May 19th 2017
First day in Athens: Filled with expectations we went to the new venue of Platforms project. It appeared to be a former Cutural Centre, a modernist building which had won a architectural prize and which haused all kinds of different spaces. There was an outside space next to the cafetaria in the building which would later appear to be a nice spot to get some air and to meet people. EX-MÊKH started to install their work immediately in a space that was rather difficult. However, Maarten Schepers made a model beforehand and Ellen Rodenberg installed her work in a way that gloriously overcame the problems at hand and manipulated the public into an active attitude towards the work.
Banners in front of the building
Ellen Rodenberg unpacking her paintings
The material at hand
Maarten Schepers installing his work
Installing Ellen Rodenberg’s Rail-system
The backdrop for Kees Koomen’s work
Ellen Rodenberg between paintings
EX-MÊKH also participates in a prsentation of the Greek platform The Lo and Behold with this piece, a collaboration of Maarten Schepers, Ellen Rodenberg and Kees Koomen
During the fair a conference would be held in this space, real underground. It appeared to be very effective during the two days that it lasted.
Second night in Athens already gave us presents
Unnoticed Art from Dordrecht , represented by Frans van Lent en Malou van Dormaal, joined us for dinner in the Plaka.
Shooting back at the Subway-station!
Platforms Project 2017