Gketsis work is based on a contemporary perception of vision, having an intense interest in the concept of experience and the stimuli it generates in the viewer. Situations of experimental labs and hallucinogenic states are often part of the material of his works, and a sense of allowing the viewer to become "part of the experiment". His work draws heavily from the fields of science, zoology, advertising, the internet, pharmaceutics. He seeks to create subliminal stimuli, attempting to provoke a certain experience from the viewers through through the sculpture, installation, and new-media environments that he stages.

Gketsis work is based on a contemporary perception of vision, having an intense interest in the concept of experience and the stimuli it generates in the viewer. Situations of experimental labs and hallucinogenic states are often part of the material of his works, and a sense of allowing the viewer to become "part of the experiment". His work draws heavily from the fields of science, zoology, advertising, the internet, pharmaceutics. He seeks to create subliminal stimuli, attempting to provoke a certain experience from the viewers through through the sculpture, installation, and new-media environments that he stages.

 Stefanos Athanatos: Sculptural composition, Metal plaster resin and found objects, dimensions variable.  Stefanos Athanatos entered the Athens School of fine Art in 2008, and studied under M.Spiliopoulos an G.Psychopaidis. In 2011 he was awarded a scholarship for "Akademie der Bildenden Künste" in Munich where he studied painting and new media with P.Kolger.

Stefanos Athanatos: Sculptural composition, Metal plaster resin and found objects, dimensions variable.

Stefanos Athanatos entered the Athens School of fine Art in 2008, and studied under M.Spiliopoulos an G.Psychopaidis. In 2011 he was awarded a scholarship for "Akademie der Bildenden Künste" in Munich where he studied painting and new media with P.Kolger.

 Ioanna Tsogka: "Untitled", Clay and tar on canvas, 140cm x 120cm  "In the last year my work is characterised by a strong element of materiality. I choose to use material (plaster, tar, clay, earth) which are sometimes loaded with meaning, that allow me to manipulate them by hand so that I can sculpt them, spread them out on canvas and achieve a refined result. Through touch, I attempt a more direct contact with my work, and through my work. In this particular work I attempt to negotiate the notion of random organization that can exist on all levels and it's limitations."

Ioanna Tsogka: "Untitled", Clay and tar on canvas, 140cm x 120cm

"In the last year my work is characterised by a strong element of materiality. I choose to use material (plaster, tar, clay, earth) which are sometimes loaded with meaning, that allow me to manipulate them by hand so that I can sculpt them, spread them out on canvas and achieve a refined result. Through touch, I attempt a more direct contact with my work, and through my work. In this particular work I attempt to negotiate the notion of random organization that can exist on all levels and it's limitations."

 Christos Artemis: "Untitled", Acrylic on un-streched canvas, 240cm x 300cm  The artist works mainly in the fields of painting and video art. His painting is of large dimensions with the main characteristics being the contrasts between color use and mark. The subjects of his work relate to the intensity of natural phenomena and nature itself

Christos Artemis: "Untitled", Acrylic on un-streched canvas, 240cm x 300cm

The artist works mainly in the fields of painting and video art. His painting is of large dimensions with the main characteristics being the contrasts between color use and mark. The subjects of his work relate to the intensity of natural phenomena and nature itself

 Katerina Eleftheriadou: "Untitled No.4", 85cmx72cm, Oil on canvas  "The spontaneous and subconscious expression is contained within the morphological, as well as the methodological traits of my work. The choice of the pervasive white colour has been a symbol of redefining and reviewing. The horizontal line works as an "intermediary", the functional element that connects landscape with abstraction, marking a parallel between artistic and human memory. My work attempts to communicate the sequence and compression of time and landscape, with which I seek to approximate subconscious metaphors behind the complex nature of human memory.

Katerina Eleftheriadou: "Untitled No.4", 85cmx72cm, Oil on canvas

"The spontaneous and subconscious expression is contained within the morphological, as well as the methodological traits of my work. The choice of the pervasive white colour has been a symbol of redefining and reviewing. The horizontal line works as an "intermediary", the functional element that connects landscape with abstraction, marking a parallel between artistic and human memory. My work attempts to communicate the sequence and compression of time and landscape, with which I seek to approximate subconscious metaphors behind the complex nature of human memory.

 Irene Pouliassi: "Landscape of Bones", 60cmx80cm, Plaster and oxidized metal on Osb wood board  The work takes a critical look on the narration of passing time and it's results, it explores the human body as a manifesto of nature and the universe. Researching the triptych of Nature - Humanity - Genesis, I question the relationship of the body with nature itself. Time in the work exists as a medium and as a concept. The work thus present's itself as a "Memento Mori". Human parts are morphed into landscapes, reminding us that man and nature share common structural traits. Drawing - decomposition - narration.

Irene Pouliassi: "Landscape of Bones", 60cmx80cm, Plaster and oxidized metal on Osb wood board

The work takes a critical look on the narration of passing time and it's results, it explores the human body as a manifesto of nature and the universe. Researching the triptych of Nature - Humanity - Genesis, I question the relationship of the body with nature itself. Time in the work exists as a medium and as a concept. The work thus present's itself as a "Memento Mori". Human parts are morphed into landscapes, reminding us that man and nature share common structural traits. Drawing - decomposition - narration.

 Maria Karametrou: "Untitled", 120cmx120cm, Oil on canvas  Maria Karametrou paints mostly with oils and acrylics on canvas, 3dimensional textures and marks, that create, in a sense, a non-recognizable landscape that brings to mind textile and embroidery, with an almost on-realistic element. The style of painting varies, and is accomplished with the use of the paintbrush and spatula.

Maria Karametrou: "Untitled", 120cmx120cm, Oil on canvas

Maria Karametrou paints mostly with oils and acrylics on canvas, 3dimensional textures and marks, that create, in a sense, a non-recognizable landscape that brings to mind textile and embroidery, with an almost on-realistic element. The style of painting varies, and is accomplished with the use of the paintbrush and spatula.

 Nikol Economides: "May Juana", 200cmx160cm, Mixed media on canvas  The colour of each object is defined by the viewer. For this reason I remove the descriptive elements in favor of colour, describing space as a field of "colour minimalism". An irresolute image is created where volume is not clear. I enjoy bringing together elements that do not have any direct relationship to each other, to see how they communicate on the canvas, allowing the viewer to decide what is been portrayed. I begin painting from a random external trigger and use repetition to develop my series of works.

Nikol Economides: "May Juana", 200cmx160cm, Mixed media on canvas

The colour of each object is defined by the viewer. For this reason I remove the descriptive elements in favor of colour, describing space as a field of "colour minimalism". An irresolute image is created where volume is not clear. I enjoy bringing together elements that do not have any direct relationship to each other, to see how they communicate on the canvas, allowing the viewer to decide what is been portrayed. I begin painting from a random external trigger and use repetition to develop my series of works.

 Stefanos Athanatos: Sculptural composition, Metal plaster resin and found objects, dimensions variable.  Stefanos Athanatos entered the Athens School of fine Art in 2008, and studied under M.Spiliopoulos an G.Psychopaidis. In 2011 he was awarded a scholarship for "Akademie der Bildenden Künste" in Munich where he studied painting and new media with P.Kolger.

Stefanos Athanatos: Sculptural composition, Metal plaster resin and found objects, dimensions variable.

Stefanos Athanatos entered the Athens School of fine Art in 2008, and studied under M.Spiliopoulos an G.Psychopaidis. In 2011 he was awarded a scholarship for "Akademie der Bildenden Künste" in Munich where he studied painting and new media with P.Kolger.

 Andri Lazarou: Clay sculpture composition, dimensions variable  Andri Lazarou is a visual artist and performance artist. Human relationships, the binary human nature, degradation, the shift from "good" to "evil" and life and death, are defining creative forces in her work. She is also concerned, through her work, with physical and visual contact, two of the most primary yet honest means of non-verbal communication. Repetition and fixation are basic elements for her to construct a world that equally embodies human emotion and nature. 

Andri Lazarou: Clay sculpture composition, dimensions variable

Andri Lazarou is a visual artist and performance artist. Human relationships, the binary human nature, degradation, the shift from "good" to "evil" and life and death, are defining creative forces in her work. She is also concerned, through her work, with physical and visual contact, two of the most primary yet honest means of non-verbal communication. Repetition and fixation are basic elements for her to construct a world that equally embodies human emotion and nature. 

 Dimitris Gketsis: "FAWN",65cm  x 40cm x 19cm, synthetic plaster and acrylic colour  Gketsis work is based on a contemporary perception of vision, having an intense interest in the concept of experience and the stimuli it generates in the viewer. Situations of experimental labs and hallucinogenic states are often part of the material of his works, and a sense of allowing the viewer to become "part of the experiment". His work draws heavily from the fields of science, zoology, advertising, the internet, pharmaceutics. He seeks to create subliminal stimuli, attempting to provoke a certain experience from the viewers through through the sculpture, installation, and new-media environments that he stages.

Dimitris Gketsis: "FAWN",65cm  x 40cm x 19cm, synthetic plaster and acrylic colour

Gketsis work is based on a contemporary perception of vision, having an intense interest in the concept of experience and the stimuli it generates in the viewer. Situations of experimental labs and hallucinogenic states are often part of the material of his works, and a sense of allowing the viewer to become "part of the experiment". His work draws heavily from the fields of science, zoology, advertising, the internet, pharmaceutics. He seeks to create subliminal stimuli, attempting to provoke a certain experience from the viewers through through the sculpture, installation, and new-media environments that he stages.

 Marina Margelou: "Memories". 80cm x 90cm x 75cm, Iron, plaster and polystyrene.  Her current work deals with issues of memory through experiences and recollections of childhood.  Marina is a graduate of graphic design, and from 2012 studies at the Athens School of Fine Art, in the field of sculpture under G.Lappas.

