29.LEONIDOU 25 28.GIATRAKOU 10 27.IERA ODOS 28 26.DANIHL PROFITOU 18 25.SALAMINOS 72 24.PARAMITHIAS 6 20.IASONOS 45 21.IASONOS 47 22.PERDIKA 8 23.GIATRAKOU 28 12.KERAMEIKOU 28 13.KOLONOU 29 14.LEONIDOU 11 16.DELIGIORGI 43 19.IASONOS 26 18.LEONIDOU 26 15.LEONIDOU 9 17.LEONIDOU 15 11.KERAMEIKOU 32 10.KERAMEIKOU 43 09.KERAMEIKOU 51 08.AGISILAOU 92 07.KERAMEIKOU 73 06.THERMOPYLON 23 05.THERMOPYLON 27 04.LEONIDOU & MYLLEROU 03.LEONIDOU 38 02.LEONIDOU 36 01.GIATRAKOU 2, INFO POINT
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ARTISTS/PARTICIPANTS

Dafni Barbageorgopoulou, Doug Fishbone, Assaf Gruber, Katerina Kana, Theo Prodromidis, Alexandros Psychoulis

ReMap3 ADDRESS
38 Leonidou, 9 Leonidou, 15 Leonidou, 26 Iassonos, 28 Giatrakou, 25 Leonidou (balconies)
CONTACT

ilianafokianaki@gmail.com
+30 6945 472694

PERMANENT ADDRESS
Tsami Karatasou 3 Acropolis, Athens, 11742, Greece

Iliana Fokianaki
On the balcony

Iliana Fokianaki and ArtHub Athens present

On the Balcony

Dafni Barbageorgopoulou, Doug Fishbone, Assaf Gruber, Katerina Kana, Theo Prodromidis, Alexandros Psychoulis.

Balconies are an outdoors extension of a floor. They are normally closed up to a certain hight and made of a solid or see-through surface. Their origin is found as early as ancient Greece and Italy, but there is a flourish of their use throughout the centuries in Europe and Asia.

Six artists are invited to present, display, address and demonstrate their view on the balcony either it is through sculpture, poetry, photography, installation or…serenades.

The global use of the balcony is the first attractive element that is inspiring for this group exhibition, especially in relation to the globality of the neighbourhood of KM, that is inhabited by several nationalities.

Another very interesting aspect of the use of balconies is their use as an area for its owner to display its position or viewpoint. In villages in the period of Easter, housewives displayed a red cloth to inform passer-by’s they are dying eggs. In national holidays Greeks display the Greek flag to show their national pride, and in football matches their team’s flag to show their joy for the win. In the greek language “i am standing on a balcony” translates to i am running for a candidate in politics.

In this year’s Remap -that is in its own right a walk in the historical centre of Athens- the viewer is asked to walk through the area in order to discover and track works of art displayed in balconies or windows of buildings, all around the area of KM. The works that are placed above the eye level, are “displayed” in a balcony to be “exhibited” to their audience, to “address” their audience, therefore due to their position, they obtains a somewhat “godlike” status. The position of the viewer on street level and that of the work of art a few metres above ground, is possibly creating what Kant called the sublime.

Especially during this time that Greece is in an intense political and economical situation, the notions of “display”, “exhibition” “position” that the balcony offers, are even more relevant. What do we choose to “exhibit” “display” or “support” today? Possibly works of art are one of the few that are left.

 

Locations

PERFORMANCE times and locations

Leonidou 9 (Rebecca Camhi Gallery) Theo Prodromidis performance opening night performance Nalyssa Green at 8pm

Monday 12/9 (opening night) Nalyssa Green @ 8pm
Friday 23/9 Moloch Merkin @ 7.00pm
Friday 30/9 Bazooka @ 7.00pm

further bands t.b.c.
Friday 7/10 @ 7.00pm
Friday 21/10 @ 7.00pm
Saturday 29/10 @ 7.00pm

The invitation to six athens-based bands to perform a disruption of the everyday aesthetic experience of this street in Kerameikos, on the facarde of a neoclassical house turned into a gallery, introduces an action bound with Mediterranean traditions and mythical love stories, that of the serenade, but reversed in its dynamic, from the balcony to the street.

Leonidou 25 -Katerina Kana. Artist and resident of the area Katerina’s poem will be heard from her own windows (3rd floor) in various times throughout Remap’s duration.

Other locations

Leonidou 15 - Alexandros Psychoulis (“nest” sculptures 1st floor balcony facing Leonidou street)

Leonidou 38 - Assaf Gruber (“Home Alone” sculpture please view through second floor access)

Giatrakou 28 – Doug Fishbone (photograph)

Iassonos 26 – Dafni Eleonora Barbageorgopoulou (sculptural installation)

The exhibition is curated by iLiana Fokianaki

 

ArtHub is a non-profit centre that aims to create a bridge between the Athens contemporary art scene and the rest of the world of contemporary art.
Towards that aim we will be focusing mainly on:

Inviting foreign artists, curators and critics to visit and familiarize with the Athens art scene, give lectures and organize workshops. Helping young Greek artists create a CV, form a portfolio and advising them towards their future goals. Present the work of young artists from all over the globe to the greek audience.

 

Special thanks to Rebecca Camhi, Kostas Sahpazis, Alexandros Tzannis, Yolanda Markopoulou and RemapKM for kindly “lending” their balconies and for their general help.

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