The summer 2015 in Athens changed perspectives in Europe and ideas about our position in the world. The Greek people were asked to vote Yes or No in order to determine the course of the country’s political and economic future. It is now September and it seems Europeans have once again lost faith in politics and its ability to come up with positive solutions. A coming together at Parallel Vienna proposes creativity and solidarity as energising alternatives to assure that Europe can work - by supporting each other and introducing new perspectives. In satirical terms the presentation of this group of Greek artists, corralled and controlled as they are by their German art dealer friend, pokes light-hearted fun at Angela Merkel’s position as head of the Troika, and at the same time draws attention to the very serious nature of the said Troika’s crippling policy of economic austerity towards a Greece hurtling towards bankruptcy. Within this presentation at Parallel Vienna the playful endeavour of creativity is foregrounded with individualistic brio. Each artist utilises colour as a guiding motif of self-determination, and perhaps emancipation, whilst the ironic pantomime villain, the ringmaster art-dealer, playfully fictionalizes German economic power; more authoritarian Nero of Rome than virtuous Solon of the Aeropagus. Indeed, the origins of democracy may lie in Athens, but it is here at Parallel Vienna that a micro political world is realised with Aristophanic comedy, within a very real and ultimately consumer driven art market.
The winner of the prize receives €10,000 and their work will be exhibited at the Kunsthalle in June 2015. The museum is grateful for the generous funding of this project provided by the H.W. & J. Hector Foundation, whose donation of €50 million also also supports development of the new Kunsthalle building. This year the competition returns to the roots of the hector prize. The selection panel of art college professors, curators and art critics identify eligible artists, who are then invited to submit an application. From this short-list, a five-member jury will announce the prize-winner at the end of 2014. In 2009 and 2012, the hector prize widened the competition to include a new award for an artist who is already established on the international art scene. With the reduced exhibition space at the Kunsthalle due to the construction of the new building, the prize in 2015 will concentrate on promoting and displaying the work of an exceptional young artist. Previous winners are Martin Schmidt, Florian Slotawa, Gunda Förster, Albrecht Schäfer, Benjamin Appel and Hannes Broecker.
Tula Plumi, Box, 2014, spray paint on steel sheet, 24x36x46cm
Courtesy of the artist and CAN Christina Androulidaki gallery
INTERNATIONAL FAIR OF CONTEMPORARY ART
6 - 9 NOVEMBER 2014, TORINO
"Conceptual & Applied III: Surfaces and Patterns"
New Acquisitions from the: Daimler Art Collection
Curated by: Renate Wiehager |Co-Curated by: Luca Trevisani
Opening: Thursday, April 3rd, 2014, 7 p.m.
Duration: April 4th- November 2nd, 2014
Where: Daimler Contemporary
Potsdamer Platz, Haus Huth, Alte Potsdamer strasse 5, 10785 Berlin, Germany
Daily 11 a.m.–6 p.m., admission free
Guided tours on each third Saturday, 4 p.m:
Participating artists:Eero Aarnio (FIN), John M Armleder (CH), Lina Bo Bardi (I), Natalie Czech (D), Benni Efrat (IL), Egon Eiermann (D), Haris Epaminonda (CY), Susan Hefuna (EG), Iman Issa (EG), Alicja Kwade (PL), Sol LeWitt (USA), Angelo Mangiarotti (I), Mathieu Matégot (HU), George Nelson (USA), Henrik Olesen (DK), Helga Philipp (A), Tula Plumi (GR), Gio Ponti (I), Bojan Sarcevic (SRB), Oskar Schmidt (D), Carmelo Tedeschi (I), Luca Trevisani (I), Georg Winter (D), Tapio Wirkkala (FIN)
Over the last ten years, the Daimler Art Collection has developed a focal point in the field of constructive, conceptual and minimalistic tendencies from the 1920s to the present day. A particular interest was taken here in artists who have worked on the borders between free and applied disciplines. ‘Minimalism and Applied I’ (2007) introduced fine artists who work within the transition to architecture, product and graphic design. In contrast with this, the second part of the series (2010) focused on a dialogue between outstanding early exponents of architecture and furniture design with international contemporary art. The third part of the exhibition series is presenting artists, designers and architects from the 50s to 70s as well as international contemporary artists with aesthetic concepts in the border area of art and design with a specific focus on surfaces, materials, and pattern.
|The Whitechapel Gallery, London and NEON, Athens, invite emerging curators to apply for the 3rd annual NEON Curatorial Exchange.
