Platform Project @ Art Athina 4-7 of June 2015.

I am very happy to announce that I will participate in Platform Project @ Art Athina with The M{ }esum.  Platform Project is curated by Artemis Potamianou and will take place at Art Athina, International Contemporary Art Fair of Athens on 4-7 of June 2015.

About Platform Project

The Platforms Project @ Art Athina was started in 2013 with the aim of charting the artistic actions produced by collective initiatives of artists who decide to join forces in seeking solutions to art matters through what is known as platforms.

The 2013 and 2014 Platforms Projects @ Art Athina featured over 90 platforms with more than 1,000 artists, leading to unexpected instances of dialogue, symbiosis and collaboration. Through Platforms Project @ Art-Athina, most platforms formed friendships among them while, in addition to interpersonal relationships, many of them went on to exchange exhibitions, actions and artists. Thus an international network was formed by independent art spaces and groups which, based on the ‘unity is strength’ precept, have secured a distinct place on the international art scene without antagonizing the environment they are called upon to serve.

The 2015 Platforms Project @ Art-Athina is to present 48 important platforms / art group actions from 15 countries with over 700 artists, making up a programme that attempts to offer viewers an insider’s look into visual creation, into the aspect of chemistry and collaboration in artistic practice, without focusing on sales.

As in the two previous years, the art groups/platforms will have the opportunity to present an art project in a specific space —booth— so as to provide viewers with an experience of the way they work.

Artemis Potamianou

Participating Platforms:
8eleven Canada/ 9th Art Wave United Kingdom /A TRANS Germany /AMV Canada/ Artist in Residence Program, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph Canada/ artspirators – refuge project Greece/ Autobiography Systems Greece /Bang art now centre Canada / B’ PRINTMAKING STUDIO A.S.F.A. — TCA Greece / Turkey /Campus Novel Greece /Dada Da Academy Austria / DIENSTGEBÄUDE Art Space Zurich Switzerland /Ed Video Media Arts Centre Canada /EN – FLO Greece /EX-MÊKH The Netherlands / Extra-Muros France /fragment S United Kingdom / Korea /FRMK Greece /Galleri 54 Sweden /GALERIE UTOPIA Athens / Berlin Germany /grauzone temporary autonomous zone 2 Austria /Harrington Mill Studios United Kingdom /INCART Spain /IS-projects The Netherlands /kunstenaarsinitiatief |elders The Netherlands /LO AND BEHOLD Greece /LUBOMIROV-EASTON United Kingdom /Lustspiel Greece /MAISON MACA Greece /Margaris Foundation / les yper yper / Metapolis Greece /Museum of Forgetting Sweden /MUU Galleria Finland/ nature in love – one Greece / Turkey /Orizontas Gegonoton Greece/ OUT OF THE BOX INTERMEDIA United Kingdom /PNYX EQUINOX Greece /Provo Principles Greece /Rajataide ry / Gallery Rajatila Finland /Salon de Vortex Greece /SIMULACRUM Greece /SKOUZE3 Greece /STUDIOvisits Berlin Germany /The M{ }esum Germany /the Milena principle Belgium /The Symptom Projects Greece /Tupajumi foundation & HeavyMerryFinland The Netherlands /Wiener Art Foundation Austria


THE M{ }ESUM at Platform Project @ Art-Athina 16-19 May 2013

Coordinator : Artemis Potamianou

The objective of the project is to map artistic action as it is produced in the context of collective initiatives by artists who decide to join forces in seeking answers to artistic questions by creating the so-called platforms.

The project will help promote the various artists’ groups, collectives, platforms, artist-run spaces and independent art spaces of a non-commercial (non-profit) orientation which operate in unconventional ways, in Greece as well as abroad, managing to establish unexpected debates on art.

The artist-run platforms-group are given the opportunity to present an art project at a specific site—booth—and thus provide a picture of the independent art scene.

Platform Project @ Art Athina will present 45 platforms – artists’ initiatives from 16 countries with more than 500 artists.

The platforms come from: Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Switzerland, UK, Germany, Austria, Bosnia – Herzegovina, Sweden, Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Finland, France, Russia, Serbia.

Stockholm Independent Art Fair: Report from M{}esum’s Anna Livia Löwendahl

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From the Stockholm Independent Art Fair, the curator of Berlin’s M{}esum of absence, loss and unrealised possibilities – Anna Livia Löwendahl – reports back.

SUPERMARKET, the three day Stockholm Independent Art Fair, just drew to a close yesterday evening. Before the Berlin-based gallerists have even had a chance to step foot in Germany, we bring you the scoop from the north. Our first report comes from Anna Livia Löwendahl, the curator of Berlin’s M{}esum and the mastermind behind the space’s first art fair.

Not Your Typical Museum

Museums love lines — lines around the block for blockbuster shows, lines at the front desk for 20 Euro tickets, lines demarcating just how close you can get to the priceless works of art. Artists on the other hand are less fond of lines, unless they are blurring them, crossing them, or pushing them; and so, it is not surprising that in recent years artists have taken on the lines of the museum space and set to work blurring, crossing and pushing them to the brink. Projects such as The Museum of Jurassic Technology, The Manitoba Museum of Finds Art and Berlin’s own M{}esum have all taken on the space of the institution.

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