Wednesday, April 9, 2014

ROOMS 2014

ROOMS 2014
Contemporary Art Show

Kappatos Gallery presents from 13 to 28 February 2014, for the fourteenth time since 1999, the annual contemporary art exhibition, ROOMS 2014 at St George Lycabettus hotel, in Dexameni-Kolonaki.

In one of the most popular and historical exhibitions of contemporary art, 20 curators, art historians and art theorists, choose an artist or artist group each and present them in hotel rooms. Twenty five different artists take part with sound, photography and visual art installations, painting, sculpture, projects, design, performances, films, etc.

The exhibition ROOMS expands on a whole floor of the hotel, where each artist or group is shown in a room, with the hotel room transformed into the private space of the artist. In this way a great opportunity is given for the documentation of contemporary trends and perspectives in visual arts, while a creative dialogue is initiated.

The choice of the space of a hotel for the organisation of this exhibition has been a combination of priorities, such as the independent showcase of artists and at the same time, the need for each artwork to claim and acquire its own -both private and public- space, in complete accord to the character and the meaning of the current conditions.

The space of the hotel constitutes a facility with a historical structure and a social role in the framework of the urban environment; a space to visit, a space of meeting and getting to know, a space for rest and communication. Together with the strict mode of function that is the temporary hosting of the city’s visitors, the accommodation of professional agendas and activities of leisure take place. In the case of the exhibition ROOMS there is an extra, unprecedented use: the accommodation of artworks. Thus the social role of the hotel is expanded and acquires an artistic and communicative element; it becomes the podium for artists to address the major public. For many of them indeed, the magnificent space of St George Lycabettus hotel, lying in one of the most central and most wonderful points of Athens, is a great opportunity to create artworks especially for the exhibition, related to the varied functions of the hotel as a signifier of passage, speculation and amusement.

St George Lycabettus hotel highly estimates art and relentlessly continues to support and promote cultural activities through participating for the umpteenth time in this particular organisation, hence approaching the fields of contemporary art and critical thinking.

ROOMS 2014

Vana Verriopoulou, Christiana Galanopoulou, Dio Kangelari, Christina Kalli – Minas Minatsis, Charis Kanellopoulou, Margarita Kataga, Valia Katsimpa, Isavella Kladaki, Petros Kosmas, Panagis Koutsokostas, Tasos Koutsouris, Giota Konstantatou, Giannis Mpolis, Out of the Box Intermedia, Ourania Panoutsou, Elena Pougia, Charis Savvopoulos, Kostis Stafylakis, Faye Tzanetoulakou, Lina Tsikouta

Margarita Athanasiou, Giorgos Alexandridis, Panagiotis Vorrias – Panos Kompis, Alberto Bourdeth, Thanasis Giotakis, Efi Gousi, Giannis Kapellos, Maria Karachristou, Lito Kattou – Leontios Toumpouris, Georgia Lale, Alexandros Maganiotis, Matina Megkla, Natasa Mpiza – Vasiliki Ralli, Giorgos Oimpak, Tasos Papatsoris, Panagiotis Profitis, Antonis Titakis, Olga Miliaresi-Foka, Voula Frasiola – Akis Karanos, Sofia Chousou

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