The exchange offers the opportunity for ten young curators based in the UK to be introduced to the diverse Athens art scene, to connect with colleagues abroad, and to exchange ideas and experiences.
An organised trip to London will take place 14–17 July 2014. The programme will include presentations and talks by gallery directors and curators as well as meetings with leading figures from the British art scene. Participants will follow an organised itinerary visiting a number of galleries and artists’ studios providing opportunities to network.
Applications are reviewed by the Whitechapel Gallery and NEON.
All travel expenses including accommodation, flights and per diem are covered by NEON.
All selected participants to the Exchange are entitled to apply to the NEON Curatorial Award. Details on the Award and how to apply will be sent in spring 2014.
|Criteria for emerging curators wishing to apply
to the 2014 NEON Curatorial Exchange
To qualify, all entrants must:
All entrants must submit:
- A covering letter outlining eligibility for the NEON Curatorial Exchange and why you would like to take part, including a statement on the social value of public art in contrast to art inside the gallery space. The length should be approximately 400 words or one A4 page.
- A curriculum vitae including studies and relevant work experience (paid or voluntary).
Peter Lang and Nik Nowak present Pitch2 in Kanzlei BaumgartenBrandt.
Opening: Friday 31.01.2014, 6 p.m.
Where: BaumgartenBrandt Rechtsanwälte
Friedrichstraße 95 (Achtung: Eingang Planckstraße)
(Hochhaus direkt am S-Bahnhof, Internationales Handelszentrum)
10117 Berlin, Germany
Ronald de Bloeme
Constantin Hartenstein & Clemens Wilhelm
Viron Erol Vert
I would like to share with you an exciting scholarship opportunity which has been made possible by a generous grant from The Stavros Niarchos Foundation, in the hope that you can help us spread the word about it as the primary criteria is to support Greek students.
For more than a decade, The Stavros Niarchos Foundation has supported over 80 scholars at The Courtauld. The Foundation’s generous support has offered financial assistance to so many, and has played a major and transformative role in the lives of a wide range of students. Stavros Niarchos Scholars have gone on to careers in academia, art agencies, and auction houses worldwide.
Funding has been given for academic year 2014/15 and 2015/16 and is available to highly qualified Greek students who are studying any MA in the History of Art programme, Conservation course, or PhD course of any period. The scholarship award policy at The Courtauld distributes funding based on academic merit and financial need. Following our experience this academic year, we are determined to initiate a more proactive recruitment plan in order to attract suitably qualified Greek students to The Courtauld.
The deadline for scholarship applications and for the MA programme is 3 January 2014, and the deadline for the PhD programme is 3 February 2014. Please send the below information to prospective students who might be interested in learning more about this scholarship opportunity:
The 2014/15 Postgraduate Prospectus:
Additional information on our postgraduate degree programmes can be found here:
To learn more about The Courtauld Scholarship Programme, please visit:
Please do be in touch should you have questions or if you would like to receive any additional information.
Kaitlin K. Pickett
Development Manager, Scholarships and Student Travel
Lustlands was first organized as A Family Noir under the Sun, in a farm at the area of Thermissia in Argolida, Peloponnese, in June 23rd, 2012
Between January 22 and February 16, 2013, Lustlands was beamed to New York where it appeared as LUSTLANDS (a family noir under the sun : the N.Y. rematerialization) at Family Business in Chelsea.
Lust was examined first as the wild and remote lands suggested by the title and romantically reconsidered by the crisis ridden Greek youth; then as the valuable energy source that allowed for the unusual transporting overseas dictated by the hard reality of tight art budgets.
Found in abundance at the much condemned South, lust is reconsidered this year on board of The Great Eastern, a seminal and radical work of Greek Literature written by writer, psychoanalyst and photographer Andreas Embiricos (1901-1975) between 1945 and 1951.
