- 11.00-11.503 137Opening Show3 137 presents F.A.R. Radio.
- 12.00-12.50Maria ChatzopoulouPeople’s “art”Co-Shaping the city through personal existing and co-existing decisions in the public space.
- 13.00-13.50Communitism PS(Dida Dourida, Bjorn Ricketts, Maaike Stutterheim, Angel Torticollis, Grigoria Vryttia, and help of the extended Communitism team)I only write about fuckingA soundscape.
- 14.00-14.50Elena ChantzisEXARCHIA, fully renovated and equipped apartmentAn online journey through (recently) renovated and equipped apartments that ended up as long term rentals, a tour in the center of Athens through phone interactions with owners, home renovation companies, suppliers etc.
- 15.00-15.50Dolce(Fanis Dalezios, Matina Nikolaidou)DolcementeWays to do things.
- 16.00-16.50Ilaria Conti and Malvina PanagiotidiHaunted Housing: Tales of Ghostly Architectural PowerAn exploration of architectural eeriness from Greek haunted houses to Athenian modernisms pursuing their termination. How do the invisible powers of the built space operate on our lived perception?
- 17.00-17.50Mina Stone & Alex EagletonMina Stone, author of Cooking For Artists, in conversation with Alex Eagleton, founder of AetopoulosIn this 50 minute segment Mina Stone will interview Alex Eagleton about the beginnings of his project space and his relationship to Athens, Greece. We will explore the ever changing landscape of Athens- both personally, artistically and from a culinary aspect.
- 18.00-18.50Hristiana StamouDear, we will be delighted to host you. Please review: Staff, Location, Comfort, Cleanliness, Facilities and Value for money.Α few stories and some statistics about Athens’ visitors.
- 19.00-19.50NOTUS Studio, DELIVERART project, Hydroexpress Project(Anestis Ioannou, Vangelis Savvas, Marina Papadaki)Whatever happens in Athens stays in AthensΟur experience touring the city through our projects. Unshared stories about them and how they were born.
- 20.00-20.50Kostas Stasinopoulos & Daphne KalligaApple of my EyeA show about relationships during a pandemic. A show about everyday people, contact, TV alter egos, about the lyric of the song that gets stuck in your mind when you leave someone or are left on seen.
- 11.00-11.50Nikolas Arnis, Klea Charitou, Stavia Grimani, Eleanna Papathanasiadi, Eleni Riga, Evi Sougkara, Katerina Tsellou, Kelly Tsipni-KolazaDear AllA group of documenta 14 colleagues in Athens reflect on their relationship with Exarchia, as local residents, and/or people working in the neighborhood.
- 12.00-12.50Co-Hab AthensHousing as commons - From polykatoikia to cooperative housingWe share our Athenian vision, for alternative forms of ownership, for protocols and prototypes for convivial urban living, discussing ideas and needs, limitations and dilemmas, transcribing in the Greek reality experiences from abroad.
- 13.00-13.50LEEFWERK & CallirrhoëLEEFWERK: Radical Classical
Callirrhoë: The birth of CallirrhoëLEEFWERK: Planning to save the world with punchlines. Meanwhile translating political experiments into poetic urgencies. Unnecessary creations and complex detours are leading to incomprehensive definitions. All will be justified.
Callirrhoë: Callirrhoë functions both as an organic entity and as a hybrid fictional character in the making in the Athenian art ecosystem. The founder Olympia Tzortzi and the curator Eleni Riga will attempt to recreate an open ended storytelling about the birth of Callirrhoë from a flat at Midtown to its physical locations in Kallirois street 122 in Athens.
- 14.00-14.50tsevtsevA show with unreleased pieces by tsev and other selections.
- 15.00-15.50Sofia SampaniOwnership and housing:a pop legalish approachA kind of user’s guide to war for and within four walls.
- 16.00-16.50Yellow BrickMixed by Eliana Otta based on an edition made by G.Delagrammatikas, V.Sifostratoudaki, and M.Tsichlis. Special thanks to T.Tzatzanis.Roaming, Digging, Planting, Meeting, WelcomingThis project explores multiplicities through singularities, by inviting participant artists of Yellow Brick to contribute to a collective sound performance, reflecting echoes, vibes and noises.
