.A CLOUDish wALL IS HAUNTING THE WORLD as part of the international conference
"Institutions, Politics, Performance” at Green Park Athina, Athens GR. September 24 - 28 2015.
The performative video installation "A CLOUDish wALL IS HAUNTING THE WORLD"_ A panel as a preview for a music album with sexual lullabies for the complicated relationship between artistic production and institutionalised knowledge is especially conceived and designed for the international conference "Institutions, Politics, Performance”.
.Fireflies in the Night / video screening within the scope of Light Up the Night.
June 22‐24 2015 at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre / Stavros Niarchos Park, Athens GR.
Organized by Robert Storr, Artistic Director,With Curators Barbara London, Kalliopi Minioudaki and Francesca Pietropaolo.
The Stavros Niarchos Park opens its doors to the public for the first time!
4 days and nights of events that will reflect the multifaceted program of activities, which will take place at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center upon its opening, inviting visitors to a sneak preview of the future.
Admission is free to all events
Participating Artists in Fireflies in the Night: Chantal Akerman, Alterazioni Video, Francis Alÿs, Michel Auder, Mathew Barney, Dara Birnbaum, Olga Chernysheva, Donna Conlon and Jonathan Harker, Danica Dakić, Patricia Esquivias, Haroun Farocki, Omer Fast, Yang Fudong, Shaun Gladwell, Marco Godoy, Rodney Graham, Gary Hill, Susan Hiller, Sanja Iveković, Joan Jonas, Isaac Julien, Jesper Just, Anna K. E., Amar Kanwar, Mary Reid Kelley with Patrick Kelley, Mike Kelley & Ericka Beckman, William Kentridge, Ragnar Kjartansson, Meiro Koizumi, Katarzyna Kozyra, Sharon Lockhart, Marilyn Minter, Joshua Mosley, Wangechi Mutu, Nikos Navridis, Maria Papadimitriou, Sophia Petrides, Paul Pfeiffer, Artemis Potamianou, Theo Prodromidis, Laure Prouvost, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Pipilotti Rist, Anri Sala, Carolee Schneemann, Cindy Sherman, Ann-Sofi Sidén with Jonathan Bepler, Vassiliea Stylianidou, Livia Ungur and Sherng-Lee Huang, Bill Viola, Guido Van Der Werve, Sue Williamson, Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries, ZimmerFrei.
.WORK(S) R US BY THE FORMER COLLECTIVE FOR THE ERRATIC
PRESENT_a collaborative project initiated by STUDIOvisits Berlin, Platforms Project @ Art Athina,
International Contemporary Art Fair Athens 2015.June 4– 7 2015 at Faliron Pavilion (TaeKwonDo Stadium),
Athens GR. Stand P21.
"WORK(S) R US BY THE FORMER COLLECTIVE FOR THE ERRATIC PRESENT" is a collaborative project with collective inquiries and interventions initiated by STUDIOvisits Berlin.
With writers, artists, performers, paraphrasers, paradoxographers: Antonis Antoniou, Hypatia Vourloumis, Ezgi Kilincaslan, Panos Kompatsiaris, Panos Mattheou, Funda Özgünaydin, Marios Chatziprokopiou, Chryssa Tsampazi, Vassiliea Stylianidou.
"WORK(S) R US BY THE FORMER COLLECTIVE FOR THE ERRATIC PRESENT" is a FOTO-ROMANZO-MANIFESTO (picture-essay) in progress on the difficult relationship between artistic work and economic politics (reality).
The different languages that reconstitute the text of FOTOROMANZO-MANIFESTO reflect a conflictual coexistence of the "local" with the "foreign", of that which "is-our-own" with that which "has-been-appropriated", of "togetherness" with the "each-one-for-himself", of "for-the-duration" with "in-retrospect", of "artistic jargon" with the "ever-present Other".
The reader of the FOTOROMANZO-MANIFESTO possibly comes face to face with elements foreign to the reading of the text. S/he is thus called upon to find recourse to different means of translating those foreign elements.
In the course of the project, the artists came face to face with factors foreign to the artistic process. Therefore, they too had to find recourse to other methods and practices of translating the external input as well as of importing it into the field of artistic production.
So how is reading realised?
How is the artistic process actuated?
Is it a production we are dealing with or is it all artistic process?
Is it all text?
Is it all work?
Or have we been overtaken by algorithmic exhaustion?
Or are we faced with a dried out reality underneath the unbearable sun?
All of those questions and many more are taken up in "WORK(S) R US BY THE FORMER COLLECTIVE FOR THE ERRATIC PRESENT" in a way that is ironic, self-mocking, wearily battle-ready, extroverted and restrained, critical poetical naturally! AND ABOVE ALL, ONGOING!
The project employs visual- and living-labour material from the project with the title „Let´s Collective Mor(e)rning for Us - AΠΕΡΓΙΑΣ ΕΡΓΟΝ“ which took place in Molyvos, Lesvos GR in June 2014 (curated by STUDIOvisits Berlin and organised by Christina Sgouromyti with the support of the Athens School of Fine Arts and the Community of Molyvos).
