Monday, June 4, 2012


Group exhibition
May 7 - 31, 2012

The Dada da Academy in cooperation with the Wiener Art Foundation presented an exhibition of contemporary art, entitled "Parnassos" (at the exhibition hall of Parnassos Literary Society).

"Parnassos" exhibition involved mostly young Greek artists with international careers and international artists living and working in Athens. In the words of exhibition curator Stefan Bidner who said: “I am really interested in getting to know better the Athenian art scene, especially now with the crisis and all that which is happening in Greece. I would like to present representatives of the contemporary Greek art community in this building full with history. It's like an art-historical catch up which I find extremely interesting.”

The title Parnassos was chosen for two reasons: firstly in honor of the Parnassos Literary Society (due to celebrate its 150th year anniversary in 3 years from now), and secondly for its metaphorical value - connotations with the Greek word "Mountain" - in relation to the struggle artists sometimes endure while trying to achieve their goals.

The exhibition was organised in cooperation with the Parnassos Literary Society and the “Friends of the Parnassos Literary Society”, and was also supported by the Austrian Embassy in Athens.

Participants: Phaedon Anastasiadis, Nikos Arvanitis, Tjorg Douglas Beer, Margarita Bofiliou, Edy Ferguson, Vasso Gavaisse, Georg Georgakopoulos, Lakis & Aris Ionas / The Callas, Vassilis Karouk, Dionisis Kavallieratos, Em Kei & Nicolaich, Panos Koutrouboussis, Rallou Panagiotou, Panos Papadopoulos, Alexandros Tzannis, Petros Touloudis, Nanos Valaoritis, Jannis Varelas, Kostis Velonis.

Production: DaDa Da Academy & Wiener Art Foundation
Curator: Stefan Bidner
Coordination: Panos Papadopoulos

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