This year’s Back to Athens art festival baring the title, “μetaΑθήνα / pόστΑθενς,” presents eleven curatorial projects and over 100 artists and curators that worked around the concept of “contemporary Athens.” Artists and curators alike, from the domestic and international art scene came together to present perspectives of the “new reality” in light of the pandemic and the contemporary socioeconomic circumstances.
Read on for Nicole Economides’ review of this year’s Back to Athens fair.
Helene Pavlopoulou is an Athens-based artist whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional perceptions of painting. On Peri-Tecnes we love to explore work by artists who are redefining their primary medium. Pavlopoulou’s paintings create spaces where past and present commune in front of the eyes of the viewers, beckoning them to enter their fictive space. […]
Introduction Georgia Kotretsos is an Athens-based artist, researcher and self-proclaimed professional spectator whose work transcends mediums. She has a unique way of engaging the mind and senses through the often-overlooked intricate process of viewing. Kotretsos studied at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago on a Full Merit Scholarship (2004) and at the Durban […]
Art-Athina just came to a close in Athens where it takes place every year, and I am glad to say it was with great success! This year it took place June 21 – 24 and comprised not only of the visit-and-view-within-the-fair-grounds model of an international art fair but also offered exciting parallel programming. Art-Athina included numerous group […]
Have you ever walked into a gallery, and upon encountering a work, you got a sense of déjà vu? You see, like many others working in the art field, I have a habit of going about, visiting museums and galleries. This, in turn, leads to the semi-obsessive researching of artists whose works I am less familiar […]
This summer I visited documenta 14 in Athens. It was the first year this influential art fair extended beyond the boundaries of Kassel to include Greece. I felt especially lucky that it coincided my first trip back since I moved to New York. The famous quinquennial art fair this year, regardless of how highly anticipated […]