Art Athina 2010

published in: Exhibitions, Art By Costas Voyatzis, 21 June 2010

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photo © John Drandakis for Yatzer.com

Art is in the air.....and especially during the much anticipated ART ATHINA fair annually held in Athens,Greece.  Since 1993 ART ATHINA, organized by the Hellenic Art Galleries Association aiming to promote Greek and international art,  has been going on for 16 years now growing artier every year. For the 2010 fair the general director Alexandros J. Stanas, the Hellenic Art Galleries Association’s board of directors and D.art, the organizing company, presented the public with a wide selection of exhibitions and events taking place all over the city.

artworks by Barbora Ε½Ε―rková & Radim Ε½Ε―rek
courtesy: Galerie Heinz-Martin Weigand
photo © John Drandakis for Yatzer.com

Once again the Faliro Pavilion (TaeKwonDo) where the main exhibition took place was transformed into a sparkling islet of art for four days during the 16th edition of ART-ATHINA 2010 (13-16 May 2010).  300 artists represented by 57 galleries from 10 countries attracted and impressed more than 15.000 visitors.

photo © John Drandakis for Yatzer.com

photo © Yatzer.com

Yatzer had the honor to be part of this year's fair, with its own booth where visitors had the opportunity to meet the Yatzer Team in person!  A poster with the Yatzer Eye designed by Fernando Tukunduva and hundreds of stickers were available to the public.

photo © Yatzer.com

Stephen Antonakos, Alphavitos, 1986-90,
unique artist’s book, etching, cuts and collages, silver cover on blue leather,
49.5 x 40 x 7 cm, private collection, Athens,
courtesy: Kalfayan Galleries

The parallel exhibition Greek artists’ books: Contemporary artworks & editions, which was curated by Maria A. Angeli, managed to seduce us and take us into the magical fantasy world of a unique art library.  Visitors had the chance to go through each handmade book only by wearing special white gloves for the shake of preserving and not damaging the precious books. Also, this year the Spyropoulos Foundation showcased the eight artists awarded with the Spyropoulos Award, given every year to young artists up to thirty years old. The Contemporary Greek Art Intistute was another point of reference to this year's fair. The Institute comes to continue and enhance the work of Nees Morfes gallery in recording and preserving Greek art since 1950.

 © George Tserionis

 © George Tserionis

Yatzer has decided to publish some of our favorite artworks that were presented during this year's fair. Take a deep breath and join us for an art overdose >>>

At this point I would personally like to thank all the people behind this amazing and so important fair which make it for all art lovers a thing to watch and look forward to every year. The organization was impeccable and the atmosphere of the whole event sensational. Organizers did their best to satisfy all the participants' needs in the best possible way. We can't wait for next year!

Konstantin Kakanias
Study for Failure #7(Santa Monica+Sycamore), 2008
gouache on paper mounted on linen
45X60cm
Courtesy: Rebecca Camhi

Ralph Baiker
"Fall of the Titans", 2010
Gelatin silver print on baryth paper
100 x 129 cm
Ed. 2 + 1 a.p.
Courtesy: Mirko Mayer galerie / m-projects

Yiorgis Yerolymbos
“Death Valley, California”, 2010
Digital Chromogenic Fujicolor Chrystal Archive Print
100 X 100 cm, Ed. of 4
Courtesy : a.antonopoulou.art

photo © Vallia Fotiou (Sunshine and the Lion) for Yatzer.com

photo © Vallia Fotiou (Sunshine and the Lion) for Yatzer.com

© Vassilis Zografos
courtesy: Mirta Demare Ruimte Voor Actuele Kunst

Paul Morrissey, 3 Andy Warhol with Dark Glasses, 1967,
baryte print, 50 x 60 cm,
courtesy: Galerie Basia Embiricos

photo © John Drandakis for Yatzer.com

Mantalina Psoma
The Living Room, 2007
oil on canvas
150x270cm
Courtesy: Rebecca Camhi

photo © John Drandakis for Yatzer.com

photo © John Drandakis for Yatzer.com

photo © John Drandakis for Yatzer.com

Maria Ikonomopoulou
Growing Care Athens – Sikia, 2010
print, cut out on paper, 60 x 45 cm,
courtesy: Mirta Demare Ruimte Voor Actuele Kunst

Hermann Capor, Capor1, 2007, photography, 40 x 29 cm,
courtesy: Artis Causa

(left) Kriton Papadopoulos, “X3”, 2010, plexiglass,
78 X 115 cm // Courtesy : a.antonopoulou.art
(middle) Anna Lascari, “Dorothy”, 2009, mixed media,
113 X 60 X 50 cm // Courtesy : a.antonopoulou.art
(right) Mark Hadjipateras, Untitled, 2009, fiberglass, metal, tar,
220 X 170 X 50 cm // Courtesy : a.antonopoulou.art

photo © John Drandakis for Yatzer.com

Artemis Potamianou,
Re-view series: Chess Game, 2010, C-print, variable dimensions,
courtesy: fizz gallery

photo © Vallia Fotiou (Sunshine and the Lion) for Yatzer.com

© Kyriaki Kosta // Courtesy: The Centre of Contemporary Art Diatopos

photo © John Drandakis for Yatzer.com

Nektaria Roumelioti, Untitled, 2009, oil on canvas, 270 x 160 cm,
courtesy: Astrolavos Art Galleries

photo © Vallia Fotiou (Sunshine and the Lion) for Yatzer.com

ATOPOS Cultural Organization
photo © Vallia Fotiou (Sunshine and the Lion) for Yatzer.com

PAVLOS, Shirts, 2004
poster paper in plexiglas, 94 x 112 cm
courtesy: Mihalarias Art Gallery

photo © John Drandakis for Yatzer.com

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About the Fair

The International Contemporary Art Fair of Athens ART-ATHINA was established by the Hellenic Art Galleries Association in 1993. The fair is located at the shorefront of Athens, in the Faliro Pavilion –a former Olympic Games venue– that provides an ideal meeting ground for artists, gallery and museum representatives, collectors and curators.  Since 2009, ART-ATHINA has organised reciprocal patrons’ programmes with ART DUBAI & ART ROTTERDAM.

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