Anestis Ioannou & Dimitris Rentoumis

ART-ATHINA 2022

17 – 19 September 2022

press release

Art Athina, The International Art Fair of Athens returns with a record number of exhibitors from Greece and abroad and an enriched artistic program.

The biggest annual cultural event of Greece, held under the auspices of the H. E. The President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou, has reached institutional prominence and is set to be presented 17–19 September 2022 at Zappeion Mansion, welcoming thousands of visitors.

Art Athina is organized by the Hellenic Art Galleries Association and is delivered since 2017 under the artistic direction of Stamatia Dimitrakopoulos. Art Athina 2022 will present an all encompassing program, featuring 81 galleries from Greece and abroad, as well as a parallel artistic program divided in 14 sections covering a wide range of creative approaches, from video, NFT, design, live talks and architecture.

The program of exhibitors is composed by the sections Main, Highlights, Feature and Projects. The Main section of the fair consists of galleries spread in the central spaces of Zappeion Mansion. Highlights is composed of international galleries invited by the artistic director, Stamatia Dimitrakopoulos. The section Feature will present galleries from abroad selected by independent curator, Kate Caruso, based in Los Angeles. While the section Projects will present booths by independent art spaces.

The parallel artistic program consists of the section Design presenting Greek and international participants. Live Talks & Art Athina Podcast will be hosting discussions with guest artists, museum directors and established curators. The section Film & New Media Space presents a series of screenings open to the public, organised in collaboration with the video and NFT online platform Daata. Kids Educational Program designed by the non-profit international contemporary art and culture charity, KROMA, for children over the age of six, teenagers and their carers.

The section Art Athina All-Year Round, involves activities and collaborations that take place in the duration of the year, it includes the Art Athina Residency Program in which international artists, represented by galleries exhibiting in the Feature and Highlights sections, are invited to stay in Athens for 30 days and create works to be exhibited at Zappeion. For 2022 Art Athina collaborates with the distinguished hotel chain, Brown Hotels, in order to deliver the residency program. The Art Athina Educational Program, held for the fifth year with the participation of students from Athens and Thessaloniki, is directed for the 3rd year by curator Daphne Politi and supported by the A.C. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation and the Make Or Break initiative. The Art Athina Podcast available on Spotify.

Art Athina as an institution that closely follows the developments in the field of visual arts, apart from the stable themes that make up its programme, this year Art Athina is also incorporating new categories that broaden the field of its interests, but also listen to the changes brought about by innovation in the field of visual arts.

For the first time, in this context, Art Athina is hosting an exhibition of works that are exclusively NFT, while through the Art Athina Pavilions section, presented for the first time in the context of the fair, it creates links between the world of contemporary art with that of architecture. In addition, the Art Athina Prize for a new artist is established from this year in collaboration with MOMus-Museum Alex Mylonas in Athens.

After a 2-year hiatus, Art Athina takes place again at its permanent venue at Zappeion Mansion. In 2020 and 2021 Art Athina continued its program digitally, through the platform Art Athina Virtual, while in 2021 it introduced a hybrid combining the digital presentations of booths with a physical exhibition at the lobby of the King George Hotel, in Syntagma Square.
Art Athina is organised by the Hellenic Art Gallery Association and produced by Be Best production company.

It is supported by the European Regional Development Fund within the framework of the Regional Operational Programme “Attika” 2014-2020.

MAIN
The main section of the fair spreads in the central spaces of Zappeion Mansion, where Greek and international galleries will present their booths.

Participating galleries are: a.antonopoulou.art, Agathi-Kartalos, Alibi Gallery, Allouche Benias Gallery, Alma Contemporary Art Gallery, Anna Pappas Gallery, Argo Gallery, Art Appel Gallery, Artower Agora, Αrt Zone 42, Astrolavos Art Galleries, Athens Art Gallery, CAN Christina Androulidaki, Citronne Gallery, Crux Galerie, Cube Gallery, Dio Horia, DL Gallery, Ekfrasi – Yianna Grammatopoulou, Eleftheria Tseliou Gallery, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, EPsilon Art Gallery, Ersi Gallery, Gallery 7, Gallery Art Prisma, Genesis Gallery, Hot Wheels Athens, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Kalfayan Galleries, Let Them Eat Cake / M.A.M.A. contemporary, Lola Nikolaou Gallery, Melas Martinos, Mihalarias Art, Papatzikou Gallery, Peritechnon Karteris Art Gallery, Rebecca Camhi Gallery, Roma Gallery, Sianti Gallery, Skoufa Gallery, Technohoros Art Gallery, The Blender Gallery, The Breeder, Zina Athanassiadou Gallery, Zoumboulakis Galleries.

