EXHIBITION | PART II
Hippodamia in Context
Collectif MASI, Georges Salameh, Melissanthi Spei
26 November & 1-3 December 2021
Collectif MASI, Georges Salameh and Melissanthi Spei present the works they created during the second cycle of the Station One AIR residency program on Thursday November 26th, Wednesday, December 1st, Thursday, December 2nd and Friday, December the 3rd in Victoria Square Project and Victoria Square.
The resident artists explored facets of the Athenian contemporary art scene, reflected on the nature of public art in the capital city, and collaborated with Victoria Square neighbors to develop elements of their works.
Friday 26 November
11:00 - 17:30 | Collective MASI artwork activation in the square with the community | Victoria square
17:30-20:00 | 4 sculptures presentation in the square | Victoria square
Wednesday, 1 December
16:30 | Precession with the residents, Collectif MASI | Elpidos 13, Athens
From November 26 until December 3 Collectif MASI will be in Victoria Square between 11:00-19:00 activating their artwork by interacting with the community.
Thursday, 2 December
21:00 | Performance “Hippodamia Rising” directed by Melissanthi Spei | Elpidos 13, Athens
The performer Eleni Papaioannou will interact with Melissanthi Spei’s artworks. Starting from the Hippodamia’s myth, the performer will comment on the role of women in contemporary society.
Friday, 3 December
20:00 | Video screening, Georges Salameh | Elpidos 13, Athens
20:30 | Public Discussion with the artists | Elpidos 13, Athens
The artistic duo Collectif MASI, George Salameh and Melissanthi Sepi discuss with the VSP community their experience during the residency program. The discussion will open with a video screening by Georges Salameh
Station One AIR 2021 residency for emerging artists focuses on Johannes Pfuhl’s neoclassical sculpture of Hippodamia in Victoria Square. Through their projects, resident artists engaged the Square as a potential locus for intercultural exchange and community building and explored methodologies for using contentious monuments and public art to facilitate consideration and conversation across diverse communities about history, identity, and belonging.
The residency program explores the common ground that emerges when identities come to be viewed as ever-evolving and dynamic and to strengthen community through cross-cultural exchange and artistic production. Station One AIR 2021 is a collaboration between Victoria Square Project and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Public Humanities Initiative (SNFPHI) at Columbia University, supported by Counterpoints Arts and Outset Contemporary Art Fund Greece.
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