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La.trap shop-gallery
, a beautiful space with gorgeous creations from alternative designers is celebrating it's official opening on Wednesday, 24/11 at 19:30!

[56 Trivonianou Str., Mets, Athens, GR]

on the decks: amateurboyz
on the table: cheese and whine
all around: art and handmade goods
psarokokalo+evrydiki

For more info check out their Facebook Page

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artAZ always organizes fresh art events and The Invasion group exhib is no exception! I really enjoyed the shots from preparing & setting up the space and of course not enough can be said about the awesome participants. Below you'll find the Press Release with all the details plus a small description of the artists. Thumbs up Alexandra and artAZ!
artAZ and THE BOX Gallery present

THE INVASION

Quick Info
Exhibition title: The Invasion
Artists: Esek_one, Pure Evil, Sox, The Krah, Yellowish
Curated by: Alexandra Kollaros
Produced by: artAZ & Box Gallery
Opening: Thursday, October 7 2010, 19:30
Duration: October 7  – November 6 2010
Visiting hours: Monday – Friday, 10:30-15:00 & 17:30-20:30. Saturday, 10:30-15:00
THE BOX Gallery: 6 Apellou St., Navarinou Sq., Thessaloniki, Greece, 2313 050315

Five artists are invading Thessaloniki, in order to celebrate the opening of THE BOX Gallery and introduce the audience to the artistic parallel universe of Street Art, through “The Invasion” exhibition. The exhibition reveals the main codes of the special artistic genre.

Within the frame of the invasion, the artists create images - mental and psychological landscapes – inhabited by symbols and metaphors. Through their works they comment on the stimuli they receive from the urban landscape and at the same time, leave their mark in the city. Via their artistic interventions they are reclaiming the lost space that, by default, belongs to them. Offering a behind the scenes glance to the downright fascinating artistic idiom, the exhibition takes us down subversive paths and unpredictable alleys, full of visual statements that communicate their message to everyone, as they dismiss the unnecessarily pretentious approaches of the mainstream and employ a universal vocabulary instead.

The exhibition is curated by Alexandra Kollaros and produced by artAZ, in association with THE BOX Gallery.

The exhibition will also mark the release of «3 TITS» by The Krah – a limited edition of (50) screen prints, inaugurating the launch of AP by artAZ – a series of collector’s, editioned artworks.

THE ARTISTS

Esek_one keeps wandering through benign nightmares. His mutant, monstrous figures confuse the viewer, simultaneously causing horror and sympathy, combining cynicism with romanticism, in a surreal, almost lyrical mix. Esek_one’s images hit directly on the viewer’s subconscious, awakening desires, fears and feelings that are already rooted in his heart.

Pure Evil, while staying with his posh cousins in the English countryside when he was 10 years old, took a double-barreled shotgun out into the fields, and during a DEERHUNTER game, fired at, and consequently killed, a rabbit. Upon verifying its death he realized that the game was over and things were serious: He had shot and killed a living creature. Despite the family’s great praise (and the rabbits transformation to a pie) the artist felt sick and ashamed. Since then he has felt the fear of retribution and has visions of the dead rabbit coming back to haunt him. The bunny is PURE EVIL. By painting and drawing him he is keeping his memory alive. New interpretations of the Pure Evil Bunny will have their world premiere at the exhibition. 

Although Sox never bothers to watch TV he is obsessed with it. The artist is mesmerized by the enormous effect this primal symbol of technology has on today’s culture and society. Sox’s world has a screen as its starting point but essentially revolves around the human existence. Guided by a sarcastic demeanor and the need to locate elements of romance and creativity in the emotionally sterile contemporary era, he pulverizes urban decay and defines his own perception of reality, by mixing color, images and feelings in his imaginary blender.