HIGHLIGHTS
The section Highlights will enable a wave of new generation international galleries to participate in Art Athina, under invitation by the artistic director of the fair, Stamatia Dimitrakopoulos.

Part of Highlights this year are galleries Voloshyn and Ya Gallery from Kiev. Art Athina covers their booth cost in support of the important contemporary art scene of Ukraine and the promotion of its contemporary artists.

Participating galleries are: Christian Andersen (Copenhagen), Chris Sharp Gallery (Los Angeles, Mexico City), Fitzpatrick gallery (Paris), High Art (Paris), Harkawik (Los Angeles), M + B (Los Angeles), Art Βeat (Tbilisi), Sophie Tappeiner (Vienna), South Parade (London), UNA (Piacenza, Milan), Voloshyn Gallery (Kyiv), Pavlo Gudimov Ya Gallery Art Center (Kyiv), Zeller van Almsick (Vienna)

FEATURE
Every year, Art Athina invites an independent curator to invite galleries in Art Athina under a curated context. Art Athina 2022 Feature curator is Kate Caruso, an independent art writer and curator based in Los Angeles.

Feature participating galleries are: Matthew Brown (Los Angeles), Larder Gallery (Los Angeles), Μoskowitz Bayse (Los Angeles), Laveronica (Modica), Ciaccia Levi (Paris), Bianca D’Alessandro (Copenhagen), Et Al. (SF), Arusha (Edinburgh), Ginny on Frederick (London), The Valley (Taos, Mexico).

PROJECTS
Selected independent project spaces present their programming in a special curated section in Art Athina 2022.

Participating spaces: Aetopoulos, Arch, Alkinois, Callirrhoë, Sealed Earth Ceramic Studio and Gallery, SECCMA Trust, The Intermission x Balice Hertling

DESIGN
Art Athina 2022 presents the booths of Design galleries Carwan and Antiqua, based in Athens, in a special section of Art Athina, followed by a group show or international designers curated by Objects Of Common Interest, NY.
Talks program of Art Athina
Artist Tamo Jungeli (Gallery Art Beat) participates at Art Athina Residency Program in collaboration with Brown Hotels
International Collectors’ Program visit at Dakis Joannou’s private collection in 201
Art Athina in Zappeion Mansion

ART ATHINA PAVILIONS

Outdoor architectural pavilions presented in the entrance of the Zappeion Mansion, inaugurating this new section of Art Athina. Art Athina Pavilions will be accessible by the public, standing outside the imposing Zappeion Mansion.

For 2022, the architectural studios presenting their own individual pavilion are:
● Lot
● Point Supreme

TALKS
In collaboration with Institutions from Greece and abroad, Art Athina presents discussions with invited artists, museum directors and curators. Part of the talks program is also the annual talk of the Educational Program of the Hellenic Art Galleries Association in collaboration with the Athens School of Fine Arts.

Saturday 17 September

Site Sensitivity and its Entanglements
An trans-national practice in the arts
Conversations led by Marina Fokidis, curator and writer, Athens

18:00-19:00
A. Muse-o-graphing the present in the southern edges of Europe, and beyond

A discussion with: Luca Lo Pinto, artistic director, MACRO and Manuel Segade, director, CA2M. Moderated by Marina Fokidis, curator and art theorist (Kunsthalle Athena, South as a State of Mind).

19:30-20:30
B. Contemporary Art Fairs and Old/New Market Paths in the Mediterranea (part 2)

A discussion with: Stamatia Dimitrakopoulos, artistic director, Art Athina, Jérôme Pantalacci, artistic director, Art-o-rama and Anissa Touati, artistic director, Paris Internationale. Second session of a conversation led by Marina Fokidis, curator and art theorist (Kunsthalle Athena, South as a State of Mind) initiated in the framework of the Art-o-rama – Art Athina partnership.

