ART ATHINA 2018
-ART FAIR-
Peggy Kliafa participated to Art Athina 2018 with 6 artworks:

– Armory Square – Placebo Series, 2017, 140 x 140 cm,
– Armory Shield – Placebo Series, 2018, Φ 110cm,
– Bacteria V, 2015, 140 x 140 cm,
– Vitraux III, Orleans, 2018, 142,5 x 88,2 cm,
– Pill’s Portrait, Viagra, 2013, 75 x 63 cm,
– YOUTH, 2018, 55 x 100 x 10 cm

in the Booth B7 of Lola Nikolaou Gallery, together with the visual artists Christina Sarandopoulou and Thalia Gatzouli.

June 21–24, 2018

Preview and opening: June 20

Art Athina
Athens Conservatoire
Vasileos Georgiou B 17
106 74 Athens

www.art-athina.gr

Main
51 local and international galleries shape the Main section of Art Athina.

Highlights
Curated by Stamatia Dimitrakopoulos, Artistic Director of Art Athina. Participating galleries: 0-0 LA (Los Angeles), Emalin (London), Galeria Quadrado Azul (Porto), Hot Wheels Projects (Athens), Lapaix (Paris), Modern Shapes (Antwerp), Soft Opening (London), Stems Gallery (Brussels), Syndicate (Cologne)

Feature
A section conceived and organized by an annually appointed curator. This year’s section will be curated by Artemis Baltoyanni. Participating galleries: Balice Hertling (Paris), Bonny Poon (Paris), Bureau (New York), Callicoon Fine Arts (New York), High Art (Paris), Koppe Astner (Glasgow), Rodeo (London), Union Pacific (London)

Tribute
Art Athina 2018 pays tribute to the oeuvre of Tamuna Sirbiladze (1971 Tbilisi–2016 Vienna) in collaboration with Galerie Charim (Vienna)

Video
The DESTE Foundation participates in Art Athina 2018 with works by two women artists, the Dutch Rineke Dijkstra (b.1959) and the Swedish Nathalie Djurberg (b.1978).

Talks
The Talks program of Art Athina 2018 is curated by Katerina Nikou, independent curator and curatorial assistant of Public Programs in documenta 14.

Performance
The performance program is fueled by the participating galleries of Art Athina 2018.

Design
The design project of Art Athina will be taken over by Antiqua gallery (Athens) and will be presenting historical design furniture, lighting and decoratives from masters of design of the post war period, together with works of art by greek modernist artists.

In 2018, Art Athina introduces four new synergies establishing the institutional character of the fair.

Art Athina Award, powered by Copelouzos Museum (10.000 euros).

Art Athina Workspace
Art Athina 2018 offers the opportunity to produce directly in Athens the works that will be presented at the fair, through a month-long residency in Athens, in collaboration with the Municipality of Athens and Athens Culture Net.

Art Athina Educational Program
A synergy with the J. F. Costopoulos Foundation.

Art Athina Open Studios
Art Athina Open Studios invites the Young Patrons of the Museum of Cycladic Art to studio visits with artists represented by the participating galleries of Art Athina 2018.

Beirut, Lebanon

Peggy Kliafa participates in BEIRUT ART FAIR 2015 which takes place from the 17th to 20th of September 2015 in Beirut, Lebanon with Kappatos Gallery, Booth A1 in BIEL, Hall2.

At the same booth Kappatos Gallery will also present the work of the following artists it represents:
Marina Abramovic, Lynda Benglis, Michalis Katzourakis, Yorgos Papafigos, Vassilis Salpistis, George Sapsonidis.

BEIRUT ART FAIR will continue to maintain the existing artistic links between the Middle-East, North Africa, and Asia, thanks to the work carried out by the galleries that participate every year. Based on a demand for quality and on the willingness to make new discoveries, the same approach, which is observed in the past years, will bring the galleries together once again. So 51 galleries, coming from 19 countries, will present more than 1500 artworks from 300 artists.

Alongside galleries and artists from the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, United States, and Asia thematic platforms reinforce BEIRUT ART FAIR’s position among the international fairs.

“Since 2010, BEIRUT ART FAIR has conquered the international scene with a ME.NA.SA stamped art vision. It has become a primary source of information on artists, trends, galleries, publications, and institutions, contributing to the increasing importance of art in this region” explained Laure d’ Hauteville.

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).