The Krah is always exploring his world: a psychedelic mix of bio-organic forms, multilayered hi-techstructures, mutoid figures lurking on the edges of consciousness, high color and energy – a fantastic and ambiguous field where everything is possible. Abstract tentacle bits, graphic design elements, patterns that remind of hieroglyphics of ancient civilisations, masterful detail - they all emerge from an imagination that is working overtime and is fascinated by urban chaos and disorder.

Yellowish’s black & white universe is characterized by extreme surrealism and exhaustive detail. His precise, freakish lines harbor a hidden origin in geometry and they almost always develop organically, as a reaction to the various stimuli he perceives. His automated visual script transports us to an imaginary timespace, which might be mistaken as dreamy but is instead inhabited by myriads of unexpected exotic creatures and abundant suggestions of nightmares.

artAZ
artAZ (www.artaz.gr) is an art platform for the promotion of contemporary art.
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Event takes place in Athens, Greece

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Press Release:

Fashion Under Construction Festivalwelcomes you for the very first time this October, Sunday 31, from 14:00 until midnight at Six D.o.g.s. (Avramiotou 6 – 8 Monastiraki, Athens, Greece).

25 alternative fashion Greek designers & artists will be presenting their brand new collections for autumn – winter 2010-11.

Come join us and discover unconventional clothes, shoes, jewellery, handbags, biological cosmetics and decorative objects which will make you and your space special as well.

As a special treat to all our quests a free Fashion Finger Food deli buffet has been arranged.

For more information:
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Press Release:

Pillbox
makes a dynamic start this autumn with Pillbox Bazaar Vol. III
Find us on 16th & 17th of October at Art House, to see the latest trends in clothes & accessories created from the most talented people of the city and new ideas from more than 30 creators & artists & to listen to fresh music sounds.

On Saturday and Sunday we will be there from 15:00 until midnight ... with Handmade Jewellery, Purses from Recycled Material, Books, Leather Accessories, Silver Creations, Paintings, Accessories made from Old Objects, Vinyl Disks that convert into Jewellery, Purses made from Magazines, Sweet Home-Baked Jewellery, Vintage Sunglasses worn with style, Plexiglass Jewellery, Multi-coloured Creations, Sculpture, Remixed T-shirts and many more Inspired Creations.

Fashion Workshops from moda!rt will be there also! So, bring your clothes to totally change them and decorate them with style.

Also, Pimp My Style comes along with live eccentric haidos on Saturday. On Sunday, Pimp My Style will perform live hairdos to the bold ones, who will have only one harido wish. What will be yours?

Don't miss Pillbox Bazaar Vol. III (Thessaloniki, Greece)

Free entrance

Information: 6948071243 & 2310263080

Find us on facebook: Pillbox

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Secret Wars (www.secretwars.co.uk) originates from London and is the World’s premier live art battle – working in similar ways to Fight Club, Secret Wars battles are set up / promoted through local teams and take place in various cities around the world including London, New York, Brighton, Dresden, Copenhagen and many more. Next on the radar – Athens!

The Rules

90 MINS ON THE CLOCK
BLACK PAINT ONLY – ON WHITE WALLS!
NO SKETCHES-NO PENCILS

INVISIBLE MIDDLE LINE WITH AN ARTIST EITHER SIDE

One battle 2 vs 2, one battle 1 vs 1, judged by two guest judges and a crowd  vote using a decibel meter.

The Athens event will consist of 6 premier greek writers, featuring Dane, Dask, Igres, Moka, Tam and Wake. Sake and Speg will be the judges and Alex Martinez is attending as guest of honor!

Klika is a recently founded creative Team that is constantly searching Europe  for the freshest stuff to bring to Athens. We create events on the edge of Art, Music and Fashion. With a strong team consisting of Berlin- and Athens- based creative minds, Klika makes things happen.

LINKS:
Secret Wars Athens in Facebook
Klika Blog
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After a long and hot summer, the Meet Market strikes again and it's definitely the place to be if you're located in Athens, especially if you're "thirsty" for fresh, independent designers!

