This year has been going well for me in Athens with events unfolding from my time spent on the SNEHTA Artist Residency last Autumn. This week saw the opening of Art Athina 2014. SNEHTA used this art fair to showcase the second set of residents from their residency.
SNEHTA Press Release:
“Things are Different Now”
Snehta Resident Artists Annual Show (2013-2014)
Booth P13, Art Athina Platforms Projects, Faliro Pavilion (TaeKwon Do), 2 Moraitini Str., Faliron Delta
Elliott Burns, Jack Burton, Catriona Gallagher, Boris Lafargue, Andrew Peter Mason, Dickie Webb
Irini Bachlitzanaki, Becky Campbell & Augustus Veinoglou for Snehta Residency, Athens
Things are Different Now brings together work by six artists who completed an artists’ residency at Snehta in
the past year and is the second annual show of residents. The works on show were either created in Athens
or shortly after the resident artists’ stay at Snehta. While they are the result of distinct artistic practices,
seen together they bring to the fore issues of location and dislocation, change and movement as well as the
experience of time and space and the way this is worked through and inscribed on an individual piece of art.
I made a new version of a work that I have continued to use as the basis of my thoughts since Athens, the work titled;
Concept of Since: 24 Options,
Merleau-Ponty described space, as having many meanings and it is only how it is phrased/spoken that gives it meaning.
The current Athenian landscape can be read in different ways by those who live/visit here. It has multiple meanings and like most cities and countries are hard to interpret. This work asks people to consider these short statements in relation to their current landscape, asking them to question their own experience of the here and now. Whilst some viewers will be hung up on the negative others will see opportunity in with each rendition.
Thanks for the SNEHTA team for organising this and making this a success.
Art Athina runs from 15th – 18th of May click here for the website.
Click here for SNEHTA website