This year the International Meeting of Contemporary Art “Art-Athina 2015” celebrates its 20th edition! The greatest art event in Greece will open at the Faliro Pavilion (TaeKwonDo Stadium) on Thursday 4 June and will run from Friday 5 June until Sunday 7 June.
Art-Athina is one of the oldest international art fairs collectively organised as well as firmly established at the conscience of the art-loving audience. The 20th “Art-Athina” takes place in a period of significant changes in the artistic field of Greece and forecasts a new era for contemporary art in Greece. The Hellenic Art Galleries Association, which instituted Art-Athina in 1993, as well as Euromare which organised the exhibition for the third consecutive year, have prepared a commemorative event honoring the history of the art fair.
The Greek galleries and the galleries from abroad give, as always, their unique and vital aspect in Art-Athina. 41 galleries from 13 countries provide a complete picture of the contemporary artistic creation worldwide. It is also worth noting the increase in the numbers of participants from abroad, which this year reached the 17, a 50% increase from 2013. In addition, cultural institutions such as museums, foundations, art publications and media, will contribute to shaping a comprehensive view of the artistic landscape of our times.
The participating galleries of Art-Athina 2015 are:
a.antonopoulou.art (Athens), AD GALLERY (Athens), agathi – kartalos (Athens), ΑLMA (Athens, Trikala), Alpha C.K. Art Gallery (Nikosia, Cyprus), Art Zone 42 Gallery (Athens), ARTOWER AGORA (Athens), Asian Art Works Busan / Beijing (Busan, Korea), ASTROLAVOS art galleries (Athens), Canal 05 Art Gallery (Bruxelles, Belgium), DEPO DARM (Athens), Donopoulos IFA (Thessaloniki), ekfrasi-yianna grammatopoulou (Athens), Eleftheria Tseliou gallery (Athens), Francoise Heitsch (Munich, Germany), Gallery Binyil (Instanbul, Turkey), GALERIE LAUREEN THOMAS (Cagnes Sur Mer, France), Gallery Ersi (Athens), Gallery Kaplanon 5 (Athens), GALLERY PERITECHNON KARTERIS (Athens), Gallery Wul (Goyang, Korea South), IAGA International Art Gallery Angels (Cluj-Napoca, Romania), IKASTIKOS KIKLOS (Athens), JOEY RAMONE (Rotterdam, The
Netherlands), KALFAYAN GALLERIES (Athens - Thessaloniki), Kappatos Gallery (Athens), Medusa Art Gallery (Athens), Mihalarias Art (Athens), mirko mayer gallery / m-projects (Cologne, Germany), Mulier Mulier Gallery (Knokke, Belgium), Nitra Gallery (Thessaloniki), PAPATZIKOU GALLERY (Veria), Skoufa Gallery (Athens), taubert contemporary (Berlin, Germany), Technohoros Art Gallery (Athens), The Collection Gallery (Nikosia, Cyprus), THE PUBLIC HOUSE OF ART (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), TSATSIS PROJECTS / ARTFORUM (Thessaloniki), UFOFABRIK Contemporary Art Gallery (Moena, Italy), widmertheodoridis (Zurich, Switzerland), Zina Athanassiadou Gallery (Thessaloniki)
The Institutions, Media, the Publications and the Companies, which play a part in Art-Athina this year, are:
AICA HELLAS International Association of Art Critics – Greek Edition, Aisxylia Festival, Antiqua, Athens Photo Festival, Athens School of Fine Arts, B & M Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts and Music, Centre for Culture, Research & Documentation of the Bank of Greece, City of Athens Culture, Sports and Youth Organization, Contemporary Greek Art Institute – ISET, Costas Tsoclis Museum, Department of Visual and Applied Arts – University of Western Macedonia, Faculty of Fine Arts – School of Visual and Applied Arts, AUTH, Fulbright Foundation – U.S. Educational Foundation in Greece, Kappatos Athens Art Residency, Municipality of Thessaloniki – Directorate of Culture & Tourism, Museum of Photography Thessaloniki, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), The Vorres Museum.
A unique VIP programme has been planned for the 20th Art-Athina, with the participation of personalities from the art-world, collectors and art-lovers.
Significant parallel exhibitions, tributes, talks and educational activities compose a rich parallel programme, which reflect with confidence the artistic reality of our time.