Platforms Project 2019 | Art Fair i

Don Forty | Nikaia, Athens
August 12, 2018
Platforms Project 2019 | Art Fair ii
June 23, 2019

Platforms Project 2019 | Art Fair i

Athens Street Art Festival participated in this year´s Platforms Project 2019 held May 16 to Sunday, May 19, at the “Nikos Kessanlis” Exhibition Hall of the Athens School of Fine Arts, the largest event so far in its seventh year. Platforms Project is directed by Artemis Potamianou and Michalis Argyrou. This was the second year that Platforms Project was held at the ASFA.

Platforms Project brings together independent art platforms from around the world in an attempt to map artworks and current practices, as well as theoretical questions posed internationally. The Platforms Project is an international exhibition of independent artists that work together and aims to create channels of communication and collaboration, to exchange projects and to promote artists internationally.

60 art platforms from 17 countries flocked to Athens for four days and welcomed more than 16,000 visitors. At this year’s event, ATHENS STREET ART FESTIVAL participated in the Platforms Project parallel program which expanded into talks with participating historians, theorists and art critics, academics, museum directors, artists and curators.

Our talk was titled “STREET ART- The Transformative Power of Art in Public Spaces” and our panel included the following speakers : Mexican Ambassador to Greece, Daniel Hernandez Joseph, Rodanthi Senduka, Creative Director of Red Design Consultants
, Municipality of Nikaia Renti Michalis Lagumigis [Vice Mayor], Municipality of Drapetsona Keratsini  Vasilis Tsigeris [President of the Schools Comitte], Nikos Neskes Visual Artist, Athens Street Art Festival | Andreas C Tsourapas. Our Moderator was Kostas Spiropoulos.

The Curation and Production of Our Participation has been done “Pro Bono” by ArtBloom and Christine Grek, For which we owe her a lot… and not only for this…

Participants

24hrs Project (Switzerland), A TRANS (Germany), AC Institute, NYC (USA), Alpineum Produzentengalerie Luzern (Switzerland), ArtCode (Greece), Artia Gallery (Greece), artflatform | elsewhere / kunstenaarsinitiatief | elders (The Netherlands), ASSOCIATION THEATER DIONYSOS ET APOLLON (Greece), ATHENS STREET ART FESTIVAL (Greece, France, Mexico), Αυτοβιογραφικά Συστήματα / Autobiographical Systems (Greece), Backspace (Greece), Bcademie (The Netherlands), Binary art group (Cyprus), Bureau d’Art et de recherche, Roubaix (France), Come alone (Greece & France), CUBE ART EDITIONS (Greece), DAILY TEMPORARY (Sweden, Spain), Darling Pearls & Co (UK), DAS ESSZIMMER – space for art + (Germany), Ed Video (Canada), EGO (Greece), EN FLO (Greece), EX-MÊKH (The Netherlands), Exit / Exit (Greece), flat1_offspace (Austria), Fragments of truth (Greece), Future Scenarios (The Netherlands & Greece), Galleri Konstepidemin (Sweden), H-M-S (UK), ID:I Galleri (Sweden), In Vivo (Greece), IS-projects (The Netherlands), ITSONLYARTS (Greece), KOΡEKT / CORECT (Greece), Kunsthalle Graz (Austria), Kunsthallekleinbasel (Switzerland), LaLa Art Group Greece (Greece), Library / L’briary Gallery (Canada), METAPOLIS (Greece), Museum of Forgetting/TILT (Sweden), Open Y @ (Greece), ORIZONTAS GEGONOTON (Greece), Patara Gallery (Georgia), Penelope’s webs (Greece), POW WOW (Greece), Rajatila Galleria / Rajataide (Finland), SCOTTY (Germany), soft turns (Canada), Sub Rosa Space (Greece), Τα Καΐκια που Πληγώναμε – Hurting Boats (Greece), Technopaignion art group (Greece), THE M{}ESUM (Germany), TIDAL FLOW ART (Greece), Topp & Dubio (The Netherlands), TRANSFORM ART PLATFORM (Serbia), Und. (Greece), Unit 8 Cable Depot (UK), Various Artists (Belgium), Vita Zita studio (Greece), Wil Aballe Art Projects |