Friday, May 26
14.00 – 15.00 Observing and observed: towards a new generation of networked artists
Alexander Burenkov, independent curator and art critic from Moscow presents the project CITIZENSFIVE.
More than 30 young European artists are invited to the project CITIZENSFIVE, a large-scale survey of emergent contemporary video art curated by Alexander Burenkov. CITIZENSFIVE spans the modern world of the last 5 years governed by post-truth politics and sharing economy, the new urgencies of migration and resettlement as well as the changing concepts of citizenship and nationality. How to live and work in such circumstances in a society marked by data acceleration, the omnipresence of images and the nomadic lifestyle? What does it mean to be fully visible to others? Where the blurred boundaries between the private and the public spheres can be found?
16.00 – 18.30 Image – Object: Applications in publishing
A series of talks with selected guest speakers around the notion of the book as an art medium is curated and presented by OMMU as an extension of the PUBLICATIONS, section of Art Athina
19.00 – 20.30 The National Gallery – Alexandros Soutzos Museum commemorates artist Dimitris Mytaras.
Coordinator: Dr. Lina Tsikouta, Art Historian, Curator of the National Gallery – Alexandros Soutzos
Museum, Head of Contemporary Art Collections.
Participants: Marina Lampraki – Plaka, Director of the National Gallery – Alexandros Soutzos Museum, Professor Emeritus of the History of Art at Athens School of Fine Arts, Angelos Antonopoulos, artist and Professor at Athens School of Fine Arts, Michalis Manousakis artist and Professor at Athens School of Fine Arts.
Saturday, May 27
13.00 – 14.30 ALTERNATIVE FACTS
Curated by Myriam Ben Salah, followed by Q&A with the curator
Since Donald Trump’s adviser Kellyanne Conway referred to ‘alternative facts’, George Orwell’s 1984 has sold out on Amazon. In a moment of post-truth and reality-politics, it seems that the term “reality” itself has never been so abstract. Diving into the world of reality TV as a political form of representation and exploring the cyberpunk prophecy where facts become commodities, this screening aims to underline the ambiguous crack that separates lived experiences from their representations and transformations. The program includes content from artists’ films as well as hybrid objects from popular culture.
Kris Jenner, I love my friends, 1985 4.03 min Nico Young, Status Back Baby, 2015 2.33min Meriem Bennani, FLY, 2016 17.34 min
Neil Beloufa, Restored Communications, 2017 13:27 min (excerpt) Kardashian-Jenner sisters, She loves her friends, 2015 3.48min Sara Sadik, BEASTRON, 2014 2.24min
Mamali Shafahi, Nature Morte, 2016 4.23min
Sara Sadik, ABBOOSTER, 2014 0.35 min
Arnaud Dezoteux, Dark meta Reeves, 2016 28.50min
15.00 – 16.30 From the Network to the Community: A network of culture professionals is born within the program of British Council named Transforming Future Museums program
The initiators of the Network of Professional Museums and Cultural Organizations discuss the initiative of setting up a community that seeks to contribute dynamically to the well-being of museums and the people surrounding them.
Introduction by: Maria Papaioannou, Arts Manager, British Council and Sofia Chandakas, Network Coordinator, British Council
Discussion with the participants
17.00-19.00 The future of independent cultural initiatives and project spaces
How can the model of an artistic or curatorial approach, independent and collaborative, provide a thought-provoking platform to reflect on what happens in the art world today and suggest alternatives on the operation, management and production of this system?
Coordination: Despina Zefkili art critic – senior editor “athinorama” & Xenia
Kalpaktsoglou, curator- artistic advisor Art Athina
Participants: Neoterismoi Toumazou (Maria Toumazou, Marina Xenofontos, Orestis Lazouras), Elena Papadopoulos, art historian and curator, artistic director of Radio Athènes institute for contemporary art Radio Athènes, 3 137 artist run space (Paky Vlassopoulou, Chrysanthi Koumianaki, Kosmas Nikolaou)
Sunday, May 28
13.00 – 14.00 Social Innovation and New Forms of Collaboration
New Wrinkle is a nonprofit urban company focusing on exploring social innovation. Its aim is to act as a catalyst for the creation of intercultural, educational and social entrepreneurship programs, which promote new forms of relations and synergies between entities and individuals on an international level.
Speakers: Giorgos Divanis, Konstantinos Macheras, Daphne Zoumpoulaki
14.00 – 15.30 Transition to EUphoria
The Artistic Director of Eleusis 2021 will present the rationale of the proposal by which Elefsina won the title of the European Capital of Culture for 2021, the structure, the vision and the aims of the artistic program, as well as the artistic and theoretical issues that this raises, in an open discussion with the public.
Kelly Diapouli, Artistic Director of Eleusis 2021, will present the proposal that gave to the city of Eleusina the title of the European Capital of Culture for 2021. Mrs Diapouli will describe the structure, the vision and the aims of the artistic program, as well as the artistic and theoretical issues that it raises, in an open discussion with the public.
Speaker: Kelly Diapouli, Artistic Director of Eleusis 2021 – European Capital of Culture
On the Earth, Under the Clouds
Artist Danae Stratou and art historian Alexandra Koroxenidi, discuss the site-specific installation Above the Earth, Under the Clouds that Danae Stratou presents in the framework of Aeyschyliafrom June to October 2017 at the Old Olive Oil Workshop in Elefsina.
Coordination: Gogo Voudouri, Medianeras
16.00 – 18.00 Agreement without Principles
A discussion with the Temporary Academy of Arts about the research and exhibition process of
the show Agreement without Principles. Towards a history of contemporary Greek Art: From the institutional to the anti-institutional and the extra-institutional, presented at iset (Contemporary Greek Art Institute). The starting point of the research is the 90s and, touching off the creation of Art-Athina at that time, the discussion examines the field of the galleries and the market of the era.
Coordinator: Galini Notti – Curator, Speakers: Temporary Academy of Arts: Elpida Karaba, Art
theorist – Curator, Glykeria Stathopoulou, Art historian, Despina Zefkili, Art Critic – Senior Editor at “Athinorama”, Yiannis Papadopoulos, Artist
Conversations, panels and interviews fuel the Talks program of Art Athina which is presented in a specially designed room. The detailed program will be released soon