ath1281, Dimitrios Barouchos, Jocelyn Lee, Nikos Papadopoulos,
Ilias Papailakis, Alice Rosati
Art Athina 2019 reconvenes for the 24th year in a brand new venue in the heart of Athens. The biggest annual cultural event of Greece, which has reached institutional prominence, will take place between Saturday 14th to Monday 16th of September 2019 at Zappeion Mansion. Art Athina 2019 is organised under the auspices of the H. E. The President of the Hellenic Republic, Mister Prokopios Pavlopoulos, who is set to inaugurate the fair on Friday, 13th September at 19:30.
Art Athina 2019 involves participations from 36 Greek and international galleries. Its new host, Zappeion Mansion, is strongly associated with Culture, Sports and recent Greek History. It constitutes the first building to be erected for the purposes of the modern Olympic Games, while it is also considered a milestone of Greek Neoclassical architecture. One specific section of this year’s fair, Video, will find a home under the Athenian night sky, within the oldest cinema of Athens, Aegli Zappeiou.
Located for a second year in the centre of Athens – a move that was widely applauded by its audience – the fair returns with the main section of its program. In June 2019, preceding this year’s autumnal edition, was Art Athina Summer Pop Up: an international exhibition in the heart of the city, hosted in the ample empty spaces of an office building on 48-50 Aiolou St., with participating galleries from Greece and abroad. Art Athina Summer Pop was organised by Art Athina under the artistic direction of Stamatia Dimitrakopoulos, as an initiative signifying what it is to come in Art Athina 2019, and to stay true to the fair’s annual summer-time meet-up.