Thursday, December 23, 2010

utopia project archive 2006 - 2010

“Table Talk” with "Filopappou Group"
Institute of Contemporary Greek Art
9α Valaoritou, 106 71, Athens
Utopia Project Archive 2006 - 2010
Tuesday, 14 December 2010 at 17:30 and
Wednesday, 22 December 2010 at 17:30













In the framework of the “Table Talk”, which is activated in the exhibition
Utopia Project Archive 2006 – 2010
at the Institute of Contemporary Greek Art, we invite the
Filopappou Group to present their collective work.
After the presentation there will be time for discussion and questions

Thursday, December 09, 2010

utopia project archive 2006 - 2010

“Table Talk” with "Under Construction"
Institute of Contemporary Greek Art
9α Valaoritou, 106 71, Athens
Utopia Project Archive 2006 - 2010
Wednesday,  December 8, 2010 at 17:30
 In the framework of the “Table Talk” which is activated in the exhibition
Utopia Project Archive 2006 – 2010
at the Institute of Contemporary Greek Art, we invite the collective
Under Construction to present their collective work.
After the presentation there will be time for discussion and questions.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

utopia project archive 2006 - 2010


“Breakfast Meeting”
Utopia Project Archive 2006 - 2010
at:
Institute of Contemporary Greek Art,
9a, Valaoritou, 106 71, Athens
Saturday, 20th November 2010
Start Time: 10:00

RoundTable Discussion: The Utopia Project 2006 -2010

Keynote Speakers:
Klaas Hoek (artist, part-time lecturer in Fine Art Media Department, The Slade School of Fine Art London, UCL, London, course leader in MA Fine Art MAHKU, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht, Holland) Artschools and Art Education

Gary Woodley (artist, part-time lecturer in MA Painting, The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London, visiting lecturer in MA Drawing, Camberwell College of Art, London) The Pocket Department

Caroline de Lannoy (artist, lecturer at the Slade School of Fine Art, Byam Shaw School of Art, Central St Martins College of Art - University of the Arts, London and West Dean College) 'Artists' residencies - a utopian ideal?

Guest:
Denis Zacharopoulos (art theorist)


Thursday, November 11, 2010

utopia project archive 2006 - 2010


The
Athens School of Fine Arts
presents the archive:


UTOPIA PROJECT 2006-2010
at the:
Institute of Contemporary Greek Art

opening: Thursday 18 November 2010, after 19:00
from 18 November 2010 - 29 January 2011
organized by Vassilis Vlastaras, visual artist and lecturer at ASFA, Maria Glyka, visual artist and  Katerina Gkoutziouli, art critic and curator

Participants/ Contributors:
Aglae Bassens, Alaena Turner, Alexandra Antonaki, Alexandra Hughes, Alexandros Tsamouris, Alkistis Vereniki Donti, Andreas Mitropoulos, Andreas Vakalios, Angeliki Valvi, Annabel Emson, Aspasia Kristala, Ben Youngman, Brian Chan, Caesar Vrettos, Chrissa Lamprakopoulou, Danae Hatzaki, Daniele Genadry, David Karshmer, David Yu, Ellie Reid, Fotini Kalle, Francesca Anfossi, Giannis Kokkalis, Giannis Papagiannakis, Giorgos Zitis, Helen Dowling, Indiana Audunsdottir, Janne Malmros, Jayne Wilton, Jedsada Tangtrakuwong, Jeffrey Nakamura, Julia Tcharfas, Karem Ibrahim, Katerina Botsari, Kieran Drurry, Kjartan Abel, Kostas Pardalis, Kristbjörg Olsen, Larry Achiampong, Laurien Versteegh, Lay Ngo Koay, Lila Maragoudaki, Maria Chrysochoidou, Maria Filipakopoulou, Maria Georgoula, Melis van de Berg, Michalis Adamis, Panagiotis Tomaras, Patrick Loan, Paulina Michnowska, Rachel Ichniowski, Rob Phillips, Ryan Riddington, Sarah Wilson, Sonia Almeida, Victor Mavedzenge, Woon Jeong, Xanthie Kostorizou, Angeliki Avgitidu, Brian Parsons, Caroline de Lannoy, Eddie Farrell, Fanis Vlastaras, Gary Woodley, Jim Hobbs, Klaas Hoek, Maria Glyka, Michael Wedgwood, Natalia Charogianni, Vassilis Vlastaras, Alexandros Kioupkiolis, Dimitris Dimitriades, Dora Giannaki, Fay Zika, Katerina Gkoutziouli, Yannis Stavrakakis.