Marina Margelou: "Memories". 80cm x 90cm x 75cm, Iron, plaster and polystyrene.

Her current work deals with issues of memory through experiences and recollections of childhood.

Marina is a graduate of graphic design, and from 2012 studies at the Athens School of Fine Art, in the field of sculpture under G.Lappas.

 Danae Nikolaidi-Kotsaki, "Untitled", Biomorphic sculptures, sound, terracotta clay and metal  Danae Nikolaidi-Kotsaki creates biomorphic sculptures that act as reverberators and amplifiers for the sound that accompaniesthe installation, conduits that are made from earth and embrace within them the "beginning" and the "end". 'Dust to dust" is the phrase that is materialized through these sculptures, that appear to have emerged from deep underground. The organic forms, reminiscent of internal body organs, contrast the sound coming out of them which creates an atmosphere of mysticism, ritual and death. The work refers also to the concept of the earth - womb. 

Danae Nikolaidi-Kotsaki, "Untitled", Biomorphic sculptures, sound, terracotta clay and metal

Danae Nikolaidi-Kotsaki creates biomorphic sculptures that act as reverberators and amplifiers for the sound that accompaniesthe installation, conduits that are made from earth and embrace within them the "beginning" and the "end". 'Dust to dust" is the phrase that is materialized through these sculptures, that appear to have emerged from deep underground. The organic forms, reminiscent of internal body organs, contrast the sound coming out of them which creates an atmosphere of mysticism, ritual and death. The work refers also to the concept of the earth - womb. 

 Stella Javara: "Memory", Installation, dimentions variable, plastic, rope, lightbulbs, earth, smoke machine  Javara works primarily in the field of installation-art, seeking the communication of the work with the viewer through interaction. The elements of nature are the primary subject of her work, as well as the senses of the participants. The viewer becomes part of the work and acts within it, observing how a living organism interacts within a lifeless environment.   

Stella Javara: "Memory", Installation, dimentions variable, plastic, rope, lightbulbs, earth, smoke machine

Javara works primarily in the field of installation-art, seeking the communication of the work with the viewer through interaction. The elements of nature are the primary subject of her work, as well as the senses of the participants. The viewer becomes part of the work and acts within it, observing how a living organism interacts within a lifeless environment.

 

 Konstantina Dali: "Floating Drawing", 120cmx80cm, Iron  "The inspiration for the creation of the work "Floating Drawing" came from observing the human figure in daily postures and how it can be influenced by external and internal forces. The concepts of line and space are expanded upon into the three dimensions, resulting in a sketch that appears to be floating in the air. The work could be considered minimalist, what appears from one angle as a complex of irregular lines, from up-close transforms into a human figure in an empty space.

Konstantina Dali: "Floating Drawing", 120cmx80cm, Iron

"The inspiration for the creation of the work "Floating Drawing" came from observing the human figure in daily postures and how it can be influenced by external and internal forces. The concepts of line and space are expanded upon into the three dimensions, resulting in a sketch that appears to be floating in the air. The work could be considered minimalist, what appears from one angle as a complex of irregular lines, from up-close transforms into a human figure in an empty space.

 Kallianthi Vogdopoulou: "Stasimotita", engraving, 70cm x 50cm, Linoleum  "The repetition of pulses of marks of sound are the main field of my study. In my attempt to transfer my perception of noise and pulsating sounds I create repetitions of explosive mark-making."   

Kallianthi Vogdopoulou: "Stasimotita", engraving, 70cm x 50cm, Linoleum

"The repetition of pulses of marks of sound are the main field of my study. In my attempt to transfer my perception of noise and pulsating sounds I create repetitions of explosive mark-making."

 

 Valentini Mavroudoglou: "Diafygi", engraving, 35cm x 50cm  Mavroudoglou's works have a strong psycho-graphic element, and focus on fictional realities that have a starting point at internal searches on the line of memories and emotions, and end at depictions that exist in a remembered fantastic space-time. 

Valentini Mavroudoglou: "Diafygi", engraving, 35cm x 50cm

Mavroudoglou's works have a strong psycho-graphic element, and focus on fictional realities that have a starting point at internal searches on the line of memories and emotions, and end at depictions that exist in a remembered fantastic space-time. 

 Ilianna Natsou: "Carrying", Photo-documentation of performance, 70cm x 100cm   “When a man in a forest thinks he is going forward in a straight line, in reality he is going in a circle, I did my best to go in a circle, hoping to go in a straight line.” -Samuel Beckett.

Ilianna Natsou: "Carrying", Photo-documentation of performance, 70cm x 100cm


“When a man in a forest thinks he is going forward in a straight line, in reality he is going in a circle, I did my best to go in a circle, hoping to go in a straight line.”
-Samuel Beckett.

 Electra Maipa: "Untitled", Video  1/2 A text as it is measured* | as a sweet chord sounds| |* in words    Electra Maipa works and resides  in Thessaloniki. She studied fine art at the University of Western Macedonia.

Electra Maipa: "Untitled", Video

1/2 A text as it is measured* | as a sweet chord sounds| |* in words
 

Electra Maipa works and resides  in Thessaloniki. She studied fine art at the University of Western Macedonia.

 Orestis Karalis: "Celebration of life", Video-installation  "If life is beautiful, it's glory is in death. The addictive image of fish being pulverized, the oversize hand turning the machine and the correlations to a musical box, compose an improvised farewell feast  with a seat for everyone."  Karalis work is represented mostly by sculptures and installations. His influences begin from the observation of the natural environment and living organisms in their interactions. In his work, the subject matters of religion, love and travel can be observed, approached at times humorously and with an ironic distancing.

Orestis Karalis: "Celebration of life", Video-installation

"If life is beautiful, it's glory is in death. The addictive image of fish being pulverized, the oversize hand turning the machine and the correlations to a musical box, compose an improvised farewell feast  with a seat for everyone."

Karalis work is represented mostly by sculptures and installations. His influences begin from the observation of the natural environment and living organisms in their interactions. In his work, the subject matters of religion, love and travel can be observed, approached at times humorously and with an ironic distancing.

 Chrysanthi Bairami: "Disintegration", Video-art  Bairami graduated from the Athens School of fine Art in 2014, having studied with D.Sakellion. She has participated in many group exhibitions in Greece, with institutions such as the Bouzianis Museum and the Melina Cultural Center. Abroad, she has participated in Electric Night #3, that took place in Tokyo in collaboration with Contemporary Art Showcase Athens.

Chrysanthi Bairami: "Disintegration", Video-art

Bairami graduated from the Athens School of fine Art in 2014, having studied with D.Sakellion. She has participated in many group exhibitions in Greece, with institutions such as the Bouzianis Museum and the Melina Cultural Center. Abroad, she has participated in Electric Night #3, that took place in Tokyo in collaboration with Contemporary Art Showcase Athens.

 Thodoris Trampas: "Blood Letting", Performance  Trampas works in the fields of performance art and installation. He researches the borders of inner and outer space, the notion of rhythm through movement, and the relationships between the body and space. Trampas uses every-day materials, such as plastic trash bags, in combination with organic material such as earth and water. He extrudes the qualities of the material he uses for the production of specific meanings, around the uncertainties of humanity and the society of today, the body in a constant effort to balance within an environment in a state of flux.  Thodoris Trampas has participated in Marina Abramovic' AS-ONE at Benaki Museum in Athens in March 2016, Electric Night Athens - Tokyo by Contemporary Art Showcase Athens and other exhibitions in Greece and abroad.

Thodoris Trampas: "Blood Letting", Performance

Trampas works in the fields of performance art and installation. He researches the borders of inner and outer space, the notion of rhythm through movement, and the relationships between the body and space. Trampas uses every-day materials, such as plastic trash bags, in combination with organic material such as earth and water. He extrudes the qualities of the material he uses for the production of specific meanings, around the uncertainties of humanity and the society of today, the body in a constant effort to balance within an environment in a state of flux.

Thodoris Trampas has participated in Marina Abramovic' AS-ONE at Benaki Museum in Athens in March 2016, Electric Night Athens - Tokyo by Contemporary Art Showcase Athens and other exhibitions in Greece and abroad.

 Antigoni Tsagkaropoulou: "Fields of Ova".  "Fields of Ova" is a moving sculpture, that draws from the Obeliscs of ancient Egypt. Embroidered on to it are shapes that can be characterised as organic in nature They resemble hybrid representations of strange fruit, sexual organs, ovaries or extraterrestrial form, as symbols of a new language that lies in between the archetype and the contemporary, the organic and the artificial, the hard and the soft. Obeliscs in ancient Egypt symbolized the Sun and the god himself was believed to live inside them. The costume and the performer, who wears it, is an allegory for the Sun God, the monument, and moving them into the present time. The specific work is characterized by an obsessive curiosity towards nature and the interaction of the body with the environment.

Antigoni Tsagkaropoulou: "Fields of Ova".

"Fields of Ova" is a moving sculpture, that draws from the Obeliscs of ancient Egypt. Embroidered on to it are shapes that can be characterised as organic in nature They resemble hybrid representations of strange fruit, sexual organs, ovaries or extraterrestrial form, as symbols of a new language that lies in between the archetype and the contemporary, the organic and the artificial, the hard and the soft. Obeliscs in ancient Egypt symbolized the Sun and the god himself was believed to live inside them. The costume and the performer, who wears it, is an allegory for the Sun God, the monument, and moving them into the present time. The specific work is characterized by an obsessive curiosity towards nature and the interaction of the body with the environment.

 Vaggelis Lioudakis: "The Hollow Men", Kinetic installation. Paper practice targets painted over with pastel, charcoal, and ink mounted onto kinetic sculpture.  We are the hollow men We are the stuffed men Leaning together Headpiece filled with straw. Alas! Our dried voices, when We whisper together Are quiet and meaningless As wind in dry grass Or rats' feet over broken glass In our dry cellar.  T.S.Elliot, The Hollow Men

Vaggelis Lioudakis: "The Hollow Men", Kinetic installation. Paper practice targets painted over with pastel, charcoal, and ink mounted onto kinetic sculpture.

