Tuesday, 25 March 2014

The Depression Era Project @ Atelier Bouwmeester/ Discussion with philosopher, art historian, writer and activist Lieven De Cauter 26/03 Register on time

The Atelier Bouwmeester hosts The Depression Era Project, a satellite expo of ‘No Country For Young Men, Contemporary Greek Art in Times of Crisis’ in BOZAR, an exhibition that brings together work by leading contemporary Greek artists whose work addresses the impact of the economic crisis on their country.
The Depression Era Project inhabits the urban and social landscapes of the crisis. It begins as a collective experiment, picturing the Greek city and its outer regions, the private lives of outcasts, the collapse of public systems and snapshots of the everyday, in order to understand the social, economic and historical transformation currently taking place in Greece. It seeks to do so with as clear a gaze as possible. It understands that entropy, disaster, uncertainty and insolvency are also states of mind, ushering us to an era where the notion of progress, the idea of growth and the reflex of looking forward to a future are no longer dominant modes of perceiving and creating in the world.

The Depression Era Project brings together 33 artists, photographers, writers, curators, designers and researchers. It seeks to stand outside the media montage and white noise of current public discourse by creating its own mosaic of images and texts. Its goal is the eventual creation of an artistic archive of the crisis and through it, a new digital and physical Commons, an ‘anti-screen’ and ‘sidewalk museum’ that would return its mosaic of gazes back to their places of origin.

Pavlos Fysakis, Pasqua Vorgia and Panos Kokkinias, all members of the collective, will present the project, followed by a discussion with philosopher, art historian, writer and activist Lieven De Cauter.

Atelier Bouwmeester
 Ravensteingalerij 54 - 59, 1000 Brussel, 26 March 2014 at 19:00

Please register at bouwmeester@vlaanderen.be, mentioning ‘small talk – 26/03’

"No Country for Young Men: Contemporary Greek Art in Times of Crisis", BOZAR, 26.03.-03.08.2014

“The Depression Era Project”, Atelier Bouwmeester, 26.03.-16.05.2014 (opening night: 25.03.2014)

Friday, 21 March 2014

"No country for young men" Contemporary Greek Art in Times of Crisis @ Bozar Centre of Fine Arts / Brussels

Pavlos Fysakis Photography
This exhibition brings together work by 30 leading contemporary Greek artists whose work addresses the impact of the economic crisis on their country. Their work transcends the everyday coverage of political and economic developments and offers an insightful look at what is going on in Greece today. The focus, however, is not only restricted to the negative effects: the exhibition also looks at the opportunities the crisis offers for a reinvention of the country.

Participating artists: Loukia Alavanou / Manolis Anastasakos & Alexandros Vasmoulakis / Bill Balaskas / Depression Era / Eirene Efstathiou / Stelios Faitakis / Marina Gioti / Alexandros Georgiou / Philippe Grammaticopoulos / Guerrilla Optimists / Michalis G. Kallimopoulos / Dionisis Kavallieratos / Panos Kokkinias / Alkis Konstantinidis / Zissis Kotionis / Marinos Koutsomichalis, Afroditi Psarra & Maria Varela / Nicolas Kozakis & Raoul Vaneigem / Nikos Navridis / Angelos Papadimitriou / Maria Papadimitriou / Antonis Pittas / Poka-Yio / Stefania Strouza / Lina Theodorou / Panos Tsagaris / Kostas Tsolis / Dimitris Tsoumplekas / Chrisa Valsamaki / Kostis Velonis / Eirini Vourloumis / Zafos Xagoraris / Yorgos Zois

Curator: Katerina Gregos

BOZAR and the Atelier Bouwmeester are also welcoming a satellite project by Depression Era, a collective of photographers, artists, researchers, writers, architects, journalists and curators formed in 2012, recording the Greek crisis through images and texts. The Depression Era project exhibition takes place at the Atelier Bouwmeester, just across the street from BOZAR in 54-59 Galerie Ravenstein, and will be the first international presentation of the collective outside Greece.
More about Depression Era

Opening of the Exhibition :
Wednesday 25.03.2014 - 10:00 - 18:00
until  Sunday 03.08.2014

Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 507 82 00