☆ No Humans Allowed

Isaiah Mansion
65 Patission & Ioulianou, Athens, 104 33
June 29 - July 3 2022

In November and December of 2021, APART held in person meetings with young curators and artists in three European cities, Athens, Hamburg and Vienna.
The purpose of the meetings was to discuss an entity of exhibitions that will examine the symptoms and impact of the significant restructurings that have occurred in recent years of the crises, as perceived by young curators and artists.

The results of the meetings are four group exhibitions by four young curators and artists from Greece, Germany and Austria. The project aims to present different yet coinciding views on common problems, conclusions and solutions of a generation that emerged in the arena of arts in the vortex of the crises during the last decade.

Curators: Philipp Benkert, Odet Kouzou, Johannes Rips, Olympia Tzortzi
No Humans Allowed is organised by APART Art Research and Applications
Curated by Georg Georgakopoulos
Participating Organisations: CHEAPART, Offspring Young Artists (Coordinator), supported by the Austrian Embassy in Athens and ZOIA


⚡ Back to Athens 9 | 2022. No Apocalypse Now, a review

☱ Back to Athens 10 Years ☱
June 29 - July 3 2022

This year 's edition of Back to Athens proposes a re-turn to an allegorical interpretation of Athens.
To simple yet fundamental values and social structures, by revisiting democracy and other influential practices and documents from Plato and Aristotle, to Locke, Rousseau and Kant. Not with the intent of embracing past references, but in relation to the possible development of new social contracts of emerging societies and their future coexistence. 10 curatorial exhibitions and 100 artists and curators aim to provide a comprehensive documentation of the artistic ideas and views, an outlook on the recent trends and projects collected from the past year.

No Humans Allowed is organised by APART Art Research and Applications
Curated by Georg Georgakopoulos, Fotini Kapiris, Christian Rupp
Participating Organisations: CHEAPART, Offspring Young Artists (Coordinator), supported by the Austrian Embassy in Athens and ZOIA


Back to Athens 8 | 2021. Profiles of the Future: An inquiry into the limits of the possible ▽

The ideas and proposals of the art community in response to a critical 12-month period of ambiguity and conflict, as experienced both individually and collectively. As post-pandemic societies will face the ‘new normal’, it not expected that we will recover to pre-crisis conditions. Though we stand before rapid transformations, little is certain. What will change and to what extent?
122 from Greece, Austria, Iran, Switzerland, Berlin, Italy, China
• 14 Curators from Greece and abroad • 13 Group exhibitions • 9 installations, screenings, performances.


Athens Intersection 2020 Cultural Program | The Overview ▽

Athens Intersection 2020 completed its artistic exploration having engaged with three of the most vibrant and emblematic neighborhoods of Athens, from Exarchia to the Commercial Triangle, ending in Plaka. The program was showcased in three entities:

'Back To Athens 7 2020 Back to Athens 7, 2020. μetaΑθήνα / pόστΑθενς.
Overcoming crises, Athens on the verge of its new identity.
Athens Commercial Triangle
Resides and works in Athens. Exarchia
In The Name.. Plaka

with the valuable Support / Auspices of the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Austrian Embassy in Athens and the Ministry of Culture of Austria, the Auspices of the City of Athens and other collaborating bodies.


APART supports Ta Nea tis Technis/ The Greek Art Newspaper digitising it's 30-Year Archive

APART takes yet another step further in its collaboration with Ta Nea tis Technis (The Greek Art Newspaper) and Art Historian Olinka Migliaresi Varvitsiotis, since 2017 in offering it's collaborative contribution to revitalise and redesign Greece's oldest art publication. In appreciation of the newspaper's continuous and active presence as a lead source for art news and critique, and with the valuable Support / Auspices of the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports, APART embraces the digital publication of Ta Nea tis Technis 30 year-archive.


