Athens ArtCore - “Death In Athens”


Athens ArtCore - “Death In Athens”
Athens ArtCore is a recently-formed association of artist-run spaces in Athens, with the goals of creating a network of support, advocacy, and collaboration, as well as raising the visibility of the value of these types of independent spaces. In recent years Athens has seen a proliferation of alternative art spaces, joining the global trend toward artist-run, non-commercial initiatives, which provide an arena for experimentation and innovation in the art scene that traditional galleries cannot. In its first event, Athens ArtCore invites the public to a 3-day festival, to take place 13-15 March 2020, in which each space/platform will independently host a project under the common aegis of Athens ArtCore.

The festival’s title, “Death in Athens”, refers to Thomas Mann’s classic Death in Venice, and its themes of inspiration, creation, and the distinct relationship of the creative process to city and location. The novel also addresses the Platonic theory of forms and how its legacy in Western traditions of art-making furnish disjunctures of idea and form, of signifier and signified. Death in Athens prods these themes for their specific resonance within the Greek capital today. Each participating platform will address these themes with its own curatorial project. 

Friday 13/3 (opening): 18:00-23:00
Saturday 14/3: 14:00-20:00
Sunday 15/3: 14:00-19:00, (closing party): 20:00-24:00

The following initiatives will participate:
  • FokiaNou Art Space
  • Phoenix Athens 
  • Domatio 
  • A-Dash 
  • Athens Open Studio 
  • Backspace 
  • Come alone 
  • Communitism
  • Institut für Alles Mögliche 
  • KP Studio 
  • One Minute Space 
  • O Meteoritis (Subbotniki)
  • Pow Wow 
  • PS: 
  • Sektor30 
  • Snehta
  • The Athens Zine Bibliotheque 
  • EIGHT 
  • Yellow Brick