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. Organisation and coordination by Artemis Potamianou.
.WORK(S) R US BY THE FORMER COLLECTIVE FOR THE ERRATIC PRESENT_a collaborative project initiated by STUDIOvisits Berlin at GREEN PARK ATHENS.
Publication by Lo and behold with the support of NEON
Curated by: Artemis Potamianou and Giorgos Papadatos
Essays by: Elpida Karaba, Costantina Theodorou, Eva Fotiadi and Kostis Stafylakis
Graphic Design: Delia Potamianou
Participating artists: Lanfranco Aceti - Elena Bajo - Ludovic Bernhardt - Bianco-Valente - Marc Bijl & Alejandro Vidal - Erik Binder - Campus Novel - Dimitris Christidis - Common Culture - Julie René de Cotret - Benoît Delaunay - Alix Delmas -Guillaume Durand - Yiannis Grigoriadis - Gaël Grivet - Guerrilla Girls - Giorgos Gyparakis - Emma Hammarén - Internationale Surplace - Yiannis Isidorou - Lilli Kinnunen - Thanos Klonaris - Stephen Lee - Maria Lianou - Tea Mäkipää - Sanna Marander - Eva Marathaki - Jenny Marketou - Dimitra Marouda - Maro Michalakakos - Tanja Ostojic - Eftihis Patsourakis - Celine Peruzzo - Derrick Piens - Iris Plaitakis - Theo Prodromidis - Luke Ralphs - Erika Rothenberg - Société Réaliste - Vassiliea Stylianidou - Yorgos Taxiarchopoulos - Lina Theodorou - Magnus Thierfelder - Eugenio Tibaldi - Sofia Touboura - Nikos Tranos - Alexia Turlin - Andreas Voussouras - Theodoros Zafeiropoulos - Italo Zuffi.
.glocal (hi)stories_discussion platform for video- and performance arts
Wednesday at 7:00pm
art history department of the free university of berlin
FREIE UNIVERSITÄT BERLIN
U-bahn: Podbielski Alle or Dahlem-Dorf)
Room a320 (1st floor, signposted).
ABOUT THE PROJECT
during the 2014/2015 winter semester, the student representatives of the art history department of the free university of berlin are organizing a series of events entitled “glocal (hi)stories”. the project will present the work of 9 international video and performance artists in historical, cultural and sociopolitical context. at each event, the individual artist will present a selection of their works on video, followed by a moderated discussion with the audience.http://videokunstkhifuberlin.wordpress.com/ueber_en/
.SUSTAIN YOUR DEBT_REWRITE THE CURRENCY (THIS IS NOT A STRIKE), 2014
in the exhibition zukunftsspekulation at Skagiopoulio Foundation, Patras, GR. Curated by Julia Hartmann.
Within the scope of RE-culture III - RISK - 3rd International Contemporary Art Festival, Patras, GR.
November 8 - December 28, 2014.
.I AM A 19th century factory chimney stack", 2014 (HDV, colour, 5.1 surround sound, 7 min 39 sec)
in …do delay, a project curated by pick nick, an independent art and research collective, based in Cyprus. http://www.picknickworks.org/.
…do delay is an act of loitering around the city with a portable projector and a collection of (art) videos. It is a walking improvisation that inserts ephemeral reveries of moving images in public spaces of Nicosia by suggesting open relations between what we select to screen and what we encounter around us. Not having in mind any predetermined routes or sites, our walks and screenings arise in a spur of a moment to tend to temporary layers of the city’s changing settings.
...do delay is, also, an impulse to be glimpsed at as something that interrupts the everyday transaction of prescribed attention(s). In this sense, our screenings work like doodles, those, almost, unconscious sketches drawn while daydreaming or losing interest in that particular “authorized” moment. They appear unexpectedly on walls and surfaces in Nicosia, while people’s attention is otherwise occupied. Hence, we temporarily engage with perceptions that slip through normalized and normalizing ways of seeing.
Participating artists: Ivan Argote, Anna Lascari, Conny Karlsson Lundgren, Zohra Opoku, Vassiliea Stylianidou, Marie Zolamian.
* ...do delay will occur twice a week for four weeks from October onwards as part of the exhibition project, Treasure Island, at the Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Nicosia (CY).
.I AM A 19th century factory chimney stack", 2014 (HDV, colour, 5.1 surround sound, 7 min 39 sec)
in the exhibition dotLand.
