Kunsthalle Athena “In the Studio” 8-30/9/2013

Kunsthalle Athena “In the Studio” 8-30/9/2013

In the Studio

As part of ReMap 4 Kunsthalle Athena invites Daily Lazy Projects artists’ team to a co-produced exhibition under the title In the Studio
Opening: Sunday, September 8, 17:00 – 22:00
For the opening day, the project Political Speech # 10 – All Djs for Kunsthalle Athena
will take place from 17:00 until late, with live Dj sets from selected guests.
Duration: September 8 – 30, 2013
Opening hours: Monday – Friday 17:30 – 21:00, Saturday – Sunday 12:00 – 21:00
Where: 28 Kerameikou str. Kerameikos – Metaxourgeio

Participating artists: Loukia Alavanou, Athanasios Argianas, Erik Binder, Clara Broermann, Stephane Calais, Lizzie Calligas, Thomas Chapman, Dionisis Christofilogiannis, Michael De Kok, Christina Dimitriadis, Oana Farcas, Petra Feriancova, Shannon Finley, Dimitris Foutris, Torben Giehler, Helidon Gjergji, Stelios Karamanolis, Vassilis P. Karouk, Michalis Katzourakis, Jan Kiefer, John Kleckner, Caroline Kryzecki, Marek Kvetan, Daniel Lergon, Sifis Lykakis, Mathieu Mercier, Svätopluk Mikyta, Ilona Nemeth, Yudi Noor, Ilias Papailiakis, Angelo Plessas, Tula Plumi, Vassilis Salpistis, Georgia Sagri, Frank Selby, Yorgos Stamkopoulos, Daniel Steegmann, Henning Strassburger, Joulia Strauss, Morgane Tschiember, Brent Wadden

As part of the exhibition, a talk under the title Artist Mathieu Mercier in a conversation with Marina Fokidis and Daily Lazy Projects will take place on Monday, September 9, at 19:30, in the French Institute of Athens (Théo Angelopoulos Auditorium), 31 Sina Street, Athens

In the Studio focuses on the conditions under which artworks are produced and it investigates the fundamental relation of their production to the artists’ work spaces (the artists’ studios). The project finds conceptual ground on a twofold approach; on the one hand, displaying art as a time-based process and activity and on the other, documenting the private milieu of the studio – the place where this process is unveiled.

The exhibition In the Studio will display the work of selected artists, focusing on unfinished pieces, works in-progress, sketches, maquettes, models, and other objects taken from the artists’ studios. It is one of the few opportunities to present a curatorial project where the artwork and the labour of the artist share one immediate and intact space, a space now co-habited by the artist and the audience.

The ongoing project In the Studio was launched in December 2011 and it currently includes more than 130 renowned and upcoming contemporary artists, based in Athens, Berlin, Paris, Vienna, Amsterdam, Istanbul, Zürich, Basel, Frankfurt, Florence, Valletta, Cluj-Napoca, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, New York, Rome, Washington, North Carolina, Stockholm, Bratislava, Rotterdam, Tampere, Düsseldorf, San Francisco, and more.

Α project originally initiated by Daily Laizy Projects in the form of an online documentation and showcase of individual distinctive practices (“In the Studio”: http://daily-lazy.blogspot.de/search/label/In%20The%20Studio), it will be presented for the first time as an extensive and multidimensional installation in Kunsthalle Athena.

The final aim is to create an active environment, where both the artist and the visitor simultaneously bear witness to the very early stage of the conception and creation of the artwork, before it leaves the studio to enter institutions, museums and galleries around the world.
In the Studio attempts to reveal the invisible facets of art and it concerns a curatorial proposal which covers a variety of research, conceptual, aesthetic, creative and experiential interests, inviting us to meet art in a manner of utmost immediacy.

Daily Lazy Projects was founded in 2011, in Athens, Greece. The current DLP team comprises artists Dionisis Christofilogiannis, Stelios Karamanolis, Tula Plumi, Yorgos Stamkopoulos. Its goal is to present projects touching on contemporary art issues through collaborations with artists, curators, organisations, and other practitioners involved in the arts. Its scope of activities includes three residences: in Athens, Cluj-Napoca, and Berlin, and will involve other cities in an endeavour to negotiate the notions of “art scene” and “art centre”.

Kunsthalle Athena is a flexible art centre dedicated to the visual culture of our time. Its major objective is to reintroduce contemporary art and its significance to a genuine public sphere, prioritising the possibility of co-producing and thus extending culture. Drawing on creative sources of varied origins and providing a vital core of social interaction and exchange, Kunsthalle Athena is constantly informed by the idiosyncrasy and distinctiveness of Athens and its public. Its desire is to emphasise the constant transformation of ‘the polis’ as a symbolic location for the production and dissemination of contemporary culture worldwide.

A series of performances under the title Political Speeches will take place as part of the parallel events program. September 2013 participating artists: Yorgos Koumentakis, LAFIDKI (Saphy Vong), George-Icaros Babassakis, Angela Brouskou, Parthenopi Bouzouri, Pantelis Pantelopoulos, Dimitris Papadatos, Angelo Plessas, and many more to be announced soon.

The exhibition is curated and organised by Daily Lazy Projects with the support of Kunsthalle Athena’s curatorial team: Marina Fokidis, Apostolos Vasilopoulos, Eleanna Papathanasiadi. Daily Lazy Projects collaborated with Lydia Pribisova for the selection and support of the Slovak artists.



Sep 04 2013


12:00 am - 12:00 am