Comprised of 642.000 words in 8 volumes, The Great Eastern is a fierce erotic-political utopia that references Fourierism, the writing of Marquis de Sade as well as Jules Vern (who actually conceives his Une Ville Flotante within the other book) and a great number of writers and thinkers of the 19th and 20th c. and was published only between 1990-1992, raising major criticism. In this magnum opus of a novel, the New World is the destination, the steamship of the title is the floating paradise of free eroticism, and society is reimagined as the innocent and fair kind of co-existence that this freedom can only generate. Inexorably repetitive in the narration of the sexual gyrations The Great Eastern is also characterized by the contradiction of its formally polished style, and almost archaic language, an idiom into which European 'classics', was translated in Greek in the late 19th century.
Work of "the heights and the depths" as Embiricos himself used to describe it, distinguished by its cosmopolitan spirit and intertextuality, The Great Eastern was curiously criticized as being "pornographic" and "delirious" as well as "boring", "annoying", " wearisome", even "frustrating". Very few can claim to have read all of it.
Lustlands, Vol.II - On The Great Eastern (after Andreas Embiricos) , as organized in the Peloponnesian family farm, on June 4, 2013 is a small step on investigating all of the above by means of thinking, acting and enjoying in a collective -or not- level. Things, events, low-fi gigs, country-side sculptures and rural installations, performances, projections, food and drink will be present:
Lustlands, Vol.II - On The Great Eastern is a work in progress where love, lust, desire, boredom, ennui, revolution and the politics of co-existence are examined in vitro.
|The Whitechapel Gallery, London and the Demergon Daskalopoulos Foundation for Culture and Development, Athens, invite emerging curators to apply for the 2nd annual Demergon Curatorial Exchange.
The exchange offers the opportunity for ten young curators based in Greece to be introduced to the diverse London art scene, to connect with colleagues abroad, and to exchange ideas and experiences.
An organised trip to London and Edinburgh will take place 8–14 July 2013. The programme will include presentations and talks by gallery directors and curators as well as meetings with leading figures from the British art scene. Participants will follow an organised itinerary visiting a number of galleries and artists’ studios which providing opportunities to network. The 2013 Exchange also includes a visit to view From Death to Death and Other Small Tales: Masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the D. Daskalopoulos Collection.
Applications are reviewed by the Whitechapel Gallery and the Demergon Daskalopoulos Foundation.
All travel expenses including accommodation, flights and per diem are covered by the Demergon Daskalopoulos Foundation.
All selected participants to the Exchange are entitled to apply to the Demergon Curatorial Award. Details on the Award and how to apply will be sent in spring 2013.
|Criteria for emerging curators wishing to apply to the 2013 Demergon Curatorial Exchange
To qualify, all entrants must:
|When:||Saturday 29 September 2012
4.00 - 6.00 pm
|Where:||Christina Androulidaki Gallery
42 Anagnostopoulou Str
Action Field Kodra 2012
Today’s transitional circumstances, the emotions surfaced by them, the memories that come to mind and the perspectives that are highlighted through the work of the modern artists of Greece.
Image by: Yorgos Stamkopoulos, Untitled, 2012, from the series Captain America VS The Red Skull, collage on postcard paper, 32 x 26 cm, Courtesy of the artist and CAN Christina Androulidaki Gallery
Greece is for Lovers + Versaweiss + Ersi Varveri + Zoe Gaitanidou + Vassilis Yerodimos + Eirini Efstathiou + Apostolos Karastergiou + Andreas Kassapis + Panagiotis Koulouras + Alexandros Laios + Panagiotis Loukas + Nikos Marinis + Kostas Bassanos + Margarita Bofiliou + Elissavet Moraki + Petros Moris + Ioanna Pantazopoulou + Panos Papadopoulos + Paris Petridis & Sakis Serefas + Theo Prodromidis + Nikos Sepentzoglou + Yorgos Stamkopoulos + Maro Fassouli + Zoe Hatzigiannaki
Curated by Katerina Nikou, Galini Notti, Evita Tsokanta
Action Field KODRA
Ex Military Camp Kodra
Curated by Daniel Kannenberg
Image by: Oliver Mark
Zoë Claire Miller
Hosted in Athens has invited groups of artists and collectives of different background and nationalities to present their activity in various buildings in the center of Athens through a series of events and exhibitions.
