OPENING | CITY PROJECT | A PUPPET SUN | KOSTIS VELONIS11/10/2017 19:00 - 23:00
Kaplanon 11, Kolonaki
11 October 2017, 7pm
Wednesday – Sunday | 12.00 – 20.00
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NEON invites you to the opening of the site-specific installation A Puppet Sun by Athens-based artist Kostis Velonis, curated by Vassilis Oikonomopoulos as part of CITY PROJECT 2017.
NEON activates a neoclassical residence at Kaplanon 11, Athens, by commissioning the new installation of Kostis Velonis. The artist conceived A Puppet Sun especially for the site of Kaplanon 11, responding to its history, architecture and position in the heart of the city. The neoclassical residence, constructed in 1891 is a unique architectural example and one of the last remaining buildings of its kind in Athens. Narrated in such an extraordinary space, Velonis’ work addresses the site’s lived experience and memory, investigating the powerful historical, political and cultural intersections as well as personal narratives that are present.
CITY PROJECT is an initiative for public art and the city, conceived and commissioned annually by NEON. NEON aims to activate public and historical places through contemporary art, contributing to the interaction of art, society and the city. This new commission by NEON is the largest-scale solo presentation of Velonis’ work to date.
Curator | Vassilis Oikonomopoulos, Assistant Curator, Collections International Art, Tate Modern
Kaplanon 11, Αθήνα, Ελλάδα
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