EX-MÊKH@ Platforms Project – Art Athina day 9: Source Flat – EX=MÊKH

19 mei 2014

Today we return to Holland satisfied, with many wonderful memories and looking back on a rewarding stay in Athens. I would like to end these posts with a selection of pictures I made of our own booth which was the reason we came: to present the works of EX-MÊKH, Ellen Rodenberg, Maarten Schepers and Kees Koomen and to make friends.

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Art Athina 2014 Platforms Project

EX-MÊKH@ Platforms Project – Art Athina day 7

17 mei 2014

A brief round through the fair to see how things develop:

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The REM Brand Name Project is doing very well selling tickets for the lottery , A1 is a nice picture!

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The explosion of Speech engages a lot of people it seems!

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Andrea Hvistendahl changed the view on her projhect Mind on matter completely

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Lots of stones have been written on

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Ellen Rodenberg is tireless in her attempt to have people experience what she does

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She really gets them goìng!

Platforms Project

EX-MÊKH@ Platforms Project – Art Athina day 5: Platforms Project

15 mei 2014

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.

 

Platform Projects

Athene

11 mei 2014

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Vandaag ben ik voor een week naar Athene vertokken om met EX-MÊKH mee te doen aan Platforms Project in Art Athina. Ik weet niet hoe goed ik online kan gaan, maar ik ga via Facebook proberen te posten en als ik terug ben in deze pagina’s verslagen posten van wat ik tegen kom. Voorlopig hier dus even pauze!

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