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.
Anthoula Lelekidis is a first-generation Greek-American lens-based artist who works with photography, photographic collage, and mixed media who practices in New York. Her work navigates themes of personal memory, loss, migration, and the inability to create new memories.
We had the opportunity to interview Lelekidis. Read the full discussion below!
Thoughts on the recent exhibition of Tod Papageorge photographs of the Acropolis at Danziger Gallery, New York – an exhibition that demonstrated art’s ability to transcend time and place.
A taste of the current Greek Art scene from your home.
We wanted to share some creative initiatives, talks and exhibitions from the [art] front in Greece.
Introduction:In light of the quarantine-imposed limitations in art seeing, we will seek to bring you closer to exhibitions now out of reach by way of thoughtful reviews. This month we present to you guest contributor Jennifer Contreras who reviews two major exhibitions in New York that suffered the consequences of coinciding with a global pandemic. […]
“Art is the highest form of hope.”
— Gerhard Richter
So many of us have been working from home for weeks now. Galleries, museums, cafes, and even some parks now have closed. Being an avid believer of seeing art in person, the quarantine we are experiencing collectively has rendered me restless, longing for that exciting inner turmoil evoked when in art’s presence.
Introduction: I am writing this while cooped up in my home, with family, as so many of us are. We are currently undergoing such a surreal experience laden with a variety of strong emotions. Having temporarily lost our freedom to see art in person, I feel even more strongly about sharing art experiences through a […]
peri-Tēchnes, the online periodical, in collaboration with THE ΤΕΛΟΣ SOCIETY, is calling for papers and/or visual essays where a writer is called to focus on the existing body of work/or upcoming project by a creative professional (artist, performers, playwrights, composers, etc) whose work reflects on the notion of physis. Physis as the encompassing notion of […]
For anyone in Athens, the exhibition Pinned, Stitched and Glitzed: Challenging the Gender Stereotype will open tomorrow at Art Appel Gallery. Curated by Thalia Vrachopoulos, this exhibition is a continuation of the original with the same title shown in New York in 2015. The exhibition will show meticulous textile works by nine artists of varying […]
This past March, on the weeks surrounding Greek Independence Day, we were called in to install the first solo exhibition in New York of the artist Giorgos Taxidis that I curated. It was an immense honor and a great adventure. Below, I share more information, photos and a video of this show, that we are […]