Platforms Project 2020 – Parallel Program

May 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – May 31, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Artemis Potamianou
+30 6937768769

Platforms Project 2020 – Parallel Program

KROMA / 2020 Platforms Project Parallel

Photo by Vanilla Bear Films on Unsplash

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.

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).

Platforms Project NET will feature 63 platforms from 23 countries and over 800 artists :

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 (Australia, China, Germany, Great Britain, Italy , Netherlands, Ukraine), 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)

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

In the parallel program of Platforms Project NET 2020,  OPEN STUDIOS,  Studios of the Athens School of Fine Arts participate, presenting student’s actions and projects.

The educational program KIDS LAB is designed for children between 4 to 16 years old from the Dutch platform EX-MÊKH and the artist and art teacher Ellen Rodenberg.

The program which is drawing inspiration from the spatial design of the Platforms Project exhibition,  aims to introduce children to contemporary art. The art collectives-platforms present their ideas in a space-booth which looks like a large cube.

During the Platforms Project the children will be invited to participate in creating a mini space (mini booth-cube) with paper, pencils. In their small space they can draw inspiration from the exhibition.

The viewer will  be able to watch online a rich and varied programme of 21 online lectures on contemporary art matters, in Greek and English, as well as 22 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.


15th OF MAY 2020

17:00, Topp & Dubio, “In the future, all will be forbidden”, Topp & Dubio, (performance)

18:00, EULENGASSE, “„…introducing ARTIST RUN PANELS”,  rapporteurs:  Florian Adolph, Andrea Blumör, Harald Etzemüller, Jasmin Glaab i.a.,  (Τhe speech will be in English)

What is currently happening? Who are the players? What are we doing »in Athens«? What is the future? – The aim of ARTIST RUN PANELS is to kick off a nomadic discussion forum in cooperation with independent artist run initiatives all over the world. This communicative platform is an idea of Jasmin Glaab from, and the first panel was held in Biel/Switzerland in March 2020. This talk will introduce ARTIST RUN PANELS to a wide range of artists in the context of Platforms Project Art Fair. In the course of 2020 more panels are planned in cooperations with various artist run initiatives, on art fairs and other opportunities. 

16th OF MAY 2020

18:00, Chicago Artists Platform, “Cocoons”, Rose Camastro Pritchett, (performance)

19:00, “Zero Fucks To Give”,rapporteur: Lanfranco Aceti,  (Τhe speech will be in English)

17th OF MAY 2020

12:00, “Trauma: The body of the society is sick. What about art?’’,  (Τhe speech will be in Greek)


  1. Katerina Zacharopoulou, Visual Artist
  2. Amina Moskof, Phycologist
  3. Bia Papadopoulou, Art Historian, Independent Curator, General Secretary AICA
  4. Leda Papaconstantinou, Artist-Performer
  5. Panagiotis Rappas, Director-Artist

Coordinator: Efi Michalarou, Journalist, Art Critic, Independent Curator, Director online magazine

 19:00, Five Years & Darling Pearls & Co, “From the series Voice Over (A Poetry Reading)”, Holly Crawford, (performance)

18th OF MAY 2020

18:00, CYBORG/ASMA, “Digital art today and its challenges”,

4 talks – rapporteurs:

“SCENE-Interaction, Abuse of Power and Digital Reality”

Athanasios Pallas, Associate Professor for Visual Arts-Digital Icon, Faculty of Visual Arts-School of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

“The Quarantine Culture- The Emergency Exit during Pandemic’s Social Distancing”,

Anna Hatziyiannaki, Art Historian/Curator, New Media
“Digital Art as an Interactive Medium of Expression”, (with the collaboration of Dr. Faye Tzanetoulakou and Professor Miltiadis Papanikolaou)
Markella Tsichla, Art Historian/Museologist, PhD candidate at University of Patras

“The Presence of Digital Experience in life- Its’ impact in the fullness or emptiness of relations”,

Iordanis Stylidis, Associate Professor, Faculty of Architecture, University of Thessaly

(Τhe speech will be in Greek)

