Peggy Kliafa participated in Art Athina 2015 at the booth Β2 of Kappatos Gallery, presenting a new artwork entitled Placebo I or Medusa. It is a chandelier made of bronze, empty, transparent zelatine capsules and fishing line forming a rather classical medusa shape. The piece belongs to the big unit of works which have as a subject the “Medicines” and it deals with the phenomenon of the placebo effect by using an object which gives light-energy without having “content”.
At the same booth – as one may see from the images – Kappatos Gallery has also exhibited artworks of other artists that it represents as: Marina Abramovic, Linda Benglis, Martin Creed, Santiago Sierra, Michalis Katzourakis etc.
The art fair Art Athina 2015, which took place this year from the 4th to the 7th of June at the Faliron Pavilion (TaeKcondDo Stadium) have been visited by 39.000 visitors (record number), due to the remarkable program with high quality standards, with central core the galleries. The parallel program of the fair, with speeches, presentations, exhibitions etc. was coordinated in a common pulsation with the visual propositions of the galleries.
In the vivid spirit of the fair contributed the 800 artists, by presenting artworks deriving from all the means of expression: painting, sculpture, photography, video art, and constructions, as well as the 41 art galleries from 13 countries, which presented artworks that composed a representative picture of the contemporary visual reality in Greece and abroad.
Launched in 1993 by the Hellenic Art Galleries Association, Art-Athina stands today as one of the longest lasting contemporary art fairs in Europe and as the largest annual visual arts event in Greece. A meeting point for international artistic creation, Art-Athina brings together significant Greek and foreign art galleries, cultural institutions, curators, collectors, art critics and art lovers.
Last year’s Art-Athina was held with great success from 15 to 18 May 2014 at Faliron Pavilion (TaeKwonDo Stadium) and was enthusiastically received by some 35,000 visitors!
After a successful 19th edition, Art-Athina the International Contemporary Art Fair of Athens is back with its 20th edition that will take place on 4-7 June 2015 at the Faliro Pavilion (TaeKwonDo Stadium).