The exhibition explores our future in an international environment, presents the new queries posed, and showcases these emerging artists as they gain momentum.
A systematic and thorough research conducted for about two years has led to a rich collection of material from approximately 1000 portfolios of Greek artists. Born in the 80s (from 1979 to 1990) these 34 new artists and the members of 3 artistic groups have just completed their studies and started to take their first professional steps in Greece as well as in international art centres such as London, Berlin, Vienna, Cologne, Amsterdam, Manchester.
More than 60 works of art are displayed (installations, drawings, video, performance art, sound installations, paintings) out of which 27 are new artistic creations for this particular exhibition.
The participating artists are representatives of a generation shaped by the intangible digital technology; they are brought up with a new consciousness of co-creation, collaboration, diffusion of knowledge and information. They create collective and participatory communities; explore contemporary issues related to the new conditions on economy and production, work, sustainability, self-sufficiency and alternative ways of living.
The Afresh exhibition brings us closer to the enchanting and lively side of artistic creation, at the time that its vocabulary is being constructed, deconstructed and re-tested, where experimentation and doubt are a pivotal point in the quest for artistic identity.
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Maro Fasouli Spreads of Defense, 2013. Courtesy of the artist
|Dates: 24/10/2013 – 02/03/2014. Place: Athens. Venue: National Museum of Contemporary Art (Building of the Athens Conservatory), 17-19 Vas. Georgiou II & Rigillis Sts. Op. H.: Tuesday – Sunday: 11:00 – 19:00 Thursday: 11:00 – 22:00|