- 17.00-17.50Grace & KEIVΤhe same block
Grace: “In cities, wildlife evolves astonishingly fast.” Menno Schilthuizen for National Geographic 2018.
KEIV: Streets Changing SkinGrace: Short conversation and sounds concerning our relation with the surroundings of our studio, taking example by the evolution of species in HIREC conditions.
KEIV: 25 minutes of selected music, narrations of personal experiences and references from the "difficult" neighbourhoods of Athens, curated by Konstantinos Lianos founders and directors of KEIV.
- 18.00-18.50Dora EconomouTurn soonest to the seaAt first, we said, at least we're claiming back the open spaces in the city. It wore off soon, same as the books, the films, and music. After all, those who used to walk walk, those who used to watch films watch films, those who used to listen to music listen to music. On the other hand, those of us who used to walk, listen and read a lot, but in time grew out of the habit, picked it up again. Eager, moved and feeling a bit awkward. A voice in the background: was the hill always this sordid? was I younger and didn't notice? But, from the higher spots in the center of the city you can see the sea. They say, you never forget how to swim. Hopefully, our bodies remember and will return to a state of normality which is neither old, nor new, or improved, but intimate.
- 19.00-19.50THE EIGHT & Eva Vlassopoulos(Vassilis Noulas, Kostas Tzimoulis, Eva Vlassopoulos)Do you like lilies?A wandering in personal memories of places, performances and streets of the center of Athens.
- 20.00-20.50Enterprise Projects & Decode Fab LabShaded by the RookΕnterprise Projects invites Eftihis Efthimiou from Decode Fab Lab to narrate stories about the neighbourhood wherein they inhabit their work.
- 11.00-11.50Panagiotis SotirisThe sound of a city street-cornerThoughts and sounds from a street-corner of a city-centre neighborhood that always changes and always stays the same.
- 12.00-12.50RODEO RODEO A conversation with Sylvia Kouvali.
- 13.00-13.50Laure Jaffuel, Florent Frizet, Caroline PradalEntrée//Plat//DessertA collaboration between tree french artists based in Athens. A cadavre-exquis around the table, to start a cosmic conversation by Florent FRIZET, followed by a mixtape by Laure JAFFUEL, and to finish a poetry by Spiros Spiropoulos read by Caroline PRADAL.
- 14.00-14.50Phoenix AthensShowers and Growers : How Phoenix Athens came to be, projects in 2021 with Dimitri YinHow Phoenix Athens came to be, projects in 2021 with Dimitri Yin. Featured artists: Eleni Tsamadia and Karl Heinz Jeron.
- 15.00-15.50Emantes & NTIZEZASTOA FEXI project spaceThe collaborative space as an artistic endeavor. Emantes and NTIZEZA, the ventures hosted at STOA FEXI, present and discuss ways to live together and support each other in difficult times.
- 16.00-16.50Afroditi Gogoglou & Maro ParaskevoudiUrban CreativesThree Athenians discuss with Maro Paraskevoudi and Aphrodite Gogoglou about the importance of being creative in Athens in 2020.
- 17.00-17.50A-DASHA-DASH and a dash and a dash and a dash...Eva and Zoe will be connecting A-DASH's past, present and future adventures with people and places.
- 18.00-18.50Sub Rosa SpaceTwo Boys, One MicA dialogue/joint analysis/dating advice segment/live cam show with Macklin Kowal.
- 19.00-19.50Vasilis ZarifopoulosDreaming of success in a better worldWhy do we do all this when we know that maybe nothing will change? What I learnt when I was still travelling.
- 20.00-20.50Vasilis Dimitrakas & Giorgos MitsiosThe plants. And the people.Agricultural tips with music.
