Samos YoungArtists Festival

ASP summer exhibition 2019 | OPENING August 3

curated by Katerina Gregos
 

 

13,700,000 km3

The exhibition 13,700,000 km3 explores the socio-political undercurrents of the Mediterranean Sea, taking as its starting point the location of the Schwarz Foundation's venue – Art Space Pythagorion – on the Greek island of Samos, at the fringes of Europe. The Mediterranean basin, a major component of the Earth's ecosystem, is in the midst of major environmental, social, economic and geo-political shifts, which transcend its geographic limitations. It was, and still is, an extraordinary melting pot in the history of humanity and civilisation: numerous wars, conquests, and expeditions have taken place in — or because of — its waters. It has been the epicentre of commercial, artistic, and cultural exchange between different peoples, shaping the identities of the countries around its shores, and beyond. The Mediterranean Sea itself is surrounded by 21 modern states and connects 3 continents, forming an essential part of their economies. It exists as a shared resource, a space of coexistence between these countries, the one place where they are asked to find a "common ground." But like all seas, the Mediterranean is not neutral; it is a contested space impregnated with a myriad of meanings.
 

*The title refers to the volume of the Mediterranean Sea in cubic kilometers

ARTISTS
CENTRE FOR POLITICAL BEAUTY
Founded in 2008 in Germany.
DEPRESSION ERA
Founded in 2011 in Greece.
MARK DION
Born in 1961 in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Lives and works in New York City, USA.
SPHINXES (MANOS FLESSAS, JOANNA TSAKALOU)
Born in Athens and Arta, Greece. Live and work in Athens. 
KYRIAKI GONI
Born in Athens where she lives and works.
NEWTON HARRISON
Born in New York, USA. Lives and work in Santa Cruz, California, USA.
PANOS KOKKINIAS
Born in Athens where he lives and works.
STEFAN KRUSE
Born in Esbjerg, Denmark. Lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark.
MINNA RAINIO & MARK ROBERTS
Born in Kangasala, Finland and Canterbury, UK. Live and work in Helsinki, Finland.
MAARTEN VANDEN EYNDE
Born in Leuven, Belgium. Lives and works in Brussels, Belgium.

The exhibition is accompanied by a bilingual catalog, designed by Rafaela Dražić

 

Concept-Curator: Katerina Gregos

Assistant Curator: Ioli Tzanetaki 

General information

13,700,000 km3
4 August – 30 September 2019

ART SPACE PYTHAGORION
Pythagorion Port, Samos 83103, Greece
Opening Hours 10:00 – 13:00 and 19:00 – 24:00 daily

Admission: 2€

Organised by the Schwarz Foundation
Curated by Katerina Gregos
Curator of education: Katerina Zacharopoulou
Assistant curator: Ioli Tzanetaki

Partner: Archipelagos                  Archipelagos - Institute of Marine Conservation

Press & PR

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IMAGE
Depression Era, The Tourists – a campaign, 2015-ongoing. 
Angela Svoronou.