13.05.2018

Three Days of Art Talks at Platforms Project 2018

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. Here's the full programme of talks during the art fair, which include a conference of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) Hellas.

Friday 18th of May

18:00-18:45 Ramdom, Extreme Land

Screening and talk with Paolo Mele and Luca Coclite, founders of Ramdom platform

19:00-20:00 Temporary Academy of Arts, a hybrid artistic, curatorial and theoretical practice, an experimental para-institutional activity

Talking on behalf of PAT:

Elpida Karaba, art theorist, curator
Despina Zefkili, art critic, senior editor Athinorama
(The talk will revolve around a selection of projects undertaken by PAT, that explore how a non-collectivity works on the development of a local discourse on contemporary artistic production and the writing of its history and at the same time proposes new methodologies of artistic practice and tactics for its dissemination)

Saturday 19th of May

12:00 – 13.30 “Art and memory or the Destruction of the traditional, wooden boats in Greece”

A panel discussion organized by Orizontas Gegonoton platform.

Rapporteurs:

Kostas Damianidis, Architect, PhD in the History of Shipbuilding
Faye Tzanetoulakou, Art critic and historian
Nikos Vlavianos, shipbuilding carpenter of traditional boats and a member of PROTEAS
Denis Gay, miniature model maker and a member of the International Society of friends of the Musée de la Marine in Paris

15:00-16:30 Conference Programme of AICA Hellas, “Mechanisms for the promotion of young artists”

First part: Instruction at the School of Fine Arts and its connection with the social and artistic environment”

Introduction: Artemis Potamianou, Visual artist, Curator, Member of the Board of Directors AICA Hellas, Organization and Directorate of the “Platforms Project 2018”

Rapporteurs:

Aggelos Antonopoulos, Professor and Dean of the Athens School of Fine Arts, Visual artist
Dimitris Zouroudis, Associate Professor of the Department of Visual and Applied Arts, School of Fine Arts at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Visual artist
Evgenios Matthiopoulos, Professor of Art History, Department of Archaeology and Art History at the University of Crete, President of the Society of Greek Art Historians
Nikitas Chiotinis, Professor, Dean of faculty of Applied Arts and Culture, University of West Attica
Coordination: Emmanouel Mavrommatis, Emeritus Professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, President of AICA Hellas

17:00-18:00 Sculptor Takis presented with the 2018 Aica Hellas Award

18:30-20:30 Conference Programme of AICA Hellas, “Mechanisms for the promotion of young artists”
Second part: Young theoreticians and curators on the promotion of young Greek artists and their integration into the contemporary environment

Rapporteurs:

Christopher Marinos, Art historian, Curator
Maria Nicolacopoulou, Curator, Αrt Critic
Charis Kanellopoulou, Art Historian, Curator
Irene Gerogianni, PhD in Art History, Teaching Fellow at the Department of History and Archaeology, University of Ioannina
Klea Charitou, Art Historian, Curator
Coordination: Emmanouel Mavrommatis, Emeritus Professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, President of AICA Hellas

Sunday 20th May 2018
13:00-15:00 Conference Programme of AICA Hellas, “Mechanisms for the promotion of young artists”

Third part: The necessity of forming institutions in Greece for the development and promotion of young artists

Rapporteurs: Panos Charalambous, Rector of the Athens School of Fine Arts, Visual artist
Αristides Baltas, MP with Syriza, ex-Minister of Education and Culture, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy of Science at the National Technical University of Athens
Katerina Koskina, Director of the National Museum of Contemporary Art, EMST, Athens
Dimitris Sevastakis, MP with Syriza, Αssociate Professor at the National Technical University of Athens
Thanasis Pallas, Associate Professor of the Department of Visual and Applied Arts, School of Fine Arts at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Visual artist
Representative from the Chamber of Fine Arts Greece, E.E.T.E
Coordination: Emmanouel Mavrommatis, Emeritus Professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, President of AICA Hellas

18:00-19:00 Enter ANTI
Co-Curators of Athens Biennale 6th edition: Stefanie Hessler, Kostis Stafylakis, Poka-Yio

Rapporteurs: Poka-Yio,Founding Director and Co-Curator of 6th of Athens Biennale / visual artist
Kostis Stafylakis, theoreticalof art, visual artist

Info
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 parallel programme.

Athens School of Fine Arts
Nikos Kessanlis Hall
256 Pireus Str, 182 35 Athens
Free Entrance
platformsproject@gmail.com
platformsproject.com
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