- 11.00-11.50State of Concept Athens(iLiana Fokianaki, Electra Karatza, Lydia Markaki)Koukaki - stories on the sommierThe name of the neighbourhood comes from the merchant Dimitris Koukakis who was the first to build a house in the area, just off Syggrou avenue, near the FIX beer factory that is now the Contemporary Museum of Art. We depart from the found image of Koukakis advertising the french sommier, the base of a bed, which he made for the big Athenian hospitals of the time, creating a playlist for bedtime and lounging in pandemic times.
- 12.00-12.50Daphne Aidoni - ΑΠΑΡÄΜΙΛΛΟΝ Athens Capital
from the dystopia of the touristification to the dystopia of the lockdown.A discussion today about tourism and airbnb in an empty city.
- 13.00-13.50Perianth HotelPerianth HotelA conversation with Anastasia and Alexandra Sgoumpopoulos.
- 14.00-14.50Bayard(Ioanna Voudouri, Thodoris Kaisidis)"Z.Pigis 134 - When shutters are kept wide open…” the everyday life of a coffee shop in the time of Covid-19.Two friends open their own cafe-bar in Neapoli Exarcheia. Will Covid-19 beat them?
- 15.00-15.50PhenomenonΑθήνας θ(ρ)αύ(σ)ματαAn heterogenous array of notes for a city as people, ideas and actions.
- 16.00-16.50Antonakis & Αugustus VeinoglouThe Prince and the EmperorAntonakis and Augustus Veinoglou are both artists with longstanding activity in Kypseli who will describe the organic evolution of the area through their stories, collaborations and artistic work.
- 17.00-17.50Evi SougkaraDevices and Rituals of LodgingA discussion on design and artistic devices, to reframe domestic environments for lodging.
- 18.00-18.50Erica ScourtiNothing to rememberWith all hospitality and leisure spaces closed in Athens, who’s working to keep people forgetting their heartache? A chance playlist constructed from a trail around the small shops, businesses and takeaways still open, looking for distractions.
- 19.00-19.50Haus N & P.E.T. ProjectsPets in the HausA series of domesticated questions and liberated answers. A few foreign and local writers and artists send Amalia Vekri and Angelos Plessas questions to be answered.
- 20.00-20.50Marina Miliou-TheocharakiDating OneselfA compilation of love songs, love letters, self-care tactics, erotic testimonies and pleasure activism. The opposite of Sex and the City, since sex is sparse and the city is in a state of lockdown.
- 11.00-11.50Αthens Zine Bibliotheque & Zoetrope AthensModerator: Alexander StreckerSelf - Publishing as an act of collective resistanceΑthens Zine Bibliotheque & Zoetrope Athens talk together about zines and artist books by unfolding their parallel universes.
- 12.00-12.50Christos KritikosSelf-righteous nostalgias for neo-autochthones1. Athens changes differently for each subject, although phenomena reach a relatively common surface. Debatable.
2. Athens' past is not a phenomenon, so it is always interesting to see the way narratives about it usually only scratch the surface.
3. Looking at Athens and its descriptions, we see more about the foundations than about future extensions. Debatable.
- 13.00-13.50WeekendAnother weekendHow through the idea of organising a show, emerged the need to define and contextualise a location and its identity. Labour, leisure and anxiety.
- 14.00-14.50Daphne Vitali & Eleni KammaHow can we laugh in the Post-truth Europe today?Pluralism, Solidarity, Europe, Democracy, Prosperity, Language, Migration. Daphne Vitali talks with Eleni Kamma and they comment on jokes, anecdotes and allegories that are part of the artistic research of the latter.
- 15.00-15.50Michalis MarkatselisThe shady business of gentrificationA show that will surprise you, perhaps unpleasantly, with the range of punk genres from England in ‘77 to Greece in ‘20.
- 16.00-16.50Gordon BeefermanNYC Pandemic Siren Song / Changing the (Sound)World from HomeAn imaginary trip from New York City to Athens and back with composer/pianist/writer Gordon Beeferman and the members of 3 137. We will talk about ownership, housing, right to speak, dreams for more fair world, activism, and making music in a pandemic. Plus we'll listen to some recordings of Gordon's work.
