The Most-Read Articles of 2018


This year has been exciting on so many levels: we published the second edition of the und. Athens map, reviewed eleven shows in Greece and Cyprus and interviewed some twenty local and international artists for the und. Journal. We also made it into the culture section of Monocle's new travel guide to Athens, an acknowledgment we are immensely proud of. Time to say "bye Felipe" to 2018 and welcome a new year full of creative ideas with a round-up of our most read articles for 2018. Instead of the usual top ten, this time we decided to put in the list the top article from each month.

Our most popular story from January is our interview with Cypriot visual artist Lito Kattou, on the occasion of her solo show at Eleni Koroneou Gallery. The exhibition "Night Fight" continues Kattou's investigations into the sculptural realm of flatness with a series of self-standing and wall-mounted sculptures.

Lito Kattou, Night Fight, 2017. Installation view at Eleni Koroneou Gallery. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Our extensive interview with Athens-based cultural manager Athena Delyiannis covered her work for the Athenian satellite of Geneva-based organisation Flux Laboratory.

© La Création du Monde, Millicent Hodson after Jean Borlin, Kenneth Archer after Fernand Leger, Photo by Yorgis Yerolymbos, 2018

Our friends at Typical. Organisation design agency created the und. Cover for March. They also sat down with us to talk all things typography and why they like Didotou Street so much.

Typical. Organisation for the Institut Français d'Athénes. Image provided by Typical.

Athens-based curator and writer Cathryn Drake curated The Presence of Absence, a large-scale show at the Nicosia Municipal Art Centre in Cyprus. Our review unpacks the show's underlying concepts of post-colonial history and identity in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans.

Photo by Cathryn Drake.

We discovered many exciting artists and projects at this year's Platforms Project, Athens's independent art fair, and we made a list of the things we liked the most.

Genevieve Morin, Vogel-Engel. Courtesy of Das Esszimmer.

We had an insightful interview with Athens-based choreographer Ana Sánchez-Colberg about her research into cities and the urban experience as a methodology for dance-making.

Photo by Ana Gabriella Webb-Sánchez

Graphic designer Stefanos Veis made the und. Cover for July, and we asked him a few questions about his signature illustration style.

Illustration by Stefanos Veis.

Our review of this year's group show at Tinos Quarry Platform was the most-read article for August. The exhibition is curated by the director at Kölnischer Kunstverein, Nikola Dietrich.

Installation view of Oh that I had a thousand tongues, Tinos Quarry Platform. From left: [a] Anders Clausen, Untitled, 2018. Color on canvas. [b] Olga Balema, Untitled, 2018. Marble, modeling clay, motors, electronics. [c] Emanuel Rossetti, Virtual Bell, 2018. Lambda c-print. Photo by TQP.

Queer phenomenon Daglara and her troupe use fashion and performance to resist gender oppression. Our interview with the reptilian priestess herself is the most popular article on our website for 2018.

Photography by Mary Tsouloufa and John Sachpazis

It was a year of island reviews, and for this one we went all the way to Lesvos for the annual exhibition of K Gold Temporary Gallery. The nomadic platform's fifth event was themed after celebration, memory and sharing.

Installation view with Serapis's Washing Hands, 2018. Inkjet printing on silk, neodymium magnets, 1,40 x 1,40 m. Courtesy Serapis Maritime Corporation.

This short interview with ceramicist Maru Meleniou was the most-read article for November. She told us about how she learned to make bisen ware in Japan, and her ideas about food and vessels.

Courtesy of Maru Meleniou.

We round off the year with an unexpected hop over to Istanbul and the new solo show of multimedia artist Ahmet Civelek. His practice revolves around the idea of destruction in art, and his latest body of work uses sandpaper as its main material.

A sandpaper painting by Ahmet Civelek.

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