Artist-run project spaces have been flourishing in Athens during the last decade. Following a do-it-yourself/do-it-with-others logic, these highly differentiated, flexible, and responsive initiatives remain to form a vibrant cultural ecosystem. In the episode Of spaces and artists: artist-run spaces in Athens, curator Danai Giannoglou (Enterprise Projects) and artist Kosmas Nikolaou (3 137) draw from their experiences as co-founding and active members of artist-run project spaces in Athens to discuss their role and related issues of labor, outreach, and sustainability.
Danai Giannoglou, “RUN ARTIST-RUN”, in: The Same River Twice: Contemporary Art in Athens, exh. catalogue, DESTE Foundation: Athens, 2019, pp. 22-29.
Myrto Katsimicha, “Guilty Pleasures”, Enterprise Projects Journal, nr. 3, April 2019. http://enterprise-projects.com/ep-journal/
Ilaria Conti & 3 137 (Eds.), Around Labor, Art, and the Auratic Condition (This is Not a Love Song), 3 137: Athens, 2020.
about, by, through, towards, despite is a podcast series on different aspects of the independent Athens art scene in the aftermath of documenta14. Produced for p o s t documenta: contemporary arts as territorial agencies, the series provides a multilayered imprint of the local scene by inviting artists, curators, and critics to contribute their thoughts, experiences, and critical positions.
Enterprise Projects is an Athens-based project by curator Danai Giannoglou and artist Vasilis Papageorgiou. Enterprise Projects aims at experimenting and conversing, and has been functioning independently and periodically since 2015.
3 137 is an artist run space based in Athens, founded by the artists Chrysanthi Koumianaki, Kosmas Nikolaou, and Paky Vlassopoulou in 2012. The space aims to create a meeting point for exchange, discussion, and research, with an emphasis on collaboration, hospitality, and hybrid forms of being together