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The OCC at ART-ATHINA 2011

9 May 2011
The Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens participates in ART-ATHINA 2011, the biggest annual art fair in Greece, which takes place on 12-15 May at the Faliro Pavillion (TaeKwonDo), with the participation of 58 galleries and 40 institutions.
The Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens is being represented as an exhibitor (booth L2) and at the Parallel Programme (room B) with the video-projection The Visual Dialogues at ART-ATHINA 2011, curated by art historian and Head of the Centre's Visual Arts Department, Marilena V. Karra. The screening consists of a selection of works, originally shown during Visual Dialogues (November 2010 - January 2011), the Centre’s first visual arts production and a parallel event to the international conference, Athens Dialogues.
Fourteen Greek visual artists were asked to use contemporary media to translate into images their views on the thematic sections of the conference, encompassing issues such as identity, history, democracy, science, ethics and quality of life. The new works were installed in public places around Athens in order to facilitate unexpected encounters with passers-by.
During ART-ATHINA 2011, only 9 out of 14 works are shown, those originally created in video format and those which formed no part of in-situ installations at specific indoors or outdoors spaces. In addition, to recreate the experience of the original event, a documentary on Visual Dialogues, including all 14 works, is on view.
In an attempt to stimulate fresh dialogue among the artworks and between the works and the visitors, the venture takes the highly interesting step of showing these works again in a completely different context, in an exhibition space as opposed to the public spaces where they were initially shown and in front of an audience that has chosen to visit an art-fair and to view this parallel artistic event.

Participating artists: Christos Apostolakis, Katerina Apostolidou, Makis Faros, Eleni Kamma, Anna Lascari, Despina Meimaroglou, Angelo Plessas, Yannis Scourletis, Vassiliea Stylianidou.

ART-ATHINA DURATION & OPENING HOURS
12 – 15 MAY 2011
Thursday 12/5, 19:00 – 22:30 Opening (by invitation only)
Friday 13/5, 14:00 – 21:00
Saturday 14/5, 12:00 – 21:00
Sunday 15/5, 12:00 – 21:00

TICKETS
Full price: €10 / Concessions: €5 (children under 12, students, members of the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece, people over the age of 65)

VENUE
Faliro Pavilion (TaeKwonDo), Hellenic Olympic Properties, 2 Moraitini str., 17561 P. Faliro (Faliron Delta) (Opposite the P. Faliro Village Cinemas complex), [T] +30 210 3303533, [E] info@art-athina.gr

ART-ATHINA & Polyglossia exhibition at the Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens
At the Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens, the Polyglossia exhibition, curated by Marilena V. Karra, continues to be on view until the 30th of June, presenting works by 30 greek representatives of contemporary art, who have all established their career and have spent most of their lives out of Greece. The participating artists cover a broad range of age, artistic trends and means of expression.
The participating artists are: Nassos Daphnis, John Christoforou, Philolaos, Takis, Stephen Antonakos, Pavlos, Constantin Xenakis, Chryssa, Cris Gianakos, Jannis Kounellis, Lucas Samaras, Athena Tacha, Steve Gianakos, Lynda Benglis, Maria Klonaris / Katerina Thomadaki, Kalliopi Lemos, Jenny Marketou, Zoe Keramea, Maria Ikonomopoulou, Effie Paleologou, Evanthia Tsantila, Miltos Manetas, Katerina Christidi, Christina Dimitriadis, Vassiliea Stylianidou, Dimitris Tzamouranis, George Drivas, Maria Antelman, Giorgos Gripeos and Maria Zervou.
On Saturday, the 14th and Sunday, the 15th of May, there will be a shuttle bus transferring the ART-ATHINA audience to the Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens (OCC), in order to visit the Polyglossia exhibition.
Timetable:
16:00 departure from ART-ATHINA (1st group) to the OCC and return.
17:00 departure from ART-ATHNA (2nd group) to the OCC and return of the 1st group to ART-ATHINA.
18:00 departure from ART-ATHNA (3rd group) to the OCC and return of the 2nd group to ART-ATHINA.
19:00 departure from ART-ATHNA (4th group) to the OCC and return of the 3rd group to ART-ATHINA.
20:15 return of the 4th group to ART-ATHINA.
ART-ATHINA ticket holders are entitled to concs. (4€) for the Polyglossia exhibition on 12-15 May. On Saturday, the 14th of May, on the occasion of the Night of Museums, the Polyglossia exhibition, at the Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens, will be open to the public until midnight. Free entrance from 20:30 onwards.