Here is a small intro + info:

The Meet Market >>> Six d.o.g.s
September, Saturday 18 & Sunday 19, 2010
15:00 - 00:00 each day 
Avramiotou 6-8, Monastiriki

The Meet Market is back for its fall/winter lineup, and we're kicking of the season at six d.o.g.s. this September, Saturday 18 and Sunday 19, from 15:00 - midnight each day. We'll be filling the whole of six dogs, inside and out, back to front. Come wonder though the urban derelict exterior to the garden oasis interior and check out whats new with local designers, artists, djs and independent businesses. Expect to find plenty of temptations from clothes to accessories, jewlery, vintage & retro collectable items, art objects, books, organic bath and body products, biological food, records, interactive games, djs sets, good vibes and a free DIY barbeque! 

For more information: 
www.themeetmarket.gr / www.sixdogs.gr

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During July I attended the wedding of my friend Irene and I just had to post the beautiful photos of the lovely newly wed couple, captured by talented Olga Tzimou!

My best wishes for a happy life together !!
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Following the widely acclaimed success of the 15th edition of ART-ATHINA last May, the International Contemporary Art Fair of Athens is back with its 16th edition which will take place on 13 - 16 May 2010. Despite the big internatio
nal financial crisis, 58 galleries form 11 countries (Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands, Turkey, USA) will participate this year as well, showcasing the work of more than 300 artists.

Among the Greek and foreign galleries, a lot have participated many times in the fair and others will be hosted for the first time, a fact that underlines the international profile of ART-ATHINA. The fair also presents 42 institutions related to contemporary art (museums, foundations, art publishers and media).

ART-ATHINA 2010 will once more be hosted at the Faliro Pavilion (TaeKwonDo), which was transformed last year into a sparkling islet of art for four days leaving all visitors and participants with the best impressions.


What you probably don’t know is that this year artAZ is participating at the Fair, in the Cultural Institutions section. What do we have in store for you? For now it is a closely guarded secret that we are not at liberty to reveal. We’ll let you in on it VERY soon – it is a promise. Come back in time to be the first to know or come back later for the full review!

Until then we can only say that the piece de resistance is an art epic realized with the contribution of the following artists:

Angelos Agiostratitis, Eozen Agopian, Artemis Alcalay, Xenia Antonellou, Socrates Argits (Sox), Vasilis Botoulas, Dora Charalambaki, Aristi Costopoulou, Dimitris Dallas, Maria-Theodora Dimaki, Elisavet Dionisiou, Thalassini Douma, Eirini Efthimaki, Esek_one, Sarah Ettlinger, Sophia Fotiadou, Nikos Giavropoulos, Aphrodite Ioannou, Konstantina Kapanidou, Vassilis Karakatsanis, Matina Kavalari, Katerina Katsioura, Areti Kloutsinioti, Alexandra Kollaros, Monika Kritikou, Theodore Lalos, Stamatis Laskos, Loula Leventi, Fanis Logothetis, Anna Maneta, Alexandros Mavrogiannis, Christina Mitrentse, Ioanna Pantazopoulou, Alexia Xenia Papageorgiou, Marina Provatidou, Vasiliki Raftopoulou, Alice Rigou, Argiris "SER" Saraslanidis, Nana Sachini, Toby Short, Kallirroy Spyridonos, Eri Skyrgianni, Yorgos Taxiarchopoulos, The Krah, Vassilis Theos, Evi Tsaknia, Eleni Tsilili, Catherine Vafias, Augustus Veinoglou, Eleni Zouni.
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Moka Art is presenting 32 paintings in her solo exhibition which is launching tomorrow in Athens (Cafe-Bar-Restaurant ALIARMAN, Sofroniou 2, Gazi)!


Needless to say I'm definately going to be there as I really look forward to see her new pieces! The exhibition is open until the 29th of July.


Moka has been featured in the EyeCandies Blog here.