May 19, 2018
Today I visited some of the stands at Platforms Project 2018 to check out what they were doïng, here are some things I liked:
But first I put up my third drawing from the Athens Diaries at the EX-MÊKH booth
Pantelis Vitaliotis at Space 52 from Greece
Happy Water by Daniela Domingues at Alisn from London: a video of an old aquaduct in Rome where they put a tenniscourt right next to it. In front are sculptures with a tennisball-imprint
I like those as a sculpture
The representative of Alisn was happy to participate at the EX-MÊKH booth
From our Home-town Den Haag: Elders! A flatiron and a wide open handbag are sweeping through space
Democracy in visual arts: the public can change the images
Our neighbours from Sweden are nice guys, this is made by Peter Westman of Daily Temporary. The material is sunken wood that has been taken from the water
Ed’s video from Canada had nice pieces like this Mountainview by Xiaojing Yan
made from anise stars
it is being echoed by this piece by Juliane Foronda
IDI Gallery had some nice pieces like these
I thought I heard the sound of a didgeridoo, but it was the vynil recording of a human voice. Very interesting sound and letter experiments at Random from Italy
Sandra Gea made a beautiful autobiografical collage and shows it at Binary Art Group from Malta
As is this beautifull weaving
IS-projects is a very interesting platform from Leiden (NL). International abstract art in wonderful presentations, an oasis in this fair, curated by Richard van der Aa!
Das Esszimmer from Bonn (G) is an interesting platform too, here with the work of Geneviève Morin
Which I really like for the painterly quality
Meanwhile an avantgarde jam-session is taking place at Daily Temporary. Exhibiting artist Lars Asling bought an old guitar and invites people to come play with him
The Wonderful MUU from Helsinki has a number of video’s to show amongst which Jukka Sillokunas stood out with this video about vanishing toy-pets. MUU also showed a really interesting educational project with kid-curators showing their choice of art.
Come alone, don’t call cops (what a name, by the way!) where the performance “Concrete execution” by Adrien Chevrier took place: a concrete mixer was mistreated
and misused while it was turning
Everything was out of context, out of sequence, out of measurements
And eventually the beast was killed, it stopped turning
Meanwhile Ellen was still trying to get a passport and she was send from the cupboard to the wall as we say in Holland
People kept coming in to cut and paste the collages of EX-MÊKH
Which turned out like this today
And this is the Athens Diary up to now!
There were a lot of side shows, open studios in art school but also “Giving”, this benefit for the blind. 210 artists participated in this.
After having dinner in the hip area near the Keramikos subwaystation we went to Beton 7 which hosts an international show by IS-projects from Leiden (NL) under the name “RNOP – HELLENIKON” and “Doldrums”, a video installation by Jenn E. Norton.
The first space was occupied by a very effective installation-piece by Daniel Gottin which gave the place a structure to be used by the artist of the show
This is the work of Richard van der Aa who curated the IS presentation at Platforms Project.
Next to his are the works of Kyle Jenkins (AU) and Peter Holm (DK)
This is the work of IS-initiator Iemke van Dijk (NL)
And this is the work of the second IS-initiator Guido Winkler (NL)
This is the work of Billy Gruner (AUS), the curator of this show.
In the other space we could see the work of Jenn E. Norton. Doldrums is a video-installation in which light-reflection on refelective surfaces transmitting information through light.
It’s supposed to be seen with 3D glasses which causes a rather trancy atmosphere, which is enhanced by the slowly undulating waves and the music being played
Platforms Project 2018