Wednesday, November 28, 2012

On the Silver Couch: Dimitra and Sofia Vamiali


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Artists and gallerists Dimitra and Sofia Vamiali

What can keep in Athens  an artist and a gallerist nowdays;
The prospect of forming a new way of creating and managing art. And so, our relocation in another country is postponed at the moment.

What was the most interesting thing you've heard lately?
The 3 rules of mountaineering: It is always farther than it seems, always higher than it seems and always harder than it looks.

http://www.vamiali.net/

Read in greek via Lifo

Monday, November 26, 2012

Monuments for Domus Mexico

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The Monument to Internet Hookups (2009-ongoing)
started from Athens and Thessaloniki Biennales and now moving towards
Latin America
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A series of monuments around different parts of Mexico City
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The Monument to Internet Hookups  a meeting point at the Heroico Colegio Militar.
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and here as a crusing spot somewhere in Acapulco

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The Temple of Truth inside the Tlatelolco

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Monument To DoubleFaced.com, 2012
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Monument to Re-TwitterningMachine.com, 2012
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Monument to PlagueOfFantasy.com, 2012
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Monument to HorizonOfResemblance.com, 2012
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Monument to TheTwilightofTheIdols.com, 2012
TheHistoryBellasArtes
Monument to TheHistoryOfADecadeThatHasNotBeenNamed.com
(courtesy Preteen gallery)
EgoAllegro
Monument to EgoAllegro.com
(courtesy Preteen gallery)
LeoUniversita
Monument to Leo Sky
(courtesy Preteen gallery)
AngeloFoundation
Monument to the Angelo Foundation, 2011
(courtesy Preteen gallery)
1.MonumentToInternetHookupsACAPULCO 2.MonumentToInternetHookupsHeroicoColegioMilitar 3.TempleOfTruth
All featured in current Domus Mexico

Thanks Maria Ines Rodriguez and Sotiris Vasiliou
and of course Mario Ballesteros Maria Garcia Holley

Thursday, November 22, 2012

On the Silver Couch: Panos Tsagaris

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Artist Panos Tsagaris

Tell me the story of your life in 140ch:
 Athens-Vancouver-New York-Meditation-Kundalini-Kabbalah-Masonry-Theosophy... Light-Darkness and everything in between. 

How would you describe the era we live in? 
A beautiful curse. 

What makes you still living in New York? 
The challenge of trying to remain balanced and sane while living in one of the most egocentric, materialistic cities in the world.

Read in greek via Lifo

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Mandalas, study for a phychedelic website, 2012

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Mandalas, study for a phychedelic website, 2012

MANDALAS

Click here and stare at it

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As seen as a big print at the "So Confused LOL" show, curated by Gerardo Contreras at Beo_Project in Belgrade



Saturday, November 17, 2012

My snapshots from Belgrade

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The brutalist Genex Tower is the official welcome to the city.
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Social housing everywhere in the suburbs
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Depressing remains of Socialism
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But passing-by the center of the city remnants from the brutal Nato bombing of the city is on full display
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  This series of photos are from the  Army Headquarters complex

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this is how it looked before 1999

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Military stuff usually give me the creeps.  
In Greece today is remembrance of one of the most brutal moments in the history of  youth culture of the country. Check here what happened on 17th November 1973 
(source wikipedia)

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Although I loved this military building in the perifery of Belgrade
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This is a Hospital serving still the vigilant army.
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Entrance is not permitted to foreigners
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This is one of the craziest buildings I saw with a great view of the Danube river. Built in the early 70's, initially was a restaurant called the Danube Flower.
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Unfortunately there are no info who initially designed this building. 
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I did not go inside because it heard it has been recently rennovated and it's kind  of 
disappointing.
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Splendid views of Danube
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A bunker-like water tower by lake Ada.stone_gen
And next there is this nice stone sculptures. 
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Monument to letter A?
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I visited the Museum of Yugoslav History- a building from the communist era.
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A sculpture/fountain in front of the museum
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This is the mausoleum a.k.a "House of Flowers" where Marshal Tito "rests"
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A strange connection: Royals meet a Communist,
Marshal Tito visiting Athens' Royal Palace in the mid 50's

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A beautiful black and white bosnian folk uniform that maybe Tito wore
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Patriotic romanticism, part of the museum contains gifts given to Marshal Tito
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Playful sculptures in the museum alley
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I also visited the Nikola Tesla museum one of world's greatest inventors
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This is the closest you can get to him now: his ashes 
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This is the entrance of the closed Museum of Contemporary Art
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which is scheduled to open soon.
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The post-modern building of the National Bank of Serbia
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and its disorienting entrance
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and rich suburbs full of remains of failed capitalism.

(Thank you Nikola )