We are the hollow men
We are the stuffed men
Leaning together
Headpiece filled with straw. Alas!
Our dried voices, when
We whisper together
Are quiet and meaningless
As wind in dry grass
Or rats' feet over broken glass
In our dry cellar.

T.S.Elliot, The Hollow Men

 Anna-Maria Samara: "Untitled" 260cm x 150cm, Installation in two pieces, Wire mesh and natural rope  Anna-Maria Samara studies at the art department of the University of West Macedonia with professor Charis Kontosfyris. Since 2010 she is a member of the art-group EN-FLO. 

Anna-Maria Samara: "Untitled" 260cm x 150cm, Installation in two pieces, Wire mesh and natural rope

Anna-Maria Samara studies at the art department of the University of West Macedonia with professor Charis Kontosfyris. Since 2010 she is a member of the art-group EN-FLO. 

 Varvara Maltezou: "Untitled", Installation-Video

Varvara Maltezou: "Untitled", Installation-Video

 Lykourgos Porfyris: "Cookie Monsters", Video-Installation displayed on mounted smartphone screens  "Cookie Monsters" is an installation made from small, fast moving images on screens located at disjointed points of the exhibition space. The purpose of the installation is to reflect the feeling of web-browsing. Images that unexpectedly interrupt the viewer's experience, like web "cookies", advertisments, or emoticons. In the installation five moving images are displayed, that challenge ethical, stereotypical values that we may all be afraid to admit that we harbor.    

Lykourgos Porfyris: "Cookie Monsters", Video-Installation displayed on mounted smartphone screens

"Cookie Monsters" is an installation made from small, fast moving images on screens located at disjointed points of the exhibition space. The purpose of the installation is to reflect the feeling of web-browsing. Images that unexpectedly interrupt the viewer's experience, like web "cookies", advertisments, or emoticons. In the installation five moving images are displayed, that challenge ethical, stereotypical values that we may all be afraid to admit that we harbor. 

 

 Faidonas Gialis: "Line dot dot, dot dot,dot dot dot line,dot dot,line dot dot,dot", Performance.  Faidonas Gialis works across various mediums, digital and analogue, he creates poetic compositions through exploring the theory of aesthetics, the spoken word, and scientific concepts.   

Faidonas Gialis: "Line dot dot, dot dot,dot dot dot line,dot dot,line dot dot,dot", Performance.

Faidonas Gialis works across various mediums, digital and analogue, he creates poetic compositions through exploring the theory of aesthetics, the spoken word, and scientific concepts.

 

 Nikos Stathopoulos: "Untitled", Mixed media on wood board, 180cm x 70cm  Nikos Stathopoulos was born in Zurich in 1974. He works and lives in Athens. He is a graduate of the Athens School of Fine Art, having studied painting with P.Charalambous, G. Skaltsas and M.Manousakis, photography with  M.Babousis, and sculpture with M.Tranos. Parallel to his artistic work, Nikos works as a photographer, designer and maritime mechanic at the company he founded in 1994 at Pireus.

Nikos Stathopoulos: "Untitled", Mixed media on wood board, 180cm x 70cm

Nikos Stathopoulos was born in Zurich in 1974. He works and lives in Athens. He is a graduate of the Athens School of Fine Art, having studied painting with P.Charalambous, G. Skaltsas and M.Manousakis, photography with  M.Babousis, and sculpture with M.Tranos. Parallel to his artistic work, Nikos works as a photographer, designer and maritime mechanic at the company he founded in 1994 at Pireus.

    The work "Peristrofi" (Rotation) is part of a series of works by Natalia Stamopoulou on the subject of the Minotaur, where it is used as much in it's mythological as it's psychoanalytical aspects in order to portray a personal search.  Natalia Stamopoulou is a founding member of the art group Allos Art Project, whose goal is to express plurality and promote the work of young artists.

 

The work "Peristrofi" (Rotation) is part of a series of works by Natalia Stamopoulou on the subject of the Minotaur, where it is used as much in it's mythological as it's psychoanalytical aspects in order to portray a personal search.

Natalia Stamopoulou is a founding member of the art group Allos Art Project, whose goal is to express plurality and promote the work of young artists.

 Fotini Hajimichail: "Sh-12-k", Graphite on paper, 45cm x 60cm  "The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real."  - C. G. Jung, “Aion: Researches into the Phenomenology of the Self”  Fotini Hajimichail is a graduate of the painting department of the Athens School of Fine Art, having been a student of M.Spiliopoulos, M.Babousis and N.Tranos. She lives and works in Athens. 

Fotini Hajimichail: "Sh-12-k", Graphite on paper, 45cm x 60cm

"The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real."

- C. G. Jung, “Aion: Researches into the Phenomenology of the Self”

Fotini Hajimichail is a graduate of the painting department of the Athens School of Fine Art, having been a student of M.Spiliopoulos, M.Babousis and N.Tranos. She lives and works in Athens. 

 George Papadimitriou: "Mr.Oscar Isaac", 70cmx100cm, Mixed media on canvas  "The idea for the creation of my work titled "Mr.Oscar Isaac" came from the enjoyably paranoid photography portraits of Hollywood stars by Tim Walker for "W" magazine. I also draw inspiration from the paintings of David Hockney, the work of Fellini and the 70's aesthetic. The colorful,   The work ‘Kumari Samita’ was inspired from reading the story of young Samita from Katmandu, Nepal, where it is believed that certain girls are reincarnations of the goddess Kali. "Kumari" itself means innocent, pure. From the age of 3-4, these girls are taken from their homes and live isolated in temples. 

George Papadimitriou: "Mr.Oscar Isaac", 70cmx100cm, Mixed media on canvas

"The idea for the creation of my work titled "Mr.Oscar Isaac" came from the enjoyably paranoid photography portraits of Hollywood stars by Tim Walker for "W" magazine. I also draw inspiration from the paintings of David Hockney, the work of Fellini and the 70's aesthetic. The colorful, 

The work ‘Kumari Samita’ was inspired from reading the story of young Samita from Katmandu, Nepal, where it is believed that certain girls are reincarnations of the goddess Kali. "Kumari" itself means innocent, pure. From the age of 3-4, these girls are taken from their homes and live isolated in temples. 

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 Vaggelis Lioudakis: "The Hollow Men", Kinetic installation. Paper practice targets painted over with pastel, charcoal, and ink mounted onto kinetic sculpture.  We are the hollow men We are the stuffed men Leaning together Headpiece filled with straw. Alas! Our dried voices, when We whisper together Are quiet and meaningless As wind in dry grass Or rats' feet over broken glass In our dry cellar.  T.S.Elliot, The Hollow Men

Vaggelis Lioudakis: "The Hollow Men", Kinetic installation. Paper practice targets painted over with pastel, charcoal, and ink mounted onto kinetic sculpture.

We are the hollow men
We are the stuffed men
Leaning together
Headpiece filled with straw. Alas!
Our dried voices, when
We whisper together
Are quiet and meaningless
As wind in dry grass
Or rats' feet over broken glass
In our dry cellar.

T.S.Elliot, The Hollow Men

 Danae Nikolaidi-Kotsaki, "Untitled", Biomorphic sculptures, sound, terracotta clay and metal  Danae Nikolaidi-Kotsaki creates biomorphic sculptures that act as reverberators and amplifiers for the sound that accompaniesthe installation, conduits that are made from earth and embrace within them the "beginning" and the "end". 'Dust to dust" is the phrase that is materialized through these sculptures, that appear to have emerged from deep underground. The organic forms, reminiscent of internal body organs, contrast the sound coming out of them which creates an atmosphere of mysticism, ritual and death. The work refers also to the concept of the earth - womb. 

Danae Nikolaidi-Kotsaki, "Untitled", Biomorphic sculptures, sound, terracotta clay and metal

Danae Nikolaidi-Kotsaki creates biomorphic sculptures that act as reverberators and amplifiers for the sound that accompaniesthe installation, conduits that are made from earth and embrace within them the "beginning" and the "end". 'Dust to dust" is the phrase that is materialized through these sculptures, that appear to have emerged from deep underground. The organic forms, reminiscent of internal body organs, contrast the sound coming out of them which creates an atmosphere of mysticism, ritual and death. The work refers also to the concept of the earth - womb. 

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 Kostas Voulgaris: "X-ray", performance  "What happens behind the membrane that interrupts the day-to-day. A new world with unfamiliar creatures monsters nightmares and unearthly scent of eros and pleasure is revealed!". The contemporary body in the main topic as well as the primary medium of Voulgaris' work. 

Kostas Voulgaris: "X-ray", performance

"What happens behind the membrane that interrupts the day-to-day. A new world with unfamiliar creatures monsters nightmares and unearthly scent of eros and pleasure is revealed!". The contemporary body in the main topic as well as the primary medium of Voulgaris' work. 

 Danae Nikolaidi-Kotsaki, "Untitled", Biomorphic sculptures, sound, terracotta clay and metal  Danae Nikolaidi-Kotsaki creates biomorphic sculptures that act as reverberators and amplifiers for the sound that accompaniesthe installation, conduits that are made from earth and embrace within them the "beginning" and the "end". 'Dust to dust" is the phrase that is materialized through these sculptures, that appear to have emerged from deep underground. The organic forms, reminiscent of internal body organs, contrast the sound coming out of them which creates an atmosphere of mysticism, ritual and death. The work refers also to the concept of the earth - womb.    