20:00, “Gloves”, Lanfranco Aceti,  2018. Video performance with colored condoms. Production manager: Pascal Dreier, (performance)

19th OF MAY 2020

18:00, ASSOCIATION THÉÂTRE DIONYSOS ET APOLLON, “interview by Joëlle Montech and Alistair Martinin ”,Puerto Plata, Dominical Republic,  photo: Chamanic Intention, Evgenia Logvinovska. (The speech will be in English)

18:30, “One billion artworks available online. So, what;”

Rapporteurs: Yannis Spanoudis, Publisher, KROMA Magazine / Achilleas Pistonis, Painter / Soteur, Artist

(Τhe speech will be in Greek)

20:00, Five Years & Darling Pearls & Co, “Knowing Me Knowing You (A Deepfake Sensation)”, Rolina E. Blok & Alessandra Falbo, (performance)

20th OF MAY 2020

18:00, rosalux, “Untitled 2016_1969 (reenacting Dan Graham, Guggenheim Museum New York)”,  Linda Weiss, (performance)

20:00, “Dialogues with Art & Artists’’, rapporteurs:  Efi Michalarou, Journalist, Art Critic, Independent Curator.

Presents of her book  “ in first singular & second plural’’  with 24 interviews by art people. (Τhe speech will be in Greek)

21st OF MAY 2020

18:00, Five Years & Darling Pearls & Co, “Who is Jaque Jolene by Ms Pearls”, Marcia Beatriz Granero, (performance)

19:00, Rhythm Section, “ A talk about the Project AMBIGUOUS UNAMBIGUOUS and our experiences”, rapporteurs: artists of  Group Rhythm Section, Dr. Ezgi Bakçay and Sophie-Charlotte Bombeck. (Τhe speech  will be in English)

Live Talk with Zoom, Istanbul – Munich,  2020

22nd OF MAY 2020

18:00, Fragments of truth,”art book, is this a book?” rapporteur: Louisa Karapidaki, Art historian. (Τhe speech will be in Greek)

19:00, D.E.U.S, “video performance DEUS”,  Christina Negrepontis, (video – performance)

23th OF MAY 2020

17:00, Rhythm Section,  “The Beautiful Formula”, Daniel Geiger, Oleksiy Koval, Veronika Wenger, Michael Wright, Live Painting with Zoom Whiteboard, London –  Munich, 2020, (performance)

18:00, Sepersepuluh, “Performing Objects”, conversation between Luca Bosani and Kelvin Atmadibrata, (Τhe conversation will be in English)

19:00, “UNESCO chair MA creation” and “Implicite Cultural Policies Part I, II & III”,

Rapporteur: Professor Milena Dragicevic Secic, PhD, director of the MA Unesco chair Cultural Politics & Managment, University of Arts, Belgrade, Serbia.

20:00, “Feminist and Women festivals in the Balkans”,

Rapporteur: Tatjana Nikolić, Researcher and Teaching Associate, University of Arts, Belgrade, Serbia.

Curated by Daphne Nikita, poet, art historian, director of DIATOPOS contemporary art center and Yorgos Taxiarchopoulos, visual artist, Nicosia, Cyprus, (Τhe speeches will be in English)

24th OF MAY 2020

18:00, D.E.U.S, “DEUS”,  Music “All as a possibility” by Jef Vanderlinden,  poem: Christina Negrepontis, (performance)

19:00, “In the post-covid-19 era. Consequences in the artworld”,

rapporteur:  Nicos Samaras, artist, founder of CASK gallery (dir. Giorgos Alexandros Samaras), ArtStop magazine publisher, GASradio owner, (Τhe speech will be in Greek)

25th OF MAY 2020

18:00, Chicago Artists Platform, “From Studio A&W”, Nelson Armour & Kathy Weaver, Studio A&W, (performance)

19:00, Five Years & Darling Pearls & Co, “Contemporary Printmaking – The Syrian ”, rapporteurs: Leigh Clarke. (Τhe speech  will be in English)

20:00, Five Years & Darling Pearls & Co, “we could talk about spaces too”,

Rapporteurs: Koenraad Claes & Remco Roes (intermerz collective), (Τhe speech  will be in English)

