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less than 300 dpi

15 seconds cinema

At 3 137's Instagram Account


18 September- 3 October

Works by:

ATH Kids, Santra Odette Kipriotaki,

Daphné Hérétakis, Penelope Koliopoulou,

Eva Stefani, VASKOS,

Ahmet Ogut, Joshua Olsthoorn


Coordination: Natalia Mavridou



After the summer, 3 137 opens the artistic season with the exhibition less than 300 dpi, 15 seconds cinema that will be entirely presented on Instagram. We have been meaning to experiment with this form of presentation since last year, and today rapid developments in public health, social distancing and the dominance of digital media in the fields of communication, work and entertainment make it more relevant than ever.

The works of the exhibition will be presented in rotation in the Stories of the 3 137 Instagram account. Each work will be online for 24 hours. The works were especially created following the format of Instagram Stories, with short and alternating shots and with a maximum duration of 15 seconds, i.e. the maximum duration of an Instagram Story. Our aim is to infiltrate the popular platform, by creating a rule of cinematic narration.

The exhibition, less than 300 dpi, 15 seconds cinema, starts from the cliché that we live in a post-internet era where the image dominates, and social media is the main means of communication. The way we receive information has changed, news about our social environment, politics, social issues, and even trends in fashion, consumption and e-commerce, travel in a much faster and more direct way. By using the dynamics of these media, we want to challenge and renegotiate their role and impact on modern and everyday life.

The exhibited works represent ideas and stories about social issues, often invisible, and not so widespread in the public sphere. They bring to light different groups and characters, they talk about issues of identity, gender, origin, as well as issues that pertain to underground culture. Using the camera of the mobile phone, recording history in an immediate way, and highlighting unpredictable and unfamiliar environments, we want to create an integration story and orchestrate an experimental choir of different voices. 

The immediacy of the recording, the sense of testimony created by the use of the mobile camera, the raw footage, the posting and circulation of the image almost in real time, makes us think of the "Cinétracts" again. 

A group of filmmakers in France, in response to the events of May '68, decided to make a series of short films called “Cinétracts”. Each "Cinétract" lasted about 2 minutes and 44 seconds, a duration caused by the length of the film reel, and an easily available solution. It was produced quickly, often over the course of a day, and aimed to spread widely and provoke discussion and action. 

With an even shorter duration than “Cinétracts”, the participating artists were invited to create a series of Instagram stories, as their own “Cinétracts” specifically created for contemporary media. 

Our aim is to create a modular narrative consisting of animated images-works that come together to make a documentary, a collective film that evolves into episodes. 

To be continued on the touch screen...

The exhibition less than 300 dpi, 15 seconds cinema, inaugurates the program F.A.R., Floor Area Ratio curated and presented by 3 137 for 2020-2021.

The exhibition is supported by NEON Organization for Culture and Development.


Athens x

Between Bridges 

2020 Solidarity 

A collective fundraising campaign

Open until Sunday 28 June 

We are happy to announce that 3 137 is participating in Athens X Between Bridges:2020 Solidarity, an initiative by Wolfang Tillmans, Between Bridges Project. The campaign aims to support economically non-profit art organisations during the era of COVID 19 and aims to enhance their cultural activities.

Athens X Between Bridges:2020 Solidarity is a collective fundraising campaign. All earned funds will be distributed among non profit spaces in Athens. 3 137, Akwa Ibom, Enterprise Projects, ΎΛΗ [matter] HYLE, Radio Athènes, State of Concept, Victoria Square Project and Void participate in this campaign. 

In the following link you can find more details regarding the campaign and a list with the available posters.

The campaign is live until Sunday 28 June 2020.

Please, scroll down to read more about the campaign and to find instructions on how you can purchase a poster and support us. 

Thank you!

About the campaign Athens X Between Bridges: 2020 Solidarity:

2020 Solidarity is a Between Bridges project initiated by visual artist Wolfgang Tillmans started in April 2020, aiminged to help cultural venues, community and independent spaces that are facing multiple obstacles in their daily operation and working conditions due to COVID19.

In response to this call from the artist and his platform, more than fifty international artists came together to design an unlimited edition poster each which will only be available for a limited period of time.

The fundraiser Athens X Between Bridges:2020 Solidarity is a collective effort to support independent and non-profit contemporary art venues in Athens. 

Each poster is offered as a reward for a donation of 50 euros and comes in A2 size (59,4 x42 cm/23,4 x16,5 in). All posters are printed by Between Bridges and can be distributed internationally.

You can view all the posters in the gallery of the campaign’s page and you can choose which  you like by scrolling in the "Rewards" section of the page. Mail out begins after postal services have returned back to normal. If you are based in Athens you can either pick up the work from the partner spaces or register to receive it via post.

The amount raised will be shared equally among the organizations participating in this collective fundraiser and the posters will be distributed after the completion of the campaign. 

We would like to thank Wolfgang Tillmans, Between Bridges and of course all of you for your support & solidarity!


Is this Love?

Labor / Art /

Auratic Conditions

Friday May 8,

7.30 p.m.