A group show including: Øystein Aasan, Saâdane Afif, Keren Cytter, John Duncan, Elbee Bad, Thomas Eller, Petra Feriancova, Carlos Garaicoa, Elena Gavrisch, Jeroen Jacobs, Chelsea Knight, H.H. Lim, Alex Martinis Roe, Maria Mitsopoulou, Marco Montiel-Soto, Kazuki Nakahara, Olaf Nicolai, Sigrun Paulsen, Leila Pazooki, David Prytz, Adam Raymont, Dodi Reifenberg, Tomás Saraceno, Egill Sæbjörnsson, Schizm Magazine, Vassiliea Stylianidou, Sophie- Therese Trenka-Dalton, Ino Varvariti, Oliver Walker, Sara Wallgren.
Organization and exhibition coordination: Eleonora Farina.
Opening: Friday September 26, 8:00 pm.
Preview (invitation only): from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Exhibition dates: Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Location: A SPACE: Kremmener Straße 9-11 / Wolliner Straße 18-19, 10435 Berlin-Mitte.
The group show dotLand, which opens Friday, September 26, marks the debut of Peninsula, an interdisciplinary platform dedicated to developing a dialog with Berlin's international artistic and cultural community.
Peninsula is a group of artists, largely Italian, who have settled in Berlin during the last decade that seeks to foster a confrontation with the moment at hand by engaging architects, writers, musicians and all those who operate within the cultural sector. Peninsula takes its cue from the concept of Third Culture as a Third Space. It is an idea of culture constantly reconstituting and rewriting itself beyond geopolitical boundaries.
.Let´s Collective Mor(e)ning For Us - AΠΕΡΓΙΑΣ ΕΡΓΟΝ
A collective laboratorium in the public space of Mithymna, Lesvos, that explores the possibility of re-constructing the social body through a series of performative creative LABOUR STRIKES.
July 16 to July 24, 2014, Molyvos (Mithymna), Lesvos, Greece.
Curated by STUDIOvisits, Berlin. http://studiovisits-berlin.tumblr.com/
Participants: Johanna Bruckner, Panos Mattheou, Funda Özgünaydin, Vassiliea Stylianidou, Marios Chatziprokopiou, Antonis Antoniou, Chryssa Tsampazi, Christina Sgouromiti, Hypatia Vourloumis, Panos Kompatsiaris, Achilleas Sourlas, Andrea Lange, Lorenz Erdmann, Christos Chrissopoulos, Eirini Avramopoulou, Luce deLire.
Let´s re-define our artistic practice as Labour Strike.
Let´s re- define Labour Strike as Labour Strike Labour.
Since our labour fragments us then let our Labour Strike Labour unite us!
Starting July 16, 2014, the public space of the small village of Mithymna, Lesvos will be turned for a week into an open laboratorium.
A group of ten artists from Greece, Germany and Turkey, working with the residents of Mithymna in collaboration with drama therapist Erene Kaptani, will develop a series of performances and performative installations inspired on the one hand by the happenings of the 60s and, on the other, by the tradition of the ‘bouloukia’ (street theater / small mobs) through the greek provinces and the “Horde of the Bashi-bazouk”, a satirical troupe which operated in the island of Lesvos at the beginning of the 20th century.
The process of the project «Let´s Collective Morening For Us - AΠΕΡΓΙΑΣ ΕΡΓΟΝ (LABOUR STRIKE LABOUR)» starts in Berlin and Athens. The artist Vassiliea Stylianidou (STUDIOvisits, Berlin) posits as the starting point of the undertaking her poetic text-work entitled «Let´s start with the Letter Shhhhh», which deals with the relation between body, labour and public space. Six writers and theorists receive this text and are invited to send back a text of their own in the form of a keynote lecture. Three musicians receive the same text and are invited to respond with a music piece.
Using as a starting point the texts and music pieces made available by the writers and composers, the group of ten artists in collaboration with the local community of Mithymna and the drama therapist Erene Kaptani will be investigating a number of relevant contemporary issues dealing with the relationship between body, labour, labour strike, desire, (possible and impossible) communities and public space
.Invest In Your Debt_ (2014): installation extension of the video work: IM PARK_I Lie to History_Let´s build your beautiful tower, you charming boy!” (2009)
in the exhibition
What is queer today is not queer tomorrow at nGbK / neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst, Berlin.
Opening: 13. Juni - 10. August 2014. Curated by Heidi Collective (www.heidyngbk.blogspot.de).
Florian Aschka, Stephanie Ballantine, Amber Bemak, Black Cracker, Denial Cremer, Eduardo Conceição & Romy Kießling & Michaela Muchina, Morty Diamond, Alex Giegold & Tomka Weiß, Emma Haugh, Evan Ifekoya, Ins A Kromminga, Ligia Manuela Lewis, Özgür Erkök Moroder, Ismael Ogando, Marit Östberg, Eshan Rafi, Raju Rage, Tucké Royale & Katharina Kummer, Aykan Safoğlu, Daniel Santiago, FranzKa Schuster & Jannik Franzen, Michael V Smith, Solange, tô aberta!, Vassiliea Stylianidou, Juan Soto & Chiara Marañon, Rein Vollenga, ZANA.
