Talks

But who are we? And what is this?

We are living through a rapture and as we experience this inevitable change, where everything is in flux, the space loses its shape and transforms into nothingness, an immaterial place. Can we identify a set of emerging new queer capacities that might go beyond the hysteria of hyper-connectivity and navigate the turbulence of the demanding extraterritorial terrain in which we all live?

To inhabit a moment like this, unfolding metaphorically between the Aristotelian notions of actuality and potentiality, needs patience and care, as well as a sense of bittersweet tenderness and the lurking course of “de-globalization” that has been developing over the past few years and now takes a new meaning. For this special year, Art Athina is taking place online by pairing older and newer narrations that go beyond pre-defined historical times. The aim is to protect the sense of proximity and solidarity, even if for now we can meet only in the (digital) cloud.

Below you will find a series of works focusing on performance, selected both by the curator and through an open-call. An amalgam of gestures that have taken place in recent years and are taking new meaning under the current circumstances, are at your disposal. It might be possible that through collective efforts we will be able to throw light to a new “exhibitionary” vocabulary and get through the barriers that the current pandemic generated among us all.

Marina Fokidis

Friday, 16.10.2020
19:00 –
 20:00
19:00:00-Friday, 16.10.2020-20:00:00
And now that our collectivity is being tested, as never before, how can we move forward? Four conversations selected and moderated by Marina Fokidis. (Part 1)
Wednesday, 21.10.2020
19:00 –
 20:00
19:00:00-Wednesday, 21.10.2020-20:00:00
Spotlight on the Digital: Daata X Art Athina Virtual
Thursday, 22.10.2020
19:00 –
 20:00
19:00:00-Thursday, 22.10.2020-20:00:00
And now that our collectivity is being tested, as never before, how can we move forward? Four conversations selected and moderated by Marina Fokidis. (Part 2)
Friday, 23.10.2020
19:00 –
 20:00
19:00:00-Friday, 23.10.2020-20:00:00
Collecting through changing times
Thursday, 29.10.2020
19:00 –
 20:00
19:00:00-Thursday, 29.10.2020-20:00:00
And now that our collectivity is being tested, as never before, how can we move forward? Four conversations selected and moderated by Marina Fokidis. (Part 3)
Friday, 30.10.2020
19:00 –
 20:00
19:00:00-Friday, 30.10.2020-20:00:00
And now that our collectivity is being tested, as never before, how can we move forward? Four conversations selected and moderated by Marina Fokidis. (Part 4)
Saturday, 31.10.2020
16:00 –
 17:00
16:00:00-Saturday, 31.10.2020-17:00:00
Annual Talk of Education Programme of the Hellenic Art Galleries Association and The J. F. Costopoulos Foundation in the context of Art Athina,

And now that our collectivity is being tested, as never before, how can we move forward? Four conversations selected and moderated by Marina Fokidis. (Part 1)

TALK

Friday, 16.10.2020
19:00-
20:00
George Vamvakidis (The Breeder)
Conversation among gallerists

Rebecca Camhi (Rebecca Camhi Gallery)
Conversation among gallerists

Daphne Zoumboulakis (Zoumboulakis Galleries)
Conversation among gallerists

Marina Fokidis
Moderator

Description
Art, its production, its dissemination, and most of all the collectivity that brings the creators together with each other and with the public, are values that through the pandemic have been tested unprecedentedly. This fact brings both a rupture and a pause that are worth to be discussed. How can we go further together? Perhaps through finding new ways and ideas, while learning from the past but also from our difficult present. Under this section, Marina Fokidis invites gallerists, artists, curators and collectors to discuss in four separate panels. Through exchange of current individual realities, the purpose is to find ways towards the formation of new networks that emerge both from the restrictions -as they are formed by the ephemeral urgency, and from the need for solidarity.

