lassithiotakis @ DL Gallery
Nov 23 2018 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 26 2019 @ 5:00 pm

« Ideal Lines »

by Ioannis Lassithiotakis

 

The black line, 2016, emulsion on canvas, 200×180 cm.

 

In his new exhibition Ioannis Lassithiotakis presents mainly large-scale works, austere in their rendering and focused on the conceptual and aesthetic importance of monochrome surfaces on which a primordial, archetypal element of human expression is often inscribed: the line.

The works on show come in two series. In one the paint is spread on the surface in an abstract manner to produce pious monochromatic rites; the other series seems to be defined by drawing, with the outline sometimes surrounding the entire canvas or elsewhere with large shapes of black and white coexisting in a harmonious yet enigmatic relationship with one another.

This new body of work reflects the quests of Ioannis Lassithiotakis on issues pertaining to human relations, death, absence but also Art itself, presented in a mature way in terms of both content and aesthetic. His compositions, thoroughly researched and conceptually apt, increasingly attract international interest from galleries and the press.

 

Hate, 2017, emulsion and oil on canvas, 160×120 cm.

 

As Dr. Haris Hatziioannou points out in his text for the accompanying catalogue:

In the abstract language used by Lassithiotakis the fundamental visual elements (point, line, plane, color) have a power to speak on their own. This language of course comes from a tradition that originates from Suprematism, Constructivism and Bauhaus and passes, closer to our age, through Minimalism and Conceptual Art. Knowledge of this tradition and of the contemporary languages of art helps, but this does not mean that the intake of the works depends exclusively on such knowledge. Non-expert viewers that are both eager and sensitive enough will certainly be able to ‘listen to’ and understand this language, discerning its main characteristics.

 

The road to freedom, 2017, oil on canvas, 200x150cm.


General Info:

Opening: 23/11/2018 at 20:00

Duration: 23/11/2018 – 26/01/2019

Opening hours:

Thursday: 12:00 – 20:00

Friday: 12:00 – 20:00

Saturday: 12:00 – 17:00

Admission: Free


DL Gallery

Address: 55A Mesologgiou str, 18545, Piraeus

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«Back to basics: Space» @ ENIA Gallery
Nov 23 2018 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 19 2019 @ 5:00 pm

«Back to basics: Space»

Group Exhibition

 

Rena Papaspyrou

 

The exhibition Back to Basics: Space, as part of the Back to Basics series that explores key issues and elements of art making, looks into the aims as well as the approaches of artists of the concept of space.
Space constitutes a standard point of reference in artistic creation, whether the latter is confined within the boundaries of the canvas, is a three-dimensional sculpture-installation which incorporates and transforms its surroundings or unfolds in the intangible space of a performance which interacts with the viewer.

At the same time, in an age when the ‘a-topian’ culture of globalisation raises questions about identity, character and history, the positioning of artistic creation in space and time may signify a play with memory, a political comment or a query about the waning boundaries between public and private.

Architectural elements, which pervade the language of art with increasing frequency, delineate the creative work using common features which are familiar to the viewer. The constantly changing social conditions and the cultural osmoses that affect the cityscape are standard components in the discourse between space-place and collective memory.

 

Lina Theodorou

 

In the exhibition‘’Back to Basics: Space’’, the exhibition venue provides an opportunity for a dialogue through which to define and explore the notion of space from different visual approaches of the ten visual artists, both morphologically and conceptually.

Architectural space, space as defined in relation to the body, geo-cultural identity, the urban space and the presentation/description of a utopian or dystopian space are the thematic areas to be explored in this exhibition.

Participating artists:

Manolis Baboussis, Dionisis Christofilogiannis, George Harvalias, Michel Lamoller, Iavor Lubomirov, Rena Papaspyrou, Yiannis Theodoropoulos, Lina Theodorou, Ino Varvariti, Kostis Velonis

Curator: Artemis Potamianou

 

George Harvalias


General Info:

Opening: 23/11/2018

Duration: 23/11/2018 – 19/01/2018

Exhibition opening hours:

Thursday 12:00-20:00

Friday 12:00-20:00

Saturday 12:00-17:00

 


ENIA GALLERY

Address: 55 Mesologgiou str, Piraeus 18545

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Jan
18
Fri
“Boarderless places” @ Kappatos Gallery
Jan 18 @ 8:00 pm – Feb 23 @ 3:00 pm

Boarderless places

Yorgos Papafigos

 

Kappatos gallery presents the second solo exhibition of Yorgos Papafigos. The exhibition’ s subject area is about human relation with new technologies and the World Wide Web and the concomitant influence that they exert on him through references to the video game aesthetics and the Internet culture.

A new series of artworks like moving images focuses on the Digital era and how immateriality affects human’ s perception of the real world through digital content (sound and image), which are generated entirely in the CPU. These digital artworks are a mash-up of disquieting situations, which take place in a fake world. Animated monochromatic bodies without a specific gender identity or ethnicity or imaginary boarder-less places, which have been affected by ecological devastation. The compositions and environments consist of 3D modeling and 3D scanning data while the physical sculptures are related to the other components allegorically, as they represent hybrid objects.

The exhibition will present a selection of drawings, 3D printed installations and animation.

Yorgos Papafigos was born in Larisa, Greece in 1989. He studied at the School of Fine Art of the Visual and Applied Arts Department of Aristotle University in Thessaloniki (2015) and MA Royal College of Art – Moving Image(2018).

