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GABRIELA invites you to call +30 2130 261436 and listen to a sound piece by Laura Preston and Andreas Sell entitled Νο.0. The service is available 24 hours, 7 days a week.
We are happy to announce that GABRIELA Communication Department will host sound pieces and messages by invited artists during the following months.
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Laura Preston writes texts, edits books, and curates exhibitions. She is also working with Sabeth Buchmann on a research project through the Institute of Art Theory and Cultural Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, while living in Berlin. An associate editor for documenta 14, she lived and worked in Athens from spring 2016 to autumn 2017. She was the curator-at-large for the Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi, Victoria University of Wellington from 2013–15, following a guest curatorship in 2012 at Portikus, Frankfurt am Main.
Andreas Sell was born in Bayreuth, Germany. Currently he is living in Berlin and Sykaminea, Lesbos. 2008 he graduated from the Weißensee Academy of Art Berlin. His artistic work coincides with his life story, composing both a material and immaterial narration. In 2006 he received an annual scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to continue his studies in the MFA program in New Forms at Pratt Institute NYC. In 2009 he received a postgraduate scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service to continue his artistic work in the People´s Republic China. In 2014 the Pollock Krasner Foundation in NYC and in 2017 the Stiftung Kunstfonds Bonn awarded him with an annual scholarship. In 2019 the Berlin Senate supported his book and exhibition project "From self-employment to employment."
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After the explosion…
you hear the light,
Next Steps &
Workshops for Children
The project After the explosion… you hear the light began in December 2016 with a series of exhibitions, gatherings, screenings and lectures at the space of 3 137, revolving around the artistic production of the 1970s in Greece and in collaboration with the curator, art historian and friend Klea Charitou.
The next step of this project manifested in Spring 2017 with a public presentation of archival material that 3 137 encountered and collected. Since then, the research has carried on; meetings with artists and writers, as well as visits to archives and collections have been conducted, and an informal working group has been set up to map out the 1970s and, in particular, its impact on today. All of the work is to be presented in a publication distributed by the Paris-based Paraguay Press, in 2019.
Today, two years after the first activity of the project and shortly before the presentation of the book, we are pleased to announce two Art Meetings for Children, inspired by Pantelis Xagoraris’ artworks and the relationship of art with mathematics and technology. The first meeting is in collaboration with the visual artist Kyriaki Goni, and the second in collaboration with the mechanical engineer Kostas Machairas.
Meanwhile, since August 2018 and aspiring to contribute to the important work of the Contemporary Greek Art Institute (ISET), 3 137 assists with the digital preservation of the archive of the artist Konstantinos Xenakis. The material being processed is added to ISET’s web platform and is accessible online. The work of archiving is symbolic in character and aims not only to emphasize the need to preserve artistic work and archival material but also to highlight research areas of interest within the recent artistic past.
After the explosion... you hear the light takes the form of a dynamic encounter between the participants, while our pursuit is the orchestration of a continuous dialogue. A snapshot that will capture the way we feel about and visit our recent past. It is a dialogue that balances between historiography and critical analysis; a dialogue that is not afraid of reaching mythology or an arbitrary oral account.
We would like to thank the NEON Organization for its valuable support, as well as all those who have participated in and contributed to this project.
Do robots dream, dad?
Are robots scared, mom?
Workshop for kids 9-12 years old
with Kyriaki Goni
Saturday 15 December 2018,
11.00 - 13.00
A creative workshop about the meeting of man with machines. Artificial Intelligence is everywhere, it surrounds us and enters our everyday life more and more. How would we describe our meeting with it? Is there a shape or a format we can give it? Are there predispositions and prejudices? How do children imagine artificial intelligence? How would they design it? What features would they give it? What kind of sound? What kind of color? What kind of moves? Can we imagine a kind of communication between man and machines?
A creative workshop which gives the chance to the kids to bridge art with artificial intelligence, critical design with imagination and aims to play with this as well as to cultivate critical thinking about those issues.