Art Athina 2016 Socially

28 mei 2016

Some pics made by different people at the fair

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Waiting for the public

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And there’s a lot of small talk!

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Art on location

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Group Picture of A-Trans and EX-MÊKH

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Maarten Schepers likes this work, folding flyers!

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here’s the public

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Collaborating on Navine Khan Dossos’ beautiful Capacity-project at Out Of The Box media

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A hit, the finger lights that Ellen Rodenberg took with her

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The French guys from Nantes at Extra Muros: Romain and Guillaume

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Artemis took the director of the fair to our Booth

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And my dear and faithful friend Triantafyllia also visited our booth

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A light from within ….

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The Druid

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A beautiful square, a delicious meal….

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View from the hotel room with a half moon

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The new Opera/cultural centre by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation by Renzo Piano

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And a view from the side.

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Platform Project & Art Athina 2016

May 27, 2016

In spite of the crisis atmosphere in Athens and the refugee-problems that haunt the country the Athens artfair took place again this year. The Taekwondo Stadium had been occupied with refugees in winter during heavy rains which resulted in a lot of problems.  Nevertheless, the fair continued but the big galleries in Greece didn’t show up and the galleries that did show up were very conservative in their choice of artists. The Platform Project on the other hand was very interesting this year. It is always worth to visit but now the side show for non-commercial art platforms showed great art and awareness of the human and the political situation which in some cases led to  moving art works.

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Look at the fair from the platforms

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Derek Liddington at 8Eleven, a very interesting sculptor. these are studies after an Elsworth Kelly drawing

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This video was shot by Liddington, having four actors making a pillar of clay and creating a tension between disciplines

 

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This was an ongoing performance in 8eleven in which a dancer would reenact the choreography “Ode” which was executed by les Ballets Russes in 1913. The floor on which the dancer moved was a square meter of clay

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I found this work very moving: in an inter-active work, Navine Khan Dossos tries to paint the 2000 people that have sought refuge in the Taekwondo Stadium last winter. Visitors and colleagues are invited to contribute as the artist will continue to paint until the end of the fair.

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This beautiful Painting has been made by an icon-painter for Kallio Kunsthalle (FI), following the text that Petri Saariko had prepared.

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Andreas Martí installed this drawing installation at Dienstgebäude

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It is continuing to draw during the fair

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This wall sculpture of Bettina Diel could also be seen at Diensgebäude

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From Nantes (FR) came Extra Muros in which these wall sculptures by Romain Rimbaud were shown

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Interesting painting at Foss (GR)

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A short visit to the real fair: here a photograph by Sarah Lucas

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Nice political drawings by Tasos Pavlopoulos

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Collage by Maria Ikonomoupoulou

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who also made beautiful embroideries on newspaper, shown at Mulier Mulier

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Where also work of the painter Guy van Bossche was shown

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I rather liked these collages because of the use of material. made by Nikos Varitymiadis

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Taubert Contemporary showed an artist with over-all design: Lars Arrhenius

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Curator of Platform Projects, the wonderful Artemis Potamianou, an artist also, showed at the floor of the fair

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Kallio Kunsthalle showed performance “about the self-determination of women”

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At MUU (F) the performance artist Helinä Hukkataival showed a very sensitive performance

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resulting in a beautiful series of personae

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From the Netherlands came Bcademie, a post-graduate training for artists (after A you have to say B). Here initiators Alex Jacobs and Daan den Houter talk with their students, of which six were doïng performances durig the fair. One for a Euro!

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The students found props in Athens and used those to arrange their space

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They proved quite popular, here Elsemarijn Bruijs working on chewing gum

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The shift was together with Philippa Driest

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Who showed pictures of urban places accompanied by sounds of airplanes

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AKA artist run from Saskatchewanm, Canada with sculpture of Svea Ferguson

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Super 8 video by Leslie Supnet

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and Lori Blondeau who researches diverse persona’s

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The Lo and Behold (GR) wants to fertilise the soil in “Bureau of Soil making” by Yiannis Hiridoglou

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From Boston (USA) the Museum of Contemporary Cuts with heavy conceptual work with a direct approach

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Which works rather good I think

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Then an installation of Amiraly from Parking Gallery/New media Society from Iran, a presentation which is well worked out

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Cut the Fence, a project of Copa & Sordes: the 657 meter long fence of a Swiss refugee camp is transformed in to the same length of African damask fabric with fence pattern: everybody who cuts a piece of it contributes to the destruction of the fence

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Groupshow at SCI (UK) with very nice works, some fresh from the boats coming to Greece

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Ed video: always interesting video-stuff, here by Iris Fraser and David Hanes

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Foreign Affairs, A beautiful collaboration by Bella Easton, Tiny Dominguez and Julia Riddlough of resp. Beaston projects, Rosa Lux and A Brooks Art

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The beauty of statistics, by Tiny Dominguez

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In the mean while the Capacity-project of Navine Khan Dossos is a large succes

 

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The refugee-camp is turning in a large field of flowers!

