CITY PROJECT 2019 | STOCK IMAGES | PANOS KOKKINIAS
16/09/2019 - 03/11/2019
4 Sofokleous St., Athens | 3rd Floor
16 September – 3 November
Mon – Tue | Closed
Wed – Fri 12.00 – 20.00
Sat 11.00 – 20.00 | Sun 10.00 – 18.00
16 September 2019, 19.00
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NEON reopens a former office space in the center of Athens to present a new perspective of the city and the people who reside within it, through a photography exhibition of Panos Kokkinias. Stock Images, is the first photography exhibition to be commissioned for NEON CITY PROJECT, the annual site specific contemporary art initiative, and is curated by Shoair Mavlian, Director of Photoworks.
CITY PROJECT is an initiative for public art and the city, conceived and commissioned annually by NEON to a Greek artist. NEON aims to activate public and historical places through contemporary art, contributing to the interaction of art, society and the city. NEON’s previous City Projects include Aemilia Papaphilippou at the Ancient Agora of Athens (2014), Maria Loizidou at the Kerameikos Archaeological Site and Museum (2015), Zafos Xagoraris at a parking space in Athens behind the historic Αthinaion theatre (2016), Kostis Velonis at a historical residence at 11 Kaplanon Street (2017) and Andreas Lolis at the British School at Athens (2018).
Stock Images presents different viewpoints of the city installed within the fabric of the city itself. This contemporary portrait of Athens is presented in an abandoned and disused office space, which has been left largely unchanged since it was last used a decade ago. The area in which it is located has also transformed over time. Often referred to as the ‘commercial triangle’ due to the area’s longstanding relationship with the financial and commercial sector, this part of the city is known for hosting the head offices of several banks, a variety of small businesses, and until recently the Stock Exchange. As is so often the case, change is often abrupt and unpredictable, and the offices, in their current state of disrepair, remind us how quickly things can change, how time takes its toll, and how the modern urban metropolis simultaneously represents optimism for the future as well as failure, fragility and decay.
4 Sofokleous St.
4 Sofokleous St. Athens
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