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The “Art on KAFAO” project began in April 2017, as part of the preliminary processof pedestrianizingTrigono, when the first two KAFAOs ―the dark green boxes located on the edge of the pavements,housing countless cables― turned into works of public art. Through the Revitalization of the Athens Commercial Triangle Program, all the KAFAOs within the Triangle’s area have been painted.

Nikos Artemis

In Heaven

 

Through ‘In Heaven’ installation, Nikos Artemis stages the electric circus of opera di bestia, at the Old Warehouse of 3 Chrysospiliotissis street in the center of Athens. Far from a white gallery space, the abandoned warehouse interior functions as a shell, in which the visitor/ viewer will immerse into an audiovisual environment, a labyrinth of marks, images and music, fragments of a story she/ he is called on to reconstitute.

Between promises and cancellations, heaven – real or artificial, human ruins and gentificated areas, opera di bestia introduces a world of lyricism, irony, zoomorphism and psychedelia. This constitutes an ambiguous narrative of ‘In Heaven, everything is fine ‘… to be openly interpreted by the Athenian crowd.

Opening: Friday, March 15, 2019, 20:00

Duration: March 15 – 30, 2019

Visiting hours: Wednesday – Saturday: 18:00 – 22:00

Paper Warehouse

3 Chrysospiliotissis Str.

105 60, Athens, Greece

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‘In Heaven / Nikos Artemis’ exhibition by Athens Intersection Cultural Program, is a part of the artistic agenda through which the Athens Commercial Triangle Revitalization Program of the Municipality of Athens, implemented with the exclusive donation of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (ISN), invites us to explore the cultural and historical heritage of Athens. The exhibition is hosted at the Old Warehouse of 3 Chrysospiliotissis Street, courtesy of the Chatzikonsta Foundation. The Athens Intersection Cultural Program is curated by George Georgakopoulos and coordinated by Fotini Kapiris.

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Bunker

From a war shelter, to a “shelter” of ideas

 The word ‘bunker /shelter’ did not exist in the Athenian vocabulary. Haven foreseen the clouds of the War of 1936, the Metaxas government designed and implemented a civil protection program, a network of shelters. ‘Bunker’ exhibition takes place in a real bunker shelter located at 33 Praxitelous street, within a modernist building of the second half of the 1930s which remains well preserved in it’s original form. Within a distinctive atmosphere in which art meets the hidden heritage and history of Athens, 17 artists comment on issues of power, withdrawal, decay, conflict, time and transformation, staging their work as a temporary ‘refuge’ of ideas.

 

Probably Wonderful?

 

Athens Intersection returns to its birthplace, a location that has become quite familiar to the public. The group exhibition “Probably Wonderful?” commenting on the importance of artwork will open on November 30, at 20.00 at the Paper Warehouse at 3 Chrysospiliotissis Street. The building is courtesy of the Hatzikonstas Foundation, which reopened after 17 years through the Revitalization of the Commercial Triangle program of the Municipality of Athens.

George Kaminis receiving the enormous check of 1 million euros on behalf of Athens, the European Capital of Innovation 2018

A few minutes after the clock struck 12 noon on Tuesday, the crowd gathered at the recently renovated Serafeio complex in downtown Athens broke out in applause and cheers. Representatives from the municipal authority, local NGOs and civil society were celebrating an unexpected victory for the City of Athens – the coveted title of European Capital of Innovation for 2018, accompanied by a one million euros cash prize funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program.