Sunday 18 September

13:00-14:00
Polyphony and Social Change at MOMus

A discussion with Thouli Misirloglou, deputy director, MOMus-Experimental Center for the Art & The Metropolitan Organisation of Museums of Visual Arts of Thessaloniki – MOMus, and Mary Adamopoulou, journalist at the newspaper TA NEA

Monday 19 September

18:00-19:30
Annual Talk of the Educational Program of the Hellenic Art Gallery Association in the context of Art Athina

A discussion with Stamatia Dimitrakopoulos, artistic director, Art Athina, Marina Vranopoulou, director, Dio Horia gallery, Nikos Erinakis, Professor of Philosophy at the Athens School of Fine Arts and the University of Athens, poet, and Aristeidis Lappas, artist. Moderated by Daphne Politi, Head of Educational Program 2020-2022. The Program was conducted for the 5th consecutive year in collaboration with Athens School of Fine Arts and the Fine Art Department of the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki; supported by the AC Laskaridis Charitable Foundation.

Film & New Media Space:

Pioneers of Greek Video Art 80’s 90’s
Art Athina presents a tribute to the pioneers of Greek video art from the ‘80s and ‘90s.

Participating artists:
Mihalis Arfaras,Makis Faros, Thanasis Chondros and Alexandra Katsiani, Giorgos Lazongas, Miltos Manetas, Pandora Mouriki, Nikos Navridis, Margarita Ovadia, Maria Papadimitriou, Leda Papaconstantinou, Aris Prodromidis, Alexandros Psychoulis, Manthos Santorinaios, Marianna Strapatsakis, Kostas Stratoudakis, Maria Klonaris and Katerina Thomadaki, Panagiota Tzamourani.

Art Athina X Daata
Art Athina presents videos created by international artists in collaboration with the online platform for video and NFT, Daata.

Participating artists:
George Barber, Petra Cortright, Jeremy Couillard, Leo Gabin, Trulee Hall, Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Keiken, Tuomas A. Laitinen, Maria Mahfooz, Eva Papamargariti, Jess Johnson & Simon Ward.

NFT:

An exhibition presenting exclusively NFTs shown for the first time in Art Athina. Vomitorium by Felix & Gabe consists of four new holographic playing cards featuring characters from ancient Greek mythology. The exhibition is the latest venture between Art Athina and Daata, extending the two organizations’ collaboration further.

Art Athina All Year Round:

Art Athina hosts a series of activities throughout the year, in collaboration with other organizations and public bodies, that highlight its institutional character.

Art Athina Podcast: available on Spotify

Art Athina Artist Residency Program:

Since 2017 Art Athina Residency Program invites international artists represented by the exhibiting galleries in the sections Highlights and Feature of the fair, to spend 30 days in Athens. The artists get to know the city and get inspired and create the artworks that will be presented later at the art fair. In the past years, Art Athina has hosted artists from Europe, United States and Australia.

For 2022 Art Athina has joined forces with Brown Hotels in order to deliver the program. The invited artists are provided by Brown Hotels, with a studio for the whole duration of their residency, located just a few hundred meters away from the best contemporary art galleries of the city.

Artists participating between April and August 2022 include: Emma Kohlmann (V1 Gallery, Copenhagen), Bradley Kronz (High Art Gallery, Paris), Tamo Jugeli (Gallery Art Beat, Tbilisi), Adam Alessi (Clearing, NY, Brussels, LA).

ART ATHINA ALL YEAR ROUND
Art Athina hosts a series of activities throughout the year, in collaboration with other organizations and public bodies, that highlight its institutional character.

ART ATHINA PODCAST
available on Spotify

ART ATHINA ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAM
Since 2017 Art Athina Residency Program invites international artists represented by the exhibiting galleries in the sections Highlights and Feature of the fair, to spend 30 days in Athens. The artists get to know the city and get inspired and create the artworks that will be presented later at the art fair. In the past years, Art Athina has hosted artists from Europe, United States and Australia.

