The transfer of the largest annual art institution in Greece to a digital environment due to the unprecedented conditions that emerged with the advent of the coronavirus epidemic made Art Athina turn digital. Art Athina Virtual was born, featuring the online booths of 60 galleries and project spaces. With the galleries closed, Art Athina remained open.
The main section of the art fair spreads in the main hall of Zappeion Mansion, where local and international galleries present their program. Video: Daata Editions, DESTE Foundation, independent Greek and international artists. The program curated by Art Athina Artistic Director, Stamatia Dimitrakopoulos, took place at Aegli open-air cinema at the finissage of Art Athina 2019. Talks: The Future is Now? curated by independent curator Katerina Nikou. Live: curated by Sozita Goudouna featuring 20 live performances. Art Athina all year round: Educational Program - Αrt Athina Workspace - Art Athina Open Studios
An international exhibition in the heart of Athens, signifying what is to come at Art Athina 2019. Located in the ample empty spaces of an office building on 48-50 Aiolou St., galleries from Greece, United Kingdom, USA, Sweden and Austria prepared the city’s art audience for Art Athina 2019.
Αrt Athina 2018, 20-24 June, Athens Conservatoire
Art Athina 2018 hosted in the two main spaces of the Athens Conservatoire, where local and international galleries presented their booths. Highlights: young international galleries joined Art Athina upon the invitation of the Artistic Director, Stamatia Dimitrakopoulos. Feature: conceived and organized by an annually appointed curator, the section was curated by Artemis Baltoyanni under the title ‘Pseudomorphs’. Design: Antiqua gallery presented historical design furniture, lighting and decoratives from masters of design of the post-war period, together with works of art by Greek modernist artists. The New York based design studio objects of common interest, presented an installation designed specially for Art Athina, in the entrance of the fair. The Talks program of Art Athina 2018 was curated by Katerina Nikou. Independent spaces hosted their projects throughout the premises of the fair. Video program was curated by Deste foundation and a Tribute was made to artist Tamuna Sirbiladze.
Art Athina all year round: Educational Program - Art Athina Award- Αrt Athina Workspace - Art Athina Open Studios
12 sections comprised the basic spine of the fair, composed by 56 local and international participations, according the program of its new artistic director, Stamatia Dimitrakopoulos. Highlights section featured 13 young international galleries. Features section was curated by Myriam Ben Salah under the title “Alternatives”. Video program curated by independent curator and writer Alexaner Burenkov, while ‘Survey’ historical exhibition was curated by Gallini Noti. In tribute, Art Athina commemorated artists Jannis Kounellis and Dimitris Mytaras. Art Athina 2017 hosted three design galleries, while Deste foundation presented a design booth dedicated to design from the sixties and The New York based design studio objects of common interest, ATHLOS, a site specific installation. Bookshop and publishing house OMMU selects for Art Athina 2017 a series of independent artist books and catalogues. Kurimanzutto gallery and Bree Zucker presented a billboard installation, while Independent spaces hosted their projects throughout the premises of the fair.