.I AM A 19th century factory chimney stack", 2014 (HDV, colour, sound, 7 min 39 sec)
in the exhibition
THE OTHER WHERE – ARTISTS' VISION OF THE FAR at OFF Raum, Vienna.
Curated by Ioannis Savvidis, Nelja Stump, Lina Theodorou.
Participating artists: Marika Borgeson, Maria Adromachi Chatzinikolaou, Angela Christlieb, Andres Denegri, Ingo Dünnebier, Thomas Eller, Matthias Fitz, Yiorgos Gyparakis, Constantin Hartenstein, Abraham Hurtado, Kostas Ioannidis, Jack + Leigh Ruby, Fotini Kariotaki, Fabian Knecht, Bryan Konefsky, Wago Kreider, Simon Lee + Algis Kizys, Sabine Linse, Sylvie Marchand, Matthias Mayer, Marisa Maza, Angelika Middendorf, Ioanna Myrka, Christian Niccoli, Nikos Podias, Artemis Potamianou, Sebastian Purfürst, Ioannis Savvidis + Lina Theodorou, Pola Sieverding, Tobias Sjöberg, Nelja Stump, Vassiliea Stylianidou, Lena Szankay + Eva Shin, Chryssa Tsampazi, The Torso, Thomas Völker, Eva Vuillemin, Lisa Wassmann, Jeff Wood. http://dasanderewo.wordpress.com/
.Dutch Courage – ein Projekt von Janine Eggert, Marte Kiessling, Philipp Ricklefs und Christopher Sage - im Rahmen von 48 Stunden Neukölln, Das Kunstfestival, koordiniert vom Kulturnetzwerk Neukölln e.V.
Participating artists: Stefan Alber, Marie Aly, Paul Barsch, Alaska Rose Basker, Jacob Dove Basker, Caroline Bayer, Guy Ben-Ari, Ivan Bošković, Dominik Bucher, Yvon Chabrowski, Christine Cheung, Julie Chovin, Ilka Clausen, Katrin Connan, Julie Damkjaer, Lizza May David, Jana Debrodt, Matthias Droste, Janine Eggert, Elizabeth Englander, Esther Ernst, Patrick Farzar, Nadja Frank, Glenn Geffken, Emanuel Geisser, Axel Gerber, Almut Grypstra, Stef Heidhues, Christian Henkel, Benjamin Heps. Kimberly Horton, Sybille Jazra, Marte Kiessling, Caroline Kryzecki, Anja Langer, Anja Majer, Eleni Mouzourou, Lawrence Power, Haleh Redjaian, Henrieke Ribbe, Philipp Ricklefs, Michael Rockel, Christopher Sage, Natalie Sage, Jomar Statkun, Vassiliea Stylianidou, Zefrey Throwell, Lisa Tiemann, Maike Tipke, Chryssa Tsampazi, Nicoll Ullrich, Roberto Uribe Castro, Stefan Vogel, Anna-Lena Wenzel, Leah Wolff, Kalle Wruck
.Sudlab at Art-Athina, International Art Fair, Athens.
Participating artists: Alkyoni Bouchalaki, Matteo Fraterno, Roberto Dell´Orco, Gabriele Perretta, Panagiotis Samsarelos, Vassiliea Stylianidou, Thomas Vallianatos, Mary Zygouri.
.WarRooms. Installation with series of five photographs (2010)
in the exhibition
SelfConscious at ACG Gallery/DEREE-American College of Greece, Athens. Opening: 7 March, 2014, 7pm.
Organised by the department of Visual Arts and Art History. Curated by Sotirios Bahtsetzis. Participating Artists: Bill Balaskas, Dionysis Christophilogiannis, Christos Delidimos, George Drivas, Giorgos Gyparakis, Effie Halivopoulou in collaboration with Tim Ward, Elias Kafouros, Georgia Kotretsos, Maria Kriara, James Lane, Jenny Marketou, Panos Mattheou, Caroline May, Jennifer Nelson in collaboration with Theodoros Papatheodorou, Eftihis Patsourakis, Vassiliea Stylianidou, Thodoris Zafeiropoulos.
