Throughout the four days of the fair there will be a series of events and exhibitions organised parallel to the main programme. Collaborating art spaces are hosting events with local and foreign artists, and the Athens School of Fine Arts is organising open studios across its premises. Also don't miss the official Platforms 2019 party!
Platforms Project 2019 's Party - Friday 17th of May 2019
On Friday, May 17th, at 22:00, Platforms Project welcomes you to an open party at PIRÉE (Kastoros 78, Piraeus, Greece) after the opening of the parallel exhibitions.
Invited are the artists of the Platforms Project and the art lovers.
Educational program - Platforms Project for Everyone!
The educational program Platforms Project for All 2019 is designed for children between 7 and 16 years old from the Dutch platform EX-MÊKH and the artist and art teacher Ellen Rodenberg.
The program which is drawing inspiration from the spatial design of the Platforms Project exhibition, the Tower of Babel and the recycling of new ideas, aims to introduce children to contemporary art. The art collectives-platforms present their ideas in a space-booth which looks like a large cube.
During the Platforms Project the children will be invited to participate in creating a mini space (mini booth-cube) with paper, pencils. In their small space they can draw inspiration from the exhibition.
Together with the volunteer tour guides, they will tour the exhibition area, discuss the most impressive works of art, and create their own mini booth- a whole new place that will reflect their dreams and thoughts. The cubes set will create a mini-adaptation of the Platforms Project through the eyes of children.
Venue: Athens School of Fine Arts, Piraeus 256
Duration: 16 – 19.5.2019
1st, 2nd, 6th, 11th and 12th Painting Art studio and 1st and 2nd Sculpture Art labs of Athens School of Fine Arts will present students’ artworks.
6th Painting Studio ASFA Theater foyer: Delfi continued workshop
11th Painting studio ASFA, (I)MAGESOUND(S), A Touring Programme of Artist Film, Sound and Expanded Cinema in partnership with The University of Greenwich (Jim Hobbs & Andrew Hill with filmic work by: Mary Ellen Bute, Stan Brakhage, Bruce Conner, David Leister Guy Sherwin & Lyn Loo, Hiroshi Yamazaki and Ben Rivers Special guests: Maria Glyka, Vassilis Vlastaras)
Group exhibition: Young and Restless
Artists: Andrei Nutu and Adonis Stoantzikis
Opening: Wednesday 15 May 2019, at Ύλη[matter]HYLE, 13:00 – 18:00 p.m. and at Space52, 20.00 p.m.
Venue: ΥΛΗ[matter]HYLE (Pireos st. 1, 2nd fl. #7, Omonia, Athens, Τ: +30 6947889016) and Space52 (Kastorias 52, Athens, Τ: +30 6977041634)
Duration: 15.5. – 26.5.2019
The two independent spaces, 'Υλη[matter]HYLE at Omonia and Space 52 at Keramikos, combine their forces, with their co-presentation of two young painters, Andrei Nutu from Romania and Adonis Stoantzikis from Greece. This double exhibition expands in both spaces and includes paintings and drawings, that interprets the human experience from the narration to knowledge and from experience to spirituality.
Group exhibition: Expansion of Consequences
Curator: Guillaume Krick
Artists: Adrien Chevrier, Gianin Conrad, Guillaume Krick, Andreas Marti, Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins, Noor Nuyten, Dune Teïva Perez, Romain Rambaud, Christos Vagiatas
Opening: Friday 17 May 2019, 20:00 p.m.
Venue: ENIA GALLERY – Project space (76 Agiou Dimitriou St & Marias Kiouri St, 18545 Piraeus, Τ: 210 4619700)
Duration: 17.5. – 20.7.2019
« Expansion of Consequences » gathers international emerging artists working around the semantic field of construction/tool/measurement/energy. Guillaume Krick, artist and curator, is interested in how we relate to space, both in a physical and temporal way.
The aesthetic point of view is the result of a series of forms defined by individual artistic approaches. Gathering these propositions aims to go further than their initial reception and propose a new interpretation, responding to the shared fundamental question: 'What man will become in a space continually transformed by the precedent?'
Thus, the visitor's course around the show is marked by the notion of rythm, like a partition of music – a rythm that is both soft and poetic, but brutal and punctuated with forms and construction.
The importance of raw material is central, such as the prominence of tools, considered as the extension of the human arm, whose motorisation gives a disturbing sort of life to certain works. Some of them need to be reactivated in order to assure their impact during the course of the show. Finally, there is energy, the vector of all transformations, change of condition until there is nothing to see but a container, allegory of the extinction of our civilisation.
Group exhibition: Conditioned by Self-Branding
Artists: Clara Juliane Glauert, Guillaume Krick
Opening: Friday 17 May 2019, 20:00 p.m.
Venue: ENIA GALLERY (74 Agiou Dimitriou St & 55 Mesologgiou St, 185, Τ: 210 4619700)
Duration: 17.5. – 20.7.2019
Τhe exhibition Conditioned by Self-Branding is a selection of recent works of the artists Clara Juliane Glauert and Guillaume Krick in which motives such as media screens appear as a visual leitmotiv.
The notion of the absurd unites their work; through the content, materials used and their working process alike.
Guillaume Krick's work seems to evoke a sort of fake design, without any visible usefulness apart than of a work of art. «La Taberna», a round table, invites the viewer to sit down and have a good chat, however this is impossible, our view being encumbered by wooden screens blocking any direct contact.
In the series «Commandments» by Clara Juliane Glauert. The artist recycles stereotypes that could have been taken straight out of 'career-booster' bestselling books. Her drawings, inspired by medieval book paintings, questions with humour capitalism as an official religion.
Both artists examine and criticise, but still take part in the world of high competition. The parallels between their work raise the issue of a society of self-branding where the limits between public and private life have long since been blurred. «I got likes, therefore I am» is far from being as liberating as Descartes' original has been.
Group exhibition: The Whole and it’s Parts through an urbanistique Lens
Curators: Sibylle Feucht for DAS ESSZIMMER
Artists: Paolo Arao, Tim Claxton, Бsa Ersmark, Sibylle Feucht, Hillside Projects, JuJe, Dan Lageryd, Merzedes Sturm-Lie, Alexander Mood, Annelie Wallin, Mathieu Valade, Guido Winkler
Opening: Saturday 18 May 2019, 20:00 p.m.
Venue: Space52 (Kastorias 52, Athens, Τ: +30 6977041634)
The Whole and it’s Parts through an urbanistic Lens brings a broad range of positions and media together that deal with structural, formal and contextual questions, reflecting on relations as individuals and as groups with the Whole that can be understood as communities, societies, urban city structures, the Nature, the World. Despite the fact that through globalization the overall concept that everything and everybody is somehow tied together has become a common ground, life feels more and more fragmented and lost in detail. The one-night exhibition tries to focus on the parts of our lives that form a whole. – This approach also represents the philosophy of Das Esszimmer – space for art+ that wants to promote a polylogue in art and society.
The exhibition will show a selection of Video works by 9 artist’s from Sweden and Canada presented as a looped beamer projection, abstract paintings by Dutch artist Guido Winkler, a textile wall installation by Brooklyn-based, Filipino-American artist Paolo Arao and new works by Swiss artist Sibylle Feucht, developed during longer stays in Ukraine in 2018 and 2019.