For 2022 Art Athina has joined forces with Brown Hotels in order to deliver the program. The invited artists are provided by Brown Hotels, with a studio for the whole duration of their residency, located just a few hundred meters away from the best contemporary art galleries of the city.

Artists participating between April and August 2022 include: Emma Kohlmann (V1 Gallery, Copenhagen), Bradley Kronz (High Art Gallery, Paris), Tamo Jugeli (Gallery Art Beat, Tbilisi)

ART ATHINA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
At its fifth consecutive year, the Educational Program the Hellenic Art Galleries Association in the context of Art Athina continues to connect fine art and art history and theory students, to practicing visual artists and theoreticians, as well as gallery directors, informing and preparing them for their professional life after university. The Program is conducted in collaboration with Athens School of Fine Arts and, for the first time, the Fine Art Department of the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, and directed by Daphne Politi, Head of the Educational Program (2020-2022).
INTERNATIONAL COLLECTORS PROGRAM
Moreover, Art Athina hosts the International Collectors Program, an exclusive concierge service and a week-long executive program to ensure a first-class cultural experience for guests from abroad and Greece. The International Collectors Program Itinerary includes private dinners, collection tours, museum tours and exhibition openings among other activities.

Kids’ Educational Program

The non-profit International Social Organization of Contemporary Art and Culture KROMA continues its long and successful collaboration with Art Athina, with the curation and implementation of the educational program “Express Yourself!”.

The two-day program is developed through multifaceted workshops, under the guidance of experienced visual artists, educators, art historians and art therapists. The themes cover a wide range of different art forms, such as: collage, painting, sculpture, masonry, architecture, theatrical play, monotype, papercutting and many more, in which participants express themselves, while interacting with artists and having fun creating.

 

artworks

Anestis Ioannou, <i>Barefoot on a Brown Chair</i>, 2022, acrylics, pencil, oilstick and bleached denim on paper, 70x100 cm

Anestis Ioannou, Barefoot on a Brown Chair, 2022, acrylics, pencil, oilstick and bleached denim on paper, 70x100 cm

Anestis Ioannou, <i>Ceramic Body II</i>, 2022, acrylics, pencil, oilstick and textile on paper, 70x100 cm

Anestis Ioannou, Ceramic Body II, 2022, acrylics, pencil, oilstick and textile on paper, 70x100 cm

Anestis Ioannou, <i>Landscape Body (Limbo Study)</i>, 2022, acrylics, pencil, oilstick and denim on paper, 50x70 cm

Anestis Ioannou, Landscape Body (Limbo Study), 2022, acrylics, pencil, oilstick and denim on paper, 50x70 cm

Anestis Ioannou, <i>Landscape body (nike)</i>, 2022, acrylics, pencil, oilstick and textile on paper, 70x100 cm

Anestis Ioannou, Landscape body (nike), 2022, acrylics, pencil, oilstick and textile on paper, 70x100 cm

Anestis Ioannou, <i>Manders' Heads Landscape Study</i>, 2022, acrylics, pencil, oilstick and denim on paper, 50x70 cm

Anestis Ioannou, Manders' Heads Landscape Study, 2022, acrylics, pencil, oilstick and denim on paper, 50x70 cm

Anestis Ioannou, <i>Orpheus Facing the Void</i>, 2022, acrylics, pencil, oilstick and textile on paper, 70x100 cm

Anestis Ioannou, Orpheus Facing the Void, 2022, acrylics, pencil, oilstick and textile on paper, 70x100 cm

Anestis Ioannou, <i>New Sun IV (urban arteries)</i>, 2022, skateboard trucks and wheels on marble, 70x20x8 cm

Anestis Ioannou, New Sun IV (urban arteries), 2022, skateboard trucks and wheels on marble, 70x20x8 cm

Anestis Ioannou, <i>New Sun V (palm)</i>, 2022, skateboard trucks and wheels on marble, 85x10x8 cm

Anestis Ioannou, New Sun V (palm), 2022, skateboard trucks and wheels on marble, 85x10x8 cm

Anestis Ioannou, <i>New Sun VI (flowerpot)</i>, 2022, skateboard trucks and wheels on marble, 70x20x8 cm