Monday, October 25, 2010

mycobacterium tuberculosis project

in the exchibition "The Sotiria project" - Memory and disease in visual arts discourse

The Mycobacterium Tuberculosis collective invites you to the: "che puro ciel!"
An experiment in the Opera ORFEO ED EURIDICE by Ch.W. GLUCK

Participating:
Thanassis Voulgaris, Dimitris Kesses, Antonis Stoantzikis, Christina Spanou,  Dimitris Rentoumis,  Maria Glyka, Vassilis Vlastaras.

Opening : FRIDAY 29 October, 19:30
 Sotiria Theater: Athens General Hospital for Lung Diseases
Address: 152, Mesogeion av.
Information: tel. 210 7751489 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              210 7751489      end_of_the_skype_highlighting, 2107751489 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              2107751489      end_of_the_skype_highlighting, and 210 7472902-4, www.culturenow.gr
Metro station: Katehaki

Saturday, October 02, 2010

mycobacterium tuberculosis project

in the exchibition "The Sotiria project" - Memory and disease in visual arts discourse

The Mycobacterium Tuberculosis collective invites you to the archive presentation taking place at the “Sotiria” Hospital in Athens. The installation runs until the 10th of October, 2010. During the course of the archive presentation, there will be a series of performances and events.
The Mycobacterium Tuberculosis collective explores the different aspects of the historical record and collective memory through a contemporary experience at the Sotiria hospital. Taking into account the history of the hospital, the Collective has worked on the production of a new audio-visual archive that oscillates between the limits of memory and the contradictions of the historical narrative.

Participating:
Adamis Michalis, Aggeliki Avgitidou, Antonis Stoantzikis,Argyrou Michalis, Caesar Vrettos, Christina Spanou, Dimitra Politi, Dimitris Rentoumis, Elena Prifti, Fanis Vlastaras, Fotini Kalle, Katerina Gkoutziouli, Maria Glyka, Polianna Vlati, Victoria Karvouni, Vassilis Vlastaras.

Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday: 11:00 – 14:00 & 19:00 – 22:00
Saturday – Sunday: 11:00 – 14:00
Sotiria: Athens General Hospital for Lung Diseases
Address: 152, Mesogeion av.
Information: tel. 210 7751489, 2107751489, and 210 7472902-4, www.culturenow.gr
Metro station: Katehaki

Monday, July 05, 2010

Utopia Project 2010

"Utopia project" is an annual summer workshop organized by the Athens School of Fine Arts in Rethymno Crete.”

This year project:

UTOPIA & NATURE
Based on H.D. Thoreau's “Walden
EXPERIMENTAL AND INQUIRING APPLICATIONS IN CONTEMPORARY ART AND PRACTICE

This year’s workshop investigates the relationship between contemporary artistic practices and the natural environment. Art is often seen and spoken in terms of being environmental, critical and subversive. For the past decades, the natural environment has seen radical changes and has been at the forefront of many contemporary art projects. What is the relationship between art and nature? During the workshop, we will consider different ideas in contemporary art making and theory to examine from varying perspectives the question of art and nature.

ASFA (Athens School of Fine Arts)
ASFA annex
Evligia Hill, Rethymno, Crete

Organizers-Facilitators: Vassilis Vlastaras, artist, Lecturer, Athens School of Fine Arts and
Maria Glyka, visual artist, teacher BA & MA Vakalo college of Art and Design.

Basic timetable:

4 July: arrivals
5 July – 7 July: artists presentations
8 - 20 July: preparation of the work
21-23 July: show and presentations of final works
24 July: end of show – departures

In collaboration with:

Mr. Gary Woodley, artist and lecturer at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL.
Mr. Klaas Hoek, artist, head of the postgraduate department of University of Utrecht and head of the printmaking of the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL.