20 Artists-20 Stories | 10 Kuenstler-20 Geschichten ▽

In collaboration, CHEAPART Athens and APART release the ongoing Video Interviews of 20 Greek and Austrian artists hosted by the freshly pressed online platform theculturechannel.com with the support of the Austrian Embassy in Greece.


Agora, a photographic installation by Eleni Lyra at the Athens Varvakios Meat Market ▽

An extensive photographic installation by artist Eleni Lyra in collaboration with Art Historian/ Curator Dr. Stratis Pantazis unfolds within the arcades of the Athens Varvakios Meat Market. The exhibition is realised with the support of the J.F. Costopoulos Foundation and APART Art Research and Applications.


Profiles of the Future: An inquiry into the limits of the possible
Back to Athens 8 | 2021

Isaiah Mansion
65 Patission & Ioulianou, Athens, 104 33
July 1 - 4 2021

"The most notable achievements of the last decade may pass unnoticed,
mainly because we focus on those possibilities most unlikely to succeed,
and less on what can be realized in the near future.
That which has changed, was the least expected – and it is without doubt, our perspectives on the future…"


(excerpt from the prologue of Sir Arthur Clarke’s book, 1961)

Back to Athens 8 | 2021 International Art Festival entitled "Profiles of the Future: An inquiry into the limits of the possible" borrows from the homonymous title of Sir Arthur Clarke's book, 1962), so as to manifest the ideas and proposals of the art community in response to a critical 12-month period of ambiguity and conflict, as experienced both individually and collectively. As post-pandemic societies will face the ‘new normal’, it not expected that we will recover to pre-crisis conditions. Though we stand before rapid transformations, little is certain. What will change and to what extent? Certainly, our perspectives on the future. The festival declares the artist as an “wonderous, autonomous machine", privileged to imagine and develop through personal practice and experimentation, the most unordinary and unique artwork that may interpret the present issues and conditions, and share these findings with the public. Back to Athens emerged at the beginning of the crisis in 2012, providing vital insight on the issues and concerns of the art community, while leaving conclusions to rest on interpretation.

Back to Athens 8 | 2021 is curated by: Georg Georgakopoulos, Fotini Kapiris, Christian Rupp, organized by APART Art Research and Applications, under the Auspices of the City of Athens, with the support of the Austrian Embassy in Athens and the Ministry of Culture of Austria, Zoia, Athens Intersection Cultural Program, CHEAPART, and the Offspring Young Artists Program.
Back to Athens International Arts Festival has been active within the wider area of Kotzia Square in Athens (2012-2014), at the historic square of Exarchia district (2016 – 2017), the Athens Commercial Triangle in 2018, and in 2021 in the emblematic “Isaiah” Mansion in Patission.