Spotlight on the Digital: Daata X Art Athina Virtual

TALK

Wednesday, 21.10.2020
19:00-
20:00
David Gryn
Director of Daata

Eva Papamargariti
Artist

Stamatia Dimitrakopoulos
Artistic Director of Art Athina

Description
Now that the digital is the new physical, Art Athina Artistic Director Stamatia Dimitrakopoulos discusses with David Gryn, Director of Daata Editions and artist Eva Papamargariti on online platforms, new tendencies and making art in the digital realm.

And now that our collectivity is being tested, as never before, how can we move forward? Four conversations selected and moderated by Marina Fokidis. (Part 2)

TALK

Thursday, 22.10.2020
19:00-
20:00
Maria Papadimitriou
Conversation among artists

Eirene Efstathiou
Conversation among artists

Panos Charalambous
Conversation among artists

Marina Fokidis
Moderator

Description
Art, its production, its dissemination, and most of all the collectivity that brings the creators together with each other and with the public, are values that through the pandemic have been tested unprecedentedly. This fact brings both a rupture and a pause that are worth to be discussed. How can we go further together? Perhaps through finding new ways and ideas, while learning from the past but also from our difficult present. Under this section, Marina Fokidis invites gallerists, artists, curators and collectors to discuss in four separate panels. Through exchange of current individual realities, the purpose is to find ways towards the formation of new networks that emerge both from the restrictions -as they are formed by the ephemeral urgency, and from the need for solidarity.

Collecting through changing times

TALK

Friday, 23.10.2020
19:00-
20:00
Alex Petalas
Art Collector and Founder of The Perimeter, London

Philippos A. Tsangrides Panagopoulos
Art Collector

Aliki-Marcadia Lampropoulos
Moderator - Head of International Development Museum of Cycladic Art

Description
Aliki-Marcadia Lampropoulos discusses with collectors Alexander Petalas and Philippos A. Tsangrides Panagopoulos, on collecting practices, what fuels their own collections and how the current situation has shaped the way we look at collecting contemporary art.

And now that our collectivity is being tested, as never before, how can we move forward? Four conversations selected and moderated by Marina Fokidis. (Part 3)

TALK

Thursday, 29.10.2020
19:00-
20:00
Manuel - Borja Villlel
Director of Reina Sofia Museum

Zdenka Badonivac
Author and curator, director of the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana

Denys Zacharopoulos
Art historian and art critic, former Artistic Director of the Gallery, Museums and Collections of the City of Athens and Artistic director of the Macedonian Museums for Contemporary Art

Marina Fokidis
Moderator

Description
Art, its production, its dissemination, and most of all the collectivity that brings the creators together with each other and with the public, are values that through the pandemic have been tested unprecedentedly. This fact brings both a rupture and a pause that are worth to be discussed. How can we go further together? Perhaps through finding new ways and ideas, while learning from the past but also from our difficult present. Under this section, Marina Fokidis invites gallerists, artists, curators and collectors to discuss in four separate panels. Through exchange of current individual realities, the purpose is to find ways towards the formation of new networks that emerge both from the restrictions -as they are formed by the ephemeral urgency, and from the need for solidarity.

And now that our collectivity is being tested, as never before, how can we move forward? Four conversations selected and moderated by Marina Fokidis. (Part 4)

TALK

Friday, 30.10.2020
19:00-
20:00
Harry and Lana David
collectors (Harry David Art Collection)

Sandra Marinopoulos
President of Museum of Cycladic Art

Marina Fokidis
Moderator

Description
Art, its production, its dissemination, and most of all the collectivity that brings the creators together with each other and with the public, are values that through the pandemic have been tested unprecedentedly. This fact brings both a rupture and a pause that are worth to be discussed. How can we go further together? Perhaps through finding new ways and ideas, while learning from the past but also from our difficult present. Under this section, Marina Fokidis invites gallerists, artists, curators and collectors to discuss in four separate panels. Through exchange of current individual realities, the purpose is to find ways towards the formation of new networks that emerge both from the restrictions -as they are formed by the ephemeral urgency, and from the need for solidarity.

