Sunday, September 09, 2007

Art and the City

The Athens Biennial is opening today, and in parallel tons of cool things are happening. Best in town is the ReMap KM project, a selection 0f 16 international galleries in guerrilla spaces in the Kerameikos / Metaxourgeio areas, coordinated and art-directed by lovely Chloe Vaitsos. Here's what I loved, by gallery of course:
"Athens" byMustafa Hulusi at Rodeo gallery
Rebecca Camhi: Spooky colorful Claire Woods,
Angelo Plessas' TheHistoryofADecadeThatHasNotYetBeenNamed.com, a week before it goes online. This is part of Angelos' Website Triangle project, in my entirely unbiased opinion the coolest project
The great Uwe Henneken at the Breedera fabulous roof painting by Federico Herrero at Blow de la Barra
and crazy cypriot turkish greek flag by Carolina Caycedo
and super spooky and dark DestroyAthens.com by Angelo Plessas (launched online yesterday)
over at Peres Projects we got a great tour of the huge space by super cute Javier. I loved the Nate Lowman / Dan Colen piece, because I always love Nate

Terence Koh presented classical sculptures with really big dicks, a historical correction we have been waiting for for centuries...
somehow I got distracted by the sun hitting the cheap plastic railing.. visiting these buildings was totally half the fun
Dean Sameshima's Andrew Cunanan, from his Gay Serial Killers, right on time for the 10 years of Gianni Versace (watch Fashion Victim today!)downstairs at Andreas Melas a drawing but I dont know by who, as part of the PaperRad show.

this is a bad photo of the great painting by Graham Anderson at Nice & Fit.

a chinese parthenon
Anastasia Douka's low tech sci-fi at Loraini Alimantiri
and right outside, Angelo Plessas' hypnotic NotOnlyPossibleButAlsoNecessary.com (the title of the Istanbul Biennial) presented by Rodeo Gallery Istanbul in an outdoors projectionand finally, somebody seems to be doing a biennial on Second Life.