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Art-Athina Contemporaries : Statement made. Curated by Artemis Potamianou

Statement Made!

The exhibition “Statement Made” attempts to document the contemporary art scene in the present tense. It conveys the preoccupations of visual artists who use their work to articulate statements with which to describe the current reality and comment on it. In “Statement Made” the viewer is called upon to follow an experiential route where each work leads to the next in an uncommon narrative.

The show begins with the work TURISM IN GREECE, which was created by the celebrated painter Yannis Moralis in 1961 and presents the different viewpoint and the vision that prevailed in Greece in the early ’60s.

Starting from this work and the unfulfilled expectations it reflects, the exhibition examines issues like the financial crisis and the current situation in Greece, the causes that led to it and their roots deep in the past or the attitude of other countries, while the problem of emigration in past and present times is a key point of reference in one section of the show.

The concerns of the artists revolve around such universal issues as the various conflicts all over the world, war, environmental awareness as well as economic matters like our unabated consumerism. Man, the experiential perception of memory, the isolation brought about by the internet and the social media constitute the main axes of the art produced and presented today.

“Statement Made” attempts to present more than a snapshot of the current art scene; it aspires to establish a discourse among the works on show, reflect the contemporary reality and showcase the multifaceted preoccupations of the artists and the variety of media they employ.

The artists in the exhibition come from the galleries that participate in the main programme of Art-Athina.

Artemis Potamianou

Curator of Art-Athina Contemporaries: Statement Made

 

 

Participating artists:

AFTERALL– Dino Morra Arte Contemporanea

Dimitris Alithinos– Zina Athanassiadou Gallery

Daniele Alonge- UFOFABRIK Contemporary Art Gallery

Aggelos Antonopoulos– Tsatsis Projects Artforum

Micha Cattaui– Mirko Mayer

Charalambos Dermatis – Yeoryios K. Tantos – Agathi-kartalos

Sue Dodd– Anna Pappas gallery

Jimi Efthimiou-Dimitris Mitsopoulos-Vivi Papanikola– Artower Agora

Virginia Filippousi— Kaplanon 5

Sotiris Fokeas– Ersi Gallery

Dimitris Foutris– Ileana Tounta Gallery

Yiannis Hadjiaslanis– Kalfayan Galleries

George Hadjimichalis— Eleftheria Tseliou Gallery

George Harvalias– Donopoulos Ifa

Jacqueline Hassink – Kaune, Posnik, Spohr Gallery for Contemporary Photography

George Kazazis- Gloria Gallery

Kalos&Klio -Alma Contemporary art gallery

Akis Karanos– Gallery Papatzikou

Georgios Katsagelos– Technoxoros

Georgia Lale- Art Zone 42

Dimitris Lamprou– Lola Nikolaou

Ioannis Lassithiotakis– Astrolavos

Yiannis Moralis– Skoufa Gallery

Eleni Mylonas– Francoise Heitsch

Leda Papaconstantinou– a.antonopoulou.art

Konstantinos Patsios– Blender

Christos Simatos-  Athens Art Gallery

Angelos Skourtis– ekfrasi

Angelos Spartalis–  Titanium Yiayiannos Gallery

Stergios Stamos– Medusa

Anastassis Stratakis– A.D GALLERY

Vincenzo Todaro – Colossi Arte Contemporanea – Iaga gallery

Eleni Tsonis— Peritexnwn

Andreas Vousouras– TinT Gallery

Harm Weistra– JOEY RAMONE

Myrto Xanthopoulou– Elika Gallery

Theodoros Zafeiropoulos– Nitra Gallery

Dimitris Zouroudis– Gallery “7”

 

Artemis Potamianou is an artist and curator who is currently based in Athens.

Potamianou has had (17) one-person exhibitions at Borough Museum and Art Gallery (Newcastle), at Hellenic American Union (Athens), at στο MAC (Midlands Art Center , Birmingham), Museum of Contemporary Art  of Crete etc.

She has participated in 85 group shows at 1st Biennale of Thessalonica, the BIDA – Biennale of Spain, 3rd Athens Biennale, Vista Mare Foundation (Pescara), International Young Art 2002: Amsterdam, s Tel Aviv, Moscow, at Colesman Project Space (London), at Tensta Kulturhus (Stockholm), at Open 2012 (Venice), etc.

She has curated more than 30 exhibitions of important artists of international scene. She has curated exhibitions of Joseph Kosuth, Damien Hirst, Joseph Beuys, Terry Atkinson, Peter Greenaway, Candice Brietz, Guerrilla Girls, Mark Titchner etc and many group shows.

Potamianou has written essays for exhibition’s catalogues and books.