Opening: 17 June 2021
Duration: 17 June – 3 July 2021
Location: Zoumboulakis Galleries, Athens, Greece
Participating Artists: Antonakis, Cacao rocks, Georgia Fambris, Stella Kapezanou, Vasilis Karouk, Peggy Kliafa, Vasiliki Koukou, Nikos Lagos, Olga Migliaresi-Phoca, Anastasia
Papaleonida, Stefanos Rokos, Valinia Svoronou, Philippos Theodoridis, The
Callas, Pavlos Tsakonas, Jannis Varelas, Kyveli Zoi
Peggy Kliafa participates in the show with the boards:
BACTERIA – SKATES, 2021, 81×20 cm. Aluminum parts from the back side of the pills blisters and acrylic spray on Canadian maple wood of the skateboards, which provided THE SKATEROOM to the artists
Zoumboulakis Galleries and THE SKATEROOM present -for the first time in Greece- the Greek edition of the successful Art-For-Social-Impact project, Art οn boards | The Skate Project, that collaborates with high profile representatives of the contemporary art worldwide. Limited editions of the world’s biggest artists are on collective skateboards, each of them is supporting a social project.
For the Greek project, 17 multidisciplinary, emerging & established, Athens-based artists create collective artworks on 51 limited edition skateboards. Forming a group exhibition where the profits of which, are donated to two not-for profit organizations supporting youth at risk in Athens:
• Free Movement Skateboarding supports and promotes the wellbeing,
empowerment and social cohesion of youth in Athens through
skateboarding. It builds community via skateboard sessions, operating
inside refugee camps, community centers and children shelters. Its
weekly skateboarding workshops focus on creating a safe place to
welcome a diverse Athenian skate scene and society, with high female
participations for the most isolated youth.
• The charitable organization Mum Institute, focuses on the strengthening
of the therapeutic framework and the social integration of youth living
in institutional care, through educational activities based in art, food
supply programs, professional empowerment as well as architecture
and interior design renovations.
• As well as, all the synergies that have already developed between the
FMS and MI since the birth of Art on Boards, aiming to the development
of happiness of children that have limited to zero access to public
spaces and affordable entertainment.
Embracing the philosophy of skateboarding as an activity that can dissolve boundaries of gender, race, class, religion, and ethnicity, Art οn boards | The Skate Project encourages self-empowerment and diversity, transmitting that into art works and aiming to raise awareness and to support social projects through art.
About THE SKATEROOM:
The Skateroom -a certified B Corporation -unites art buyers, artists, galleries, museums, foundations, retailers, and non-profits around the world in a new economic model – « Art for Social Impact » – turning consumers into active contributors in socially engaged projects.
So far, The Skateroom funded over $1,000,000 to support 37 social skate projects dedicated to empowering at-risk youth around the world. There have been 167 skateboard editions made by artists like Jenny Holzer, Ai Weiwei, Steven Harrington – among many other. By placing works of art on responsibly made skateboards, The Skateroom connects people to the reality that Art for Social Impact is something achievable right now. The Skateroom exists to bring art into your life while bringing brighter possibilities to the lives of all.
More information on http://www.theskateroom.com/
Since 2014 Zoumboulakis Galleries’ art shop supports the vision of The Skateroom, by providing the 10% of the sales of each skateboard at the nonprofit organization Skateistan.