In “Location – Allocation” artist Fatma Ergkiounger attempts a multi-layered dialogue between the artist, the specificity of location, and the viewer. Maps, sculptures of paper networks, found objects and collage work compose an installation that attempts to represent snap-shots, sequential moments of the every-day movement within the urban fabric, and the ebbs and flows of the city. Starting from the reference point of the map of the city as key to the reading of the space, Ergkounger approaches the idea of location not only as landmark, but also as a point of transit for flows and currents, that is constantly being reconstituted.Read More
Tonight from 19:00 to 21:00 at Embros: Short Psychogeographic Short Film Festival
With a short introduction by Pirate Cinema Berlin, tracing a small number of (mostly historic) strategies for the reappropriation of both urban space and moving images.
November 18th, 19:00 - 20:00
Pirate Cinema talk at the Athens Biennale, Varvakeios, Athinas Street, on the square opposite the market building
Emilia Bouriti is a choreographer and artist. She studied Performance and Visual Art with a master in Performance at Brighton University. Her work combines performance and installation, as she works on a site specific basis. She also creates "integrated performance" works, where body movement, the spoken word, visual art and music create a dynamic dialogue. Emilia teaches part-time at Fontys University Holland and at the Athens School of Fine Art.Read More
Vilelmini Androti is a Greek choreographer and sociologist, who considers her body as a vehicle to activism. As an artist based in Athens in the heart of the economic crisis, she both witness and experience vulnerabilities exposed by structures of economic inequality, which has deeply affected her work as an artist. Throughout her work she questions the boundaries of fragility, vulnerability and precariousness. She has been using her craft and dance theatre group Periigites (Wanderers) to propose an understanding of vulnerability.Read More
Yvette Vasourkova is a founding member of Centre for Central European Architecture (CCEA) in Prague. Besides her curatorial activities, as an architect she is also involved in MOBA, a multi-purpose architecture platform, which she founded together with Igor Kovačević. She is a member of editorial board of Era 21 magazine. In the context of the ACTS OF ENGAGEMENT conference Yvette presents the inititiation processes on two projects in the public sphere she is currently involved in, the Negrelli Viaduct project in Prague, and MAGISTRÁLA = NOVÁ PRAŽSKÁ TŘÍDA.
Yvette Vasourkova presented the talk "In between city scale? in the context of the ACTS OF ENGAGEMENT conference, organised by Contemporary Art Showcase Athens in the context of the Athens Biennale AB5to6 "Omonoia.Read More
Jussi Koitela is a curator and a visual artist currently based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Currently he is a participant of De Appel Curatorial Programme. Jussi will be presenting his long term curatorial research project Skills of Economy, addressing artistic reactions to economic discourses and structures.Read More
In May, Contemporary Art Showcase Athens had the honor of collaborating with Francesco Kiais, member of the curatorial board of the Venice Performance Art Week; Francesco's talk "ABOUT LOVE " was presented at the Bagkeion as part of the C.A.S.A. program for Athens Biennale AB5to6 "OMONOIA".Read More