Mar 27 2017

in collaboration with documenta 14 in Athens


72 Salaminos str.
104 35 Athens


An open studio event with the resident artists of ATOPOS cvc

in collaboration with documenta 14 

ATOPOS cvc continues its collaboration with documenta 14 in the context of its artist-in-residence programme. documenta 14 artists Nevin Aladag, Daniel Knorr and Ibrahim Mahama have been participating in the Occupy Atopos Residency for the last three months working on their project for the forthcoming exhibition in Athens and Kassel.

On Monday March 27 at 19:00 ATOPOS cvc and documenta 14 invite you to an open studio event showcasing the three resident artists of ATOPOS cvc. Aladag, Knorr and Mahama will open their studios in the Atopos premises, in Athens, just for one evening, during which they will share their residency experience and their artistic processes with the public through the presentation of older works and projects of theirs. The evening will start with greetings and introduction speeches by Vassilis Zidianakis, Artistic Director of ATOPOS cvc, and Adam Szymczyk, Artistic Director of documenta 14 followed by Knorr’s and Mahama’s talks.

ATOPOS cvc was founded in 2003 by Stamos Fafalios and Vassilis Zidianakis and it has been researching and initiating innovative projects of contemporary visual culture ever since. Occupy Atopos Residency originated in 2014 in the Atopos headquarters in the heart of Athens and it has hosted photographer Ren Hang, artist-critic Clo’e Floirat and Paris-based fashion curator Lydia Kamitsis, amongst others. Its mission is to observe and assist in a supportive way the creative process and progress of contemporary artists; it is curated by Vassilis Zidianakis.  Occupy Atopos Residency takes place in Atopos headquarters, 72 Salaminos str, which has been declared a historic monument and a work of art by the Greek Ministry of Culture. The collaboration of ATOPOS cvc and documenta 14, in the context of the Occupy Atopos Residency programme, started in the autumn of 2016 and will be completed in July 2017. This important partnership was officially launched on September 8th, 2016 with the artist Bouchra Khalili.

Documenta was initiated by Arnold Bode in 1955 and became one of the most renowned and debated international exhibitions of contemporary art, taking place in Kassel every five years. For documenta 14 Artistic Director Adam Szymczyk, has proposed a twofold structure, reflected in the working title “Learning from Athens”. In 2017, Athens (April 8–July 16, 2017) and Kassel (June 10–September 17, 2017) will host the exhibition on an equal footing. For documenta 14, participating artists have been invited to think and produce within the context of the emerging dynamic relationship between these two cities and to develop a work for each of the two locations.

Open Studio Event: Monday March 27 at 19:00

Entrance free

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