- 17.00-17.50Michael Pavlides and Kleanthis RousosFysco Lotus PlazaA recent “confused” demonstration in Limassol acts as the starting point for Michael and Kleanths to open their discussion about real estate, touching on issues such as the golden passports, land developers, renting in Cyprus and Michalis’ recent adventure in becoming a homeowner in Exarchia.
- 18.00-18.50Eva VaslamatziUnderground: Ilissos and the unheard of A conversation with the group "Ilissos as a street", with Giorgis Noukakis and Hariklia Haris, accompanied with a selection of works that have not "seen the light", the same as Ilissos since it became a highway: two unpublished poems by Stavros Bilionis, read by Bilio Marneli and Natasa Efstathiadis (who both live in Ilisia), and a selection of unheard underground music, written and performed by Kimon Vlachakis.
- 19.00-19.50Typical OrganizationGreek Summer as a state of mind"Greek Summer is a state of mind… This year, enjoy your Greek summer wherever you are…" was the enigmatic perhaps ironic, absurdist or even sadistic message of Greece' s tourist campaign following the Covid-19 crisis. Emphasizing on the message of the campaign, Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis underlined that Greece is not only the sun and the sea, but a “perception". Typical Organization for Standards and Order proposes a radio reflection with summer sounds on the always-controversial aspects that any form of "branding" includes.
- 20.00-20.50LULUMakes me smileMusic and talk about the new meeting point of Valtetsiou and Ippokratous.
A - DASH
A - DASH is an artist-run space, founded in 2016 in Athens, Greece, aiming to encourage contemporary artistic creation through collaboration and interdisciplinary exchange.
Daphne Aidoni - architect, stage and costume designer, founding member of APARÄMILLON - a laboratory for the performing arts.
Antonakis is a painter and since 2015 the Prince of Fokionos Negri.
Nikolas Arnis (b. Athens 1981) lives and works in Athens as a designer and preservation engineer.
The Athens Zine Bibliotheque
AZB is a library of zines and small editions curated by the team TheseAreAFewOfOurFavoriteThings.
Ioanna Voudouri is an English teacher who, without knowing anything about coffee, decided to open her own coffee bar in Exarchia.
Thodoris Kaisidis, a former swimming athlete with experience in the field of catering, decided to create a hangout in his favorite neighborhood.
You will find them at Bayard.
Gordon Beeferman is a composer/pianist/writer based in NYC.
Situated close to Athen's Acropolis, Callirrhoë is an independent exhibition space for contemporary art founded by Olympia Tzortzi in November 2020. The space was inaugurated in collaboration with Severin Dünser with the group exhibition On Heavy Rotation which examines the rotation on one’s own axis. Conditioned by the pandemic and the accompanying limitations, spinning around became a collective experience.
Elena Chantzis, architect and visual artist, (observes and) records the contemporary lifestyle of human beings through their objects.
Klea Charitou (b. Athens, 1986) is an art historian and curator based in Athens and a co-founding member of miss dialectic curatorial collective (2019–). She is a PhD candidate at the School of Fine Arts of Athens. She worked as a curatorial assistant for documenta 14.
Maria Chatzopoulou truly believes that the lyric ‘not knowing where I step, I hate you and I love you’ was written for Athens and its sidewalks.
Co-Hab Athens is an open multidisciplinary group researching and advocating for cooperative- collective housing models in Greece.
Communitism is an open community of creative professionals. It revives abandoned or under-utilized cultural heritage buildings transitioning them into cultural commons entrusted and operated by active communities. We trust in·art as a·methodology to invite people used to acting as individuals into common practices to transcend into active citizenship.
Ilaria Conti is a curator working on research-based practices that address systems of power and decolonial epistemologies.
Vasilis Dimitrakas & Giorgos Mitsios
Giorgos and Vassilis have both studied agriculture and life brought them together at Grow Academy.
DOLCE is a publishing house based in Athens, which designs, publishes and distributes artists’ books and publications.
Alex Eagleton lives and works in New York and Athens, Greece. He is represented by Safe Gallery in New York. In addition to his studio practice, Eagleton runs Aetopoulos - a project space in the center of Athens, Greece.