@ Zoom 

Meeting ID:922 2938 7172

Password: 559919

Click here for the zoom link

Facebook Live:

Duration: 45min apprx.


Sync Curatorial Fellowship and 3 137 present a project in two parts on labor in contemporary art.

During her spring 2020 residency, sync Curatorial Fellow Ilaria Conti conducted site and studio visits across Athens, while developing collaborative research on issues of labor within contemporary art with 3 137, an artist-run space founded in 2012 by Chrysanthi KoumianakiKosmas Nikolaou, and Paky Vlassopoulou. Part of the project involved Ilaria serving as Director of GABRIELA, an immaterial institution established by 3 137 and centered on issues of sustainability and institutional critique.

The collaborative research focused on two complementary aspects: materiality and discourse. The material conditions of labor in contemporary art were investigated through meetings with practitioners across Athens—taking into consideration the city’s proliferation of artistic initiatives in recent years—and through research on relevant international initiatives. Concurrently, the project delved into how the discourse on labor is constructed by way of language, perception, and reputation, and how these elements shape and reinforce hierarchical mechanisms of class and exploitation that expand beyond national and socio-economical specificities. In an attempt to deconstruct the myths and preconceptions on artistic labor, the project explored the idea of aura, intended as the “halo of power” seemingly quintessential to the discourse of contemporary art, and its invisible but tangible presence. Through this auratic lens, the project questioned how labor is defined, value is constructed, and work is carried out.

The project’s closing event, originally scheduled for March 20 at 3 137 and postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, has been redesigned in a digital format to expand beyond the research conducted during the fellowship, and address some of the significant developments in art workers’ collective action taking place in Southern Europe during the pandemic.

Is This Love? Labor / Art / Auratic Conditions

The program, which will be conducted in English, will feature a conversation with Cultural Workers Alliance Greece and Art Workers Italia, two independent and participative groups of workers that spontaneously formed during the Covid-19 crisis in Greece and Italy, respectively. The event will conclude with a collective exercise of physical and speculative emancipation through artist Danilo Correale’s Reverie On the liberation from work – Part 2 (2017).

Through this collective process, we aim to foster generative and growing exchanges among grassroots initiatives on workers’ rights, reconsider our collective understanding of labor in contemporary art and beyond, and undermine the validity of the rhetoric of cultural work as a “labor of love”.


Around Labor, Art, and the Auratic Condition (This is Not a Love Song)

In order to document the process of the project, a publication was developed, mapping the research and conversations generated from the project’s collaborative processes.

The publication’s title Around Labor, Art, and the Auratic Condition (This is Not a Love Song), provides the authors’ answer to the question:  Is This Love?, thus directly addressing whether love should be part of the equation that connects art, labor, class, and exploitation.

This non-linear and non-discursive publication designed by Yannikos Vasiloulis will feature statements by curators and scholars that have been active in Athens on issues of labor in art, including iLiana FokianakiElpida KarabaEvita Tsokanta, and Despina Zefkili, and a newly commissioned image by Erica Scourti; the Greek translation of key language tools developed by the U.S.-based organization Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.); and a collection of practical and playful exercises to rethink and reorganize one’s immaterial labor.

The publication will be presented during the project’s final event Is This Love? Labor / Art / Auratic Conditions.    

A special thanks to Marina Papadaki, Pennie Key, and Fleur Melbourn for their work towards the March event.

For contributors’ biographies, click here.

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Following the developments regarding the Covid-19 outbreak, GABRIELA announces the early departure of the Director of the Institution, Ilaria Marion Conti, from Athens. The event and publication presentation scheduled for Friday, March 20, 2020, is postponed until further notice.

During this period we want to continue supporting our community, be patient, have fun and take care of those who  need it the most. With love, and by paying attention to what is happening,  

GABRIELA is insisting on the concerns that she is dealing with and invites you to call (+30) 2130 261436 and listen to the sound piece by Natalie Yiaxi Breaking News, (2020). 
The service is available 24 hours a day.

The War of the Worlds was not designed as a radio farce, and Wells had no idea of the chaos it would cause. In this sci-fi tragicomedy, Natalie Yiaxi imagines a demonstration by a united visual arts front, and the chaos it would cause in light of recent developments. This piece incorporates previous projects of hers, such as the radio spot for the imaginary artists’ support program A.A.F.A.Y, (2015), an acronym for Adopt An Artist For A Year,, and the song Nothing At All, (2015).

GABRIELA Communication Department commissions sound pieces and messages.
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In an effort to be even more accessible during this period of self-isolation and social distancing, we are providing a link through which you can access Breaking News, if you are unable to call a greek landline.
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Natalie Yιaxi was born in 1980 in Nicosia. Her practice is a prolonged digression from the book, and the conceptual structure it suggests. She works with written and spoken word, artist’s books, film and installations, exploring everyday life and  voice as conditions with political and poetic dimensions. In her works, she often uses advertising language against itself.