***ARCHIVE_A SELECTION OF NEWS 2013-2010***
.WE ARE THE MANUFACTURERS_Press Play and Indebt Yourself. Installation with sound (detail), 2013
in the exhibition
HEUTE HIER bugün burada
Opening: Thursday 31. Oktober 2013, 19.00
at HAUS am KLEISTPARK, Grunewaldstraße 6–7, 10823 Berlin-Schöneberg
Participants: Susanne Ahner, Mehtap Baydu, Silvia Klara Breitwieser, Özlem Dalga, Silvina Der-Meguerditchian, Annika Eriksson, Mathilde ter Heijne, Sabine Herrmann, Ezgi Kılıncaslan, Gertrude Köhler, Gaby Krawinkel, Betina Kuntzsch, Irmgard Merkens, Christine Niehoff, Kınay Olcaytu, Funda Özgünaydın, Emerita Pansowová, Rita Preuss, Susanne Specht, Vassiliea Stylianidou, Anna Simone Wallinger, Anna Werkmeister
Meet the artists: Artists talks: 3.11., 24.11., 15.12.2013, 16.00
A project organised by the Verein der Berliner Künstlerinnen 1867 e.V. initiated by the Archiv Verein der Berliner Künstlerinnen 1867 e.V. in cooperation with the HAUS am KLEISTPARK Berlin, within the scope of CrossKultur
.«26th Festival Les Instants Video»
Terr(h)istories of video arts : Greece. Curated by Stamatis Schizakis
within the scope of “Terrhistories of videos arts, plural and singular”
Consultation of international video programs, historic and recent ones : Algeria, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Equator, France, Greece, Guatemala, Iran, Island, India, Kir-ghizstan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Peru, Quebec, Switzerland. Nov. 8th to 17th (1:00pm to 7:00pm)
Program of "Terr(h)istories of video arts : Greece":
Location: Cartonnerie - Friche La Belle de Mai
Date: Saturday, November 9 at 2:00 pm
PARTICIPANTS: Phillipos Kappa, Vassiliea Stylianidou, Stefanos Tsivopoulos, Marianne Strapatsakis, Alexandra Katsivelakis, Nikos Giannopoulos, Makis Faros, Vouvoula Skoura, George Drivas, Dionisis Kavallieratos & Sifis Lykakis
.CRISIS FOR YOUR OWN GOOD! at Museum Tinguely, Basel
Curated by Sotirios Bahtsetzis and organized by GRenter for Ultimate Summit of Cheap Laser Graphics by Turbosutra Art Collective
Participants: Adrien Angelopoulos, Manolis Daskalakis-Lemos, Christos Delidimos, Rania Emmanouilidou - Apostolos Rizos, Elias Kafouros, Demi Kaia, Georgia Kotretsos, Maria Kriara, George Maraziotis, Nikos Papadopoulos, Toula Ploumi, Artemis Potamianou, Joulia Strauss, Vassiliea Stylianidou
Ultimate Summit of Cheap Laser Graphics is a project initiated by Turbosutra Art Collective and by Centre for Cultural Decontamination Belgrade in cooperation with Enter Views on Crisis Thessaloniki, Aristotle Architectural University of Thessaloniki and Hyperwerk - University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland - Basel
.WHAT IS TO BE UNDONE#2 (Athens version), 2013
in frontviews »Idiopolis« dialectics between subject and society at REMAP4 Athens
.frontviews at REMAP4 Athens
»Idiopolis«_dialectics between subject and society
Participants: Akim, Javier Hinojosa, Leon Kahane, Marc Bijl, Marc Klee, Oliver Ressler, Stelios Karamanolis, Stella Geppert, Tula Plumi, Vassiliea Stylianidou, Vincent Grunwald, Willem Besselink.
Curated by: Stephan Koehler
Opening: Sun 08 Sep 5 pm – 10 pm
Duration of the show: Sun 08 Sep – Mon 30 Sep 2013
Opening hours: Mon to Fri 5.30 pm – 9 pm
Sat and Sun 12 am – 9 pm
.WHAT IS TO BE UNDONE#1 (Berlin version): a performative installation by Vassiliea Stylianidou.
Within the scope of Speakers´ Corner_a project initiated by Anna Mields and Katja Kollowa. Part of 48 Stunden Neuköln, Berlin. 14 to 16 June 2013.
.From Athens With Spontaneous Love_A SPONTANEOUS≠PROJECT initiated by STUDIOvisits
.HAPPY NEW BONDS#1 _STUDIOvisits in "Platform Project @ Art-Athina", parallel programme at Art-Athina, International Contemporary Art Fair, Athens. 16-19 May 2013.
Participants: Janine Eggert, Maria Tsagkari, Société Réaliste, Heiko Schmid, Susanne Bosch, Andrea Lange/AA..LL, Lina Theodorou, Antonakis Christodoulou, Reena Katz, Katerina Iliopoulou, Stevphen Shukaitis, Georgios Papadopoulos, Nadia Kalara, Nana Sachini, Vassiliea Stylianidou, Valentina Karga, Chryssa Tsampazi, Maria Papadimitriou, Jens Christian Madsen, Lorenz Erdmann, Michelangelo Corsaro, Angela Dimitrakaki, Nuno Vicente, Zoe Giabouldaki, Despina Panagiotopoulou, For An Anonymous Fugitive Author.
.Let´s make it compact, 2003
in the exhibition
Dive and Run at freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL/MuseumsQuartier Wien. Curated by Matthias Deumlich.
OPENING of the exhibition: March 6th, 19:00
Location: freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL/MuseumsQuartier Wien
Date: Mar 7 to Apr 24, Tue to Sun, 13:00-19:00
"Dive and Run" is the paradoxical title of a multimedia art exhibition conceived by German artist and curator Matthias Deumlich. The contradictory image of diving and running is meant to express the need to slow down and reflect in the midst of all the fast-paced world surrounding us.
