Platforms Project 2018

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Platforms Project 2018 Platforms Project 2018 will be presented from 17 to 20 May 2018 at the “Nikos Kessanlis” Exhibition Hall of the Athens School of Fine Arts, including a rich and multifaceted program of lectures, videos andperformances by the participating teams. As an 'incubator' for young artists whereexperimentation, research and the structure of artistic identity is a continuous demand, the exhibition space of the Athens School of Fine Arts is the ideal choice for the PlatformsProject, the aim of which is to present the independent artistic scene, as it is expressed byartist run initiatives.

The project is directed by Artemis Potamianou and Michalis Argyrou. Artemis Potamianouis the artistic director of the Platforms Project 2018.The Platforms Project will be presented for sixth consecutive year aiming to map visualartworks as it is produced within the frame of artist group initiatives of young artists in theinternational art environment in order to find together solutions to contemporary fine artsquestions.Following the successful edition “Platforms Project - Independent Art Fair 2017”,featuring 42 platforms from 17 countries, enabling thousands of viewers to get contact with the independent art scene and artists' groups, Platforms Project 2018 will be the largest meeting of collectives-platforms of all previous years.

After receiving hundreds of applications from 24 countries in the open internet call, Platforms Project 2018 will feature 57 platforms from 17 countries, 41 cities, and more than 600 artists, creating a global network.

The aim of the Platforms Project is to be the core of creativity, showcasing the pioneeringpositions in art, and to develop relationships between the platforms. Thus, PlatformsProject has created within its six years of operation a global network of independent artistic groups and spaces in direct communication with each other. Along with the presentation ofthe Platforms Project 2018, a series of workshops, presentations, performances andworkshops will take place. The Platforms Project is not an impersonal event but a visual community full of energy, freshness, giving time and space to present alternative art thatcould not be expressed elsewhere.