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3rd Athens Biennale 2011
23 October – 11 December

An international contemporary art programme
12 September – 30 October 2011

ReMap is an international contemporary art platform open and free to the public, which is held bi-annually in the area of Kerameikos-Metaxourgeio in Athens, in tandem with the Athens Biennale. It is organized by ReMapKM, a not-for-profit organization. In its third incarnation, this year’s ReMap3 will be serving as a meeting place for over 250 artists, art historians and curators from around the world. KM’s own artistic community will also be represented within the 30 independent and the 25 gallery projects comprising this year’s ReMap. The 50 plus exhibitions and projects hosted by ReMap3 will be presenting visitors with an alternative route in KM, an area that is developing into a contemporary cultural hub in the centre of Athens and is home to the new Athens Municipal Art Gallery, the Athens Film Archive, the Kunsthalle Athena, The Breeder and Rebecca Camhi galleries, the ATOPOS Contemporary Visual Culture (ATOPOS CVC), BIOS, XYZ Outlet, Ε.Δ.Ω, Frown Tails, and a host of theatres including the new Synergy-o experimental stage and the internationally renowned Attis Theatre, which has been active in the area for over 20 years. Over the six weeks of the ReMap3 programme, all these institutions will coexist with ReMap3 exhibitions and projects, which are to be temporarily housed in unutilized spaces throughout the area. Far removed from the classic exhibition spaces provided by museums, art fairs or galleries, these spaces are neoclassical and 1970s buildings, courtyards, vacant plots and even detached balconies.

Curator: Denys Zacharopoulos
Duration: 14 September – 20 November 2011
Opening: Friday, 23 September 2011, 20:00

The Alex Mylona Museum – Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art presents the exhibiton Constructing Mempory Through the Moving Image by Pantelis Makkas, curated by Denys Zacharopoulos. The exhibition is produced by the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art and Pantelis Makkas and constitutes the first presentation of his artistic research in Greece, which is defined as a combination of the processes of scientific research and of artistic production.

Alex Mylona Museum – Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art | 5, Agion Asomaton Square, Thisseio 10554, Athens | T: +30 210 3215717 | F: +30 210 3215712 Opening hours: Wednesday-Friday-Saturday: 11:00-19:00, Thursday: 13:00-21:00 Sunday: 11:00-16:00

Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art | 154, Egnatia Str, 546 36 Thessaloniki | T: +30 2310 240002 & +30 2310 231212 | F: +30 2310 281567 | E:

Duration: 25.10.2011 - 4.12.2011
Opening: 25.10.2011, 20:00

CF Company is a large and active architecture office, recently situated in private premises in an old lightbulb factory building The CF Company wishes to create bonds with the new neighbourhood. Within this framework the company presents in its new offices an exhibition focusing on the distinctive urban planning, architectural and anthropological traits that render the area of Tavros an exceptionally interesting case amongst Athens’s neighbourhoods. The exhibition will be primarily based on photographic material by established photographer Panos Kokkinias, as well as on audiovisual material, exhibited on the ground floor of the CF Company offices. The opening on 25th October will be accompanied by a brief discussion on the core subject of the exhibition with the participation of the President of the CF Company Stelios Koutsikos, journalist Nikos Vatopoulos, and Panos Kokkinias.

CF Company | 25 Martiou, Tavros | Τ: +30 210 9229467 | E: |

Goethe Institute Athens
Opening: Friday, 2 December 2011, 19:00

Presentation and film screening, in collaboration with the Institute for Live Arts Research

Talk by Kai van Eickels, philosopher (Freie Universitat, Berlin): “Tolerance towards ambiguity! Thoughts on Christoph Schlingensief’s work”, with archival material and discussion

Film screening: “Foreigners out! - Schlingensief’s container“ by Paul Poet With: Christoph Schlingensief, Einstürzende Neubauten, Elfriede Jelinek a.o. (German/Greek simultaneous translation)

Goethe-Institut Athen | 14-16 Omirou Street, 100 33 Athens |

Kunsthalle Athena
Duration: 22/10 – 26/11
Opening: Friday 21 October, 20:00 – 23:00

Kunsthalle Athena presents an exhibition of new work by artist Jannis Varelas, inaugurating a programme of solo shows by acclaimed and upcoming artists.

