Opening: Friday 28 September 2018
Duration: 28 September – 5 October 2018
Location: Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA), (renovated) Old Library, 256, Piraeus Ave, 182 35 Athens, Greece
Curators: Fiona Mouzakiti, Despoina Stavrou
Participating artists: Aggeliki Douveri, Aggeliki Bobori, Aggeliki Brisnovali, Aggelos Skourtis, Agni Chronopoulou, Emilia Tsekoura, Athina Charatsi, Alexia Kokkinou, Amaryllis Siniosoglou, Andromachi Giannopoulou, Aanna Meli, Anna Tzortzi, Anna Maria Chatzistefanou, Annetta Spanoudaki, Antigoni Manolidou, Andreas Tomblin, Argyro Koufopanou, Aris M. Klonizakis, Vaya Politi, Vasilia M. Anaxagorou, Vasiliki Koskiniotou, Vasiliki Spyrou, Voula Ferentinou, Yiannis Kardasis, Yasemi Rapti, Youla Chatzigeorgiou, Giorgos Lyntzeris, Panagiota Pitsiri, Gogo Papavasileiou, Despina Manolarou, Despina Pantazi, Eleni Glinou, Eleni Gounari, Eleni Kastrinogiannaki, Eleni Politopoulou, Elisavet Kechagia, Erieta Voulgaridi, A.Tassos Foundation, Eva Maragaki, Evaggelia Biza, Evdokia Kyrkou, Evi Athanasiou, Iro Bartzioka, Thalia Michelaki, Theodoros Brouskomatis, Ioanna Delfino, Ioanna Koromila, Katerina Paschalidou, Katerina Tsitsela, Kleopatra Chatzigiosi, Kristiana Iliopoulou, Kyveli Zachariou, Kyriaki Mavrgiorgi, Konstantina Bolieraki, Kostis Vittis, Kostas Evaggelatos, Kostas Bountouris, Lena Antoniou, Leonidas Kabouroglou, Mary Louka, Margarita Spiliotaki, Martha Tsiara, Maria Antonatou, Maria Golia, Maria Kokkini, Maria Kobatsiari, Maria Matala, Maria Benaki, Maria Bourbou, Maria Papavasiliou, Maria Stamati, Markos Kabanis, Babis Dermatis, Nektarios Stamatopoulos, Nefeli Katsarou, Dorina Malliou, Olga Kozakou-Tsiara, Olga Melissaridou-Baboura, Olga Bogdanou, Panagiota Yougli, Peggy Kliafa, Pinelopi Syrogianni, Roza Fytiza, Roula Anagnostou, Soula Petrou, Stella Koukoulaki, Stella Tsistraki, Tasia Sempsi, Filippos Fexis, Fiona Mouzakiti, Christos Santamouris, Christina Aggela, Ausra Lisauskiene, Imke Lohmann, Stephanie Iris Orati
Peggy Kliafa participates in the show with the artworks:
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS, 2017, 35x26x3 cm. ARTIST’S BOOK: COVER: Aluminium pills blisters, silicone, leather, paper, INSIDE: black marker on the Medicines’ Instructions of Use sheets, paper
In the occasion of the recognition of Athens as the Global Book Capital for the year 2018, the team Project 2, presents a big group exhibition with the subject of Artists’ book.
100 Greek and foreign artists participate, and more than 400 Artists’ Books of different sizes and materials are presented.
The exhibition is organized as the second part of the successful show of 2016 “The Book as an Artwork – Contemporary Artists’ Books”, which had been presented at the Association of Greek Archeologists exhibitions’ space.
Talks, workshops and a book binding presentations will take place during the show, in order for the visitors to learn about the art of the book and get to know the participating artists.
The purpose of the exhibition is to show that the artists’ books is an artists’ medium of expression, which first appeared in the beginning of the 20th century and has been developed as an original and different way to promote concepts and notions that concern the artist. The artist, starting with the book’s form, creates a unique artwork which can combine sculpture, photography, painting, engraving, writing, the sound and the image. The possibilities of creation and experimentations of the artists in this medium are innumerable.
The show seeks to promote to a wider audience the exceptional work of many artists from the visual arts sector and the book binding sector as well and has the ambition to be the biggest and more integrated artists’ books exhibition in Greece until today. A tribute to the book as an object of art, pleasure and knowledge which has accompanied man for 4.000 years until today in the dawn of the digital age.
Saturday 29 September 2018:
Book binding Presentation by Mrs. Evaggelia Biza (bookbinding artist): 13.00 – 14.00
Speech of Mrs. Alexia Kokkinou (book binding artist): 14.00 – 14.30
Thursday 4 October:
Speech of Mrs. Aušra Lisauskienė (Professor at Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts): 18.00 – 18.30
Speech of Mrs. Eleni Glinou (visual artist) 18.30 – 19.00