Platforms Project 2018 Announces Parallel Programme Across Six Venues

Platforms Project 2018 is Athens's independent art fair, taking place for the sixth consecutive year with the participation of 57 art platforms from all around the world. As an "incubator" for young artists where experimentation, research and the structure of artistic identity is a continuous demand, the exhibition space of the Athens School of Fine Arts is the ideal choice for the Platforms Project, the aim of which is to present the independent artistic scene, as it is expressed by artist run initiatives. The project is directed by Artemis Potamianou and Michalis Argyrou. Artemis Potamianou is the artistic director of Platforms Project 2018.

An image of the installation "Upon the Earth Under the Clouds" by Danae Stratou. The artist participates in Platforms Project 2018 with Vital Space platform.

PARALLEL PROGRAMMES OF Platforms Project 2018

Platforms Project 2018's Party
On Thursday, May 17th, at 23:00, Platforms Project welcomes you to an open party at SAH (10-12 Dorylaiou str, Athens, 115 21) after the opening event at the exhibition hall "Nikos Kessanlis" of the ASFA. On decks Liana Mastathi, (radio producer, pepper 96.6). Invited are the artists of the Platforms Project and all the art art lovers.

Conference Programme of AICA Hellas on Platforms Project 2018
At the same time, within the framework of Platforms Project 2018, the AICA Hellas (International Association of Art Critics) Conference Programme will be held to investigate and present the problems of young artists in Greece concerning the presentation of their work and their general recognition and participation in artistic history. The title of the Conference is: “Mechanisms for the promotion of young artists”. The two-day lecture will be held on 19 and 20 May 2018. See the full schedule of the conference here.

Six Parallel Exhibitions Platforms Project 2018

Collective project: WEDO - GIVING
Old Library Hall, Piraeus 256
Working hours: 
Thur. 19:00-22:30, Fri- Sun 12:00-21:00

Duration: 17 – 20.5..2018

WEDO team creates the collective artwork-installation GIVING organized and curated by Maira Stefou and attended by more than 150 artists, students of ASFA and Members of the Teaching Staff of ASFA.
The exhibition will be presented 17/5 at the ASFA building, in the Old Library Hall, Piraeus 256, 18/5 the works will be offered to the public and on 19-20/5, there will be an installation with the geographic destination points of the projects and videos of the retreat process. During the exhibition, a sum of money will be collected from the public and will be offered to the Center for Education and Rehabilitation of Blind (KEAT).

Duration: 17 – 20.5..2018

During Platforms Project 2018 exhibition, some art labs of Athens School of Fine Arts will be open, presenting students' artworks.

Platforms Project also presents 4 collaborations-exhibitions - two group exhibitions that are the result of the global network created by Platforms Project in its six years of operation, by independent artistic groups and spaces that are in direct communication with each other.

Group exhibition: Sublime and Repress
Curator: Alexander Mood
Artists: Julie René de Cotret, Amélie Laurence Fortin, Dan Lageryd, Hanna Marno, Alexander Mood, Artemis Potamianou, Petri Saarikko, Ella Tahkolahti, Mathieu Valade, Annelie Wallin
Opening: Friday 19th of May 2018, 20:00 p.m.
Venue: ENIA GALLERY – Video art space
(55 Mesologgiou str, Piraeus, Τ: 210 4619700, www.eniagallery.com)
Duration: 18.5 – 14.7.2018

The name of this show Sublime and Repress, taken from the work of Sigmund Freud "Civilization and its Discontents" (Das Unbehagen in Der Kultur), has work as a theme for this exhibition sorting for the artist to use as a inspiration in the process of selected work for the exertion exhibition.
Sigmund Freud' book was published in 1929. In this work Freud explores the clash between the desire for individuality and the expectations of society. In the book Freud enumerates what he sees as the fundamental tension between civilisation and the individual. The primary conflict, he asserts, comes from the individual´s quest for instinctive freedom and civilisation's contrary demand for conformity.

Solo exhibition: What comes around goes around
Artist: Andreas Marti
Opening: Friday 19th of May 2018, 20:00 p.m.
Venue: ENIA GALLERY – Project space
(55 Mesologgiou str, Piraeus, Τ: 210 4619700, www.eniagallery.com)
Duration: 18.5 – 14.7.2018

The installation reflects our social structures. Limits are set to freedom and individualism in order to preserve systems. Each microcosm is its own small system and thus part of the whole. The installative work tries to thematize and visualize this.

Group exhibition: RNOP - HELLENIKON Assemblage no.7
Curator: Dr. Billy Gruner (aus)
Artists: Richard Van der Aa (fr), Deb Covell (uk), Daniel Göttin (sui), Kyle Jenkins (aus), Iemke Van Dijk (nl), Sarah Keighery (aus), Guido Winkler (nl), Joe Wilson (aus) and Billy Gruner (aus)
Opening: Saturday 20th of May 2018, 20:00 p.m.
Venue: Beton7
( Pydnas 7 Votanikos-Athens 11855 (metro station Kerameikos), Τ: + 30 210 7512625, www.beton7.com)
Duration: 19 – 29.5.2018

IS-projects has invited curator Dr. Billy Gruner (aus) to launch the newly established West Projects International Associates or West PI through the exhibition.
Swiss wall work artist Daniel Göttin has been commissioned to design a tape work titled Assemblage No.7, this makes a setting and creates rules for the other art makers who place works in it. All for this special occasion.

Solo exhibition: Doldrums
Artist: Jenn E Norton
Opening: Saturday 20th of May 2018, 20:00 p.m.
Venue: Beton7
(Pydnas 7 Votanikos-Athens 11855 (metro station Kerameikos), Τ: + 30 210 7512625, www.beton7.com)
Duration: 19 – 25.5.2018

“Doldrums” is a two channel video installation of animated projections on a reflective surface, sending light refractions across the gallery and onto the viewer’s body. These refractions cast caustic imagery across the gallery floor and walls, undulating like the watery imagery. An animation of the moon above a calm ocean contrasts with a stereoscopic wireframe of the video viewable in 3D. 'Doldrums' contemplates the transmission of information through light.

Platforms Project 2018
Independent Art Fair

Exhibition opening: Thursday, 17 May 2018 at 19:00
Hours: Fri – Sun 12:00 – 21:00
Click here for full list
of participating platforms.
Click here for the performances programme.
Click here for the talks programme.

Athens School of Fine Arts
Nikos Kessanlis Hall
256 Pireus Str, 182 35 Athens
Free Entrance
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