Exhibitions

«CC | Cinematic Cabinets» Curated by: Konstantinos Argianas. Artists: Alexis Fidetzis, Panagiotis Lezes, Thanos Makris, Campus Novel, Vangelis Patsialos, Maria Tsagkari, Giorgos Tserionis Vassilis Vlastaras.  
«Utopia - Dystopia - Atopia»  Curated by: Efi Michalarou. Artists: Christos Athanasiadis, Ada Anastasea, Theodoulos (Gegoriou), Yiannis Theodoropoulos, Dimitris Lempesis, Alexandros Maganiotis, Stella Mourkogianni, Manolis Babousis, Margarita Petrova, Artemis Potamianou, Panagiotis Rappas, Katerina Rimpatsiou, Ifigenia Sdoukou, Fani Sofologi, Theodora Tsiatsiou, Voula Ferentinou, Panos Charalampous, Mantalina Psoma.
«Elephant in the Room» Curated by: Georg Georgakopoulos. Artists: Spyros Aggelopoulos, Dimitris Antonitsis, Kostas Bassanos, Babis Karalis, Ioanna Lin, Maro Michalakakos, Maria Papadimitriou, Nikos Papadimitriou/ Kostas Tsolis, Kostis Velonis, Theodoros Zafeiropoulos.
«per austria ad aspera» Curated by: Christian Rupp. Artists: Olga Georgieva, Robert Gschwantner, Claudia Mongini, Julian Palacz, karin maria pfeifer, Christian Rupp, Sula Zimmerberger.
«born with a ‘leg up’» Curated by: Themis Ragias. Artists: Charalambos Kourkoulis (Photoharrie), Konstantinos Kotsis, Dimitrios Barouchos, Konstantinos Palaiologos, Nikolas Simantirakis, Kostis Fokas.
“Keep breathing slowly“ Curated by: Flat 1. Artists: Hannes Glaser, Ewa Kaja, karin maria pfeifer, Lola Pfeifer, Christiane Spatt, Johanna Tatzgern, Sula Zimmerberger.
«Sleeping Beauties» Curated by: Galini Lazani. Artists: Dimitris Foutris, Panagiotis Koulouras, Alkistis Mavrokefalou, Alexia Psaradeli, George Stamatakis, Dimitra Vamiali.  
«Offspring Review [1+1], Sense - in2uition» Artists: Eleanna Balesi-Antonis Kapnisis, Dimosthenis Bogiatzis-Danae Tzotzos, Katerina Botsari-Jannis Skatsas, Sotiris Fokeas-Michael Tzetzias, Vasilis Galanis-Μarkellos Κolofotias, Orestis Karalis-Andreas Vembos, Dimitris Kontodimos-Thanos Fountas, Sofia-Rose Kosmidou-Fotis Stathis, Marilena Kranioti- Ioannis Avgoustis, Kostas Lales-Charis Lales, Natalia Manta-Marina Margelou, Kleopatra Tsali-Odysseas Glykas.
«Day Wavers» Curated by: Dora Vasilakou, Theodora Malamou. Artists: Babak Ahteshamipour, Angelos kyriou, Antonis Larios, Theodora Malamou, Angelos Merges, Melina Mosland, Hannes Schumacher, Myrto Xanthopoulou.  
“C’EST TOUT?” Curated by: Jordanis Theodoridis, Werner Widmer, widmertheodoridis. Artists: Othmar Eder, Sandra Kühne, Victorine Müller, Elisabeth Nembrini, Ursula Palla, steffenschöni, Nicolas Vionnet, Werner Widmer.
«Natural equivalence», Panos Profitis, Marina Papadaki
«In Slit» Curated by: Hara Piperidou. Artists: Jacques Duboux, Konstantinos Kotsis, Chrysanthi Koumianaki, Anna Lascari, Andreas Lolis, Yorgos Maraziotis, Irini Miga, Valia Papastamou, Fotini Paplana, Georgia Sagri.
«City Dwellers» Kaktos Project. Curated by: Caroline May. Artists: Dimitra Ioannou, Sotiris Panousakis, Lila Polenaki, Kostis Velonis.

Installations/ Cutatorial Presentations

"Bureaucracy”, Tasos Liakopoulos, Installation Curated by: Eva Nathena
«Memory Vessel» Dimitri Yin,  Sculpture, Phoenix Athens Gallery and Residency
“SUDDEN WAR 2020”, Venia Dimitrakopoulou, Sound Installation Concept, text, voice: Venia Dimitrakopoulou. Music: Panayotis Kalantzopoulos
“Invisible people”, Vicky Betsou, Video projection
"The distance room", Nikos Giavropoulos, Video installation
"Epic -003-", Paolo Incarnato, Installation Curated by: Stratis Pantazis          

Performances

«Caliban in the Uk», Filippos Tsitsopoulos Performance and video reaction

Print Map of Back to Athens 2021 Exhibitions/ Installations

Isaiah Mansion, Back to Athens 2021 Venue

“C’EST TOUT?” exhibition curated by widmertheodoridis

«Sleeping Beauties» curated by Galini Lazani

«per austria ad aspera» curated by Christian Rupp

«Elephant in the Room» curated by Georg Georgakopoulos

 



Athens Intersection Cultural Program 2017 - 2020

Athens Intersection is a Cultural Program focused on bringing contemporary societies close to the values of the arts and culture. Rooted on APART's experience in creating international cultural events of extensive participation and engagement, Athens-Intersection creates actual opportunities for international artists to bond with the local art community and create meaningful connections with the urban environment, it's architecture.

