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Art Athina 2017 – International Contemporary Art Fair of Athens
25 May - 9:00 am — 28 May - 12:00 pm
Art Athina is one of the oldest international art fairs of Europe with a constant and consistent presence since 1993, upon its inauguration. The first edition of Art Athina, bearing the title A contemporary art meeting, was composed by 18 galleries. Through the years, the core of the art fair has been enriched by national and international participations. Its multidisciplinary program has been extended by synergies with distinguished art practitioners, museums and institutions, as well as focus towards the local scenes of other countries and educational programs.
The expansive profile of Art Athina has marked the local field, and is imprinted on the conscious of the professionals and the public.
For its 22nd edition, Art Athina presents its new profile. Apparent on every aspect, it aspires to live on the high standards of today.
Art Athina is organized by the Hellenic Art Galleries Association.
The basic structure of the fair is the following:
The main exhibitors. Galleries from all over Greece and abroad present their artistic proposals.
The Highlight section hosts 20 international young galleries with exceptional program.
A section conceived and organized by an annually appointed curator.
This year’s section will be curated by Myriam Ben Salah (b. 1985, Algiers) editor-in- chief of Kaleidoscope magazine and curator based in Paris. Ben Salah has been coordinating special projects and public programs at Palais de Tokyo since 2009, focusing especially on performance art, video and publishing initiatives.
The video & screening program, conceived and presented by an annually appointed curator. This year the section will be curated by Alexander Burenkov (1987, Saint Petersburg), a curator, writer and art director based in Moscow. Alexander’s field of research focuses on the young Russian art scene and international emergent art practices and trends. He has worked as curator with Moscow Polytechnic Museum, Strelka Institute of Media, Architecture and Design, the V-A-C Foundation and ISSMAG gallery.
A group show featuring historical material borrowed from the main exhibitors of Art Athina, curated by Galini Notti.
This thematic unit also hosts Asking an installation by Katerina Zacharopoulou. Asking is produced in cooperation with NEON
The performance program featuring artists from the participating galleries.
A tribute is paid to an artist or artistic institution. Art Athina 2017 commemorates Yiannis Kounellis– in cooperation with J. F. Costopoulos Foundation – and Dimitris Mytaras, in cooperation with the National Gallery- Alexandros Soutzos Museum.
The design section of Art Athina.
Round tables, panels, discussions fueled from every section of Art Athina.
Οmmu publishing house selects and brings to Art Athina zines, artists books, publications and ephemera along with a stage program incorporated in TALKS.
Τhe annual open air installation of Art Athina.
Educational workshop program addressed to kids.
Along with the new structure of the fair, Art Athina has organized a newly designed two-tier VIP program, focused specially on the first choice international and local collectors and also young collectors for whom it has created a special program.
Faliro Pavillion Hellenic Olympic Properties