Guests Professors and artists:

Mrs Caroline de Lannoy , artist and lecturer at the Slade School of Fine Art, Byam Shaw School of Art, Central St Martins College of Art - University of the Arts London, and West Dean College.
Mr. Jim Hobs, visual artist.
Dr.Yannis Stavrakakis, associate Professor of Political Sciences of the Aristotle University of Thessalonica,
Dr. Fay Zika, Assistant Professor of Theory and Philosophy of Art, ASFA.
Mrs. Katerina Gouziouli, art theorist.

participants artists:

Julia Tcharfas (USA), Panagiotis Tomaras (Greece), Giannis Kokkalis (Greece),
Giorgos Zitis (Greece), Maria Georgoula (Greece), Victor Mavedzenge, (Zimbabwe),
Aglae Bassens (Belgium), Ryan Riddington (UK), Kristbjörg Olsen (Iceland),
Giannis Papagiannakis (Greece), Andreas Vakalios (Greece)







Tuesday, June 15, 2010

shelf - An exhibition/exercise in 5th Whitstable Biennale 2010

Originally, this exhibition/exercise took place in London March, 2010, with over 50 international artists participating. Each artist had been asked to create a work which deals with, rests on, engages with, speaks about, or actually is, a shelf. For the Whitstable Bienalle, the organizers of this project have expanded it to include the work from various artists in the Whitstable area. The end result will be a new installation where all the artworks will be forced into very tight confines, creating one large conglomerate work with a variety of microcosms within.


Jim Hobbs, assisted by John Butterworth, including

Thorbjorn Andersen, Maya Attoun, Jenny baines, John Bremner, Metod Blejec, Riley Brewster, Zoe Brown, Clare Bryan, John Butterworth, Juliana Cerqueria Leite, Stuart Chubb, Louise Colbourne, Gillian Daniell, Caroline de Lannoy, Faith Edwards, Sean Edwards, Jamie George, Maria Glyka, Jenny Heishman, David Henningham, Jim Hobbs, Max Holdaway, Caroline Isgar, Tess Jaray, James Keith, Liane Lang, Tom Lomax, J T Lowen, Denis Masi, Morgan Mckeehan, Sara Mclaren, Suzanne Mooney, Rie Nakajima, Martin Newth, Flore Nove-Josserand, Sion Parkinson, Lisa Peachey, Ellie Reid, Hephzibah Rendle-Short, Alex Robbins, Marie Roux, Huan Kuan Sai, Martina Schmucker, Henrietta Simpson, Wendy Smith, Finaly Taylor, Anu Turunen, Vassilis Vlastaras, Ruo Bing Wang, Richard Whitby, Aethan Wills, Gary Woodley plus other invited artists from the Whitstable area


Rear of 5 Harbour Street (entrance in Sea Street) Whitstable CT5 1RG


Saturday June 19th and Sunday June 20th

Publication information: www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1272698

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

The “Sotiria” project - Memory and disease in visual arts discourse

Duration of the exhibition: from Friday, June 18th until Sunday, October 3rd 2010

Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday: 11:00 – 14:00 & 19:00 – 22:00
Saturday – Sunday: 11:00 – 14:00

Sotiria: Athens General Hospital for Lung Diseases
Address: 152, Mesogeion av.
Information: tel. 210 7751489, 210 7472902-4, www.culturenow.gr
Metro station: Katehaki

Opening: Friday, June 18th, at 8 p.m.