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☱ Athens Intersection 2020

Fuelling longstanding bonds between the Arts, Culture and Contemporary societies during times of tension and disruption.

Athens Intersection 2020 presented • 14 Exhibitions4 Performances in • 3 Areas in Athens3 Buildings with the participation of • 116 International Artists and • 16 International Curators.
Although the majority of APART's 2020 Athens Intersection agenda had been carefully scheduled, the worldwide epidemic unexpectedly disrupted the “normality” of everyday life, forcing new concerns and priorities. As societies entered into rapid changes, so did the art world respond to the new living and working conditions. Consequently, the 2020 program was deeply influenced by the evolving situation which introduced changes and new practices in materialising the events. As a result, the exhibitions were enriched by many new and emerging art concepts that became part of a large tank expressing the voices of the artists and the public.

Enhanced with new artwork and international participations, with the valuable Support / Auspices of the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Austrian Embassy in Athens and the Ministry of Culture of Austria, the Auspices of the City of Athens and other collaborating bodies, APART utilised a highly demanding program for Athens Intersection 2020.
Athens Intersection 2020 completed its artistic exploration having engaged with three of the most vibrant and emblematic neighborhoods of Athens, from Exarchia to the Commercial Triangle, ending in Plaka. The program was showcased in three entities:

Back to Athens 7 | 2020 μetaΑθήνα - pόστΑθενςResides and works in AthensIn The Name

☱ Back to Athens 7 | 2020 μetaΑθήνα / pόστΑθενς

48-50 Aiolou str., 105 60 Athens
Athens Commercial Triangle
July 1 - 4 2020


Overcoming crises, Athens on the verge of its new identity. A unique post-lockdown meeting, Greek and International artists reconnect in physical presence, in the face and the circumstances of a new reality. Back to Athens 2020 under the title "μetaΑθήνα / pόστΑθενς" presents 12 curatorial exhibitions and individual artistic proposals with the participation of 100 artists and curators from Greece and abroad.

Back to Athens 2020 is curated by Georg Georgakopoulos, Fotini Kapiris, Christian Rupp, organized by APART Art Research and Applications, collaborating organisation CHEAPART, as a part of the Cultural Program "Αθήνα-Σημεία Τομής 2020/Athens-Intersection 2020" supported by and under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports. Back to Athens 2020 is under the auspices of the City of Athens, supported by the Austrian Embassy in Athens and the Ministry of Culture of Austria, F.O.T.A. (Friends of Trigono Athens). The building of Aiolou 48-50 is courtesy of Zoia. Communication partner, Ta Nea tis Technis (The Greek Art Newspaper).  

