Ελένη Ζυμαράκη

Interviews

ΑΝΔΡΕΑΣ ΣΑΒΒΑ, ΣΥΝΕΝΤΕΥΞΗ

Με απλά υλικά όπως το σχοινί, τη γάζα, το ξύλο, το σίδερο φτιάχνει περίτεχνους ιστούς που καθώς εξελίσσονται διεκδικούν και καταλαμβάνουν τον φυσικό χώρο ενσωματώνοντας ταυτόχρονα οικεία αντικείμενα – διόλου τυχαία επιλεγμένα.

Οι χαρακτηριστικές εγκαταστάσεις του Ανδρέα Σάββα είναι το προσωπικό του σχόλιο σε σύγχρονα κοινωνικά και πολιτικά ζητήματα. Σαγηνεύουν και προσελκύουν τον θεατή ο οποίος αναπόδραστα «εγκλωβίζεται» σε ή και από αυτές.

Ο Ανδρέας Σάββα ολοκλήρωσε τις σπουδές του στη ζωγραφική και το μεταπτυχιακό του στις Ψηφιακές Μορφές Τέχνης στην Ανωτάτη Σχολή Καλών Τεχνών της Αθήνας και παρουσιάζει συστηματικά και με επιτυχία τη δουλειά του σε ατομικές και ομαδικές εκθέσεις καθώς και σε σημαντικές εικαστικές διοργανώσεις τόσο στην Ελλάδα όσο και στο εξωτερικό.

Ο Ανδρέας Σάββα μίλησε στην Ελένη Ζυμαράκη.

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Documenta 14, TRIPOLI CANCELLED

One of the must-see works of the Athenian half of documenta 14 is Tripoli Cancelled, the 95’ film by Naeem Mohaiemen, a writer and visual artist based in New York. Tripoli Cancelled is presented at EMST.

Inspired by the director’s father’s experience of being trapped in Greece’s Ellinikon Airport without a passport for nine days in 1977, the film follows a week in the life of a man who has been living in an airport for a decade, keeping himself sane through a daily routine of letters to his wife, fantasies of flying an aging jumbo jet, and reading a precious copy of the children’s book ‘Watership Down’ – filmed in the same Ellinikon airport, abandoned since 2001 and recently a site for Syrian refugees.

Tripoli Cancelled visualizes the haunting yet familiar feeling that the emptiness, decay, abandonment and isolation of both physical and mental spaces might awaken.

When asked about the process of creating the film for documenta 14 Naeem Mohaiemen emphasizes his valuable collaboration with the Athens-based crew he worked with.

Ex_posure discusses Tripoli Cancelled with the director Naeem Mohaiemen, the actor Vassilis Koukalanis, the producer Maria-Thalia Carras and the cinematographer Petros Nousias.

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Interviews

Christopher Duffy

Christopher Duffy, Interview

Duffy London’s designs are ideas-based, combining art and function and playing with the concepts of gravity, geometry and illusion. The innovative and quirky designs spring from the mind of Christopher Duffy, however, he also draws from his talented team of designers, artisans and manufacturers to turn these concepts into quality pieces.

Boasting strong eco-credentials, everything is handmade to order by skilled craftspeople in the UK, using sustainable wood and other eco-friendly materials and mediums.

Some particularly noteworthy designs are the Shadow Chair, that appears to defy gravity by standing on only two legs, and the incredible UP Tables, which are a playful trompe l’oeil, giving the impression of a glass table top being suspended by balloons. Then there are the delightful Swing Table, which will transport you back to your childhood.

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Interviews

Body in the physical and conceptual space

Body in the physical and conceptual space

1st, 3rd, 5th Painting Dept. of the Athens School of Fine Arts
Performance Seminar / Performances, Talks / Exhibition

9 – 12.10.2015. Performance Seminar: Emilia Bouriti
The seminar examines the relationship between the physical and mental condition of the human body in dialogue with the surrounding space. During the seminar participants will discover the dynamic capacity of the body, and through movement, establish the physical space in which it moves and expresses itself. In addition, participants will tap in to the delicate boundaries between the physical and mental body, as they interact within a vigorously changing area. The group will experiment in surfacing the energy within the body as it builds up to become a productive carrier of a performance, and detect ways to share physical and mental space, as they implement their performances.

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“The Marathon”, epitelesis – Performance Art Foundation

“The Marathon” – Series of live performances by epitelesis – Performance Art Foundation

Υπό το τίτλο “The Marathon”, ο οργανισμός epitelesis – Performance Art Foundation παρουσιάζει τη σειρά ζωντανών επιτελέσεων (performances) το Σάββατο 19 Σεπτεμβρίου – 18:00 με 22:00 στους χώρους του Booze Cooperativa, με ελεύθερη είσοδο. Ως αποτέλεσμα του ομώνυμου εκπαιδευτικού εργαστηρίου και με τη καθοδήγηση της εικαστικού Dagmar I. Glausnitzer Smith και του καλλιτεχνικού διδύμου Zeirle & Carter, με βάση τη Γερμανία και το Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο, καθώς και των προσκεκλημένων δασκάλων Αντρέα Πασιά και Francesco Kiàis, οι συμμετέχοντες έχουν ως σημείο έναρξης του ‘μαραθώνιού’ τους το κέντρο της Αθήνας, καθώς επιλέχθηκαν μέσω ανοιχτού καλέσματος από Ελλάδα, Κύπρο και χώρες του εξωτερικού.

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Curated by_Vienna 2015 / Tomorrow-Today

Curated by_Vienna 2015/Tomorrow, Today

International curators present exhibitions in Vienna’s leading contemporary art galleries.

Art and capital

Curated by_vienna was initiated by the Vienna Business Agency’s creative unit, departure, in 2009 to support systematic cooperation between Viennese contemporary art galleries and international curators. Vienna boasts a vibrant contemporary art scene as a European metropolis at the crossroads between North and South, East and West, tradition and innovation. In addition to its world-class museums and non-profit organizations, there are numerous excellent galleries that have earned an international reputation through cutting-edge programmes.

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