Open Form #2 and the Emerging Athenian Art Landscape


Eight artists in seven different locations around Athens, from the 12.11 until the 09.12, will be engaging in open dialogue with the public. open form chooses to be manifested outside the institutions usually allocated for the discourse and exhibition of contemporary art. Instead, it merges the artists’ space with the open space, bringing the public to locations that may serve as inspiration or as a place of research and preparation for the artists involved, with the intention of creating an in-between “third space” where social interaction and knowledge exchange can be realized.
open form is an experiment in understanding contemporary artistic practices backwards. Rather than looking at the finalized work as presented in the exhibition setting, it considers instead the steps and decisions before it came into being. open form welcomes practices that are not traditionally considered as art and believes in a wider interpretation of what an artistic practice may be.

Participating: Sol Prado, Kassandras, Panos Sklavenitis, Chrysanthi Koumianaki & Fanis Kafantaris, Hypercomf, Despoina Chatzipavlidou, Theo Prodromidis, Eva Giannakopoulou

open form is an open studio and conversation platform that invites a group of artists to share with the public their studio space and engage in conversation about their thought processes and methodologies of making. It was founded and is based in Athens. It takes place three times a year.

Organised by: Denise Araouzou

open form #2 program

Sol Prado
Performance Lecture
Circuits & Currents
(Notara 13, Tositsa, 106 83)
7:00 pm
In English

Tour / Screening
Performance by Yorgia Karidi
Kassandras 20, 104 47
4:00 pm
**Sunset Watching
on the roof 5:00 pm
In English

Panos Sklavenitis
Performance lecture
Keramikou 28, 104 36
7:00 pm
In Greek & English

Chrysanthi Koumianaki &
Fanis Kafantaris
Walk & Presentation
Neapoli Exarcheia
(Exact location to be announced)
12:30 pm
In Greek & English

Presentation / Screening
Keramikou 28, 104 36
7:00 pm
In Greek & English

Despoina Chatzipavlidou
Performance presentation
Quilombo Cultural Centre
Servion 8, Athina 104 41
Preview 4.45 pm
Presentation 7:00 pm
In Greek
**Please reserve your place

Theo Prodromidis
Presentation / Screening
Genneou Kolokotroni 42, 117 41
6:00 pm
In Greek & English

Eva Giannakopoulou
Open Call / Performance
Fountain at Syntagma Square
12:00 pm
In Greek & English
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