Founded in 2011 by three artists and friends, 3 137 Artist-Run Space in Athens’ Neapoli area functions both as a working studio and an exhibition space hosting a variety of events. After the Explosion… you Hear the Light is a double exhibition and programme of talks that takes place in 9-11 and 16-17 December 2016. Focusing on Greek art from the 1970’s, the exhibition and its parallel programme seek to explore how art from that very influential period still resonates today, through artworks by artists active during the 1970’s (9-11 December) and archival material from that time (16-17 December).
From the press release:
After the Explosion… you Hear the Light constitutes an attempt to understand the events and imperatives of an era which stimulated artistic explorations and actions, but also to reflect on the particular identity of artists from this period and the issues they raised for the first time in our country through their works; to consider their affinities with the present and examine their perspectives and the answers they gave to questions and hypotheses that, half a century later, remain unsettled, relevant to artistic practices and motivate younger artists.
The results of this bipartite artistic programme will be published in the form of a scrapbook in the coming months.
For the complete programme of events and opening hours please visit 3 137 Artist-Run Space official website.
Research coordinator: Klea Charitou
Research and coordinator of the conversation Hypotheses: Mare Spanoudaki
Participants: Yannis Bouteas, Christopher Brellis, Martha Christofoglou, Diochanti, Nikos Daskalothanasis, Alkisti Efthimiou, Yannis Gaitis, Charis Kanellopoulou, Valerios Kaloutsis, Elpida Karaba, Alexia Karavela, Iris Lykourioti, Kostas Machairas, Christopher Marinos, Emmanouil Mavromatis, Tina Pandi, Rena Papaspyrou, Niki Papaspyrou, Nausika Pastra, Elli-Anna Peristeraki, Laura Preston, Theo Prodromidis, Aris Prodromidis, Kostas Sahpazis, Yorgos Sapountzis, Kyrillos Sarris, Stamatis Schizakis, Vasilis Vafeas, Theodoros, Kelly Tsipni-Kolaza, Daphne Vitali and more to be announced.
1. Rena Papaspyrou, Episodes in Matter (detail), 1978-79. Installation view at 3 137 Artist-Run Space in Athens. Courtesy the artist. Photo by Kiriakos Spirou.
2. Valerios Kaloutsis, Mountain, Naturmatic Series (detail), 1976. Courtesy of Heraklion Museum of Visual Arts. Photo by Kiriakos Spirou.