Featuring works by eleven artists, including Ingeborg Lüscher, Alexandra Ranner, Costantino Ciervo, Edgar Leciejewski, and Ingolf Keiner, the show take a critical, poetical, humorous, and ironic look at existential questions and problems of our time. Works on view include the video "Meta-Atem: Über Inspiration und Exspiration" by Timm Ulrichs, in which the artist finds a poignant image for the tragic fact that life always means successively working on its dissipation and disappearance.
In the video "Let's make it compact," Vassiliea Stylianidou ironizes the usual approach of branding and applies it to a place and its landscape, condensing them to a logo and an object that she promotes as an expression of perfect commercial aestheticism. The subtext inspires us to think about the form of existence and quality of life.
As part of the quartier21/MQ Artist-in-Residence program, Una Szeemann and Bohdan Stehlik produced a work specially conceived for the exhibition on the topic "Terra Nullius - no man's land."
Robert Jacobsen's "drum-cymbal-mobile" rotates above it all, floating almost. A sound object with a little fan, it represents the concept of delay in a very direct way. A gentle tapping on the cymbal and big drum communicates across the space with another sound video object by Jacobsen.
The program accompanying the exhibition includes a reading with actor and director Lore Stefanek, who is currently producing a play at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt, and a workshop for children led by Matthias Deumlich.
.FUGITIVE VOICES. ALWAYS FROM SCRATCH. QUEST WITH TEMPORARY VALUE. Collective Lecture Performance.
berlinerpool invites Vassiliea Stylianidou, a Greek artist based in Berlin, to present her newest projects, which implement a method of personal archiving and collecting through collaboration with artists, curators and theoreticians. For Vassiliea Stylianidou the artistic process involves a constant renegotiation of public and private history as well as public and private spaces. Stylianidou´s work deals with the limits inherent in systems of order and discipline such as architecture, nature, family, power, language and collectivity.
During her presentation Vassiliea Stylianidou will introduce her three recent projects:
FROM SCRATCH_a collective text_always from scratch, STUDIOvisits and HOLIDAYS IN GREECE.
After the presentation, a discussion with the audience will be opened up around the notions of collectivity, temporality and emergency. Possibilities of collaborations among cultural workers in Berlin and in Greece will also be explored. Greek participants of the projects FROM SCRATCH and HOLIDAYS IN GREECE will be present.
FROM SCRATCH_a collective text_always from scratch is a collaborative project initiated by Vassiliea Stylianidou. An initial text consisting of beginnings of scenarios for collectivity written by Vassiliea Stylianidou have been distributed by email to nine artists and theoreticians with the invitation to continue from whatever point in the text interests them, free to use any style they wish. When their individual contributions to the text are completed, they are invited to send all the texts to three people of their choice, inviting them to participate in the project on the basis of the above instructions.
STUDIOvisits means STUDIO(to the power of)visits, the artist´s studio –both physical and conceptual- that visits… STUDIOvisits is a project of encounters taken in random intervals between artists, theorists, architects and the public. STUDIOvisits´ vehicles are concepts, texts, objects, ideas and processes moving/migrating/translating around in reciprocal directions. STUDIOvisits´ itineraries are translocal. STUDIOvisits' desire is to transfer, postpone and prolong the processes of reflection upon concepts and objects that surround and construct the so-called artwork. STUDIOvisits is a thought- and praxis-based artistic enterprise that aims to overcome the reduction of the artwork to a mere commodity that follows the laws of the (art) market.
HOLIDAYS IN GREECE
The frame of HOLIDAYS IN GREECE is two-folded:
_ an installation was set up with works that create multiple narrations; a network of associations and interconnections
_within the installation, artists, theorists, poets and the general public are invited to send and/or perform a statement: an extended notion of a performative text that is related to the greek/european debt crisis.
HOLIDAYS IN GREECE´s starting point is the wish to understand what we cannot so far understand. HOLIDAYS IN GREECE builds up a stage for multiple voices to be heard, so that impossible liaisons, associations and alliances may be discovered or created, within the condition of the current debt crisis.
HOLIDAYS IN GREECE explores the meaning of a possible symbolic profit of the debt.
HOLIDAYS IN GREECE_a performative installation conceived and realised by STUDIOvisits with the support of LoandBehold.
berlinerpool guest lectures is a series of conversations with art professionals which build up around various concepts of archive and archiving.
Past issues of guest lectures include: Orton Akinci, José Carlos Teixeira, Gye-joong Kim
Project documentation: http://www.berlinerpool.de/?menu=11&id=129
Venue: Apartment Project Berlin Hertzbergstr 13, Neukölln , 12055 Berlin
Organized by berlinerpool in cooperation with Apartment Project Berlin.