video

Αrt in a hospital is one of the most interesting programmes of applying visual arts in public places. Especially in Europe art has in many ways entered the hospitals. But the exhibition in the “Sotiria” hospital is not just an art presentation in the sensitive area of a hospital. The “Sotiria” hospital is a place laden with history and has been the theatre of many stories. It was the first public sanatorium in Greece (1903), created as a result of the 19th century concept of charity. For half a century it functioned as a place of – voluntary or involuntary – confinement for patients suffering of tuberculosis. It has been a typical case of heterotopia, i.e. a place where society used to isolate a specific group of people in a state of crisis – according to that society. During the German Occupation the “Sotiria” hospital was once more connected to the history of the country, through executions of resistance fighters and prisoners’ escapes.
This place is at the same time a museum as well as a social place serving a practical purpose even today, since it functions as a general hospital. The audience of this exhibition does not just consist of art lovers, but of the patients themselves, as well as of the hospital’s staff.
The art project is going to be realized between June and October 2010 in the “Sotiria” hospital. It is organized by the Athens School of Fine Arts, by the hospital’s administration and the associations of staff and patients.
It is a thematic exhibition – the central axis being the history of the hospital – including painting, sculpture, video arts and installations, which will be presented in the open spaces of the hospital, in the auditorium, as well as in a neoclassical building dating from 1915, assigned for this purpose. Co-organizer of this project is the Athens School of Fine Arts, many of the teachers and students of which participate in the project, whereas various work groups of artists have been created in its context.
During the almost four months lasting event there will be a parallel programme, in the context of which there will be various congresses concerning the architectural meaning of the place, visual art and music events.
This is one of the few times that a visual art event opens up so intensely not only to society, but, what is more, to such a sensitive place as a hospital.


mycobacterium tuberculosis

Participating:
Adamis Michalis, Aggeliki Avgitidou, Antonis Stoantzikis,Argyrou Michalis, Caesar Vrettos, Christina Spanou, Dimitra Politi, Dimitris Rentoumis, Elena Prifti, Fanis Vlastaras, Fotini Kalle, Katerina Gkoutziouli, Maria Glyka, Polianna Vlati, Victoria Karvouni, Vassilis Vlastaras.

Monday, March 15, 2010

shelf - An exhibition/exercise organised by Jim Hobbs.

Exhibition: Saturday 27 and Sanday 28 March 2010, 11:00 - 18:00
Unit B4S, 4th Floor
Copeland Industrial Park
133 Copeland Road, Peckam, SE 15 3SN

Reception: From 18:30 at The Rye Hotel on Saturday 27 March.
31 Pecham Rye, Peckam, London, SE 15 3NX.

Plus the launch of Shelf, an illustrated catalogue of all participating artists, with an essay by Sion Parkinson - here for a preview.

This catalogue has been published to accompany the exhibition/exercise, "shelf", taking place in London, March 27-28th, 2010. Various artists have been asked to create a work which deals with, rests on, engages with, speaks about, or actually is, a shelf. There are 45 artists represented within these pages, with each artist submitting a responsive text and image in regards to their ideas about "shelf".



I am unpacking my library. Yes, I am. The books are not yet on the shelves, not yet touched by the mild boredom of order. I cannot march up and down their ranks to pass them in review before a friendly audience. You need not fear any of that. Instead, I must ask you to join me in the disorder of crates that have been wrenched open, the air saturated with the dust of volumes that are seeing daylight again after two years of darkness, so that you may be ready to share with me a bit of the mood – it is certainly not an elegiac mood, but, rather, one of anticipation –
from Unpacking My Library, Walter Benjamin

Fifty artists have been asked to create a work that deals with, rests on, engages with, speaks about, or actually is, a shelf.

Artists: Thorbjorn andersen, Jenny Baines, Metod Blejec, Riley Brewster, Zoe Brown, Clare Bryan, Juliana Cerqueria Leite, Stuart Chubb, Louise Colbourne, Caroline de Lannoy, Faith Edwards, Sean Edwards, Jamie George, Maria Glyka, Jenny Heisman, David Henningham, Jim Hobbs, Max Holdaway, Caroline Isgar, Tess Jaray, James Keith, Liane Lang, Tom Lomax, Jt Lowen, Denis Masi, Morgan Mckeehan, Sarah Mclaren, Suzanne Mooney, Rie Nakajima, Martin Newrth, Flore Nove-josserand, Sion Parkinson, Lisa Peachey, Ellie Reid, Hephzihen Rendle-short, Alex Robbins, Marie Roux, Hua Kuan Sai, Marina Schmuker, Wendy Smith, Finley Taylor, Anu Turunen, Vassilis Vlastaras, Ruo Bing Wang, Richard Whicby, Aethan Wills, Gary Woodley.

For more detailed directions, or if you aren't able to locate the space once in Pecham, please ring Jim Hobbs on 07737 472532