Anestis Ioannou, New Sun VI (flowerpot), 2022, skateboard trucks and wheels on marble, 70x20x8 cm

Anestis Ioannou, <i>New Sun (Fast as hell, green)</i>, 2022, skateboard trucks and wheels on marble, 73x22x23 cm

Anestis Ioannou, New Sun (Fast as hell, green), 2022, skateboard trucks and wheels on marble, 73x22x23 cm

Anestis Ioannou, <i>New Sun (Fast as hell, pink)</i>, 2022, skateboard trucks and wheels on marble, 90x25x20 cm

Anestis Ioannou, New Sun (Fast as hell, pink), 2022, skateboard trucks and wheels on marble, 90x25x20 cm

Anestis Ioannou, <i>New Sun (Fast as hell, red)</i>, 2022, skateboard trucks and wheels on marble, 70x28x23 cm

Anestis Ioannou, New Sun (Fast as hell, red), 2022, skateboard trucks and wheels on marble, 70x28x23 cm

Dimitris Rentoumis, <i>Dandelions</i>, 2022, mixed technique, collage, acrylic and ink on paper, approximately 45x75 cm

Dimitris Rentoumis, Dandelions, 2022, mixed technique, collage, acrylic and ink on paper, approximately 45x75 cm

Dimitris Rentoumis, <i>Devotions 1 to 5</i>, series of 5 pieces, 2022, mixed technique with a:crylic paint and ink on paper, approximately 25x120 cm each

Dimitris Rentoumis, Devotions 1 to 5, series of 5 pieces, 2022, mixed technique with a:crylic paint and ink on paper, approximately 25x120 cm each

Dimitris Rentoumis, <i>Sequence of lights</i>, 2017, digital video (mp4 on tv screen), size variable, duration 03.35 min

Dimitris Rentoumis, Sequence of lights, 2017, digital video (mp4 on tv screen), size variable, duration 03.35 min

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Anestis Ioannou, <i>Barefoot on a Brown Chair</i>, 2022, acrylics, pencil, oilstick and bleached denim on paper, 70x100 cm
Anestis Ioannou, <i>Ceramic Body II</i>, 2022, acrylics, pencil, oilstick and textile on paper, 70x100 cm
Anestis Ioannou, <i>Landscape Body (Limbo Study)</i>, 2022, acrylics, pencil, oilstick and denim on paper, 50x70 cm
Anestis Ioannou, <i>Landscape body (nike)</i>, 2022, acrylics, pencil, oilstick and textile on paper, 70x100 cm
Anestis Ioannou, <i>Manders' Heads Landscape Study</i>, 2022, acrylics, pencil, oilstick and denim on paper, 50x70 cm
Anestis Ioannou, <i>Orpheus Facing the Void</i>, 2022, acrylics, pencil, oilstick and textile on paper, 70x100 cm
Anestis Ioannou, <i>New Sun IV (urban arteries)</i>, 2022, skateboard trucks and wheels on marble, 70x20x8 cm
Anestis Ioannou, <i>New Sun V (palm)</i>, 2022, skateboard trucks and wheels on marble, 85x10x8 cm
Anestis Ioannou, <i>New Sun VI (flowerpot)</i>, 2022, skateboard trucks and wheels on marble, 70x20x8 cm
Anestis Ioannou, <i>New Sun (Fast as hell, green)</i>, 2022, skateboard trucks and wheels on marble, 73x22x23 cm
Anestis Ioannou, <i>New Sun (Fast as hell, pink)</i>, 2022, skateboard trucks and wheels on marble, 90x25x20 cm
Anestis Ioannou, <i>New Sun (Fast as hell, red)</i>, 2022, skateboard trucks and wheels on marble, 70x28x23 cm
Dimitris Rentoumis, <i>Dandelions</i>, 2022, mixed technique, collage, acrylic and ink on paper, approximately 45x75 cm
Dimitris Rentoumis, <i>Devotions 1 to 5</i>, series of 5 pieces, 2022, mixed technique with a:crylic paint and ink on paper, approximately 25x120 cm each
Dimitris Rentoumis, <i>Sequence of lights</i>, 2017, digital video (mp4 on tv screen), size variable, duration 03.35 min