Kunsthalle Athena | Kerameikou 28, Kerameikos-Metaxourgeio |
Opening hours: Thursday and Friday 17:00 – 20:00, Saturday 12:00 – 17:00

BETON7 Gallery
Duration: 24 October – 19 November, 2011
Opening: Monday, 24 October 2011 , 20:00

Beton7 Gallery presents the exhibition “Over the Corner We Met Iolas” by the Filopappou Group. With this project the group attempts to articulate a reflective question concerning Greek contemporary art, by means of an example: the emblematic figure of Alexandros Iolas.

BETON7 Gallery | 7 Pydnas Street, Votanikos – Athens 11855 (Metro: Kerameikos)
Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 14:00 – 21:00, Saturday: 14:00 – 18:00

Benaki Museum
October 12th, 2011 – December 4th 2011
1 Koumbari st. |

The programme Artists in a Dialogue with a Museum is a collaboration between the Benaki Museum and the British Council, whose aim is an encounter between four artists from Greece, Cyprus and the United Kingdom. By inviting artists to create original works in a dialogue with the Benaki Museum, its collections and spaces, the purpose of the programme is to put down the foundations for a process of understanding issues that concern memory, identity and public space. Four installations/interventions by the invited artists will be presented sequentially from September 2011 to May 2013 at the Piraios Street Annexe and the halls of the permanent collections at the Benaki Museum Main Building. These works will set out issues, which concern the role of the Museum in the representation of history, knowledge and traditions; as well as the usual conditions under which one views a work of art; and the relationship between artistic output and the institutional framework that exists for its arrival.

The work The Cookham Erratics British artist Andy Holden will create for the Main Building of the Benaki Museum, for the series In a dialogue with the Benaki Museum, will continue to investigate issues which he started to look into for his exhibition at the Tate Britain in 2010. There he presented an embroidered and enlarged copy of a stone fragment, which he had taken from the Pyramid of Giza when he was a child. His new piece, which will be in a dialogue with the Ancient Greek and Roman exhibits in the Museum’s permanent collection, is presented as a personal archaeology, which combines manual labour, unpublished history and climate change, in order to investigate the links between private memories, monuments and the difficulty of creating an object that represents an overall temporal experience.

Organization: British Council, Benaki Museum

Benaki Museum
September 21st 2011 - November 27th 2011
Pireos 138 |

This is the first solo exhibition in Greece by world-renowned British artist Damien Hirst. Entitled New Religion, the exhibition has moved to Athens after an initial stop at Thessaloniki, where it was shown at the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art. The exhibition presents mainly silkscreen prints, sculptures, installations and paintings and constitutes a characteristic example of the artistic practice of the most famous exponent of the Young British Artist movement, that dominated the art scene - British and global - in the 1990s. Most of this particular exhibition, or parts thereof, have been on show at the Victoria & Albert Museum (London); the Palazzo Pesaro Papafava (Venice); Rogaland Museum (Stavanger, Norway).

Exhibition curator: Artemis Potamianou

Organization: Benaki Museum in collaboration with the British Council and the Paul Stolper Gallery in London

Part of the 17th Scientific Meeting of the Foundation Le Corbusier
Duration: October 20 - December 30, 2011

When he was 24, Le Corbusier began, along with his friend August Klipstein, a long journey of apprenticeship, which he called "Journey to the East" (Voyage d'Orient). During the voyage, Le Corbusier completed more than 300 drawings, filled six notebooks with sketches and remarks, and took more than 400 photos on glass plates, using a Cupido 80.

Based on the notes and articles published in Feuille d'Avis, Le Corbusier wrote a narrative that he attempted in vain to publish from 1912 to 1914. Fifty four years after the journey, Le Corbusier retuned to this manuscript. In July 1965, one month before his death, he made the last corrections in "Journey to the East", which was eventually published by Forces Vives.

In April 1911, Le Corbusier took part in the 'Exhibition of the department of sculptors, painters and architects' of Neuchâtel, with twelve watercolors which he named "The language of stone" and were based on his sketches from the Journey to the East and his previous voyages in Italy and Germany. Copies of his works are exhibited by the Foundation Le Corbusier simultaneously at Maison La Roche in Paris and the French Institute in Athens.

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 9.00-20.00, Saturday 9.00-14.00
Admission free
French Institute / Institut français d'Athènes
Sina 31, Athens | T: 210 3398600 | E: |


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