Exhibitions

"Sausaging on / Weiterwurschteln" Curated by Christian Rupp co-curated by Georg Georgakopoulos Artists: Pablo Chiereghin, Julius Deutschbauer, Aldo Giannotti, Christian Rupp, Elisabeth von Samsonow, Anna Khodorkovskaya, Babis Karalis.
"New ritual society" Curated by Katerina Nikolaou Artists: Maria Varela, Eirini Vlavianou, Myrto Vratsanou, Yiannis Vogdanis, George Petsikopoulos, Lily Hassioti, Alexia Psaradeli
"RAUMSTATION" Curated by: Pablo ChiereghinArtists: Andrea Heyer, Peter Kraus, Miriam Laussegger, Sascha Alexandra Zaitseva.
"Always Forever | Phoenix Athens" Curated by Dimitri Yin, Christina Makri Artists: Ileana Arnaoutou, Anna Fafaliou, Dimitri Yin, Lee Wells
"IF IT SOUNDS LIKE BACON YOU'RE DOING IT RIGHT | A-DASH" Curated by: Noemi Niederhauser (A-Dash member) Artists: Campus Novel, Theo Prodromidis, Sigurður Atli Sigurðsson and Leifur Ýmir Eyjólfsson, Chrysanthi Koumianaki & Fanis Kafantaris, Talc Design Studio, Benjamin Cohen, Kristin Rúnarsdóttir, Ben Callaghan & Mica Warren, Jennifer Niederhauser-Schlup.
"Habitat" Curated by: Ioli Katsarou Artists: Ioli Katsarou, Vasiliki Koukou, Alexandros Douras, Elpida Frageskidou, Christiana Vardakou.
"Beast on a diet" Curated by Nina Kotamanidou, Eleftheria Alexandri Artists: Vangelis Agnantopoulos, Eleftheria Alexandri, Stavros Valkanis, Andromachi Giannopoulou, Patricia-Eugenia Deliyannis, Tati Douvana, Eleni Glinou, Nina Kotamanidou, Chryssa Lambracopoulou, Dorina Malliou, Fryni Mouzakitou, Michail Parlamas, Christos Ponis, Gm Touliatou, Vassilis Fiorentzakis.
"Sandbox House" Curated by Galini Lazani Assistant curator Aias Christofis Artists: Manolis Baboussis, Pythagoras Chatziandreou, Petros Efstathiadis, Anna Fafaliou, Ismene King, Nikolaos Komiotis, Alexios Papazacharias, Dimitris Polychroniadis, Zoe Sklepa, Giorgos Tserionis, Katerina Zacharopoulou.
"Man: Between Power and Fragility" Curated by Stratis Pantazis Artists Paolo Incarnato, Thalia Kerouli, Dimitris Skourogiannis, Evangelia Topa
"Living in Tutorian times | Back Space" Artwork by: Eleanna Balesi Curator Katerina Botsari
"Breaths Independent artists" Curated by Fotini Kapiris Artists: Dimosthenis Bogiatzis, Pirro Caridha, Thomas Diotis, Nicole Economides, Marion Fischer, Sotiris Fokeas, Vasilis Galanis, Dimitris Kontodimos, Marilena Kranioti, Kostas Lales, Natalia Manta, Kleopatra Tsali, Panagiotis Voulgaris
"Volume" Sound installation by: Robert Mathy Curated by: Johannes Rips

Performances

"Champagne in the bedroom" Julius Deutschbauer (part of Sausaging on / Weiterwurschteln)
"Asoziale naehe/ Asocial closeness" Julius Deutschbauer (part of Sausaging on / Weiterwurschteln)
"BACK TO BASICS: The Alphabet" Fragment of an ongoing performance project
Concept, research, dramaturgy & choreography: Antonis Liveropoulos Assistant: Adonis Vais Costumes: Magda Kaloriti Curated by: Ingo Starz
"Demeter returning" Elisabeth von Samsonow

☱ Resides and works in Athens

40 Eressou Str., 10681, Exarchia
28.2 - 13.3.2020


A three-storey house in the heart of Exarcheia in Athens, becomes the field of action for a group of artists who explore and transmute their environments as sites of psychic-mental processes and states of affectedness (disorders, traumas, oscillations, modes of recovering and rebalancing), through the use of photography, video and sound.
The artists involved in the project all reside and work in Athens. In their fragmented everyday life, they inexorably yield to “multitasking”, in full accord with the dominant socio-economic and behavioral model of their era. Their daily activity is split into diverse forms of production. They live as internal "nomads" moving amidst a closed existential landscape of multiple ever-changing speeds and imploded time. Every once in a while they slow down unexpectedly. They pause, set up their equipment to "document". They abandon the prey for the shade. The selection and arrangement of their works as a unity did not result from topic-based criteria (such as: the city, art in public space, urban culture etc.), but from a purely ergo-centric approach, emerging from the specificity of each individual work of art. All works involve projections on two-dimensional surfaces, forming a mosaic-like overall composition, rich in morphological and contextual qualities, textures, sensitivities, tonal values, degrees of introvertedness/extrovertedness, varying significantly in each project.