.PRODUCTION! PRODUCTION! PRODUCTION! The Design of Debt
in the exhibition
SCULPTURAL NARRATION / SKULPTURALE HANDLUNG at Kunstahall whiteBOX, München.
Opening: 10 Jan 2013, 7 pm
Participants: Heike Döscher, Nezaket Ekici, Christian Engelmann, Patricija Gilyte, Isabel Haase, Vassiliea Stylianidou, Stefan Wischnewski, Anne Wodtcke, Andrius Pulkauninkas, Benas Sarka, Hacer Kiroglul, Mohac Yücel, Kostas Sahpazis, Mary Zygouri.
Curator: Dr Erika Wäcker Babnik
With the support of Landeshauptstadt München Kulturreferat and Kunsthalle whiteBOX, Munich.
.IMPORT-EXPORT, 2012. Installation with eighteen fabric rolls, four black plastic garbage bags, white plasticine, video projection, slide projection, text, sound, two A4 pages, three b/w photographs, one colour photograph, slide projector, mini video projector
in the exhibition
LABOR BERLIN 12: Drifting, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.
OPENING PROGRAM 14.12., 6 pm
With works by Bani Abidi (PK) | Haluk Atalayman (TR) | Sarnath Banerjee (IN) | Dante Busquets (MX) | Antonio Catelani (IT) | Miles Chalcraft (UK) | Pauline Curnier Jardin (FR) | Radek Dabrowski (PL) | Jean-Ulrick Désert (HT) | Hege Dons Samset (US, NO) | Esra Ersen (TR) | Robert Fenz (USA) | Miguel Ángel Fernández (ES) | Flatform (IT) | Andy Graydon (US) | Verena Grimm (MX) | Elin Jakobsdóttir (IS) | Nadia Kaabi-Linke (TN) | Bouchra Khalili (MA) | Rajkamal Kahlon (US) | Debra Kate (US) | Anastasia Khoroshilova (RU) | Kristina Leko (HR) | Dolores Zinny & Juan Maidagan (AR) | Sladjan Nedeljkovic (RS/CH) | Warren Neidich (US) | Nghia Nuyen (VN) | Tímea Anita Oravecz (HU) | Tanja Ostojic (YU, RS) | Anu Pennanen (FI) | Stéphane Querrec (FR) | Mark Sadler (UK) | Adania Shibli (PS) | David Smithson (US) | Charles Stankievech (CA) | Michael Stevenson (NZ) | Vassiliea Stylianidou (GR) | Norio Takasugi (JP) | Diego Toledo (MX)
.WarRooms. Installation with series of five photographs (2010)
in the exhibition
Forays. Systems of Self-Interest – Mechanisms of Looting / Beutezüge. Systeme des Eigennutzes – Mechanismen der Plünderung.
Opening: 22.11.2012, 19.00 / 7 pm
Dauer/Duration: 23.11.2012 – 12.01.2013
Ort/Venue: Fotohof, Salzburg. http://www.fotohof.at/
Kuratorin/Curator: Sabine Winkler
Participants: Lara Baladi, Taysir Batniji, Zanny Begg, G.R.A.M., Maryam Jafri, Lina Khatib, Vassiliea Stylianidou, Moira Zoitl
.FROM SCRATCH_a collective text_always for scratch, 2012
in the exhibition
The Symptom 3: To the limits of togetherness, Old Hospital, Amfisa, GR. Curated by Kostis Stafylakis. Production: The Symptom Projects. http://the-symptom-projects.blogspot.de
Participating artists: Omada Filopapou, Jannis Theodoropoulos, Vassiliea Stylianidou, Vassilis Vlastaras, Maria Glyka, Jannis Grigoriadis, Jannis Isidorou, Giorgos Gyparakis, Despina Meimaroglou, Mary Zygouri, Maria Paschalidou, Anna Lascari, Dimitris Dokatzis, Poka Yio, Jannis Skaltsas, Jannis Sinioroglou, Tasos Papatsoris, De-Regulators (Panos Kompatsiaris / Hypatia Vourloumis / Marios Chatziprokopiou / Mary Zygouri)
The work FROM SCRATCH_a collective text_always for scratch is twofold. One part of the work comprises an installation in the physical exhibition space in Amfissa, GR. The installation is made up of 5,000 photocopies of a text with beginnings of scenarios for collectivity, 5 black metal electric fans which are switched on, the air current generated by the fans, a video projection and imaginary sound.The second aspect of the work is the collective process of continuing the elaboration/"construction" of this text.
The collective process of continuation/"construction" of this text takes place in the virtual space of a blog on the internet. It is an operation whose overall control does not rest with any single agent. The artist and theorists participating in the collaborative construction of the text are -so far: Hakan Topal, Susane Bosch, Hypatia Vourloumis, Sibylle Hofter, Panos Kompatsiaris, Hariklia Haris, Efrosini Protopapa, Berkay Tuncay, Tatjana Fell, Ilgin Seymen, Julie Miller, Alice Burns, Christine Woditschka, Marta Ferretti, Michalangelo Corsaro.
