In the historical Kerameikos-Metaxourgio area of Athens is transformed into a unique meeting point for contemporary art with Remap4. The international contemporary art platform opened on September 8th and will run until September 30th, hosting upcoming artists, curators, institutions, galleries from Greece and abroad, all presented within the existing urban content, in gallery spaces and buildings of the area.
We visited the exhibitions, beginning from the Info Point. The concept and spirit of the old Athenian courtyard as a container of outdoor private life is being revided through the assemblage of elements from reusable building materials, whose redefinition emphasizes the innovative beginnings and constructive process that Remap introduces in the contemporary art scene and urban culture. Mark Office comprised by architects Katerina Apostolou, Minna Colakis and Argiro Pouliovali took up the Info Point and really made it a remarkable venue to visit.
We then went at the Kunsthalle Athena building where Melas Papadopoulos gallery presents artist Caitlin Keogh‘s “Natural World”.
Synergy-o theatre and NGO Amaka present the work from the STATION ATHENS Art workshop during Remap4 entitled “Persians”. We loved the exhibits there!
Artist Thanos Kyriakides was selected by The Breeder gallery to showcase his Blind Adam series during Remap4.
Renowned gallerist Rebecca Camhi chose artist Paul Desborough and his beautiful artworks featured on the walls of her art space in Leonidou street.
Curator Artemis Baltoyanni and Rodeo team present the “Station K43” installation by Turkish artist Emre Huner who broke off the rooms of an old building of the area that were once sites of domesticity, making work that serves as an enigmatic stand-in for that which is not available to us.
The “Contemporary Treasures” by Ileana Tounta gallery were also very interesting.
Last but not least, the five pieces of the installation “No Time No Screws” by artist John Bock were surprisingly interesting, hosted by Eleni Koroneou gallery during Remap4.