Danae Nikolaidi-Kotsaki, "Untitled", Biomorphic sculptures, sound, terracotta clay and metal

Danae Nikolaidi-Kotsaki creates biomorphic sculptures that act as reverberators and amplifiers for the sound that accompaniesthe installation, conduits that are made from earth and embrace within them the "beginning" and the "end". 'Dust to dust" is the phrase that is materialized through these sculptures, that appear to have emerged from deep underground. The organic forms, reminiscent of internal body organs, contrast the sound coming out of them which creates an atmosphere of mysticism, ritual and death. The work refers also to the concept of the earth - womb. 

 

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Lia Koutelieri: "Environment", Installation, Glasses, projection, lighting and sound

Lia Koutelieri uses everyday, disposable materials to create organic compositions in every-day spaces creating surprising environments.

 Roula Karaferi: "Human Box", Performance - installation  The "Human Box" installation lies between being an experimental sensual game and a participatory performance, that can be experienced on several levels. The "Human Box" is approximately the size of a phone booth. Within it is the anonymous body, around it the space of the participant. The process begins with the curiosity of the visitor. Whit the assistance of a guide, the visitor confirms agreement to participate, and subjects him/her self to the user's manual of the "Human Box".

Roula Karaferi: "Human Box", Performance - installation

The "Human Box" installation lies between being an experimental sensual game and a participatory performance, that can be experienced on several levels. The "Human Box" is approximately the size of a phone booth. Within it is the anonymous body, around it the space of the participant. The process begins with the curiosity of the visitor. Whit the assistance of a guide, the visitor confirms agreement to participate, and subjects him/her self to the user's manual of the "Human Box".

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 Vaggelis Lioudakis: "The Hollow Men", Kinetic installation. Paper practice targets painted over with pastel, charcoal, and ink mounted onto kinetic sculpture.  We are the hollow men We are the stuffed men Leaning together Headpiece filled with straw. Alas! Our dried voices, when We whisper together Are quiet and meaningless As wind in dry grass Or rats' feet over broken glass In our dry cellar.  T.S.Elliot, The Hollow Men

Vaggelis Lioudakis: "The Hollow Men", Kinetic installation. Paper practice targets painted over with pastel, charcoal, and ink mounted onto kinetic sculpture.

We are the hollow men
We are the stuffed men
Leaning together
Headpiece filled with straw. Alas!
Our dried voices, when
We whisper together
Are quiet and meaningless
As wind in dry grass
Or rats' feet over broken glass
In our dry cellar.

T.S.Elliot, The Hollow Men

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 Joulia Strauss: Avtonomi Akadimia, project presentation  The political activist and artist Joulia Strauss (Berlin/Athens) presents an introduction in Avtonomi Akadimia.   Artists, philosophers, scientists and political activists from Athens, Berlin, and many other places gather in the public garden of Akadimia Platonos to perform a oneness of the world. We counteract the ongoing politics of war with practices of love. Avtonomi Akadimia is a free access intercultural adisciplinary university in Athens. Let’s instrumentalise the state of crisis to effect a major transformation in the educational system and in art.

Joulia Strauss: Avtonomi Akadimia, project presentation

The political activist and artist Joulia Strauss (Berlin/Athens) presents an introduction in Avtonomi Akadimia. 

Artists, philosophers, scientists and political activists from Athens, Berlin, and many other places gather in the public garden of Akadimia Platonos to perform a oneness of the world. We counteract the ongoing politics of war with practices of love. Avtonomi Akadimia is a free access intercultural adisciplinary university in Athens. Let’s instrumentalise the state of crisis to effect a major transformation in the educational system and in art.

 Helen Zervou: "Teeth-Voices", Installation - sound - clay sculpture  In her work Zervou she uses a plethora of mediums: sculpture, wearable constructions, video, sound, and performance.        

Helen Zervou: "Teeth-Voices", Installation - sound - clay sculpture

In her work Zervou she uses a plethora of mediums: sculpture, wearable constructions, video, sound, and performance. 

 


 

 Eftychia Bezati: "Untitled", Mixed media on canvas, 60xm x 80cm  "I grew up in connection to nature. As a child, I was enchanted by nature and it's life, constantly observing, and I always had the impression that by looking at an animal in the eyes I could by some magical way communicate with it. Life in the urban city center of Athens empowered rather than weakened my childhood memories and made me seek them out intently.   In my paintings, humans and animals hybridize with their common features as starting-points, exchange clothing, habits, instincts with a goal of co-existance in a parallel, hybrid, anthropotherian universe. A difficult contrast of natural harmony with human vanity, the rationalized with the illogical.  Βιογραφικό σημείωμα : Η Μπεζάτη Ευτυχία γεννήθηκε το 1972. Είναι απόφοιτη του Τμήματος Εικαστικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Τεχνών της Σχολής Καλών Τεχνών του Α. Π. Θ. από το 3ο Εργαστήριο Ζωγραφικής με διευθυντές τους Κ. Κατζουράκη και Γ. Τσακίρη. Ζει και εργάζεται στη Αθήνα.

Eftychia Bezati: "Untitled", Mixed media on canvas, 60xm x 80cm

"I grew up in connection to nature. As a child, I was enchanted by nature and it's life, constantly observing, and I always had the impression that by looking at an animal in the eyes I could by some magical way communicate with it. Life in the urban city center of Athens empowered rather than weakened my childhood memories and made me seek them out intently. 

In my paintings, humans and animals hybridize with their common features as starting-points, exchange clothing, habits, instincts with a goal of co-existance in a parallel, hybrid, anthropotherian universe. A difficult contrast of natural harmony with human vanity, the rationalized with the illogical.

Βιογραφικό σημείωμα : Η Μπεζάτη Ευτυχία γεννήθηκε το 1972. Είναι απόφοιτη του Τμήματος Εικαστικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Τεχνών της Σχολής Καλών Τεχνών του Α. Π. Θ. από το 3ο Εργαστήριο Ζωγραφικής με διευθυντές τους Κ. Κατζουράκη και Γ. Τσακίρη. Ζει και εργάζεται στη Αθήνα.

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    Vasilis Aggelopoulos: "Panopticon", Mixed media and encaustics on wood, 80cm x 40cm  The work explores and comments on themes of religion and control, giving a special emphasis on the issue of death. The use of the technique of encaustics in combination with collage creates fields that describe a space, a situation or a non-pictorial portrait. Jeremy Betham's panopticon prison allows for the constant surveillance of inmates. Another meaning of the "panopticon"  is the all-seeing god, who watches over all. 

 

Vasilis Aggelopoulos: "Panopticon", Mixed media and encaustics on wood, 80cm x 40cm

The work explores and comments on themes of religion and control, giving a special emphasis on the issue of death. The use of the technique of encaustics in combination with collage creates fields that describe a space, a situation or a non-pictorial portrait. Jeremy Betham's panopticon prison allows for the constant surveillance of inmates. Another meaning of the "panopticon"  is the all-seeing god, who watches over all. 

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 Tania Hron: Reading Friedrich Kittler  After a peculiar little career as a soap opera star Tania Hron studied German Literature, Cultural Studies and Ethnology at Humboldt University. Later on she taught there herself. She worked for and with Friedrich Kittler from 2004 until his death. From 2011 to 2014 she was engaged at the Deutsche Literaturarchiv Marbach in archiving Kittler’s literary estate. Tania Hron is co-editor of the Collected Works of Friedrich Kittler and is editing some of his texts for other publications.  So, why Friedrich Kittler? The famous German media philosopher, deceased in 2011, left a body of work including many tracks well worth following: Kittler as a founder of discourse , as an originator of media theory, media studies, media history and media philosophy, as a lateral thinker in academic activities, as well as a child of his time and a brilliant writer with a unique style.

Tania Hron: Reading Friedrich Kittler

After a peculiar little career as a soap opera star Tania Hron studied German Literature, Cultural Studies and Ethnology at Humboldt University. Later on she taught there herself. She worked for and with Friedrich Kittler from 2004 until his death. From 2011 to 2014 she was engaged at the Deutsche Literaturarchiv Marbach in archiving Kittler’s literary estate. Tania Hron is co-editor of the Collected Works of Friedrich Kittler and is editing some of his texts for other publications.

So, why Friedrich Kittler? The famous German media philosopher, deceased in 2011, left a body of work including many tracks well worth following: Kittler as a founder of discourse , as an originator of media theory, media studies, media history and media philosophy, as a lateral thinker in academic activities, as well as a child of his time and a brilliant writer with a unique style.

 Raimar Stange: Let's do it!   "Let’s talk about the history of art-activism since the 1920’s. Let’s remember for example the work of the New York based Guerrilla Art Action Group, and let’s discuss the urgency of their political practice today — let’s find out the options and possibilities of art that wants to be more than fine art; for people of all financial situations who don’t give a shit about so called “artistic autonomy”; who instead believe in usefulness and humanity."  Raimar Stange was born in 1960 in Hannover, where he studied literature and philosophy. He lives and works in Eeast Berlin as a freelance critic and curator, writing regularly for Frieze d/e, Berlin; Kunst-Bulletin, Zurich; Camera Austria, Graz; Spike, Vienna; Art, Hamburg; Cura, Rome; ArtReview, London and Artist, Bremen. Currently he is curating exhibitions focusing on the theme of “art & climate catastrophe”.

Raimar Stange: Let's do it! 

"Let’s talk about the history of art-activism since the 1920’s. Let’s remember for example the work of the New York based Guerrilla Art Action Group, and let’s discuss the urgency of their political practice today — let’s find out the options and possibilities of art that wants to be more than fine art; for people of all financial situations who don’t give a shit about so called “artistic autonomy”; who instead believe in usefulness and humanity."

Raimar Stange was born in 1960 in Hannover, where he studied literature and philosophy. He lives and works in Eeast Berlin as a freelance critic and curator, writing regularly for Frieze d/e, Berlin; Kunst-Bulletin, Zurich; Camera Austria, Graz; Spike, Vienna; Art, Hamburg; Cura, Rome; ArtReview, London and Artist, Bremen. Currently he is curating exhibitions focusing on the theme of “art & climate catastrophe”.

