October 2016- July 2017
PAT//ISET (Contemporary Greek Art Institute)
Agreement Without Principles: Towards a History of Contemporary Greek Art
Research project investigating the terms of contemporary historiography. A local and translocal tale. This project aimed to produce new theoretical positions in art history studies, examining the norms to which historiography is subjected and the effects produced by its view to the past. Elpida Karaba, Yannis Papadopoulos, Glykeria Stathopoulou, Despoina Zefkili.
March 2015-June 2016
PAT//ACTOPOLIS (A project initiated and supported by the Goethe Institute and Urbane Künste Ruhr)
The project brought together artists, urbanists and activists from 7 South Eastern Metropolises and the Rurh region Germany, in a joint production laboratory. As part of Actopolis, Pat designed and performed a series of performative lectures, talks, discussions, projects, apparatuses and various other material, called The Soft Power Lectures. The Soft Power Lectures took place in institutional and outer-institutional spaces, with a mixed or solely for a specific public such as university students.
PAT//THE SOFT POWER LECTURES
(1/7) «Athens-Oberhausen. The energy of two cities». State of Concept Non Profit Space, Athens
A Performative Lecture and exhibition tracing the travel of PAT to the ex-industrial city of Oberhausen in Germany. PAT was invited to activate art in relation to matters concerning the city, immigrants, labor. Participating artists: Anastasia Douka, Konstantinos Hadzinikolaou, Panos Sklavenitis.
(2/7) «Performative Interviews» in a coffeehouse at Omonoia Square, Athens.
PAT organised a series of performative interviews, inviting artists, architects, filmmakers, activists and so on that take the city as their subject.
Participants: Sepake Angiama, Ana Dana Beros, Constantinos Giannaris, Xenia Kalpaktsoglou & Poka Yio, Fanis Kafantaris, Yelta Köm, Petros Moris, Vassilis Noulas, Constantina Theodorou, Mirjana Utvić, Danijela Dugandzic Zivanovic, 3137.
(3/7) , «How much do I enjoy listening to people ascending in the elevator speaking Romanian». (Lena Platonos, Romanian Emigres), Circuits and Currents project space.
An open conversation, with colleagues from Southern Eastern Europe, Ana Dana Beros (Zagreb), Yelta Köm (Turkey), Mirjana Utvić (Belgrade), Danijela Dugandzic Zivanovic (Sarajevo), focusing on exchanging tactics and sharing knowledge and experience around precarious working conditions.
(4/7) «Where will you go after this?», Athens School of Fine Arts, (ASFA).
The lecture and discussion addressed the exotic view of Athens as “a southern experiment” of creative sustainability in times of crisis.
(5/7) «Soft Power Screenings: the Gaze» A series of soft power projections in Munich. An assemblage of the cinematographic gaze on the cities of the crisis, on their subjects and their bodies.
(6/7) «From sunset to sunrise» Non-Performance-lecture about cinema. In Acharnes.
A montage of cinematic representations loosely linked to the local museum’s
collection of folklore artefacts.
(7/7) «South: Ideas around a European geography of the top and the bottom»
Lecture and workshop at Panteion University Department of Anthropology, focusing on various geographical and cultural determinisms and the ways by which they are reproduced in the contemporary condition.
Actopolis Final Exhibition «The Soft Power Lectures Show» Basketball Court, Panteion University.
Participants: Stefania Ablianiti & Stavroula Morakea, Nikos Alexopoulos, Sofia Dona, Anastasia Douka, Constantinos Hadzinikolaou Elpida Karaba, Angelos Krallis, Yannis Papadopoulos, Panos Sklavenitis, Glykeria Stathopoulou, Despina Zefkili
PAT// 4th ATHENS BIENNALE OMONOIA 2015-2017
Presentation of PAT in the context of the Athens Biennale conference “The New
September 2015- November 2015
The project involved urban planners, architects, artists and curators focusing on the transformation of urban structures that are taking place through informal processes with specific case studies from Athens and Dortmund, Germany. Participants included the N.T.U.A. Architecture School Athens, Dortmund University of Architecture and PAT. The project was initiated by the Goethe Institut and supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung.
PAT// Daysign: Narratives Around the Greek Sun.
Participatory workshop and artist book devised by artist Panos Sklavenitis and commissioned by PAT. Seventeen artists were invited to deliberate on the notion of the greek sun and the narratives that are constructed around it and to research symbolically and literally how certain issues formulate the physiognomy of a society and specific myths, locally and internationally. The contributions were put together in a publication.
September 2014- October 2014
The Temporary Academy of Arts was invited by NEON Organization to implement one of its programs, in the context of NEON Community Projects in the area of Peristeri, Athens.
Pat enacted an intensive program of art education for the students/residents of Peristeri municipality in Athens, while it also presented a parallel program that was open to the general public, featuring a living (human) library, a film screening program and an exhibition. Participating artists: Nikos Alexopoulos, Nikos Arvanitis, Alexis Dalas, Anastasia Douka, Konstantinos Hadzinikolaou, Apostolos Karastergiou, Medie Mega, Kostas Roussakis, Panos Sklavenitis, Kostis Stafylakis.