Summer Nostos Festival 2019
STILL HERE TOMORROW

ARTWORKS

June 23–30, 2019
June 28, 2019
Stavros Niarchos Foundation
86A Vasilissis Sofias Ave
11528 Athens
Greece

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ARTWORKS is a non profit organization that offers funding and public engagement opportunities for Greek artists through the SNF Artist Fellowship Program. At the Summer Nostos Festival 2019, ARTWORKS is showcasing the first cohort of fellows through the group show STILL HERE TOMORROW.  

What do we really share when we co-exist in the same space? How is our identity extended through our relations with others? The exhibition STILL HERE TOMORROW begins with the idea of the poetics of relations and unfolds as a rhizomatic map with multiple connections among the works.

The title functions affirmatively and constitutes a necessary assertion against the conditions of precariousness. Coexistence, exchange of ideas and creative tensions become a means of resistance to uncertainty. The 45 visual artists and 15 filmmakers in the exhibition propose narratives that dispute the conditions of the present as they open up the debate to the future.

Painting, sculpture, video, film, photography, performance, installation, new media and sound works activate spaces in the building of the National Library of Greece and the Southern Walks of the Stavros Niarchos Park. The exhibition spaces are seen as an open archive of arguments.

The works put forward distinct narratives, converse with one another and with the venue itself, live together without losing their autonomy, and at times question the very structures in which they have been placed. The artists focus on research and experimentation, while their theoretical explorations are accompanied by persistent renegotiations of both form and material. The construction of history and nature, which is symbolically linked with the spaces where the exhibition unfolds—in the Library and the Park respectively—challenge our present social condition.

With these works, the artists explore the potential of personal narratives and reflect on the role of digital and physical archives, the expectations and the challenges of technological evolution, while questioning humans' relationship with other forms of existence and the individual's relations to the community. They employ elements from everyday life in order to approach the "uncanny," and return to past mythologies in order to create different ones for the future. They rethink the concepts of ownership, automation, work, production and identity, discerning their exclusions and delineations, thereby imagining tools to both disrupt and break free.

Participating artists: Christos Vagiatas, Filippos Vasileiou, Augustus Veinoglou, Paky Vlassopoulou, Zoe Giabouldaki, Niki Gulema, Kyriaki Goni, Manolis Daskalakis Lemos, Giannis Delagrammatikas, Dimitra Dimopoulou, Natasa Efstathiadi, Peggy Zali, Alexandros Kaklamanos, Ioannis Koliopoulos (as HYPERCOMF), Panos Kompis, Katerina Kotsala, Chrysanthi Koumianaki, Maria Kriara, Orestis Mavroudis, Iason Megoulas (CacaoRocks), Rania Bellou, George Moraitis, Petros Moris, Danai Nikolaidi Kotsaki, Kosmas, Nikolaou, Paola Palavidi (as HYPERCOMF), Giorgos Palamaris, Foteini, Palpana, Malvina Panagiotidi, Vasilis Papageorgiou, Nefeli Papadimouli, Eleni Papanastasiou, Maria Papanikolaou, Valia Papastamou, Panos Profitis, Fotis Sagonas, Maria Sideri, Alexandros Simopoulos, Aliki Souma, Anastasis Stratakis, Stefania Strouza, Angelos Georginis, Pavlos Tsakonas, Alexis Fidetzis, Despina Flessa

Participating filmmakers: Despina Economopoulou, George Fourtounis, Georgis Grigorakis, Daphné Hérétakis, Konstantina Kotzamani, Despina Kourti, Jacqueline Lentzou, Manolis Mavris, Loukianos Moschonas, Giorgos Nikopoulos, Smaragda Nitsopoulou, Ioanna Petinaraki, Jon Simvonis, Eirini Vianelli, Neritan Zinxhiria

Curated by: Panos Giannikopoulos, Marily Konstantinopoulou, Dimitra Nikolou

Organised by ARTWORKS and Summer Nostos Festival.

About ARTWORKS 
ARTWORKS was created in June 2017 with exclusive support from its founding donor, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Driven by a shared vision of supporting artists, the two entities work closely together to cultivate a fertile environment for the artistic community in Greece.