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(FLOOR AREA RATIO) -
Ideas and Solutions for your Home
3 137 and
former night club Enallax,
right next to the 3 137 space
June 9 - July 1, 2022
June 9, 18:00–21:00
Eirini Apergi, Eleni Bagaki, Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Katerina Charou, Elli Christaki & Thessaloniki Design Museum (Dorothee Becker, Bruno Munari, Aldo Rossi), Eteron – Institute for Research and Social Change, Claire Fontaine, Iannis Ganas, Niki Gkoulema, Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann, Byron Kalomamas, Shreyas Karle, Pennie Key, Audrey-Flore Ngomsik, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Amalia Pica, Viktorija Rybakova, Andreas Sell, Evi Sougkara, Eric Stephany, Tastes of Damascus, Ethnological Museum of Thrace & Aggeliki Giannakidou, Maria Toumazou, Thodoros Tzannetakis, Eva Vaslamatzi, Come to Greece gia na tin vreis (Greg Haji Joannides, Em Kei)
3 137’s F.A.R. (Floor Area Ratio) project, which began in December 2020, concludes with a third part on the occasion of 3 137 and former nightclub Enallax’s spatial redesign so as to house Ideas and Solutions for Your Home group exhibition.
Named after a well known Greek magazine specializing in interior design, and home improvement, the exhibition draws its inspiration from its content, using the theme of residence, and the notion of home as a starting point. The triggering event is the evolution of the Athenean apartment, and its rapid change from a social achievement and an amenity into an investment value. The exhibition looks into the city’s recent history, the immense growth of tourism, and the phenomena of gentrification that have been observed over the past few years.
The works of the show create narrations on design, home spaces, planning, and how these generate moral, social and economic values, how items oscillate between art and decoration, how functionality and planning tell both a personal and a collective story. In the meantime, while the image of the house is taking shape, a stock market is in full gear at the back. The abrupt surge in renting prices, the irregular drift of real estate along with handsome investments are taking place in parallel with home decoration, radically changing the image of the city, and the life of its citizens.
The display of the works in the exhibition is developed through artworks and design objects which refer to archetypical household items such as the chair, the bed, the lamp, the rug. The objects are mindfully placed in the exhibition’s spaces so as to create sections: entrance hall, living room, office, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, upper room. At the same time, they are a comment on the way we live our lives in apartments, as well as on how our identity and social status is reflected in our living spaces. The questions posed by the exhibition are supported by a collection of research material.
Orange peel soap making workshop and a guided tour at the exhibition
On Saturday, June 18, in the framework of the exhibition, and as part of the art program Studiotopia 3 137 is involved in, we will hold a workshop for children on cyclical economy. The workshop complements one of the axes of the exhibition concerning home design and infrastructure, proposing eco-friendly power consumption and waste management methods.
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Having conducted its research from 2019 to 2021 on issues of labor in the art world, artists’ work rights, and the creation of an equitable framework of payments, 3 137 puts forward and follows a fixed policy regarding payments, depending on the scale and height of its annual budget. The research was presented in various events while part of it has been published in the Around Labor, Art, and the Auratic Condition (This is Not a Love Song) publication with international distribution. All participants, co-workers, and contributors worked on the research project for a fee. Compensation differs in the case of a new production, and all production costs are covered for all participations in the exhibition.
Curation: 3 137
Production Coordination & Communication: Natalia Mavridou
Production: Robin Cognez
Exhibition Text: Myrto Geroulanou, and 3 137
Accompanying Exhibition Text: Panos Fourtoulakis
Translations (GR-EN): Ekaterini Kechagia-Argyropoulou
Main Image of the Exhibition’s Communication Material: Erica Scourti
Design of F.A.R. Visual Identity: Typical Organization
Special thanks to Minos Panagos and to:
Kelly Tsipni-Kolaza, Kostas Stasinopoulos, Proyectos Ultravioleta + Stefan Benchoan, Herald St, Hot Wheels Athens, Rodeo Gallery, Salma Tuqan, Eleftheria Tseliou Gallery, Eleni Riga, Ella Bernard, Stamatis Kontos, Nora Sakellaridou, Eleni Kechagia, Diohanti, Alexandra Mourtzini, Melissa Blanchflower, Cabinet Gallery, Alkis Kafetzis, Orestis Athanasopoulos, Eleanna Papathanasiadi.
* Works by artists Can Altay, Zoe Giabouldaki, Kostis Velonis, and Diohanti are presented outside 3 137. All four pieces had been created for the F.A.R. RADIO program in December 2020.
The exhibition is realized with the support of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, Outset Contemporary Art Fund Greece, and Mécène / Mycenae (3 137’s membership scheme).
05.05.2022 - 19.06.2022
04.02.2022 - 03.04.2022
Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art
in Gdansk, Poland
a group exhibition curated by Maja and Reuben Fowkes
In the framework of
Studiotopia: Art meets Science in the Anthropocene (2019-2022)
Since 2019, 3 137 has been part of Studiotopia residency program, working closely with Dr. Audrey-Flore Ngomsik, a scientist in Green Chemistry and Sustainable Development.
Now, in the final stage of the program, our project CO3(6)5, will travel in Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art in Gdansk for it's first presentation. The project meets the common interests of Audrey-Flore Ngomsik and
3 137 collective’s practice and will focuses on how the circular economy could be an answer to a more sustainable food system. It is developed around the notions of collaboration, sustainability, and consumption towards climate action and change.
CO3(6)5 can be a commercial brand or an activist movement; it can aim for profit or for climate change. CO3(6)5 presents an experimental awareness campaign, a promise to commit, like people do with hobbies, habits, or political campaigns. It moves from the micro-scale of the house and the domain of consumption, to that of the market, and gradually promotes ways in which these domestic habits of circular economy can be applied in the city. It initiates an analogy between a household and the “public space”, the neighborhood, and connects home care with caring for the ecosystem.
CO3(6)5 is presented in the exhibition space as a mobile platform, a canteen or a grocery store on wheels, a performative sampler, a cleaning apparatus or a campaign stand. Overall, CO3(6)5 aims to be a transmitter, a loudspeaker, a virus, a means to convey ideas and matter. It is a mechanism that suggests urban care rituals for the natural environment of the city and attempts to link individual routines and efforts to collective demands. Moreover, in a—not too distant—future dystopian scenario, it can serve as an urban survival guide. Knowing how to use and process raw materials as much as possible can be an essential means of resistance and survival.
Filmographer: Daphné Hérétakis
Performer: Eva Vlassopoulou
Sound Designer: Giotis Paraskevaidis
Brand & website designer: Elli Roupaki
Web developer: Christos Tsamardas
CO3(6)5 was realized within the framework of STUDIOTOPIA program at Onassis Stegi with support of the Creative Europe Program of the European Union
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