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GABRIELA sends Birthday wishes to 3 137 for its 8th year of Operation and invites you to call (+30) 2130 261436, and listen to the sound piece by Fleur Melbourn Gossip (2020). The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

As X and Y are having their ALPHA ROMEO cleaned in the carwash X tells Y about the novel she is bringing on holiday. The novel is named after a WOMAN. X believes Y is having an affair with a WOMAN with the same name, and a discussion of symbols ensues. X uses the premise of the book's name to probe him for facts. Y uses the metaphor of the book to reinforce the idea of fiction. They are eating a BIG MAC & CHEESE each. The story begins where it ends.

Cast/ symbols/ stereotypes in order 

YX by Eva Vlassopoulou

XX by Rapheal Beaumonde

ALPHA ROMEO by Rapheal Beaumonde

WOMAN by Eva Vlassopoulou

BIG MAC & CHEESE by Kosmas Nikolaou and Dan Smeeth

GABRIELA Communication Department hosts sound pieces and messages by invited artists.

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Fleur Melbourn [b.1987] works with film, installation and writing to explore humanities’ exposure to malevolence at the hands of power. Using non-linear, layered narratives, characters are placed in a continual tug of war between fiction and reality. Dense scripts, chopped dialogue and repetition explore social relationships where emotion, violence, gender and history are co-opted by systems of power.

Recent exhibitions, commissions and residencies include, Triangle France, Marseille; LOV’ Centre d’Art Neuchâtel, Switzerland; In Extenso, Clermont Ferrand, France; ANDOR, London, Moly-Sabata, Sablons, France; Jerwood Visual Arts, London; Serpentine Gallery Miracle Marathon, London; Composite, Brussels; SPACE, London; Serpentine Gallery Park Nights, London; The Austrian Cultural Forum, London & Camden Arts Centre, London.


GABRIELA is an immaterial institution established and supported by the 3 137 artist run space. 
GABRIELA deals with issues of sustainability and institutionalization in a local and international context. It functions as a tool, a service or a manual for questioning the role of -and the labor involved in- artists' initiatives. 
GABRIELA is inspired by Gabriela Cruz, 3 137’s first employee, whose payment was covered by the University and the Municipality of Bordeaux. 

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GABRIELA invites you to call +30 2130 261436 and listen to a sound piece by Phanos Kyriacou, Mother Mother (2019). The service is available 24 hours, 7 days a week.

A young woman spends her days perfecting her cheesecake recipe in a rented holiday house that she lives with her husband. When a stranger knocks on the door one night, he becomes an unexpected guest in their home. Later, his wife and three children with their dog also arrive to make themselves welcome. Terror soon strikes when the recipe book disappears and the young woman tries to figure out who stole it.

GABRIELA Communication Department will host sound pieces and messages by invited artists during the following months.

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GABRIELA invites you to call +30 2130 261436 and listen to a sound piece by Weronika Trojanska, I am sitting in a room (1969) I am sitting in a room (2019). The service is available 24 hours, 7 days a week.

50 years ago Alvin Lucier, the American composer, one of the key figures of experimental music, first recorded his groundbreaking composition “I am sitting in a room” (conceived for voice and electromagnetic tape), in which he tells the audience what he is doing and what they will hear. As he explains, recorded voice is played back several times until the resonant frequencies of the room start to dominate the speech, erasing at the end the human component towards dominance of the pure, environmental sound. What would happen if the focus was only on the spoken words, the voice and the resonance and acoustic of performer’s own body (throat, chest and diaphragm)? How the idiosyncratic and uncontrollable activities and sounds it produces can be transformed into music? Thinking of “I am sitting in a room” as of a song or a choreography, “any irregularities […] speech might have” become notations or gestures, the integral part its score.

GABRIELA Communication Department will host sound pieces and messages by invited artists during the following months.

Hold the line.


Weronika Trojanska received her MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland and Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam. In her artistic practice she investigates the notions of auto/biography and the self, by inhabiting gestures (reproducing, adapting and learning) of other artists, as a way to evoke their and her personality, and thus to construct her polyphonic autobiography. Her work has been presented at the Museum of Modern Art (NYC), Emily Harvey Foundation (NYC), Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space (NYC), Printed Matter Inc. (NYC), Rongwrong in Amsterdam (the Netherlands), NEW STUDIO in collaboration with 3 137, Athens (Greece), MuzeuMM, Los Angeles (CA), and Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore (ICAS), among others. Trojanska is also an active art writer. She publishes in a number of Polish and English-speaking media.

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Wishing you luck (x3)
Take note : a color, a word and a sound. 
You can take them with you.
I just ment to say, It’s ok to talk to strangers.

GABRIELA invites you to call +30 2130 261436 and listen to a sound piece by Karolina Krasouli entitled Some fortune cookies contain no fortune. The service is available 24 hours, 7 days a week. 

GABRIELA Communication Department will host sound pieces and messages by invited artists during the following months.

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Karolina Krasouli was born in Athens in 1984. She studied at the School of fine arts of Lyon. She did a residency at the Cité internationale des arts in Paris (2015-2017) and participated in various exhibitions as la Biennale de Rennes (5th edition), 60th Salon de Montrouge,L’incompatible Vugo (Pauline Perplexe), A thousand hours (Saint-Brieuc).

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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.

Hold the line. 

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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