Sunday, November 28, 2010

Τεχνης Πολιτικη @ EMST

(Vlassis Kaiaris and Kostis Velonis)

Other works in the Τεχνης Πολιτικη exhibition, curated by Anna Kafetsi include
great drawings by Yannis Psychopaidis
mixing communist manifesto with 80's lifestyle accidents
Vangelis Vlachos
Shirin Neshat
great Kendells Geers

barbed wire parthenon

Giorgos Harvalias metal pillow overdrive

Vlassis Kaniaris
Kostis Velonis
Walid Raad
with a work on craters
Dimitris Alithinos
and Thodoros

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sandbox and Soft Ruin at the National Museum of Contemporary Art

Here's Sandbox, a collection of my Second Life buildings from 2007 to 2009
arranged as a wall-bound puramid of plinths and projections

at EMST National Museum of Contemporary Art current "Politics of Art" exhibition

Also in the same show is Soft Ruin (2005),  

a seating system made up from soft domino frame fragments

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Eugene Peytie and the mapping of a Liberated Nation

Eugene Peytie was a topographer, head of a French Cartographic Mission in 19th century Greece

a newly independent country

full of conflicts

Peytie, instead of just producing topographic data

mapped the people and places too

the Ottomans

and the Greeks

blocked-off Churches

and the ruined neighborhood of Thission, on the outskirts of Athens

Saturday, November 20, 2010

The most beautiful Kunsthalle in the world

 (Green Grotto)
Just came back from Como and the Ratti Foundation, where director Marco de Michelis has been running the "Most Beautiful Kunsthalle in the World" series of talks, presentations and discussions.

Saturday, 23 October 2010, from 5 to 8pm
I. The centres for contemporary art and the European cities

Keynote Speaker: Nikolaus Hirsch (Städelschule/Portikus, Frankfurt)
Marta Kuzma (Office for Contemporary Art Norway, Oslo)
Philippe Pirotte (Kunsthalle Bern)
Beatrix Ruf (Kunsthalle Zürich)
Angela Vettese (Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venezia)
Coordinator: Filipa Ramos
Tuesday, 16 November 2010, from 5 to 8pm
II. Art Spaces

Keynote Speaker: Dieter Bogner (Wien)
Andreas Angelidakis (Athens)
Paul Robbrecht, Hilda Daem (Robbrecht en Daem, Gent)
Simona Malvezzi, Wilfried Kuehn (KUEHN MALVEZZI, Berlin)
Frank Boehm (Milano)
Adolf Krischanitz (Wien)
Coordinator: Francesco Garutti
(secret passage to lake)
 Dieter Bogner spoke about Frederick Kiesler's exhibition design, 
and Sanaa's transparent museums

(another lake, far away)
I talked about leaning walls and selling furniture, showing scemes for the 2nd Athens Biennial, MUSAC, Hangar Bicocca and the Pavilion for Postcontemporary Curating

 (another passage, to the street)
Paul Robbrect spoke about the white wagon-like spaces for Documenta IX 
and the Whitechapel extension
 (white lamp)
Wilfred Kuehn and Simon Malvezzi spoke about their spaces for Documenta 11
as well as the extension at Hamburger Banhof

 (clay X)

and Frank Boehm spoke about gallery spaces that offer unexpected options to artists,
as well as curating and it's relation to architecture

(the lake)

Saturday, 27 November 2010, 6pm
III. The most beautiful Kunsthalle in the world 1.

Marco De Michelis interviews Hans Ulrich Obrist

Friday, 17 December 2010, 6pm
IV. P.S.1 and beyond
Alanna Heiss (AIR Air International Radio, NYC)
Coordinator: Paola Nicolin

Wednesday, 12 January 2011, from 5 to 8pm
V. An Ecology of art (in collaboration with Università Bocconi, Milano)

Keynote Speaker: Stefano Baia Curioni (Università Bocconi)
Walter Santagata (Università di Torino)
Pierluigi Sacco (IULM, Milano)
Guido Guerzoni (Università Bocconi)
Angela Vettese (IUAV, Venezia)
Alberto Abruzzese (IULM, Milano)
Coordinator: Luca Martinazzoli

Fondazione Antonio Ratti
Villa Sucota, Via per Cernobbio, 19
22100 Como - Italy
Info: +39031233211

Color Como

 In Como we saw Black towers
Hollow White Sky
Gold Fantasies
 Green Cat
 Blue Lamp
 White Casa del Fascio
 Orange Water Spaceships
 Angelo on the steps of Sant' Elia
 pleated balconies
and faded lavender chairs