Platforms Project 2019

Platforms Project 2019

May 16-19

Participation with the
«ArtCode» platform (Maria Stamati, Costas Vittis)

From the press release of the exhibition:

What is the art of everyday life, of wandering and transformation? How are investments and transactions related to art? How do art, its audience, speech and lectures, workshops and educational programmes come together in one place?


PRESS RELEASE, Athens, May 1, 2019

Platforms Project 2019
800 artists, 60 platforms, 17 countries
May 16-19, 2019, Athens School of Fine Arts

How would you feel if you saw one work and the next day there was another one in its place after the first one had been destroyed? What works should one expect from a group called “Museum of Oblivion”? Which boats are we hurting and why are we doing this? What is the art of everyday life, wandering and transformation? How are investments and transactions connected to art? How do art, its audience, seminars and talks, workshops and educational programs come together in one space?

The Platforms Project 2019 is getting ready and the 800 artists and 116 volunteers are waiting for you from Thursday 16 May to Sunday 19 May 2019 at the exhibition space «Nikos Kessanlis» of the Athens School of Fine Arts, in the largest event so far in the seven-year course of the exhibition.

For the second time at the ASFA, the seventh international art exhibition Platforms Project brings together independent art platforms from around the world and the Athenian public, in an effort to map artistic action as well as internationally posed artistic and theoretical questions.

60 platforms from 17 countries will flock to Athens for four days as the culmination of the global network that has been building, collaborating and communicating throughout the year. This year’s event continues last year’s tradition, where 56 platforms, from 17 countries as well, presented their work to an audience of 16,000 people.

Platforms Project is an international exhibition of independent artists working in groups, aiming to create channels of communication and collaboration, project exchange and promotion of artists internationally.

In this year’s edition, the parallel program is even more extended, with dozens of parallel exhibitions of Greek and foreign artists, with talks, with participants including art historians, art theorists and critics, academics, museum directors, artists, curators, and the AICA Hellas conference on «The Role of Public and Private Institutions in Art Today», while the Painting Workshops A, B, F, IA, IB and the Sculpture Workshops A and B of the ASFA will present works by students. At the same time, the educational programme Platforms Project for All 2019, designed for children aged 5 to 16 by the Dutch platform EX-MÊKH and the artist and art teacher Ellen Rodenberg, will introduce children to contemporary art. During the Platforms Project, the children will be invited to participate by creating their own mini space (mini pavilion-cube) with paper, pencils, paints, staples or glue. This year as well, the performances have their own space in the exhibition: artists from Greece and abroad will present their work on a daily basis in various spaces of the ASFA. The Platforms Project party will definitely not be missing. The party will take place on Friday 17 May at 22.00 at the PIRÉE (Kastoros 78, 185 45 Piraeus).

Artemis Potamianou and Michalis Argyrou are the project’s directors, while Artemis Potamianou is the artistic curator of Platforms Project 2019.

Following teams participate in the project:

24hrs Project (Switzerland), A TRANS (Germany), AC Institute, NYC (USA), Alpineum Produzentengalerie Luzern (Switzerland), ArtCode (Greece), Artia Gallery (Greece), artplatform |elsewhere / kunstenaarsinitiatief |elders (Netherlands), ASSOCIATION THEATRE DIONYSOS ET APOLLON (Greece), ATHENS STREET ART FESTIVAL (Greece, France, Mexico), Αυτοβιογραφικά Συστήματα / Autobiographical Systems (Greece), Βackspace (Greece), Bcademie (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 (Netherlands), Έξοδος / Εxit (Greece), flat1_offspace (Austria), Fragments of truth (Greece), Future Scenarios (Netherlands & Greece), Galleri Konstepidemin (Sweden), H-M-S (UK), ID:I Galleri (Sweden), In Vivo (Greece), IS-projects (Netherlands), ITSONLYARTS (Greece), ΚΟΡΕΚΤ / 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 (Γεωργία), Penelope’s webs (Greece), POW WOW (Greece), Rajatila Galleria / Rajataide (Φινλανδία), SCOTTY (Germany), soft turns (Canada), Sub Rosa Space (Greece), Τα Καΐκια που Πληγώναμε – Hurting Boats (Greece), Tehnopaignion art group (Greece), THE M{}ESUM (Germany), TIDAL FLOW ART (Greece), Topp & Dubio (Netherlands), TRANSFORM ART PLATFORM (Serbia), Und. (Greece), Unit 8 Cable Depot (UK), Various Artists (Belgium), Vita Zita studio (Greece), Wil Aballe Art Projects | WAAP (Canada)

See more: Photos of the Platforms Project 2019 exhibition.

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