Annual Talk of Education Programme of the Hellenic Art Galleries Association and The J. F. Costopoulos Foundation in the context of Art Athina,

TALK

Saturday, 31.10.2020
16:00-
17:00
Nikos Tranos
Dean of Athens School of Fine Arts

Stamatia Dimitrakopoulos
Artistic Director of Art Athina

Meni Strongyli
Representative of The J. F. Costopoulos Foundation

Eleftheria Tseliou
Director of Eleftheria Tseliou Gallery

Antonakis
Artist

students
of Athens School of Fine Arts

Daphne Politi
Moderator - Head of Educational Program

Description
The educational program exploring professional development within the arts, was delivered for a third consecutive year, this time under new conditions, transferring it in the digital realm. The program invited students from the Athens School of Fine Art to learn the process of artistic and exhibition production, through discussions with gallery directors and artists, who informed and prepared them for their induction to professional life within the art world. Proof of those meetings is a collective art publication composed by the students, which acts as a source for this talk, establishing three key topics of discussion: what is the significance of the continuation of education through a crisis? What is the role of print within the digital age? And what is, from now on, the context that we are asked to respond to, in order to continue to produce work?
Friday, 16.10.2020
And now that our collectivity is being tested, as never before, how can we move forward? Four conversations selected and moderated by Marina Fokidis. (Part 1)

TALK

Friday, 16.10.2020
19:00:00 – 20:00:00
George Vamvakidis (The Breeder)
Conversation among gallerists
Rebecca Camhi (Rebecca Camhi Gallery)
Conversation among gallerists
Daphne Zoumboulakis (Zoumboulakis Galleries)
Conversation among gallerists
Marina Fokidis
Moderator
Description
Art, its production, its dissemination, and most of all the collectivity that brings the creators together with each other and with the public, are values that through the pandemic have been tested unprecedentedly. This fact brings both a rupture and a pause that are worth to be discussed. How can we go further together? Perhaps through finding new ways and ideas, while learning from the past but also from our difficult present. Under this section, Marina Fokidis invites gallerists, artists, curators and collectors to discuss in four separate panels. Through exchange of current individual realities, the purpose is to find ways towards the formation of new networks that emerge both from the restrictions -as they are formed by the ephemeral urgency, and from the need for solidarity.
19:00:00-Friday, 16.10.2020-20:00:00
Wednesday, 21.10.2020
Spotlight on the Digital: Daata X Art Athina Virtual

TALK

Wednesday, 21.10.2020
19:00:00 – 20:00:00
David Gryn
Director of Daata
Eva Papamargariti
Artist
Stamatia Dimitrakopoulos
Artistic Director of Art Athina
Description
Now that the digital is the new physical, Art Athina Artistic Director Stamatia Dimitrakopoulos discusses with David Gryn, Director of Daata Editions and artist Eva Papamargariti on online platforms, new tendencies and making art in the digital realm.
19:00:00-Wednesday, 21.10.2020-20:00:00
Thursday, 22.10.2020
And now that our collectivity is being tested, as never before, how can we move forward? Four conversations selected and moderated by Marina Fokidis. (Part 2)

TALK

Thursday, 22.10.2020
19:00:00 – 20:00:00
Maria Papadimitriou
Conversation among artists
Eirene Efstathiou
Conversation among artists
Panos Charalambous
Conversation among artists
Marina Fokidis
Moderator
Description
Art, its production, its dissemination, and most of all the collectivity that brings the creators together with each other and with the public, are values that through the pandemic have been tested unprecedentedly. This fact brings both a rupture and a pause that are worth to be discussed. How can we go further together? Perhaps through finding new ways and ideas, while learning from the past but also from our difficult present. Under this section, Marina Fokidis invites gallerists, artists, curators and collectors to discuss in four separate panels. Through exchange of current individual realities, the purpose is to find ways towards the formation of new networks that emerge both from the restrictions -as they are formed by the ephemeral urgency, and from the need for solidarity.
19:00:00-Thursday, 22.10.2020-20:00:00
Friday, 23.10.2020
Collecting through changing times