Participating artists: Vicky Betsou, Vera Chotzoglou, Taxiarchis Diamantopoulos, Christina Dimakogianni, Gabriella Gerolemou, Yannis Karpouzis, Marietta Kavvadia, Vladimir Necakov, Alfredo Pechuan, Michaelangelo Vlassis-Ziakas.
Work group: Georg Georgakopoulos, Vicky Betsou, George Harvalias, Dimitris Ginosatis

The exhibition "Resides and works in Athens" is organized by APART Art Research and Applications , collaborating organisation CHEAPART Athens, as a part of the Cultural Program "Αθήνα-Σημεία Τομής 2020/Athens-Intersection 2020" supported by and under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports

☱ In The Name..

25 Apollonos Str., Plaka – Mitrópoli, 105 56 Athens
Athens Commercial Triangle
9 - 18.10.2020

A Modular exhibition on faith, disbelief and other miracles

We are set within the hub of ecclesiastical requisites in Athens, surrounded by church supplies and other ceremonial items used in rituals. Shop fronts with a variety of vestments and liturgical objects and other products of purpose, some of which have not yet assumed a ritualistic functionality, subject the visitor to an atmosphere of impressions and associations.
Faith or trust, Devotion or Obsession. We must express this thought in an earthly and ordinary sense: Can we act upon distinguished situations of great importance, before they develop as such? Can we embrace, that which is potentially "Grand" and "Majestic"? Do we reject it in feeling of empathy, out of fear of losing oneself to a state of inferiority? Do we mistakenly turn to defend ourselves by performing exorcisms with protection charms, gemstones, amulets and other types of applied magic? Do we "spit behind us" as a custom tradition to protect against the evil eye, or do we "throw a black stone behind us”, so as never to see it again? Unanswered questions with an infinity of interpretations. 22 stories, 22 artists develop their artwork and installations in the rooms and spaces of a 3-storey residential building, that later housed local workshops and businesses with church supplies and utilities.

Participating artists: Nikos Artemis, Eleanna Balesi, Kostas Bassanos, Dimosthenis Bogiatzis, Katerina Botsari, Sotiris Fokeas, Vasilis Galanis, Vangelis Gokas, Babis Karalis, Markela Kontaratou, Dimitris Kontodimos, Kostas Lales, Natalia Manta, Despoina Pantazi, Nina Papaconstantinou, Nikos Papadimitriou, Amo Soy, Kleopatra Tsali, Kostas Tsolis, Andreas Vousouras, Dimitri Yin.
Curated by: Georg Georgakopoulos
Coordinated by: Fotini Kapiris

"εἰς τὸ ὄνομα.../ in the name..." is part of the Cultural Program "Αθήνα-Σημεία Τομής/ Athens-Intersection". The exhibition is held under the Auspices/ Support of the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports, organised by APART Art Research & Applications, coordinated by CHEAPART Athens, collaborating organization FOTA/ Friends of Trigono Athens. The exhibition takes part in AAvirtual / Art-Athina.


☱ Athens Intersection 2017 - 2019


Contemporary art in revival and appreciation of historical locations in Athens.

Athens Intersection Cultural Program was initiated in April 2017 in collaboration with Athens Trigono and the City of Athens. The program aimed to establish the importance of artistic events, as a vital tool for the social re-development of the historical city center of Athens and the empowerment of community participation in the arts. Over a period of 2 years, Athens Intersection implemented • 20 exhibitions28 visual and sound performances20 art installations in store fronts and shops, guided tours and screenings at • 39 locations and 8 buildings within the Athens Commercial Triangle. • 193 local and international artists and • 20 curators participated in the realisation of Athens Intersection's ambitious agenda. Exhibitions and events were developed and hosted within the setting of important historical landmarks of modern Greek architecture ranging from 1860 through the 1930s to the 70s.