26th OF MAY 2020

 17:00, Fragments of truth,”live art books”,   Angelos Skourtis, (performance)

19:00, ID:I GALLERI, “Arts in the pandemic, the pandemic as Art”, Timo Menke, (reading performance)

 A playback reading performance on the viral conditions of cultural production during quarantine, and how the pandemic infects, transforms and mutates society, politics and culture, featuring a pandemic pan flute soundtrack

27th OF MAY 2020

17:30, Embryo LLC, “I Need Help”,  Shanina Dionna, (performance)

 19:00, Five Years & Darling Pearls & Co, “Conversation with a video painting”, Lee Wells, (conversation – performance)

20:00,“Discussion with Michael Ashkin, Vassilios Doupas and Caroline May”,

Michael Ashkin is an artist and Chair of the Department of Art at Cornell University, NY.

Vassilios Doupas is an independent curator and writer based in London where he works as  curator of programs at the Contemporary Art Society, London.

Caroline May is an artist, and the founder of Kaktos Project, an independent artist-run space in Athens, with a focus on urban landscape and the forces of gentrification with the aim to empower community and collective action.

(Τhe discussion will be in English)

28th OF MAY 2020

15:00, “The art scene in the french provinces: traps and challenges”


Béchir Boussandel, Artist

Clara Juliane Glauert, Artist

Guillaume Krick, Artist

Régis Perray, Artist

Nathalie Poisson-Cogez, President of 50° nord

Éric Rigollaud, Director of le Bureau d’art et de recherche

David Ritzinger, Editor and Curator of La belle époque

Moderator: Luc Hossepied, journalist and Director of PPGM Gallery

(The panel will be in French)

18:00, Five Years & Darling Pearls & Co,  “Untitled Performance with Rolina E. Blok and Marc Hulson”, Alex Schady, (performance)
20:00, Profiteroles”, Macklin Kowal, (lecture-Performance)

29th OF MAY 2020

18:00, ID:I GALLERI, “Unspeakable”, Alexander Mood, (performance)

 19:00, 11 Εργαστήριο της ΑΣΚΤ /  11 Studio of ASFA,   talk-performance about project “TORA ΤΩΡΑTORA ΤΩΡΑ!”,  (Τhe speech  will be in Greek)

30th OF MAY 2020

18:00, “ Contemporary problems of history and art criticism”,

rapporteur: Emmanuel Mavrommatis, Emeritus Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, President  AICA Hellas, (Τhe speech will be in greek)

20:00, “One Step Forward, Two Steps Back “, Stefanos Tsivopoulos.

Videographer: Sareen Hairabedian, assistant: Christopher Bahls-Marils. Curators: Lanfranco Aceti and Vera Ingrid Grant. production manager: Samuel Horning.  With thanks to the The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art, Harvard University, and Dance Exchange, (performance)

31st OF MAY 2020

 16:00, EULENGASSE, “summing up our impressions – an ARTIST RUN PANEL“, rapporteurs:   Florian Adolph, Andrea Blumör, Harald Etzemüller, Jasmin Glaab i.a. and the public audience. (Τhe speech  will be in English)

What has happened until now? What were the inspiring moments of »Athens«? What is the future of this increasing artist run scene? The panel will resume to the first panel held in Switzerland in March 2020, continuing the discussion and opening new perspectives to a lot of new participants of the open platform. EULENGASSE hopes to invite everyone to Frankfurt am Main/Germany in autumn 2020 for another ARTIST RUN PANEL.

19:00, ΟΡΙΖΟΝΤΑΣ ΓΕΓΟΝΟΤΩΝ – ORIZONTAS GEGONOTON,  “Καλλιέργειες / Cultivations”, Rapporteurs:  Cultivators: Visual artists in conditions of isolation, analyze and chronicle the concept of cultivation. They are performing in front of their cameras, without an audience. (Τhe speech will be in Greek)

The schedule of lectures and events of the Platforms Project Net will be posted on the and its facebook page,


Information: Artemis Potamianou : Tel.+30 6937768769 /


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