TALK

Friday, 23.10.2020
19:00:00 – 20:00:00
Alex Petalas
Art Collector and Founder of The Perimeter, London
Philippos A. Tsangrides Panagopoulos
Art Collector
Aliki-Marcadia Lampropoulos
Moderator - Head of International Development Museum of Cycladic Art
Description
Aliki-Marcadia Lampropoulos discusses with collectors Alexander Petalas and Philippos A. Tsangrides Panagopoulos, on collecting practices, what fuels their own collections and how the current situation has shaped the way we look at collecting contemporary art.
19:00:00-Friday, 23.10.2020-20:00:00
Thursday, 29.10.2020
And now that our collectivity is being tested, as never before, how can we move forward? Four conversations selected and moderated by Marina Fokidis. (Part 3)

TALK

Thursday, 29.10.2020
19:00:00 – 20:00:00
Manuel - Borja Villlel
Director of Reina Sofia Museum
Zdenka Badonivac
Author and curator, director of the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana
Denys Zacharopoulos
Art historian and art critic, former Artistic Director of the Gallery, Museums and Collections of the City of Athens and Artistic director of the Macedonian Museums for Contemporary Art
Marina Fokidis
Moderator
Description
Art, its production, its dissemination, and most of all the collectivity that brings the creators together with each other and with the public, are values that through the pandemic have been tested unprecedentedly. This fact brings both a rupture and a pause that are worth to be discussed. How can we go further together? Perhaps through finding new ways and ideas, while learning from the past but also from our difficult present. Under this section, Marina Fokidis invites gallerists, artists, curators and collectors to discuss in four separate panels. Through exchange of current individual realities, the purpose is to find ways towards the formation of new networks that emerge both from the restrictions -as they are formed by the ephemeral urgency, and from the need for solidarity.
19:00:00-Thursday, 29.10.2020-20:00:00
Friday, 30.10.2020
And now that our collectivity is being tested, as never before, how can we move forward? Four conversations selected and moderated by Marina Fokidis. (Part 4)

TALK

Friday, 30.10.2020
19:00:00 – 20:00:00
Harry and Lana David
collectors (Harry David Art Collection)
Sandra Marinopoulos
President of Museum of Cycladic Art
Marina Fokidis
Moderator
Description
Art, its production, its dissemination, and most of all the collectivity that brings the creators together with each other and with the public, are values that through the pandemic have been tested unprecedentedly. This fact brings both a rupture and a pause that are worth to be discussed. How can we go further together? Perhaps through finding new ways and ideas, while learning from the past but also from our difficult present. Under this section, Marina Fokidis invites gallerists, artists, curators and collectors to discuss in four separate panels. Through exchange of current individual realities, the purpose is to find ways towards the formation of new networks that emerge both from the restrictions -as they are formed by the ephemeral urgency, and from the need for solidarity.
19:00:00-Friday, 30.10.2020-20:00:00
Saturday, 31.10.2020
Annual Talk of Education Programme of the Hellenic Art Galleries Association and The J. F. Costopoulos Foundation in the context of Art Athina,

TALK

Saturday, 31.10.2020
16:00:00 – 17:00:00
Nikos Tranos
Dean of Athens School of Fine Arts
Stamatia Dimitrakopoulos
Artistic Director of Art Athina
Meni Strongyli
Representative of The J. F. Costopoulos Foundation
Eleftheria Tseliou
Director of Eleftheria Tseliou Gallery
Antonakis
Artist
students
of Athens School of Fine Arts
Daphne Politi
Moderator - Head of Educational Program
Description
The educational program exploring professional development within the arts, was delivered for a third consecutive year, this time under new conditions, transferring it in the digital realm. The program invited students from the Athens School of Fine Art to learn the process of artistic and exhibition production, through discussions with gallery directors and artists, who informed and prepared them for their induction to professional life within the art world. Proof of those meetings is a collective art publication composed by the students, which acts as a source for this talk, establishing three key topics of discussion: what is the significance of the continuation of education through a crisis? What is the role of print within the digital age? And what is, from now on, the context that we are asked to respond to, in order to continue to produce work?
16:00:00-Saturday, 31.10.2020-17:00:00

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