He has presented his work in the solo show Reality of Paradox at Kappatos Gallery, Athens (2015) and in group shows in museums and galleries in Greece and abroad, including Whitechapel gallery open screenings(2018), 25th Drawing Show at Boston centre for the arts(2017), New Digital Art Biennale(2017), CICA Museum, South Korea (2017), The right to be human, Goethe Institute, Thessaloniki (2017).


General Info:

Opening: 18/01/2019 at 20:00

Duration: 18/01/2019 – 23/02/2019

Opening hours:

Tuesday to Friday 12:00-20:00

Saturday 12:00-15: 00

Sunday, Monday: Closed


Kappatos Gallery

Address: Athinas A12, Athens 10554

Tel: +30 210 3217931

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“Traces of Escape” @ Cube Gallery
Jan 18 @ 8:00 pm – Feb 16 @ 2:00 pm

Traces of Escape

Nikos Kryonidis

 

nikos kryonidis acrylic on canvas 100×150 CM 2018

 

Cube Gallery, begins this year, inaugurating its collaboration with the artist Nikos Kryonidis, and hosts his solo exhibition, entitled “Traces of Escape”, in which paintings and mixed media artworks coexist in an artistic dialogue.

For Nikos Kryonidis, his art is an agonizing action – escape from the weight of his corporality and also the weight of the world that defines and specifies him, as he reports. And he continues, saying that this is a precise move, which carves scars in the face of time, minimum signs, which betray as less as possible the motion – the movement – the transit – the course, inside of it and inside of the world, with an outer destination.
The concepts that he deals with through his work are these of the escape, but also of the escape from the reality. Concepts that differ from one another, but also work interrelated, so they organize a personal escape.

 

kryonidis WAVE ( 2 )acrylic on canvas 50×70 cm 2018

The paintings of Nikos Kryonidis, with the brushstrokes that create densities and dilutions, and they swirl on the canvas, sometimes floating and sometimes chromatically compact, they invite the viewer to an optical game – voyage through the personal maps of the artist. The piercing color lines, horizontal and vertical, leave decisively their traces, the “Traces of Escape”, and they create imaginable routes from which the artist escapes from the traps of the reset.

In contrast, his mixed media artworks include within them, without leaving a way of escape, their “subjects”, human figures and figures of animals in all of the possible combinations, though without trapping them. They work more as wombs, or as warm nests, surrounding them and protecting them from the external dangers. Their motion is like they are floating in the vacuum, almost dancing, and luring the audience to a mood of internal search and investigation.

 


The coexistence of the form and the color on always white canvases focus on the creation of works – environments, open with a wondering mood. A wonder which leads to the white figures of the mixed media artworks of the artist, just like returning “home”, to the familiar landscape, where almost always one wants to return to. The only sure thing is that the audience is not invited to choose, but to travel through the “Traces of Escape”.

 

nikos kryonidis acrylic on canvas 50×50 cm 2018

Short CV

Nikos Kryonidis was born in Xanthi, a small and picturesque town of North Greece in 1963. He graduated from the School of Architecture of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He realized many solo and group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. His works are found in the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art and the State Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki, the American College of Greece in Athens and in private collections. He paints with his fingers and depicts pictureless actions – traces on small and large surfaces of paper or canvas. He designs the human body, illustrates animals, creates compositions with objects of common use and plastic models of animals on small wall surfaces or in large installations in internal spaces or in the country. He writes texts about art, poems and songs which he performs on stage.


General Info:

 Opening: 18/01/2019 at 20:00

Duration: 18/01/2019 – 16/02/2019

Opening hours:

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10.00 – 14.00 & 18.00 – 21.00

Wednesday Saturday 10.00 – 14.00

Sunday & Monday: closed


Cube Gallery

Address: 39, Miaouli str. Patra, Greece

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Feb
8
Fri
Re-thinking Environment Group show @ DL Gallery
Feb 8 @ 8:00 pm – May 4 @ 5:00 pm

Re-thinking Environment

Group show

 

DL Gallery presents the group exhibition of photography titled «Re-thinking Environment», curated by Nina Kassianou.

 

 

Life takes place in many different environments: in natural or urban landscapes, in recreational sites, industrial premises, and in travel explorations.
How does the character and appearance of our environment, influence our experience of space we live and move? And how that space and that experience are interpreted and presented by photographers? These are the questions which form the starting point for the exhibition, Re-thinking Environment, a trip through the human nature.

 

 

This exhibition is about the experience of the environment, in all its manifestations, which reveals the emotions and thoughts that the photographers has projected on it. The diverse and multi-faceted ways which photographers perceive this experience echoes the breadth of this exhibition.
By examining issues related to nature and humanity Re-thinking Environment contributes also to the ongoing debate around the world on environmental awareness. The scope of the photographers, involved in this show, explores the changing nature and points out the need for a dynamic interference to prevent environmental deterioration.

 

 

The exhibition is a journey followed by 14 artists which spans a wide range of photographic genres including all the kinds of contemporary photography.
Like nature itself, this is an exhibition not just to be seen, but to be experienced.

 

 

Participating photographers:

Julia Braun,
Panos Charalampidis & Mary Chairetaki,
Christoforos Doulgeris,
Anargyros Drolapas,
Efi Haliori,
Magda Hueckel,
Lisa Hoffmann,
Katrin Koenning,
Diana Lelonek,
Costas Ordolis,
Beba Stoppani,
Giannis Tzortzis,
Yorgos Yatromanolakis


General Info:

Opening: 08/02/2019 at 20:00

Duration: 08/02/2019 – 04/05/2019

Opening hours:

Wednesday – Saturday 12:00 – 17:00

Thursday – Friday 12:00 – 19:00

Admission: Free


DL Gallery

Address: 55A Mesologgiou str, 18545, Piraeus

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