 Gketsis work is based on a contemporary perception of vision, having an intense interest in the concept of experience and the stimuli it generates in the viewer. Situations of experimental labs and hallucinogenic states are often part of the material of his works, and a sense of allowing the viewer to become "part of the experiment". His work draws heavily from the fields of science, zoology, advertising, the internet, pharmaceutics. He seeks to create subliminal stimuli, attempting to provoke a certain experience from the viewers through through the sculpture, installation, and new-media environments that he stages.
 Stefanos Athanatos: Sculptural composition, Metal plaster resin and found objects, dimensions variable.  Stefanos Athanatos entered the Athens School of fine Art in 2008, and studied under M.Spiliopoulos an G.Psychopaidis. In 2011 he was awarded a scholarship for "Akademie der Bildenden Künste" in Munich where he studied painting and new media with P.Kolger.
 Ioanna Tsogka: "Untitled", Clay and tar on canvas, 140cm x 120cm  "In the last year my work is characterised by a strong element of materiality. I choose to use material (plaster, tar, clay, earth) which are sometimes loaded with meaning, that allow me to manipulate them by hand so that I can sculpt them, spread them out on canvas and achieve a refined result. Through touch, I attempt a more direct contact with my work, and through my work. In this particular work I attempt to negotiate the notion of random organization that can exist on all levels and it's limitations."
 Christos Artemis: "Untitled", Acrylic on un-streched canvas, 240cm x 300cm  The artist works mainly in the fields of painting and video art. His painting is of large dimensions with the main characteristics being the contrasts between color use and mark. The subjects of his work relate to the intensity of natural phenomena and nature itself
 Katerina Eleftheriadou: "Untitled No.4", 85cmx72cm, Oil on canvas  "The spontaneous and subconscious expression is contained within the morphological, as well as the methodological traits of my work. The choice of the pervasive white colour has been a symbol of redefining and reviewing. The horizontal line works as an "intermediary", the functional element that connects landscape with abstraction, marking a parallel between artistic and human memory. My work attempts to communicate the sequence and compression of time and landscape, with which I seek to approximate subconscious metaphors behind the complex nature of human memory.
 Irene Pouliassi: "Landscape of Bones", 60cmx80cm, Plaster and oxidized metal on Osb wood board  The work takes a critical look on the narration of passing time and it's results, it explores the human body as a manifesto of nature and the universe. Researching the triptych of Nature - Humanity - Genesis, I question the relationship of the body with nature itself. Time in the work exists as a medium and as a concept. The work thus present's itself as a "Memento Mori". Human parts are morphed into landscapes, reminding us that man and nature share common structural traits. Drawing - decomposition - narration.
 Maria Karametrou: "Untitled", 120cmx120cm, Oil on canvas  Maria Karametrou paints mostly with oils and acrylics on canvas, 3dimensional textures and marks, that create, in a sense, a non-recognizable landscape that brings to mind textile and embroidery, with an almost on-realistic element. The style of painting varies, and is accomplished with the use of the paintbrush and spatula.
 Nikol Economides: "May Juana", 200cmx160cm, Mixed media on canvas  The colour of each object is defined by the viewer. For this reason I remove the descriptive elements in favor of colour, describing space as a field of "colour minimalism". An irresolute image is created where volume is not clear. I enjoy bringing together elements that do not have any direct relationship to each other, to see how they communicate on the canvas, allowing the viewer to decide what is been portrayed. I begin painting from a random external trigger and use repetition to develop my series of works.
 Stefanos Athanatos: Sculptural composition, Metal plaster resin and found objects, dimensions variable.  Stefanos Athanatos entered the Athens School of fine Art in 2008, and studied under M.Spiliopoulos an G.Psychopaidis. In 2011 he was awarded a scholarship for "Akademie der Bildenden Künste" in Munich where he studied painting and new media with P.Kolger.
 Andri Lazarou: Clay sculpture composition, dimensions variable  Andri Lazarou is a visual artist and performance artist. Human relationships, the binary human nature, degradation, the shift from "good" to "evil" and life and death, are defining creative forces in her work. She is also concerned, through her work, with physical and visual contact, two of the most primary yet honest means of non-verbal communication. Repetition and fixation are basic elements for her to construct a world that equally embodies human emotion and nature. 
 Dimitris Gketsis: "FAWN",65cm  x 40cm x 19cm, synthetic plaster and acrylic colour  Gketsis work is based on a contemporary perception of vision, having an intense interest in the concept of experience and the stimuli it generates in the viewer. Situations of experimental labs and hallucinogenic states are often part of the material of his works, and a sense of allowing the viewer to become "part of the experiment". His work draws heavily from the fields of science, zoology, advertising, the internet, pharmaceutics. He seeks to create subliminal stimuli, attempting to provoke a certain experience from the viewers through through the sculpture, installation, and new-media environments that he stages.
 Marina Margelou: "Memories". 80cm x 90cm x 75cm, Iron, plaster and polystyrene.  Her current work deals with issues of memory through experiences and recollections of childhood.  Marina is a graduate of graphic design, and from 2012 studies at the Athens School of Fine Art, in the field of sculpture under G.Lappas.
 Danae Nikolaidi-Kotsaki, "Untitled", Biomorphic sculptures, sound, terracotta clay and metal  Danae Nikolaidi-Kotsaki creates biomorphic sculptures that act as reverberators and amplifiers for the sound that accompaniesthe installation, conduits that are made from earth and embrace within them the "beginning" and the "end". 'Dust to dust" is the phrase that is materialized through these sculptures, that appear to have emerged from deep underground. The organic forms, reminiscent of internal body organs, contrast the sound coming out of them which creates an atmosphere of mysticism, ritual and death. The work refers also to the concept of the earth - womb. 
 Stella Javara: "Memory", Installation, dimentions variable, plastic, rope, lightbulbs, earth, smoke machine  Javara works primarily in the field of installation-art, seeking the communication of the work with the viewer through interaction. The elements of nature are the primary subject of her work, as well as the senses of the participants. The viewer becomes part of the work and acts within it, observing how a living organism interacts within a lifeless environment.   
 Konstantina Dali: "Floating Drawing", 120cmx80cm, Iron  "The inspiration for the creation of the work "Floating Drawing" came from observing the human figure in daily postures and how it can be influenced by external and internal forces. The concepts of line and space are expanded upon into the three dimensions, resulting in a sketch that appears to be floating in the air. The work could be considered minimalist, what appears from one angle as a complex of irregular lines, from up-close transforms into a human figure in an empty space.
 Kallianthi Vogdopoulou: "Stasimotita", engraving, 70cm x 50cm, Linoleum  "The repetition of pulses of marks of sound are the main field of my study. In my attempt to transfer my perception of noise and pulsating sounds I create repetitions of explosive mark-making."   
 Valentini Mavroudoglou: "Diafygi", engraving, 35cm x 50cm  Mavroudoglou's works have a strong psycho-graphic element, and focus on fictional realities that have a starting point at internal searches on the line of memories and emotions, and end at depictions that exist in a remembered fantastic space-time. 
 Ilianna Natsou: "Carrying", Photo-documentation of performance, 70cm x 100cm   “When a man in a forest thinks he is going forward in a straight line, in reality he is going in a circle, I did my best to go in a circle, hoping to go in a straight line.” -Samuel Beckett.
 Electra Maipa: "Untitled", Video  1/2 A text as it is measured* | as a sweet chord sounds| |* in words    Electra Maipa works and resides  in Thessaloniki. She studied fine art at the University of Western Macedonia.
 Orestis Karalis: "Celebration of life", Video-installation  "If life is beautiful, it's glory is in death. The addictive image of fish being pulverized, the oversize hand turning the machine and the correlations to a musical box, compose an improvised farewell feast  with a seat for everyone."  Karalis work is represented mostly by sculptures and installations. His influences begin from the observation of the natural environment and living organisms in their interactions. In his work, the subject matters of religion, love and travel can be observed, approached at times humorously and with an ironic distancing.
 Chrysanthi Bairami: "Disintegration", Video-art  Bairami graduated from the Athens School of fine Art in 2014, having studied with D.Sakellion. She has participated in many group exhibitions in Greece, with institutions such as the Bouzianis Museum and the Melina Cultural Center. Abroad, she has participated in Electric Night #3, that took place in Tokyo in collaboration with Contemporary Art Showcase Athens.
 Thodoris Trampas: "Blood Letting", Performance  Trampas works in the fields of performance art and installation. He researches the borders of inner and outer space, the notion of rhythm through movement, and the relationships between the body and space. Trampas uses every-day materials, such as plastic trash bags, in combination with organic material such as earth and water. He extrudes the qualities of the material he uses for the production of specific meanings, around the uncertainties of humanity and the society of today, the body in a constant effort to balance within an environment in a state of flux.  Thodoris Trampas has participated in Marina Abramovic' AS-ONE at Benaki Museum in Athens in March 2016, Electric Night Athens - Tokyo by Contemporary Art Showcase Athens and other exhibitions in Greece and abroad.
 Antigoni Tsagkaropoulou: "Fields of Ova".  "Fields of Ova" is a moving sculpture, that draws from the Obeliscs of ancient Egypt. Embroidered on to it are shapes that can be characterised as organic in nature They resemble hybrid representations of strange fruit, sexual organs, ovaries or extraterrestrial form, as symbols of a new language that lies in between the archetype and the contemporary, the organic and the artificial, the hard and the soft. Obeliscs in ancient Egypt symbolized the Sun and the god himself was believed to live inside them. The costume and the performer, who wears it, is an allegory for the Sun God, the monument, and moving them into the present time. The specific work is characterized by an obsessive curiosity towards nature and the interaction of the body with the environment.
