Oct20. | 8:00
October Events 2016 | Varvakeios Market
Athens Biennale OMONOIA resumes its action with October events. Artists from Greece and abroad refocus on Omonoia square, exploring diverse ways of interaction with the Athenian public by activating Varvakeios Market, which the Municipality of Athens has offered in the context of the co-organization of the Athens Biennale OMONOIA.
Avtonomy Akadimia and AthenSYN are organising, on Monday, October 24th, an evening of presentations and a moderated public discussion Art as Remedy? on the role of art in the so-called “Refugee Crisis”. Artists will share their experiences and stories in this sensitive and challenging field. Demographic change, caused by the system we all live in, is a humanitarian catastrophe and simultaneously our only chance to create a society built on the essential understanding of our oneness.
This event is part of the project Universitas, with participating artists from Greece, Syria and Germany, in which art meets the refugee movement and acts as the first step towards an educational model exchanging the roles of “teacher” and “learner”, of immigrants and the host countries, through creating a multimedia collective writing of current history.
Participants: Vilma Andrioti, Marina Gioti, Petros Lale, Evi Lampropoulou, Paris Legakis, Yorgos Moutafis and Margarita Tsomou.
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Finally, η Avtonomy Akadimia will continue the Deep Artists‘ Talk lectures initiated in the context of Athens Biennale OMONOIA. On Tuesday October 25th Ivan Razumov, a renowned artist and illustrator from Russia, will talk about his sensual, extravagant and higly virtuous works, which unite romantic hallucinations and the grotesque political reality, dreamscapes and dronescapes, scientifically and erotically charged content. Ivan lives and creates in Moscow’s intellectual scene from the very beginning of his artistic practice. His drawings and paintings have been exhibited and very well received in numerous exhibitions, such as The Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; The Russian Museum, St.Petersburg; The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and the Freud’s Dreams Museum, St. Petersburg.
Varvakeios Market Events’ Programme:
AthenSYN and Avtonomi Akadimia
Art as Remedy?
Monday, October 24th | 19:00
Deep Artists‘ Talks | Avtonomi Akadimia
Tuesday, October 25th | 19:00
Varvakeios venue | Athinas str. – opposite of Varvakeios Market