Eftihis Efthimiou is an architect/ biologist, member of Decode Fab Lab, a space of architectural research which functions since September 2015 in Ampelokipoi.
Emantes’ objective is to raise awareness and actively support lgbt+ refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Greece and abroad.
Enterprise Projects is a project by Danai Giannoglou and Vasilis Papageorgiou which functions autonomously and periodically since September 2015 in Ampelokipoi.
iLiana Fokianaki is a curator and theorist based in Athens and Rotterdam. In 2013 she founded State of Concept. Her curatorial practice focuses on how curating can become instituting -a verb- in the cases of small scale precarious institutions.
Florent Frizet is a french painter living in Greece.
Aphrodite Gogoglou spent the best years of her life writing and editing articles in well-known women’s media and magazines.
Grace is an independent artist-run space operating in Larissa Station since 2016.
Stavia Grimani (b. Athens, 1984) is an art programmer, producer and curator. She has worked for the Museum of Modern Art in New York; documenta 14, in Athens and Kassel; and Rebecca Camhi Gallery in Athens. Currently she lives and works in New York.
Laure Jaffuel, designer from south of France based in Athens.
Anestis Ioannou is an artist born and raised in Athens. He is the co-founder of the independent artist-run space NOTUS Studio as well as the co-founder of DELIVERART project.
Daphne Kalliga is a freelance nail fine artist. She lives and works in London.
Eleni Kamma is a Greek-Cypriot visual artist and researcher. She lives and works in Brussels and Maastricht.
KEIV is an independent artist-run space founded in 2017 in the neighbourhood of Agios Pavlos (Larissis st.) and recently moved to its permanent space in the area of Victoria.
Macklin Kowal is a writer, artist, and curator based in Athens. A PhD candidate in Political Theory at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, he is additionally Founding Director of Sub Rosa Space, an independent platform for performance in central Athens. Across its various forms, his work examines the interplay of language, authority, and power; its recurrent themes include political demagoguery, sex and politics, institutional culture, the locations and claims of racial and aesthetic whiteness—often treated with an absurdist spirit, rendered as literary travesty. His work has been presented throughout Europe and North America.
Christos Kritikos occupies himself with architecture. Histories and theories and everything that can set up narratives around the designed object. He is writing a PhD on the construction of architectural nostalgia in post-1974 Athens and also works as a researcher. So he plays less music than ever at this stage.
Most of it is mostly leading to public events of all kinds. We are running an atypical campaign agency. Walking around as artists but in reality practicing politics. Niels Coppens & Roman Luterbacher.
Members of S.C.E LULU. We wanted to create a space like our living room and we made LULU.
Mike Mark, worldly Michalis Markatselis, may not have done very well and became a café-owner but he is still a good guy. In his spare time he enjoys walking in the cityscape with his husky, and hardcore punk.
Marina Miliou-Theocharaki is a performer who enjoys choreographing while using self-sarcasm. Her main medium is her voice, as she tends to explore contrasting definitions of sexuality and the erotic.
Vassilis Noulas is a director (Nova Melancholia) and an artist, resident of Exarcheia.
NTIZEZA is a platform for the support, education and celebration of femininities and feminist artists in Athens, Greece
Malvina Panagiotidi is an artist and architect. Her practice focuses on the intersections between occult modernism, the function of the imaginary, and uncanny human behaviour found in different sociopolitical contexts.
Marina Papadaki is an Athens based artist, founder of Hydroexpress Project and editor of Hydroexpress Project Publication.
Βased in Athens, Eleanna Papathanasiadi is a co-founding member of miss dialectic curatorial collective (2019–), EG Figure of Speech, and A FOREST workshop space (2020–). Collaborations include: Syros International Film Festival (2018–), Archipelago Network (2020–), Pavilion of Greece at the 58th International Art Exhibition—La Biennale di Venezia (2019), documenta 14 in Athens (2014-2017), Kunsthalle Athena (2010-2015), South as a State of Mind magazine (issues #1-5, 2011-2015; and #11, 2019).