In June 2018, Athens Intersection co-organises the 6th International Back to Athens Festival hosting 9 curatorial exhibitions, events and performances with the participation of 75 international artists for 10 days. In June 2019, Athens Intersection provides a 1950's 5-storey building as exhibition space for the 1st Art Athina Summer Popup exhibition. In July 2019, Athens Intersection coordinates Falling Triangles outdoor light installation by Beforelight as a part of This is Athens-Polis, City of Athens pilot programme.

Athens Intersection

by APART Art Research and Applications
Curator: Georg Georgakopoulos, Athens Intersection
Coordinator: Fotini Kapiris, Athens Intersection

Athens Intersection Performances Curator: Thanos Vovolis [2017]
Athens Intersection: Kyriakos Spirou [April - May 2017]

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Historical Athenian spaces, a catalyst for Contemporary expression
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Performances in Public space
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Art activates Commercial stores and vacancies
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Discovering the City: Athens Walkthrough


Nothing is really Queered, Back to Athens 6 2018

Interdisciplinary Arts meet at Back to Athens
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Abandoned space and past narratives become artists' focus


Beyond Human Impulses Performances

International Artists meet to expand their global network


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Art Athina explores exhibition opportunities

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Lighting installation revives Athens Commercial Center
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APART launches The Culture Channel

APART expands it's reach to the creative community, initiating the online platform theculturechannel.com, with focus on research, documentation and the promotion of contemporary art and expression through original audio-visual material. It is an online “channel” through which members of the creative community answer to issues of concern, while introducing their work to the wide public, beyond national borders.
theculturechannel space hosts selected exhibitions, events by artists, curators and organisations. The culturechannel opens with the project 20 Artists-20 Stories | 10 Kuenstler-20 Geschichten" supported by the Austrian Embassy in Athens

Ongoing Video Interviews introduce the work of 20 Greek and Austrian Artists
and their view on the effects of the pandemic

The arts field relies on physical presence and is complete only through the interaction between artist and viewer. This relationship lost cannot be replaced by technology, yet it can provide an audiovisual documentation of artist's images and thoughts in the form of a prototype dictionary - archive. With this in hand, the viewer can look back to the artist and his work, explore new perspectives and form new bonds with the work and its underlying ideas. The pandemic may be cause for us to realise that we are all part of this unprecedented situation, as we share the same questions and concerns, and encounter the same difficulties.

20 Artists from Greece and Austria are the backbone of this dictionary. Individual video interviews on their work provide insight as to how the present conditions have affected their practice, and the developments they believe will emerge in the near future.

Participating artists: Francis Ruyter, Olga Georgieva, Jeremias Altmann, Lena Lapschina, Peter Fritzenwallner, Luiza Margan, Julian Palacz, Olivier Hoelzl, Karin Maria Pfeiffer, Veronika Schubert, Vasilis Galanis, Babis Karalis, Kostas Lales, Natalia Manta, Dimosthenis Bogiatzis, Katerina Botsari, Amo Soy, Kleopatra Tsali, Sotiris Fokeas, Andreas Voussouras.

20 Kuenstler-20 Geschichten initiative:
CHEAPART (Athens)
Artmark Galerie (Vienna)
Curated and produced by:
Georg Georgakopoulos, Fotini Kapiris Johannes Haller, Christian Rupp.
With the support of the Austrian Embassy in Athens

theculturechannel.com


Eleni Lyra: Market (Agora)

Varvakios Central Meat Market, Athens

APART collaborates with Art historian and Curator Dr. Stratis Pantazis and artist Eleni Lyra for the presentation of Lyra's solo exhibition entitled Agora. The exhibition is realised with the support of the J. F. Costopoulos Foundation, at the Athens Varvakios Meat Market.

