An essay by Georgia Manolopoulou about the interdisciplinary research project “TELL ME” by Yorgos Maraziotis

What are those voices behind the isolated post-industrial buildings at the heart of the urban network of Patras? Which is that liberating creative speech that depicts the productive and lively activity?

The architectural and industrial…

An essay on Dimitra Kondylatou’s work by Eva Vaslamatzi

“I spotted the animal as it exited its nest.

From that moment onwards, I started observing it.

I was impressed by the way it emerged,

Quite clumsily and abruptly.

Then it acted naturally, perhaps a bit suspiciously.

Then normally.

Only by…

Teaching a workshop at the Architecture School Paris-Malaquais (8–12th of February 2021). By Madlen Anipsitaki

I have stretched ropes from bell-tower to bell-tower; garlands from window to window; chains of gold from star to star, and I dance.

Arthur Rimbaud, Illuminations

The red thread crosses the Mozinor building, Montreuil, 2021, Documentary photography of the performance of Antoine HEYRAUD, Cherita GNASSOUNOU-AKRA, Eve COTTIN

In Fairy tales, Francis Alÿs unfolded his pull-over’s thread…

An essay by Panos Giannikopoulos

“ Feel then that I’m near springs, pools and waterfalls, all with abundant waters. And I free.
Hear me, hear my silence. What I say is never what I say but instead something else. …

An essay by Angeliki Tzortzakaki

Selin Davasse, performance documentation, Hydro-Salon for Embodied Aqueousness, Istanbul, 2018. Courtesy of the artist.

Dear,

“A lone island is part of an endless free-thinking and lost imagination. However, an archipelago signifies relations of un-relation between each island. Humans often think each island in an archipelago resembles the others. It is not true. Although each island forms part of a…

An essay by Christian Oxenius

Alkistis Mavrokefalou. Photo courtersy of the artist

What I am proposing to read Alkistis Mavrokefalou’s work is a curious short story of darkness and light. It is a story that begins with some of contemporary philosophy’s darkest and nihilistic lines about civilisation, western thought and even humanity as a whole brought to…

An essay by Christian Oxenius

Ionian Bisai. Photo credit: Kanaris Tsiganos

Moving image, since its first use, has given artists and cineastes a tool to link the real and the phantastic, the experienced and the unimaginable, the monumental and the deepest individual feeling. The monumental and the individual, it is from this dichotomy that I’d like…

How Maria Sideri’s work and research confronts the archive as a space of action rather than accumulation

An essay by Christian Oxenius

(Above) Portrait of Valentine de Saint Point Agence de presse Meurisse, Bibliothèque nationale de France. (Below) Album Reutlinger de portraits divers, vol. 42, photographie positive, Valentine de Saint, Date: between 1875 and 1917, National Library of France (BnF)

In a text until recently largely forgotten by critics and historians one of the fathers of Futurism Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, with a light-hearted tone be it undeniably imbued with sexist and misogynist remarks, describes in under two hundred pages the art of seduction, for the…

Maria Mavropoulou’s reflection on the eerie world of our digital lives

An essay by Christian Oxenius

Maria Mavropoulou , SNF ARTWORKS Fellow 2019, portrait courtesy of the artist

As most interactions these days, the conversation between Maria Mavropoulou and myself about her practice happened virtually. Nothing out of the ordinary in these times you may rightfully argue. And yet never has the virtual space been more appropriate to discuss someone’s work as with…

ARTWORKS Fellows

Essays, texts and interviews about contemporary Greek artists and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Artist Fellowship Program. www.art-works.gr

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