Maro Paraskevoudi is an editor-in-chief, foodie and a lifestyle jedi in the mass media that we all loved.
Michael Pavlides & Kleanthis Rousos
Michael and Kleanthis are two architects from Cyprus. Michael lives and works between Athens and Cyprus while Kleanthis is holding the fort on the levantine island they call home.
Iordanis and Piergiorgio are still trying to understand how to collect responsibly. Phenomenon comes from that questioning.
Angelo Plessas is a visual artist and founder of the cultural shelter P.E.T Projects.
Caroline Pradal, visual artist based between Paris and Athens, founder of Ela Projects.
Eleni Riga (b. 1989, Kalamata) is an independent curator based in Athens. She worked as a curatorial assistant in documenta 14 in Athens and in Kassel. Previously, she has worked at the Education Department of the Museum of Modern in New York and has directed the department of contemporary art at Eleusis 2021 European Capital of Culture.
Sofia Sampani, lawyer, member of Athens Bar Association since 2008.
Vangelis Savvas is an Athens based artist. He is the co-founder of the independent artist-run space NOTUS Studio as well as the co-founder of DELIVERART project.
Erica Scourti is an artist and writer based in London and Athens.
Panagiotis Sotiris works as a journalist in Athens and teaches at the Hellenic Open University. He hasn’t changed postal code for the past 33 years.
Evi Sougkara is an architect and cultural producer. She lives and works in Athens, where she recently co-founded A Forest Agency, a space dedicated to the promotion of the interweaving between design, architecture and art.
Hristiana Stamou is an art historian and curator of moving image.
Kostas Stasinopoulos is a curator and art historian. He works at Serpentine Galleries and is an associate curator of SNFCC.
Mina Stone is the author of Cooking for Artists and a partner in Mina's Restaurant at MoMA PS1 in New York City.
Alexander Strecker is pursuing a PhD in Art History at Duke University. His research is embedded in the artistic communities of Athens, understanding their work as a reparative practice of politics.
Katerina Tselou is a curator. She was Curatorial Advisor at documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel, as well as Assistant to the Artistic Director Adam Szymczyk (2014–17). She was the curator of the Pavilion of Greece at the 58th International Art Exhibition—La Biennale di Venezia (2019). She is currently working as Advisor to the General Secretary for Contemporary Culture, Ministry of Culture, Greece.
tsev is an active independent musician from Athens and declares that he is confused about what exactly he is doing.
Kelly Tsipni-Kolaza (b. Rhodes,1988) is a cultural worker currently based in Athens.
Founded in 2013 by Kostas Vlachakis (1981-GR) and Joshua Olsthoorn (1981-NL). Based in Athens, Greece, Typical organization is working internationally on typical matters. Shaping the already existing, yet mostly undivided 'Type' behind the already existed matter. We are advocated not to add new surfaces to existing but instead aspiring to discover the 'typical' structure of a relevant subject.
Κostas Tzimoulis is an artist and belongs to the creative team of The EIGHT and to the performance group Nova Melancholia.
Eva Vaslamatzi (Athens, 1990) is a curator and writer based in Athens.
Amalia Vekri is an artist and the program director of Haus N.
Αugustus Veinoglou is a sculptor and founder of Snehta residency based in Kypseli.
Daphne Vitali is a Greek-Italian Art historian and Curator at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens
At this moment of time Eva Vlassopoulos takes joy in performing in front of an audience.
Weekend is a project space operating from the studio of Konstantinos Giotis and Yllia Sakellariou.
Yellow Brick is founded by artist Vasiliki Sifostratoudaki in Nea Ionia, as a non-profit working/ dwelling place for local and international artists.
Dimitri Yin (b. 1974) is a French-American artist of Chinese and Greek ethnicity. After completing his postgraduate studies in London, Dimitri moved to Athens in 2017 to develop Phoenix Athens Gallery and Residency.
Vasilis lives and works in Athens. He is active within various ways in the arts.
Zoetrope explores collaborative and community - based artistic practices, focusing on artists’ books, film and photography.