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At A-Trans beautiful work on paper by Marian Wijnvoord

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Who also burns down the Netherlands in her Photo-collages

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The line in Andreas Martí’s installation is lengthening

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Bcademy’s students don’t stop performing, here Maud van den Beuken moves sand

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from stage to visitor

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and Casper Braat plans a make-over for your humble reporter

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Various Artists from Belgium, a research in shit which Belgians find interesting in general

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Trying to find the pearls which are being digested by test-persons

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And also the deterioration of Bonsai-trees under water is a process that results in esthetic pleasures under the name Agua con Gaz

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The very big collective EN-FLO (GR) installed suit-cases with fillings

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And then there is the very interesting Milena Principle, showing projects that relate to our own activities. Action in public space about silence and slowness.

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In Venice

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And Athens, we will hear more from them!

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Last but certainly not least Kunstenaarsinitiatief Elders from Den Haag (NL), here an expanding painting by Lucius Pax

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Painting by Liesbeth Bosch

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And surprising ceramics by Corine Barendregt

Art Athina 2016

AUGENTAUSCH, finissage

31 oktober 2015

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Kees Koomen: “Darf ich auf Ihre Gedanken mit fahren”

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Kees Koomen: “Darf ich auf Ihre Gedanken mit fahren”

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Kees Koomen: “Darf ich auf Ihre Gedanken mit fahren”

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Kees Koomen: “Darf ich auf Ihre Gedanken mit fahren”

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Kees Koomen: “Darf ich auf Ihre Gedanken mit fahren”

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Kees Koomen: “Darf ich auf Ihre Gedanken mit fahren”

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Kees Koomen: “Darf ich auf Ihre Gedanken mit fahren”

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Ellen Rodenberg (i.s.m. Yorgos Dimitriadis – slagwerk)

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Ellen Rodenberg (i.s.m. Yorgos Dimitriadis – slagwerk)

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Ellen Rodenberg (i.s.m. Yorgos Dimitriadis – slagwerk)

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Ellen Rodenberg (i.s.m. Yorgos Dimitriadis – slagwerk)

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Ellen Rodenberg (i.s.m. Yorgos Dimitriadis – slagwerk)

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Ellen Rodenberg (i.s.m. Yorgos Dimitriadis – slagwerk)

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Ellen Rodenberg (i.s.m. Yorgos Dimitriadis – slagwerk)

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Yorgos Dimitriadis – slagwerk solo

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AUGENTAUSCH

AUGENTAUSCH – de opening

12 september 2015

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Na een introductie door initiatiefneemster van A TRANS, Isolde Nagel, sprak Tom Maassen, cultureel attaché van de Nederlandse ambassade.

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Waarna Matthias Reichelt, curator en kunstcriticus, het woord nam met een grondig inhoudelijk verhaal over de tentoonstelling. Hier tussen Isolde Nagel en Maarten Schepers.

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Ellen Rodenberg naam het over met haar inter-actieve installatie waarna de tentoonstelling was geopend.

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Het is een multi-functioneel geheel

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waar met veel enthousiasme gebruik van werd gemaakt

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Herr Reichelt hoorde dat ik een portret had gemaakt van John Dewey (ook te bewonderen in de Black Mountain College tentoonstelling, en bracht me in contact met zijn achter-kleinzoon Fred, die met veel enthousiasme de tentoonstelling bezocht. Hier rechts samen met Matthias Reichelt

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Maarten Schepers: Trophäen

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Boven – Kees Koomen: Transmission, onder – Ellen Rodenberg: Tools (out of order)

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Achter- Kees Koomen: Aquaplaning, Dillenburg, boven – Kees Koomen: Fruit, onder – Ellen Rodenberg: Tools

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Kees Koomen: Fruits (Augsburg)

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Links – Kees Koomen: Fruits (Augsburg, boven – Kees Koomen: Transmision, onder – Ellen Rodenberg: Tools (out of order), rechts-Kees Koomen: Racine II

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Kees Koomen: Racine II

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Ellen Rodenberg

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Voor – Maarten Schepers: Z.T. Achter – Kees Koomen, links Putin en rechts: The great Pan-European Sky at Dec. 27th 2014

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Kees Koomen: A Secret Alliance

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Voor – Maarten Schepers: Z.T., Achter – Kees Koomen: Aquaplaning – Dillenburg – Fruits

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Kees Koomen – links Aquaplaning, reachts Dillenburg

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Kees Koomen: Dillenburg

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Links Ellen Rodenberg: Tools, rechts Kees Koomen: Alliance

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Kees Koomen: Alliance

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Kees Koomen: vlnr Aquaplaning, Dillenburg, Fruits en in de spiegel: A Secret Alliance

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Tussen galerie en openbare ruimte – Maarten Schepers: Z.T.

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Voor – Maarten Schepers: Z.T. achter – Kees Koomen: Putin – The Great Pan-European Sky at Dec. 27th 2014

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Maarten Schepers: Z.T. (interieur)

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Kees Koomen: Racine I

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Ellen Rodenberg: Tools & Tools

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Ellen Rodenberg: Tools

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Ellen Rodenberg: Tools (Out of order)

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En met enige weemoed laten we onze kindertjes achter, nog twee maanden te zien in A TRANS

A TRANS

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