The project intends to articulate and organize its potentials in the area of the historical center of Athens and to involve public and private venues that can host its program in the means of hospitality.
The project seeks to advocate the local art scene and to introduce the work of international artists to the broader Athenian public. To provide the conditions for dialogue and collaboration between groups, communities and individuals and to establish connections between the cities involved emphasizing on the essence of networking and collectivity.
The participatory groups will be able to display their joint collaborations, shows and events in the context of a broader perspective that includes artists, curators, institutions and host venues.
The aim of the project is to underpin the importance of collaboration, the individual participation and the exchange between different art scenes and to indicate new ways of working that embrace the values of exchange and hospitality.
Hosted In Athens is organized by DL Projects.
(*) Artist Run Group (DL Projects) based in Berlin, Cluj Napoca and Athens.
Artists: Dionisis Christofilogiannis, Stelios Karamanolis, Eva Mitala, Tula Plumi, Yorgos Stamkopoulos.
(1) Participants groups/colectives
Daily Lazy Projects, Athens
Front Views, Berlin
GRUPPE UNO WIEN, Vienna
Les Editions Horror Vacui, Paris
MUD OFFICE, Paris
Nauru Project, Online project
Spazi Docili, Florence
Under Construction, Athens
Parallel event: 3 137, Athens
(3) Hosted Venues
Open Show Studio, Ag. Eleousis 14 & Protogenous
Six Dogs, Avramiotou 6-8
Epaskt (The Association of Graduates of Athens School of Fine Art), Tholou & Panos 19A
Temporary Space Elaionas, Forthcoming SOUZY TROS, Markoni 8, Elaionas metro station
SKOUZE3, 3 Skouze street, Monastiraki
The Association of Greek Archaeologists, Ermou 136
Theater Embros, 2 Riga Palamidou Str.
(4)Artists: Alkan Nallbani, Artan Shabani, Adrian Isufi, Ervin Dauti, Venera Kastrati, Marco Fantini, Juliette Blightman, Margarita Bofiliou, Dionisis Christofilogiannis, Stelios Karamanolis, Eva Mitala, Tula Plumi, Yorgos Stamkopoulos, Claudia C. Linder, Astrid Rausch, Tina Ribarits, Frank Eickhoff, Gabriel Braun, Pius Fox, Marc Klee, BURGHARD, Tolia Astali and Dylan Pierce, Stella Geppert, Kathrin Köster, Sinta Werner, Nina Ploghöft, Silke Briel, Albert Allgaier, Bernhard Garnicnig, Peter Fritzenwallne, Albért Bernàrd, George P. Burdell, Walt Dusley, Noboru Watanabe,Anna Byskov, Juliana Borinski,Melanie Sweeny, Sifis Lykakis, Charlie Jeffery, Dan Robinson, Kostas Roussakis, Caroline Bird, Dan Coopey, Lo Hillarp-Sjöström, Thanassis Petropoulos, Polyxenie Savva, Iori Wallace, Ian Whitfield, Christoph Höschele, Sandra Schmidt, Andre Höschele, Falm, Kai Kaspar, Klaus Ambichl, Rye Brand, Rainer Prohaska, Maria Lianou, Panagiotis Samsarelos, Sofia Touboura, Pavlos Tsakonas,Eva Marathaki, Leontios Toumpouris, Christian Costa, Fabrizio Ajello, Maria Efstathiou, Eleni Fotiadou, Maria Georgoula, Margarita Myrogianni, Richard Bevan, Elisabeth S. Clark, Line Ellegaard, Kathryn Faulkner, Alexandra Hughes, Pernille Leggat Ramfelt, Aishan Yu, Panos Famelis, Maro Fasouli, Dimitris Foutris, Alexandros Laios, Milan Tittel, Matej Gavula, Viktor Oravec, Ivan Dudás, Juraj Dudás, Chrysanthi Koumianaki, Kosmas Nikolaou, Paki Vlassopoulou, Thanos Klonaris, Dimitris Baboulis. Theorists: Nisaar Ulama, Caidleigh Murphy, Stephan Köhler, Katerina Nikou Texts: Carolin Gennermann.