 Vaggelis Lioudakis: "The Hollow Men", Kinetic installation. Paper practice targets painted over with pastel, charcoal, and ink mounted onto kinetic sculpture.  We are the hollow men We are the stuffed men Leaning together Headpiece filled with straw. Alas! Our dried voices, when We whisper together Are quiet and meaningless As wind in dry grass Or rats' feet over broken glass In our dry cellar.  T.S.Elliot, The Hollow Men
 Anna-Maria Samara: "Untitled" 260cm x 150cm, Installation in two pieces, Wire mesh and natural rope  Anna-Maria Samara studies at the art department of the University of West Macedonia with professor Charis Kontosfyris. Since 2010 she is a member of the art-group EN-FLO. 
 Varvara Maltezou: "Untitled", Installation-Video
 Lykourgos Porfyris: "Cookie Monsters", Video-Installation displayed on mounted smartphone screens  "Cookie Monsters" is an installation made from small, fast moving images on screens located at disjointed points of the exhibition space. The purpose of the installation is to reflect the feeling of web-browsing. Images that unexpectedly interrupt the viewer's experience, like web "cookies", advertisments, or emoticons. In the installation five moving images are displayed, that challenge ethical, stereotypical values that we may all be afraid to admit that we harbor.    
 Faidonas Gialis: "Line dot dot, dot dot,dot dot dot line,dot dot,line dot dot,dot", Performance.  Faidonas Gialis works across various mediums, digital and analogue, he creates poetic compositions through exploring the theory of aesthetics, the spoken word, and scientific concepts.   
 Nikos Stathopoulos: "Untitled", Mixed media on wood board, 180cm x 70cm  Nikos Stathopoulos was born in Zurich in 1974. He works and lives in Athens. He is a graduate of the Athens School of Fine Art, having studied painting with P.Charalambous, G. Skaltsas and M.Manousakis, photography with  M.Babousis, and sculpture with M.Tranos. Parallel to his artistic work, Nikos works as a photographer, designer and maritime mechanic at the company he founded in 1994 at Pireus.
    The work "Peristrofi" (Rotation) is part of a series of works by Natalia Stamopoulou on the subject of the Minotaur, where it is used as much in it's mythological as it's psychoanalytical aspects in order to portray a personal search.  Natalia Stamopoulou is a founding member of the art group Allos Art Project, whose goal is to express plurality and promote the work of young artists.
 Fotini Hajimichail: "Sh-12-k", Graphite on paper, 45cm x 60cm  "The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real."  - C. G. Jung, “Aion: Researches into the Phenomenology of the Self”  Fotini Hajimichail is a graduate of the painting department of the Athens School of Fine Art, having been a student of M.Spiliopoulos, M.Babousis and N.Tranos. She lives and works in Athens. 
 George Papadimitriou: "Mr.Oscar Isaac", 70cmx100cm, Mixed media on canvas  "The idea for the creation of my work titled "Mr.Oscar Isaac" came from the enjoyably paranoid photography portraits of Hollywood stars by Tim Walker for "W" magazine. I also draw inspiration from the paintings of David Hockney, the work of Fellini and the 70's aesthetic. The colorful,   The work ‘Kumari Samita’ was inspired from reading the story of young Samita from Katmandu, Nepal, where it is believed that certain girls are reincarnations of the goddess Kali. "Kumari" itself means innocent, pure. From the age of 3-4, these girls are taken from their homes and live isolated in temples. 
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 Vaggelis Lioudakis: "The Hollow Men", Kinetic installation. Paper practice targets painted over with pastel, charcoal, and ink mounted onto kinetic sculpture.  We are the hollow men We are the stuffed men Leaning together Headpiece filled with straw. Alas! Our dried voices, when We whisper together Are quiet and meaningless As wind in dry grass Or rats' feet over broken glass In our dry cellar.  T.S.Elliot, The Hollow Men
 Danae Nikolaidi-Kotsaki, "Untitled", Biomorphic sculptures, sound, terracotta clay and metal  Danae Nikolaidi-Kotsaki creates biomorphic sculptures that act as reverberators and amplifiers for the sound that accompaniesthe installation, conduits that are made from earth and embrace within them the "beginning" and the "end". 'Dust to dust" is the phrase that is materialized through these sculptures, that appear to have emerged from deep underground. The organic forms, reminiscent of internal body organs, contrast the sound coming out of them which creates an atmosphere of mysticism, ritual and death. The work refers also to the concept of the earth - womb. 
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 Kostas Voulgaris: "X-ray", performance  "What happens behind the membrane that interrupts the day-to-day. A new world with unfamiliar creatures monsters nightmares and unearthly scent of eros and pleasure is revealed!". The contemporary body in the main topic as well as the primary medium of Voulgaris' work. 
 Danae Nikolaidi-Kotsaki, "Untitled", Biomorphic sculptures, sound, terracotta clay and metal  Danae Nikolaidi-Kotsaki creates biomorphic sculptures that act as reverberators and amplifiers for the sound that accompaniesthe installation, conduits that are made from earth and embrace within them the "beginning" and the "end". 'Dust to dust" is the phrase that is materialized through these sculptures, that appear to have emerged from deep underground. The organic forms, reminiscent of internal body organs, contrast the sound coming out of them which creates an atmosphere of mysticism, ritual and death. The work refers also to the concept of the earth - womb.    
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 Lia Koutelieri: "Environment", Installation, Glasses, projection, lighting and sound  Lia Koutelieri uses everyday, disposable materials to create organic compositions in every-day spaces creating surprising environments.
 Roula Karaferi: "Human Box", Performance - installation  The "Human Box" installation lies between being an experimental sensual game and a participatory performance, that can be experienced on several levels. The "Human Box" is approximately the size of a phone booth. Within it is the anonymous body, around it the space of the participant. The process begins with the curiosity of the visitor. Whit the assistance of a guide, the visitor confirms agreement to participate, and subjects him/her self to the user's manual of the "Human Box".
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 Joulia Strauss: Avtonomi Akadimia, project presentation  The political activist and artist Joulia Strauss (Berlin/Athens) presents an introduction in Avtonomi Akadimia.   Artists, philosophers, scientists and political activists from Athens, Berlin, and many other places gather in the public garden of Akadimia Platonos to perform a oneness of the world. We counteract the ongoing politics of war with practices of love. Avtonomi Akadimia is a free access intercultural adisciplinary university in Athens. Let’s instrumentalise the state of crisis to effect a major transformation in the educational system and in art.
 Helen Zervou: "Teeth-Voices", Installation - sound - clay sculpture  In her work Zervou she uses a plethora of mediums: sculpture, wearable constructions, video, sound, and performance.        
 Eftychia Bezati: "Untitled", Mixed media on canvas, 60xm x 80cm  "I grew up in connection to nature. As a child, I was enchanted by nature and it's life, constantly observing, and I always had the impression that by looking at an animal in the eyes I could by some magical way communicate with it. Life in the urban city center of Athens empowered rather than weakened my childhood memories and made me seek them out intently.   In my paintings, humans and animals hybridize with their common features as starting-points, exchange clothing, habits, instincts with a goal of co-existance in a parallel, hybrid, anthropotherian universe. A difficult contrast of natural harmony with human vanity, the rationalized with the illogical.  Βιογραφικό σημείωμα : Η Μπεζάτη Ευτυχία γεννήθηκε το 1972. Είναι απόφοιτη του Τμήματος Εικαστικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Τεχνών της Σχολής Καλών Τεχνών του Α. Π. Θ. από το 3ο Εργαστήριο Ζωγραφικής με διευθυντές τους Κ. Κατζουράκη και Γ. Τσακίρη. Ζει και εργάζεται στη Αθήνα.
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    Vasilis Aggelopoulos: "Panopticon", Mixed media and encaustics on wood, 80cm x 40cm  The work explores and comments on themes of religion and control, giving a special emphasis on the issue of death. The use of the technique of encaustics in combination with collage creates fields that describe a space, a situation or a non-pictorial portrait. Jeremy Betham's panopticon prison allows for the constant surveillance of inmates. Another meaning of the "panopticon"  is the all-seeing god, who watches over all. 
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 Tania Hron: Reading Friedrich Kittler  After a peculiar little career as a soap opera star Tania Hron studied German Literature, Cultural Studies and Ethnology at Humboldt University. Later on she taught there herself. She worked for and with Friedrich Kittler from 2004 until his death. From 2011 to 2014 she was engaged at the Deutsche Literaturarchiv Marbach in archiving Kittler’s literary estate. Tania Hron is co-editor of the Collected Works of Friedrich Kittler and is editing some of his texts for other publications.  So, why Friedrich Kittler? The famous German media philosopher, deceased in 2011, left a body of work including many tracks well worth following: Kittler as a founder of discourse , as an originator of media theory, media studies, media history and media philosophy, as a lateral thinker in academic activities, as well as a child of his time and a brilliant writer with a unique style.
 Raimar Stange: Let's do it!   "Let’s talk about the history of art-activism since the 1920’s. Let’s remember for example the work of the New York based Guerrilla Art Action Group, and let’s discuss the urgency of their political practice today — let’s find out the options and possibilities of art that wants to be more than fine art; for people of all financial situations who don’t give a shit about so called “artistic autonomy”; who instead believe in usefulness and humanity."  Raimar Stange was born in 1960 in Hannover, where he studied literature and philosophy. He lives and works in Eeast Berlin as a freelance critic and curator, writing regularly for Frieze d/e, Berlin; Kunst-Bulletin, Zurich; Camera Austria, Graz; Spike, Vienna; Art, Hamburg; Cura, Rome; ArtReview, London and Artist, Bremen. Currently he is curating exhibitions focusing on the theme of “art & climate catastrophe”.

