Art Athina 2015-VII

6 juni 2015

This is an oversight of the to my taste most interesting initiatives at the Platforms Project of Art Athína:

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8eleven from Toronto Canada with collective work by Laurie kang, Nadia Bellerique, Rosa Aiello and Lili Huston/Herterich

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Lamprini Markou on virtue and attitude at Lustspiel from Greece

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Mirka Minnula @ Rajatila Gallery from Finland

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Mirka Minnula @ Rajatila Gallery from Finland

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Martin Creed @ Kappatos Athens Art Residency

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Martin Creed @ Kappatos Athens Art Residency

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Martin Creed @ Kappatos Athens Art Residency

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Le vide dans le vide ou la disillusion

 

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Then, lots of activities at B’Printmaking Studio A.S.F.A. – TCA

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With a very engaging project

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Resulting in occupancy of the total surroundings of the booth with beautiful works

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With 3D sketches of Istanbul

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Near this we find a paradoxical booth of Provo Principles from Greece, clearly engaged in the present situation

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With a heap of débris from the artists studios

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and art in small match boxes

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which work out nicely

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Atrans from Berlin shows Marian Wijnvoord again with romantic landscapes

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The artist has created. work in new techniques, oilpaint on photopaper

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and she is clearly satisfied with the result. We are happy that Atrans will coöperate with EX-MÊKH in Berlin in september. Here you see Marian Wijnvoord and Isolde Nagel, the initiator of Atrans in front of their booth.

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Another detail from the EX-MÊKH booth with a drawing of Ellen Rodenberg and a selfportrait of Kees Koomen

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The crowd at EX-MÊKH’s booth with Maarten Schepers explaining

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A view at Grauzone from Austria

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And the Dada Academy from Austria

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Which shows also the right couch for underneath your painting

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I liked the booth of the Wiener Art Foundation from Wien (I guess) where painterly action was applied

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and nice sculptures were to be found

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IS-Projects from Leiden (the Netherlands) was one of my favourites

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With an exhibit of abstract art curated by John Tallman

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an esthetic oasis in this context.

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With the work of initiators Guido Winkler and Iemke van Dijk next to eachother

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Lo and Behold is a very interesting initiative witrh actions in public space

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with a great number of artists participating, amongst whom a favourite of last year: Maria Lianou

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and others whom I don’t know

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Incart from Mallorca made a very lively impression

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From Rotterdam came our friends of the Tupajumi Foundation with the TFHMF-award

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This dynamic work was selected from the USA and came in just before the opening of the fair due to delay at customs.

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I personally voted for this piece by Maarten Bel

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The Tupajumi members took the votes from visitors

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Dienstgebäude had a nice booth too with a.o. the work of initiator Andreas Marti (bottom)

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Dutch artist Bob Gramsma

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and Ingo Giezendammer with psychedelic wallpaper.

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VHS-Blues by Julian Boily @ AMV from Canada

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VHS-Blues by Julian Boily @ AMV from Canada

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The French Extra Muros from Nantes (FR)

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With an inventive 5 € lampshade

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En Flo from Greece had an impressive socially engaged installation: Micro History

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With jobless women sowing printed cloth together and handing it out to the public

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empty solidarity….

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@ Skouze “Errare ergo sum” the wine was bitter-sweet

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and the floor contemporary in traditional technique

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Campus Novel showed a very interesting project about the ever-changing sign of a restaurant in Athens

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Kunstenaarsinintiatief Elders from Den Haag (N) was present with strong work by Liesbeth van Woerden, like this sound piece

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And Architectural studies by Liesbeth Bos

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This piece by Liesbeth van Woerden was particularly popular, you took some time for it by stamping a ticket

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A Greek fan from last year came by to see our new installation

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And documentation was dutifully taken care of by Maarten Schepers

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In the course of this opening day I took a look at our fellow Platforms-exhibitors to see what might be interesting, these are some of the spaces/initiatives/collectives that I liked:

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Marian Wijnvoord @ ATRANS from Berlin

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Marian Wijnvoord @ ATRANS from Berlin

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REM Brand Name project/Vehicle team a very active and succesful group of beautiful Greek girls doïng lottery

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Totaldobze is our neighbour from Latvia, it is an art-centre that wants to be a platform for a number of disciplines to meet and expand borders

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I loved this drawing for their Black Holes project

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Explosion of Speech is a growing project for everybody to participate in a poem with burning questions

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Les YperYper have a very effective way of using material

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Parabola from Stockholm

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Cowgirls in video and pictures at Microwesten from Germany

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Jeroen Geel and Christian Herter at Alpineum Produzentengallery from Luzern

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Christian Herter closeby

 

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The muy sympatico booth had been covered with psychedelic wallpaper and this artist was great: Steph Yates at ED Video from Guelph, Canada

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SUDLAB from the south of Italy, a great wall, I am sorry i didn’t speak with these guys

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A great installation from a great artist, Maria Lianou, who collaborated with somebody whose name I didn’t get in this installation. The neonsign says breathe.

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ABC-gallery from Russia with a groupshow

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ABC-gallery from Russia also

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Mind on matters is an interactive project by Andrea Hvistendahl from Stockholm who lets the public in diferent countries exchange sticks and stones with messages on them

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And the sticks tend to look like this

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I thought Dienstgebäude from Zürich was an interesting space with artists like this Andreas Marti

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And Dutch artist Wink Witholt

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Photo gallery Wien shows worm castings by Lea Titz

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And a Roumanian Berserik at Lateral Artspace from Roumania

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Orizontas Gegonoton uit Griekenland maakte mooi gebruik van de ruimte met veel kunstenaars

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VSVSVS from Canada had a beautiful interactive project in which they kept peoples stuff for some time in exchange for a 3D-print designed by them. The booth eventually filled itself with a social sculpture.

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A number of organiziations presented themselves in the Platforms-section among which Fulbright Greece. The Fulbright fundingpossibilities are well known and nowadays they try to raise their budget by asking artist who were funded to make an artists edition of a work.

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The editions are presented on the fair, a very nice and appropriate initiative which makes a win win situation for artists and the Fulbrightorganization.

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A kids corner is also organized with the help of artists who created examples of what one can doe with a shopping bag, later lots of kids would be cutting, gluing and painting bags.

 

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