The educational - cultural tribute titled Art21 - 100 Artists is a series of screenings and events, part of the Art21's Access 100 Artists program, taking place in Art-Athina, the Athens School of Fine Arts, the Hellenic American Union and CAMP Contemporary Art Meeting Point in collaboration with the American non-profit organization Art21.
The thorough, pedagogical program that unfolds developments in contemporary art as they emerged from early 2000 to date will be presented through a series of meetings - projections in the center of Athens.
Laurie Anderson, Louise Bourgeois, James Turrell, Barbara Kruger, Michael Ray Charles, Matthew Barney, John Waters, Kiki Smith, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Mike Kelley, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Richard Tuttle, Laurie Simmons, William Kentridge, Jeff Koons, Paul McCarthy , Cindy Sherman, Ai Weiwei, Lynda Benglis, Marina Abramović and a total of 100 artists talk and present their work during 24, 60 min. documentaries dedicated to different topics which represent research or reference areas in each of these artists' work.
These events will provide direct acquaintance with significant international artists, introducing the way they work, their exhibitions, their relationship with the public and their attitude towards 21st century social developments.
"Art21's Access 100 Artists program provides an opportunity for organizations around the country and the world to experience the central goal of Art21—dialogue inspired by contemporary art and the ideas it expresses," said Susan Sollins, Executive Director of Art21. "We hope that participating organizations find ways to best utilize the Art21 materials for their respective communities and that audiences will take full advantage of the events in their area and discover the life-changing potential of viewing creative role models at work. Our goal is that these events spark new conversations, and expose all kinds of viewers to the important work of the artists profiled in the series." "We have increasingly looked towards our international screening partners to help us identify key themes and trends in how our materials become relevant over time," adds Rosanna Flouty, Director of Education at Art21. "This is a tremendous opportunity for us to grow our audiences and fan base in Athens, and we are hopeful to make an impact within art education in the region so that artists are viewed as creative role models in society."
Admission to all events, except for Art-Athina, is free whereas in http://100artists-athens.tumblr.com page you will be able to find the screenings schedule, photos and all sorts of material from the events.
More information: 100artists-athens.tumblr.com
12.3.2014 at 18:00 in ASFA
Featured artists: Jessica Stockholder, Oliver Herring, Arturo Herrera, Ellen Gallagher, Teresa Hubbard, Alexander Birchler.
19.3.2014 at 18:00 in ASFA
Featured artists: Matthew Ritchie, Fred Wilson, Richard Tuttle, Roni Horn, Teresa Hubbard, Alexander Birchler.
21.3.2014 at 21:15 in CAMP!
Featured artists: Laurie Simmons, Lari Pittman, Judy Pfaff, Pierre Huyghe.
26.3.2014 at 18:00 in ASFA
Featured artists: Nancy Spero, An-My Lê, Alfredo Jaar και Jenny Holzer.