DESCRIPTION OF THE INSTALLATION IN THE EXHIBITION SPACE in Amfissa.
_a pile of about 5,000 sheets on which are printed the texts with the beginnings of possible scenarios of collectivity.
_five black metalic electric fans on stands, placed around the pile of the 5,000 sheets.
The air current swirls the pages-the texts.
The pages are scattered.
The viewers are invited to pick up the pages off the floor or grab them out of the air, read them and place them on the pile with the blank pages. Any viewer who wishes to, could intervene in the text. Sound will work as a promise. http://from-scratch-a-collective-text.tumblr.com
.Out of Place_an ongoing archive. Independents3 / Art Verona. 18-22 Octobre 2012. Padiglione 7 - Stand 12, ArVerona, Verona. Curated by 22:37 in collaboration with Lo Scaffale Perturbante, Berlin.
Participating artists: Adalberto Abbate, Aleksandar Maćašev, Alessandro Ambrosini, Alessandro di Pietro, Alessandro Rolandi, Ana Maria Bresciani e Antonio Cataldo, Armida Gandini, Barbara Fragogna, Bcomeblog, Branka Nedimović, Boba Mirjana Stojadinović, Catrina Zanirato, Cecilia Divizia, Daniela Dimaro Diego Mallo, Dubravka Vidovic, Dusica Drazic, Elena Bellantoni, Elena Mazzi, Emanuele Belluffi, Francesco Tavolaro, Gaia Martino, Giancarlo Norese, Gianluca Lombardo, Giorgos Papadatos, Giuseppe Lana, Irma Markulin, Iva Kontić, Lisa Wade, Lorenzo Mazzi, Luca Andriollo, Lucia Veronesi, Madispa, Maja Beganovic, Marco Belfiore, Marco Pezzotta, Mitsopoulou Maria, Maria Fernanda Moscoso, Marija Jovanović Masa, Mario Ciaramitaro, Mihailo Vasiljevic, Natasha Vasiljević, Nina Simonovic, Nina Todorovic, Pamela Martinez Rod, Philipp Koch, Rafa Badia, Rebecca Agnes, Sergio Racanati, Silvano Arcidiacona, Slobodan Stosić, Tatjana Fell, U10, Vassiliea Stylianidou, Vesna Micovic.
.HOLIDAYS IN GREECE in Kassel on MS IM-PORT//EX-PORT_A Floating Platform for Art & Science_School of Art and University of Kassel.
HOLIDAYS IN GREECE on MS IM-PORT//EX-PORT will be part of the exhibition Grand Cargo // International Groupshow
Tue 04.09.12 // 18:30 / Vernissage & dj samz
Duration Wed 05.09. - Sat 08.09
.HOLIDAYS IN GREECE_a performative installation at STUDIOvisits, Berlin.
HOLIDAYS IN GREECE is a performative installation that took place in May 2012 in Berlin.
HOLIDAYS IN GREECE is conceived and realised by STUDIOvisits, Berlin, a project of encounters taken in random intervals between artists, theorists, architects and the public. STUDIOvisits is initiated by Berlin-based greek artist Vassiliea Stylianidou.
HOLIDAYS IN GREECE is realised with the support of Lo and Behold, an artist-run non-profit organisation based in Athens whose aim is to produce and promote cultural activities, both in Greece and abroad.
For more information: http://studiovisits-berlin.tumblr.com/page/4
.BOOKS UNFOLDED 1-3_ a project based on a book | initiated by STUDIOvisits, Berlin.
.Li(e)fe Monument_put the parenthesis where ever you want_Public Action After Hannah Arendt, 2012.
As part of the project
Public Domain, Supermarket, Independent Art Fair, Stockholm, 2012. Curated by Loandbehold, Athens.
.FUTURE POSSIBLE, VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne, Australia; Curated by Kim Donaldson.
.Artist´s Talk at VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne, Australia;
.WarRooms, 2010. Installation with series of five photographies
in the exhibition
Summer in the Middle of Winter, Kunsthalle Athena, Athens, GR
.Foundation of the collaborative format STUDIOvisits Berlin.
For more information please visit the blog: http://studiovisits-berlin.tumblr.com/
.BOOKS UNFOLDED _ a project based on a book | initiated by STUDIOvisits, Berlin.
.ΠLOT, 2011. Two-channel video installation
in the exhibition
Polyglossia, Onassis Cultural centre, Athens. Curated by Marilena Karra.
.THE PLOTLESS ROOM_I Lie to History_artist´s book publication, Revolver Publishing Berlin in collaboration with futura, Athens, 2011.
.Number Machines, 2010. Installation with one video projection in the public space of Athens (Underground station of Monastiraki, Athens, GR)
as part of the project Visual Dialogues, audiovidual installation in public space of Athens, 2011. Organised by Onassis Foundation, Athens. Curated by Marilena Karra.