For the artist, the Varvakios Market building functions as a pictorial simulation of the concept of the world market, the place where the drama of man will unfold. Its architecture, with its arcades, high ceilings and domes, combined with its current function, creates to Lyra the same awe and emotional charge as a Baroque cathedral. Furthermore, taking into consideration the current function and the history of the space and the surrounding area, Lyra creates two site-specific photographic installations with children, which are occupied by intense theatricality, drama and more generally Baroque aesthetics. By adopting elements of the past and by having them “filtered” through contemporary and non-contemporary techniques and means of expression, she manages to touch upon issues of today. Time, light, sound and smell are important factors that affect both the interpretation and reading of the works and the viewer's perception. Factors, who in combination with the power and aesthetics of Lyra’s works, transform an ordinary visit to the Varvakios Meat Market into a unique experience for each of us. It becomes an allegorical wandering and a journey into the labyrinth of globalization and money to discover our lost innocence of childhood and in saving our wounded soul.

Warm thanks to Mr. Tsironis, Presesident of the Union of the Varvakios Market Butchers.
"Market" exhibition by Eleni Lyra is realised with the kind support of The J.F. Costopoulos Foundation, Under the Auspices of The City of Athens, Implemented by APART Art Research and Applications, Media sponsor Culturenow.gr/.

Official start: Thursday 22 October, 20:00
Duration: 22 October – 10 November 2020
Varvakios Meat Market (Armodiou str. and Aristogitonos str.)

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Installation View | Photo credits: Vangelis Douros

Installation View | Photo credits: Vangelis Douros

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Offspaces International Research Program

Mapping and developing the independent art system

APART launches the Offspaces International Research Program aimed to study and map independent art practice, art spaces and other artist-run and artist-managed groups. The program's platform promotes the development of cutting edge ideas and experimental projects in art, helping to expand on the international network of innovative art activity and off space initiatives. The objective of this program is to establish a strong foundation that can represent these initiatives and create favourable conditions for the production and accommodation of their projects, and further the development of networks and partnerships among participating members.

SYSTEMS / Independent Artists and Groups in Dialogue was the first panel to trace and document the independent contemporary Greek art scene, discussing methodology, artistic practice, and sustainable development goals. Systems took place in June 2012, at the emblematic Athenian cultural venue CAMP! Contemporary Art Meeting Point.

In 2016, Offspaces International extended its research to new generation artists. The challenging and often restrictive conditions surrounding the emerging creative industry as an outcome of the rapidly changing economy and society, inspired the OFFSPRING Young Artists Program. Open to entry level artists, new art groups and young art professionals, the program encourages mobility and provides opportunities for networking through participation and involvement with national and international art spaces, galleries and cultural organisations. Offspring collaborated with the ArtWall Project Space in Athens, Cheapart Athens, Flat 1 Offspace Vienna, Back to Athens Festival.

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Offspring Young Artists Program open for new generation artists and art professionals

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Young Artists Mobility and Opportunities for international networking

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SYSTEMS Offspaces Panel

SYSTEMS: Independent Artists and Groups in Dialogue

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APART Organisation

Established in 2006, APART is a Non-Profit Cultural Organisation devoted to research, exploration and development of projects focused on cultural interaction, collaboration and experimentation in the arts. As a direct result, APART implements a cultural agenda that connects the local and international artistic community with the audiences, inspiring wider public participation in the arts and culture.

APART roots on its network of collaborative partnerships and multinational relationships with other organisations, institutions, embassies, individual artists and professionals, for future planning and development. The founding team consists of an experienced group of art professionals with a rich background in research and implementation of international exhibitions sharing a common goal; to confront issues associated with contemporary societies through a cultural context.


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E-mail: info@apart-network.gr
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