Gketsis work is based on a contemporary perception of vision, having an intense interest in the concept of experience and the stimuli it generates in the viewer. Situations of experimental labs and hallucinogenic states are often part of the material of his works, and a sense of allowing the viewer to become "part of the experiment". His work draws heavily from the fields of science, zoology, advertising, the internet, pharmaceutics. He seeks to create subliminal stimuli, attempting to provoke a certain experience from the viewers through through the sculpture, installation, and new-media environments that he stages.

Stefanos Athanatos: Sculptural composition, Metal plaster resin and found objects, dimensions variable.

Stefanos Athanatos entered the Athens School of fine Art in 2008, and studied under M.Spiliopoulos an G.Psychopaidis. In 2011 he was awarded a scholarship for "Akademie der Bildenden Künste" in Munich where he studied painting and new media with P.Kolger.

Ioanna Tsogka: "Untitled", Clay and tar on canvas, 140cm x 120cm

"In the last year my work is characterised by a strong element of materiality. I choose to use material (plaster, tar, clay, earth) which are sometimes loaded with meaning, that allow me to manipulate them by hand so that I can sculpt them, spread them out on canvas and achieve a refined result. Through touch, I attempt a more direct contact with my work, and through my work. In this particular work I attempt to negotiate the notion of random organization that can exist on all levels and it's limitations."

Christos Artemis: "Untitled", Acrylic on un-streched canvas, 240cm x 300cm

The artist works mainly in the fields of painting and video art. His painting is of large dimensions with the main characteristics being the contrasts between color use and mark. The subjects of his work relate to the intensity of natural phenomena and nature itself

Katerina Eleftheriadou: "Untitled No.4", 85cmx72cm, Oil on canvas

"The spontaneous and subconscious expression is contained within the morphological, as well as the methodological traits of my work. The choice of the pervasive white colour has been a symbol of redefining and reviewing. The horizontal line works as an "intermediary", the functional element that connects landscape with abstraction, marking a parallel between artistic and human memory. My work attempts to communicate the sequence and compression of time and landscape, with which I seek to approximate subconscious metaphors behind the complex nature of human memory.

Irene Pouliassi: "Landscape of Bones", 60cmx80cm, Plaster and oxidized metal on Osb wood board

The work takes a critical look on the narration of passing time and it's results, it explores the human body as a manifesto of nature and the universe. Researching the triptych of Nature - Humanity - Genesis, I question the relationship of the body with nature itself. Time in the work exists as a medium and as a concept. The work thus present's itself as a "Memento Mori". Human parts are morphed into landscapes, reminding us that man and nature share common structural traits. Drawing - decomposition - narration.

Maria Karametrou: "Untitled", 120cmx120cm, Oil on canvas

Maria Karametrou paints mostly with oils and acrylics on canvas, 3dimensional textures and marks, that create, in a sense, a non-recognizable landscape that brings to mind textile and embroidery, with an almost on-realistic element. The style of painting varies, and is accomplished with the use of the paintbrush and spatula.

Nikol Economides: "May Juana", 200cmx160cm, Mixed media on canvas

The colour of each object is defined by the viewer. For this reason I remove the descriptive elements in favor of colour, describing space as a field of "colour minimalism". An irresolute image is created where volume is not clear. I enjoy bringing together elements that do not have any direct relationship to each other, to see how they communicate on the canvas, allowing the viewer to decide what is been portrayed. I begin painting from a random external trigger and use repetition to develop my series of works.

Stefanos Athanatos: Sculptural composition, Metal plaster resin and found objects, dimensions variable.

Stefanos Athanatos entered the Athens School of fine Art in 2008, and studied under M.Spiliopoulos an G.Psychopaidis. In 2011 he was awarded a scholarship for "Akademie der Bildenden Künste" in Munich where he studied painting and new media with P.Kolger.

Andri Lazarou: Clay sculpture composition, dimensions variable

Andri Lazarou is a visual artist and performance artist. Human relationships, the binary human nature, degradation, the shift from "good" to "evil" and life and death, are defining creative forces in her work. She is also concerned, through her work, with physical and visual contact, two of the most primary yet honest means of non-verbal communication. Repetition and fixation are basic elements for her to construct a world that equally embodies human emotion and nature. 

Dimitris Gketsis: "FAWN",65cm  x 40cm x 19cm, synthetic plaster and acrylic colour

Gketsis work is based on a contemporary perception of vision, having an intense interest in the concept of experience and the stimuli it generates in the viewer. Situations of experimental labs and hallucinogenic states are often part of the material of his works, and a sense of allowing the viewer to become "part of the experiment". His work draws heavily from the fields of science, zoology, advertising, the internet, pharmaceutics. He seeks to create subliminal stimuli, attempting to provoke a certain experience from the viewers through through the sculpture, installation, and new-media environments that he stages.

Marina Margelou: "Memories". 80cm x 90cm x 75cm, Iron, plaster and polystyrene.

Her current work deals with issues of memory through experiences and recollections of childhood.

Marina is a graduate of graphic design, and from 2012 studies at the Athens School of Fine Art, in the field of sculpture under G.Lappas.

Danae Nikolaidi-Kotsaki, "Untitled", Biomorphic sculptures, sound, terracotta clay and metal

Danae Nikolaidi-Kotsaki creates biomorphic sculptures that act as reverberators and amplifiers for the sound that accompaniesthe installation, conduits that are made from earth and embrace within them the "beginning" and the "end". 'Dust to dust" is the phrase that is materialized through these sculptures, that appear to have emerged from deep underground. The organic forms, reminiscent of internal body organs, contrast the sound coming out of them which creates an atmosphere of mysticism, ritual and death. The work refers also to the concept of the earth - womb. 

Stella Javara: "Memory", Installation, dimentions variable, plastic, rope, lightbulbs, earth, smoke machine

Javara works primarily in the field of installation-art, seeking the communication of the work with the viewer through interaction. The elements of nature are the primary subject of her work, as well as the senses of the participants. The viewer becomes part of the work and acts within it, observing how a living organism interacts within a lifeless environment.

 

Konstantina Dali: "Floating Drawing", 120cmx80cm, Iron

"The inspiration for the creation of the work "Floating Drawing" came from observing the human figure in daily postures and how it can be influenced by external and internal forces. The concepts of line and space are expanded upon into the three dimensions, resulting in a sketch that appears to be floating in the air. The work could be considered minimalist, what appears from one angle as a complex of irregular lines, from up-close transforms into a human figure in an empty space.

Kallianthi Vogdopoulou: "Stasimotita", engraving, 70cm x 50cm, Linoleum

"The repetition of pulses of marks of sound are the main field of my study. In my attempt to transfer my perception of noise and pulsating sounds I create repetitions of explosive mark-making."

 

Valentini Mavroudoglou: "Diafygi", engraving, 35cm x 50cm

Mavroudoglou's works have a strong psycho-graphic element, and focus on fictional realities that have a starting point at internal searches on the line of memories and emotions, and end at depictions that exist in a remembered fantastic space-time. 

Ilianna Natsou: "Carrying", Photo-documentation of performance, 70cm x 100cm


“When a man in a forest thinks he is going forward in a straight line, in reality he is going in a circle, I did my best to go in a circle, hoping to go in a straight line.”
-Samuel Beckett.

Electra Maipa: "Untitled", Video

1/2 A text as it is measured* | as a sweet chord sounds| |* in words
 

Electra Maipa works and resides  in Thessaloniki. She studied fine art at the University of Western Macedonia.

Orestis Karalis: "Celebration of life", Video-installation

"If life is beautiful, it's glory is in death. The addictive image of fish being pulverized, the oversize hand turning the machine and the correlations to a musical box, compose an improvised farewell feast  with a seat for everyone."

Karalis work is represented mostly by sculptures and installations. His influences begin from the observation of the natural environment and living organisms in their interactions. In his work, the subject matters of religion, love and travel can be observed, approached at times humorously and with an ironic distancing.

Chrysanthi Bairami: "Disintegration", Video-art

Bairami graduated from the Athens School of fine Art in 2014, having studied with D.Sakellion. She has participated in many group exhibitions in Greece, with institutions such as the Bouzianis Museum and the Melina Cultural Center. Abroad, she has participated in Electric Night #3, that took place in Tokyo in collaboration with Contemporary Art Showcase Athens.

Thodoris Trampas: "Blood Letting", Performance

Trampas works in the fields of performance art and installation. He researches the borders of inner and outer space, the notion of rhythm through movement, and the relationships between the body and space. Trampas uses every-day materials, such as plastic trash bags, in combination with organic material such as earth and water. He extrudes the qualities of the material he uses for the production of specific meanings, around the uncertainties of humanity and the society of today, the body in a constant effort to balance within an environment in a state of flux.

Thodoris Trampas has participated in Marina Abramovic' AS-ONE at Benaki Museum in Athens in March 2016, Electric Night Athens - Tokyo by Contemporary Art Showcase Athens and other exhibitions in Greece and abroad.

Antigoni Tsagkaropoulou: "Fields of Ova".

"Fields of Ova" is a moving sculpture, that draws from the Obeliscs of ancient Egypt. Embroidered on to it are shapes that can be characterised as organic in nature They resemble hybrid representations of strange fruit, sexual organs, ovaries or extraterrestrial form, as symbols of a new language that lies in between the archetype and the contemporary, the organic and the artificial, the hard and the soft. Obeliscs in ancient Egypt symbolized the Sun and the god himself was believed to live inside them. The costume and the performer, who wears it, is an allegory for the Sun God, the monument, and moving them into the present time. The specific work is characterized by an obsessive curiosity towards nature and the interaction of the body with the environment.

Vaggelis Lioudakis: "The Hollow Men", Kinetic installation. Paper practice targets painted over with pastel, charcoal, and ink mounted onto kinetic sculpture.

We are the hollow men
We are the stuffed men
Leaning together
Headpiece filled with straw. Alas!
Our dried voices, when
We whisper together
Are quiet and meaningless
As wind in dry grass
Or rats' feet over broken glass
In our dry cellar.

