Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

Street culture at the Athens Biennale

October 13, 2009

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The sound of the Athenian streets resonated through the Athens Biennale during  Heaven’s two day Hip-Hop music event, which brought together thousands of visitors of all ages and 14  music groups. The barriers of “high” and “low” art are being constantly questioned fopr a long time now, in a perfect place like Heaven, however, they just don’t exist.

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Building Heaven: Andreas Angelidakis

September 19, 2009

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Andreas Angelidakis gave a lecture yesterday, in the Glass Building, next to the main venue of the 2nd Athens Biennale 2009 HEAVEN. He walked us through various projects he has completed in the last ten years, and he spoke about the intricacies of designing exhibitions. He described various ideas that inform his work, and how they they played a part in the design of the 2nd Athens Biennale. Those not fortunate enough to have listened to the lecture may find more information on Andreas Angelidakis’s work on his website and his blog. A text covering the process that led to the highly acclaimed design of the Biennale is included in the 2nd Athens Biennale catalogue.

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International Necronautical Society – The Athens Declaration on Inauthenticity

September 17, 2009

The International Necronautical Society (INS), founded in 1999 and based in London, delivered the Athens Declaration on Inauthenticity, on Sunday 14 June 2009, as part of the “Hotel Paradies” exhibition, curated by Nadja Argyropoulou, 2nd Athens Biennale 2009 HEAVEN. Watch the video of the event that took place on the Esplanade, near the main venue of the Biennale. More on INS: http://necronauts.org

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monument to internet hookups

August 20, 2009

“Monument to Internet Hookups”, a work by Angelo Plessas, takes a ride through downtown Athens, from the Athens Pride parade to its exhibition space at Trocadero Park, close to the main Biennale venue. The work is a new production of the Biennale, part of the “Splendid Isolation, Athens” exhibition, curated by Cay Sophie Rabinowitz, and is presented in collaboration with Athens Pride. More photos from “Monument to Internet Hookups” here.

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make me look good

July 22, 2009

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The overlooked art of portraiture takes a fresh approach at The “Beret from Montmartre” project, part of the Velvet festival. Well known artists recapture the spirit of Montmartre (and even the common Greek island sight of sidewalk artists) doing for free  the portraits of  the audience and passersby. You made me look great!

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St Peter was the referee

July 20, 2009

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The ultimate football game between artists and musicians was the highlight of the Velvet Days in Heaven  festival. Under an amazing dj set of international and local football anthems pulsating the Water Plaza,the home team of Artists beat the team of Musicians with a score of 4-3, therefore the trophy will adorn the biennale’s headquarters for the next two years

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UFO sighting at Faliro

July 13, 2009

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Errands’ installation of a 70’s futuristic house by the sea. The strange spaceship-looking house became a hub for various activities (such as KU’s  live performance in the photo)  and is the ultimate landmark of Flisvos promenade!

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Yoga time

July 10, 2009

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Its time for Yoga in the work of Benita and Immanuel Grosser! Although the two artists/yoga instructors are not in the venue anymore, the mats and recorded instructions are still available for you to use. So stretch out cause art can be good for your health too

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life+art=LIVE

July 10, 2009

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Larry Gus performing at the small playground of Batis beach. A spontaneous mixture of daily life and art,  swimmers and kids under the spell of contemporary music. Who said that art is only for museums, galleries and art centers? Yet another public intervention from the exhibition “Live” curated by Papaioannou and Xagoraris.

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et in Faliro ego

July 8, 2009

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Filopappou group has turned the promenade into a lively platform for partying/relaxing/discussing/gathering with their public intervention titled “Et In Arcadia Ego”. One of the most idyllic spots at the Faliro coast and a perfect communal stop-over.

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wet wings

July 8, 2009

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My Wet Calvin in a ‘mystical’ live performance at Batis beach. The passers-by were curious “is it a new religious sect?, is it a ceremony?”, as paper wings were mandatory for everyone wishing to enter in the tent and a paper-bearded St Peter made sure nobody with clipped wings would enter. Finally the tent was torn and the angels spread in Faliro.

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Guide Angels

July 6, 2009

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Angels in action! AB2’s  devoted team of volunteers are the spirit of the free guided tours in HEAVEN held weekly. The visitors are thrilled to get to know the works in depth in special 90min tours through the 5 exhibitions of the main venue. The guided tours targeted to the art aficionado and the general public alike are carefully planned by AB’s educational team and one of the things that make us proud, and the public tends to agree 🙂

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a car made symphony

June 29, 2009

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Internationally acclaimed experimental music composer ILIOS performing live in Heaven. His “Symphony for Electronics and Internal Combustive Engine” resonated the arches of the Water Plaza.

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Konstantinos B

June 29, 2009

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Konstantinos B, prominent figure of greek electronic music and former leader of Stereo Nova, in a guerilla DJ set playing his favourite vinyls in Batis stage by the sea. Nostalgic songs and sea breeze.

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a great feast

June 24, 2009

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A feast for hundreds the work of Lucy + Jorge Orta “70X7 The Meal”. In case you are wondering, it was grilled chicken, greek salad (of course) and wine!

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Monika in heaven

June 24, 2009

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Monika is performing live in the middle of the huge children’s playground in Flisvos Park. The black star on her robe makes you think that she is a true (dark) star, while her amazing songs and deep voice bring thrills to the audience. Monika’s captivating performance was part of “Heaven_Live” exhibition curated by Dimitris Papaioannou and Zafos Xagoraris.

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Sandra Kranich’s fireworks

June 24, 2009

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Sandra Kranich’s mesmerizing firework-sculpture “Lost Star” in Heaven’s opening. “Lost Star” is part of the exhibition “Hotel Paradies” curated by Nadja Argyropoulou.

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Malcolm McLaren’s premiere of new film “Paris”

June 24, 2009

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Malcolm McLaren’s new film “Paris” premiered in the Athens Biennale, as part of the “Splendid Isolation, Athens” exhibition curated by Cay Sophie Rabinowitz. McLaren shared his views on the city of Paris, romantic encounters, old TV commercials and much more  in his own distinctive way.  “Paris” will be screened at Faliron Village Cinemas.

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“The Callas” performing in Heaven

June 24, 2009

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The Callas featuring the Callasettes in a truly magical midnight summer gig in Flisvos park.