“Platforms Project 2019”: 800 artists, 60 platforms, 17 countries, May 16-19, 2019, ASFA.


16 – 19 May 2019

How would you feel if
you saw a work and the following day in its place was another since the first
one would have
been destroyed? What can
someone expect from a group called the “Museum of Forgetting”? What
are the hurting boats and why are we doing this? What is the art of everyday
life, wandering and transformation? How are investments and transactions linked
to art? How do art, its audiences, workshops and lectures, workshops and
educational programs come together in one place?
The Platforms Project 2019 is getting ready to
launch and the 800 artists and 116
volunteers
will be delighted to welcome you from Thursday, May 16 to
Sunday, May 19, 2019 to the “Nikos
Kessanlis” Exhibition Hall
of the Athens School of Fine Arts, the largest
event so far in its seventh year.
To be held in ASFA for the second year, the
seventh international exhibition
Platforms Project brings together independent art platforms from around the world
in an attempt to map
artworks
and current practices, as well as theoretical questions posed
internationally.
60 art platforms from 17 countries flock to Athens for
four days highlighting the global
network
that has been built
and communicated throughout the year. This year’s event
continues last year’s tradition, with 56 platforms, also from 17 countries,
presenting their work, in front of 16,000
audience
.
The
Platforms Project is an international exhibition of independent artists that
work together, which aims to create channels of communication and
collaboration, to exchange projects and to promote artists internationally.
At this year’s event,
the parallel program is even more
expanded, including parallel exhibitions of Greek and
foreign artists, talks, with
participa
ting historians, theorists
and art critics, academics, museum directors, artists, curators. AICA Hellas organises a meeting
related to The Role of Public and Private Bodies in
Art Today”
, while Painting
workshops 1st, 2nd, 6th, 11th, 12th and Sculpture workshops 1st and 2nd of ASFA will present student
works.

In addition, the
educational program
Platforms Project for All 2019 is designed for children between 7 and 16 years
old from the Dutch platform EX-MÊKH, and the artist and art teacher Ellen
Rodenberg, aiming to introduce children to contemporary art. During the
Platforms Project the children will be invited to create a mini space (mini
stand-cube) with paper, pencils, colors, staples or glue.
Also this year there is
a space for performance art, where
artists from Greece and abroad will present their works in different areas of
ASFA. Of course, you should not miss the Platforms
Project party
, which will take place on Friday, May 17, at 10 pm in PIRÉE (Kastoros 78, Piraeus, 185 45).
The project is directed by Artemis Potamianou and
Michalis Argyrou. Artemis Potamianou is the artistic director of the Platforms
Project 2019.
Participants:
24hrs Project (Switzerland), A TRANS
(Germany), AC Institute, NYC (USA), Alpineum Produzentengalerie Luzern
(Switzerland), ArtCode (Greece), Artia Gallery (Greece), artflatform | elsewhere /
kunstenaarsinitiatief | elders
(The Netherlands), ASSOCIATION THEATER DIONYSOS ET APOLLON (Greece), ATHENS STREET ART FESTIVAL (Greece,
France, Mexico),
Αυτοβιογραφικά Συστήματα / Autobiographical
Systems
(Greece), Backspace (Greece),
Bcademie (The Netherlands), Binary art group (Cyprus),
Bureau d’Art et de recherche,
Roubaix
(France), Come alone (Greece & France), CUBE ART EDITIONS (Greece), DAILY TEMPORARY (Sweden, Spain), Darling Pearls & Co (UK), DAS ESSZIMMER – space for art +
(Germany), Ed Video (Canada), EGO (Greece), EN FLO (Greece), EX-MÊKH
(The Netherlands), Exit / Exit
(Greece), flat1_offspace
(Austria),  Fragments of truth (Greece), Future
Scenarios
(The Netherlands & Greece), Galleri Konstepidemin (Sweden), H-M-S (UK), ID:I Galleri
(Sweden), In Vivo (Greece), IS-projects (The Netherlands), ITSONLYARTS (Greece), KO
ΡEKT / CORECT (Greece), Kunsthalle Graz
(Austria), Kunsthallekleinbasel
(Switzerland), LaLa Art Group Greece
(Greece),
Library / L’briary
Gallery
(Canada), METAPOLIS
(Greece), Museum of
Forgetting/TILT (Sweden), Open Y @ (Greece),
ORIZONTAS GEGONOTON (Greece), Patara Gallery (Georgia), Penelope’s webs (Greece), POW WOW (Greece), Rajatila Galleria / Rajataide (Finland), SCOTTY (Germany), soft turns
(Canada), Sub Rosa Space (Greece),
Τα Καΐκια που Πληγώναμε – Hurting Boats (Greece), Technopaignion
art group
(Greece), THE M{}ESUM
(Germany), TIDAL FLOW ART (Greece), Topp & Dubio (The Netherlands), TRANSFORM ART PLATFORM (Serbia), Und. (Greece), Unit 8 Cable Depot (UK), Various
Artists
(Belgium), Vita Zita studio
(Greece), Wil Aballe Art Projects | WAAP
(Canada)    
FREE ENTRANCE
Opening:
Thursday 16 May 2019 at 19:00
Duration: 16 – 19
May 2019
Opening hours: 12:00 – 21:00
Information:
Dimitris Athenakis: Tel. 0030 6945 797861 / email:
press.platformsproject@gmail.com / www.platformsproject.com



Brief history:
The Platforms
Project is one of two international independent art exhibitions for art
platforms. A similar event is held only in Stockholm (Supermarket Independent
Art Fair), which works closely with the Platforms Project, organizing joint
workshops and conferences in Greece and Sweden.
The Platforms Project
has been presented for the seventh consecutive year since 2013, and it is an
annual international meeting of artist groups-platforms. It is an international
exhibition, which aims to map how art collectives work, and create channels of
communication and cooperation with other countries. In the context of the
Platforms Project from 2013 to 2018, 192 platforms were presented from 27
countries (Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Switzerland, UK, Germany, Austria, Bosnia and
Herzegovina, Sweden, The Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Finland, France,
Russia, Serbia, Kosovo, USA, Argentina, Turkey, Benin, Spain, Belgium,
Czechoslovakia, Iran, Ireland and Panama) with a total of more than 2,800
artists.

Most of the
platforms which participated in the Platforms Project have created friendships
and partnerships.
Following the link
below, you can hear interviews of the participating artist groups from previous
events: 
More information HERE