T.S.Elliot, The Hollow Men

Anna-Maria Samara: "Untitled" 260cm x 150cm, Installation in two pieces, Wire mesh and natural rope

Anna-Maria Samara studies at the art department of the University of West Macedonia with professor Charis Kontosfyris. Since 2010 she is a member of the art-group EN-FLO. 

Varvara Maltezou: "Untitled", Installation-Video

Lykourgos Porfyris: "Cookie Monsters", Video-Installation displayed on mounted smartphone screens

"Cookie Monsters" is an installation made from small, fast moving images on screens located at disjointed points of the exhibition space. The purpose of the installation is to reflect the feeling of web-browsing. Images that unexpectedly interrupt the viewer's experience, like web "cookies", advertisments, or emoticons. In the installation five moving images are displayed, that challenge ethical, stereotypical values that we may all be afraid to admit that we harbor. 

 

Faidonas Gialis: "Line dot dot, dot dot,dot dot dot line,dot dot,line dot dot,dot", Performance.

Faidonas Gialis works across various mediums, digital and analogue, he creates poetic compositions through exploring the theory of aesthetics, the spoken word, and scientific concepts.

 

Nikos Stathopoulos: "Untitled", Mixed media on wood board, 180cm x 70cm

Nikos Stathopoulos was born in Zurich in 1974. He works and lives in Athens. He is a graduate of the Athens School of Fine Art, having studied painting with P.Charalambous, G. Skaltsas and M.Manousakis, photography with  M.Babousis, and sculpture with M.Tranos. Parallel to his artistic work, Nikos works as a photographer, designer and maritime mechanic at the company he founded in 1994 at Pireus.

 

The work "Peristrofi" (Rotation) is part of a series of works by Natalia Stamopoulou on the subject of the Minotaur, where it is used as much in it's mythological as it's psychoanalytical aspects in order to portray a personal search.

Natalia Stamopoulou is a founding member of the art group Allos Art Project, whose goal is to express plurality and promote the work of young artists.

Fotini Hajimichail: "Sh-12-k", Graphite on paper, 45cm x 60cm

"The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real."

- C. G. Jung, “Aion: Researches into the Phenomenology of the Self”

Fotini Hajimichail is a graduate of the painting department of the Athens School of Fine Art, having been a student of M.Spiliopoulos, M.Babousis and N.Tranos. She lives and works in Athens. 

George Papadimitriou: "Mr.Oscar Isaac", 70cmx100cm, Mixed media on canvas

"The idea for the creation of my work titled "Mr.Oscar Isaac" came from the enjoyably paranoid photography portraits of Hollywood stars by Tim Walker for "W" magazine. I also draw inspiration from the paintings of David Hockney, the work of Fellini and the 70's aesthetic. The colorful, 

The work ‘Kumari Samita’ was inspired from reading the story of young Samita from Katmandu, Nepal, where it is believed that certain girls are reincarnations of the goddess Kali. "Kumari" itself means innocent, pure. From the age of 3-4, these girls are taken from their homes and live isolated in temples. 

Vaggelis Lioudakis: "The Hollow Men", Kinetic installation. Paper practice targets painted over with pastel, charcoal, and ink mounted onto kinetic sculpture.

We are the hollow men
We are the stuffed men
Leaning together
Headpiece filled with straw. Alas!
Our dried voices, when
We whisper together
Are quiet and meaningless
As wind in dry grass
Or rats' feet over broken glass
In our dry cellar.

T.S.Elliot, The Hollow Men

Danae Nikolaidi-Kotsaki, "Untitled", Biomorphic sculptures, sound, terracotta clay and metal

Danae Nikolaidi-Kotsaki creates biomorphic sculptures that act as reverberators and amplifiers for the sound that accompaniesthe installation, conduits that are made from earth and embrace within them the "beginning" and the "end". 'Dust to dust" is the phrase that is materialized through these sculptures, that appear to have emerged from deep underground. The organic forms, reminiscent of internal body organs, contrast the sound coming out of them which creates an atmosphere of mysticism, ritual and death. The work refers also to the concept of the earth - womb. 

Kostas Voulgaris: "X-ray", performance

"What happens behind the membrane that interrupts the day-to-day. A new world with unfamiliar creatures monsters nightmares and unearthly scent of eros and pleasure is revealed!". The contemporary body in the main topic as well as the primary medium of Voulgaris' work. 

Danae Nikolaidi-Kotsaki, "Untitled", Biomorphic sculptures, sound, terracotta clay and metal

Danae Nikolaidi-Kotsaki creates biomorphic sculptures that act as reverberators and amplifiers for the sound that accompaniesthe installation, conduits that are made from earth and embrace within them the "beginning" and the "end". 'Dust to dust" is the phrase that is materialized through these sculptures, that appear to have emerged from deep underground. The organic forms, reminiscent of internal body organs, contrast the sound coming out of them which creates an atmosphere of mysticism, ritual and death. The work refers also to the concept of the earth - womb. 

 

Lia Koutelieri: "Environment", Installation, Glasses, projection, lighting and sound

Lia Koutelieri uses everyday, disposable materials to create organic compositions in every-day spaces creating surprising environments.

Roula Karaferi: "Human Box", Performance - installation

The "Human Box" installation lies between being an experimental sensual game and a participatory performance, that can be experienced on several levels. The "Human Box" is approximately the size of a phone booth. Within it is the anonymous body, around it the space of the participant. The process begins with the curiosity of the visitor. Whit the assistance of a guide, the visitor confirms agreement to participate, and subjects him/her self to the user's manual of the "Human Box".

Vaggelis Lioudakis: "The Hollow Men", Kinetic installation. Paper practice targets painted over with pastel, charcoal, and ink mounted onto kinetic sculpture.

We are the hollow men
We are the stuffed men
Leaning together
Headpiece filled with straw. Alas!
Our dried voices, when
We whisper together
Are quiet and meaningless
As wind in dry grass
Or rats' feet over broken glass
In our dry cellar.

T.S.Elliot, The Hollow Men

Joulia Strauss: Avtonomi Akadimia, project presentation

The political activist and artist Joulia Strauss (Berlin/Athens) presents an introduction in Avtonomi Akadimia. 

Artists, philosophers, scientists and political activists from Athens, Berlin, and many other places gather in the public garden of Akadimia Platonos to perform a oneness of the world. We counteract the ongoing politics of war with practices of love. Avtonomi Akadimia is a free access intercultural adisciplinary university in Athens. Let’s instrumentalise the state of crisis to effect a major transformation in the educational system and in art.

Helen Zervou: "Teeth-Voices", Installation - sound - clay sculpture

In her work Zervou she uses a plethora of mediums: sculpture, wearable constructions, video, sound, and performance. 

 


 

Eftychia Bezati: "Untitled", Mixed media on canvas, 60xm x 80cm

"I grew up in connection to nature. As a child, I was enchanted by nature and it's life, constantly observing, and I always had the impression that by looking at an animal in the eyes I could by some magical way communicate with it. Life in the urban city center of Athens empowered rather than weakened my childhood memories and made me seek them out intently. 

In my paintings, humans and animals hybridize with their common features as starting-points, exchange clothing, habits, instincts with a goal of co-existance in a parallel, hybrid, anthropotherian universe. A difficult contrast of natural harmony with human vanity, the rationalized with the illogical.

Βιογραφικό σημείωμα : Η Μπεζάτη Ευτυχία γεννήθηκε το 1972. Είναι απόφοιτη του Τμήματος Εικαστικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Τεχνών της Σχολής Καλών Τεχνών του Α. Π. Θ. από το 3ο Εργαστήριο Ζωγραφικής με διευθυντές τους Κ. Κατζουράκη και Γ. Τσακίρη. Ζει και εργάζεται στη Αθήνα.

 

Vasilis Aggelopoulos: "Panopticon", Mixed media and encaustics on wood, 80cm x 40cm

The work explores and comments on themes of religion and control, giving a special emphasis on the issue of death. The use of the technique of encaustics in combination with collage creates fields that describe a space, a situation or a non-pictorial portrait. Jeremy Betham's panopticon prison allows for the constant surveillance of inmates. Another meaning of the "panopticon"  is the all-seeing god, who watches over all. 

Tania Hron: Reading Friedrich Kittler

After a peculiar little career as a soap opera star Tania Hron studied German Literature, Cultural Studies and Ethnology at Humboldt University. Later on she taught there herself. She worked for and with Friedrich Kittler from 2004 until his death. From 2011 to 2014 she was engaged at the Deutsche Literaturarchiv Marbach in archiving Kittler’s literary estate. Tania Hron is co-editor of the Collected Works of Friedrich Kittler and is editing some of his texts for other publications.

So, why Friedrich Kittler? The famous German media philosopher, deceased in 2011, left a body of work including many tracks well worth following: Kittler as a founder of discourse , as an originator of media theory, media studies, media history and media philosophy, as a lateral thinker in academic activities, as well as a child of his time and a brilliant writer with a unique style.

Raimar Stange: Let's do it! 

"Let’s talk about the history of art-activism since the 1920’s. Let’s remember for example the work of the New York based Guerrilla Art Action Group, and let’s discuss the urgency of their political practice today — let’s find out the options and possibilities of art that wants to be more than fine art; for people of all financial situations who don’t give a shit about so called “artistic autonomy”; who instead believe in usefulness and humanity."

Raimar Stange was born in 1960 in Hannover, where he studied literature and philosophy. He lives and works in Eeast Berlin as a freelance critic and curator, writing regularly for Frieze d/e, Berlin; Kunst-Bulletin, Zurich; Camera Austria, Graz; Spike, Vienna; Art, Hamburg; Cura, Rome; ArtReview, London and Artist, Bremen. Currently he is curating exhibitions focusing on the theme of “art & climate catastrophe”.

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