Talks at Platforms Project 2019


Participating art platforms take the floor at the Platforms Project discussions room to present panels and talks about their own practices and current issues. The Greek chapter of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) is also hosting a one-day conference as part of the fair.

Friday 17th of May 2019
15:00-16:30 “New approaches to curatorial practices within the residency context’ Snehta”
A discussion panel organised by Snehta. Snehta team will be in discussion with a selection of former in house curators that undertook projects within the framework of the residency. (Panel in English)
Μyrto Katsimicha, Curator
Eleni Riga, Curator - Co-founder of platform hd.kepler
Faidra Vasileiadou, Μuseologist - Curator
Coordination: Augustus Veinoglou, Margarita Kataga and Snehta team

16:30-17:30 “Sailing from Oblivion and back - A Journey of many Destinations”
A discussion panel organised by the platform Τα Καΐκια που Πληγώναμε – Hurting Boats (Panel in Greek)
Nikos Kavallieros, President of the Greek Association of Traditional Boats
Nikos Reppos, Naval Architect
Faye Tzanetoulakou ,Curator of "Hurting Boats" exhibition
Coordination: Tzimis Efthimiou, Event Horizon

17:30 – 18.15 “The Art of Everyday Life”
A discussion organised by the platform ΚΟΡΕΚΤ / CORECT (Panel in Greek)
Lambros Pippis

18:15 – 18:45 “Dérive: Theory and Pracice”
A discussion organised by the platform ΚΟΡΕΚΤ / CORECT (Panel in Greek)
George-Icaros Babassakis

Τα Καΐκια που Πληγώναμε - Hurting Boats, Σωτήρης Μπαζιάνας

Saturday 18th of May 2019
14:00-16:00 STREET ART “The Transformative Power of Art in Public Spaces”
A discussion organised by ART BLOOM (Panel in Greek)
ΣΤΑΣΥ ΑΕ, Communication Manager,
Embassy of Mexico: Daniel Hernandez Josef, Ambassador
Municipality of Nikaia Renti: Michalis Lagumigis, Vice Mayor
Municipality of Drapetsona Keratsini: Vasilis Tsigeris, President of the Schools Comitte
Nikos Neskes, Visual Artist
Athens Street Art Festival: Andreas Tsourapas
Coordination: Kostas Spiropoulos

16:00-17:00 “Art does not belong to art; art belongs to the world: Art groups in Greece and their action during the 1970s and the 1980s”
(Panel in Greek)
Charis Kanellopoulou, Art historian, Curator
Emmanuel Mavrommatis, Emeritus Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, President of AICA Hellas

17:00-18:30 “Ιnvestment and the arts. Currencies, urgencies and investing in the invisible”
A discussion panel organised by und. (Panel in English)
Ana Sánchez-Colberg, Choreographer, director Theatre enCorps Collectif
ILiana Fokianaki, Art critic, curator, State of Concept Athens
Eleni Riga, Co-founder of the platform hd.kepler.
Macklin Kowal, Founding director, Sub Rosa Space, PhD Candidate in Political Theory, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Coordination: Kiriakos Spirou, Art writer, curator, founder of und.

18:45-19:15 «Searching for the European Roller»
A discussion panel organised by ID:I Galleri (Panel in English)
Jonas Böttern

Sunday 19th of May 2019
12:00-14:00 “Artist-Run Spaces: Possibilities, Limitations and the Way Forward”
A discussion panel organised by Ta Nea tis Technis,The Art Newspaper Greek edition (Panel in English)

A group discussion that aims to explore the prejudices, limitations and stereotypes that surround artist-run spaces, to examine sustainability, market relationships and social context and to consider their potential and role in the future.

Olinka Varvitsioti, Editor in Chief of Ta Nea tis Technis,The Art Newspaper Greek edition
Vassilios Doupas, Writer and Curator of Programmes, Contemporary Art Society, London
Macklin Κοwal, Founding director, Sub Rosa Space, Athens
Jasmin Glaab,Artist, Curator, Educator and Member of Kunsthallekleinbasel, Basel
Alexander Mood, Artist and Member of ID:I Galleri, Stockholm
Maria-Thalia Carras, Curator, Founder and Co-Director of locusathens, Athens
Maria Papadimitriou, Artist, Educator and Member of Victoria Square Project, Athens

Kunsthallekleinbasel, Iasonas Kampanis, 54 (The Funeral of Henri Rousseau)

14:00 - 20:30 Conference Programme of AICA Hellas, “Τhe role of the Public and Private Sectors in Art Today”
(Panels in Greek)
14:00 – 14:30 Introductions:
Artemis Potamianou, Visual Artist, Curator, Director of Platforms Project, Treasurer AICA Hellas
Michalis Argyrou, Visual Artist, Director of Platforms Project
Emmanuel Mavrommatis, Emeritus Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, President AICA Hellas

14:30 – 16:15 First panel
Representative from the Ministry of Culture and Sports
Panos Charalambous, Rector, Athens School of Fine Arts, Visual Artist
George Papanastasiou, President of EMST, Athens
Maria Tsantsanoglou, Director ΜΟΜus, Thessaloniki
Miltiadis Papanikolaou, Emeritus Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Representative from the Chamber of Fine Arts Greece, E.E.T.E.
Coordination: Emmanuel Mavrommatis, Emeritus Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, President of AICA Hellas.

16:45 – 18:30 Second panel
Angelos Antonopoulos, Dean, Athens School of Fine Arts, Visual Artist
Lydia Koniordou, President of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, ex-Minister of Culture
Dionysis Kapsalis, Director of ΜΙΕΤ
Eirini Orati, Curator, Alpha Bank’s art collection
Christina Tsagkalia, Curator of Teloglion Foundation of Art, Thessaloniki
Coordination: Bia Papadopoulou, Αrt Historian, Curator, General Secretary AICA Hellas.

19:15 – 20:30 Third Panel
Dr. Lina Tsikouta, Curator, Athens National Gallery, collections of modern and contemporary art
Poka Yio, Director of the Athens Biennale, Visual Artist
George Skianis, Artistic Director of Aeschylia Festival
Ioannis Tsoutsas, Director, Gallery of the Association of Macedonian Studies
Alexandra Tranta, Dr. Archaeology - Museology, Cultural Foundation of Piraeus Bank
Erifili Maroniti, Athens Culture Net Initiator-Coordinator, Journalist
Fivos Sakalis, Athens Culture Net Initiator-Coordinator, Journalist, member of AICA Hellas
Coordination: Faye Tzanetoulakou, Art Historian, Art Critic/Curator, Special Secretary AICA Hellas

Platforms Project 2019
Independent Art Fair
Opening: Thu 16 May 2019 at 19:00
Duration: 16 - 19 May 2019

Athens School of Fine Arts
Nikos Kessanlis Hall
256 Pireus Str, 182 35 Athens
Hours: Fri - Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Free Entrance

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