platform EX-MÊKH in Athens 2017

We are living in a situation which is characterized by transition. Existing well known

structures, whether it be political, economical or climatological structures are slowly

disintegrating. Within short time systems of which we thought would be unchangeable

appear to collapse or to transform into something hitherto unknown. Until now we

have no tools or insight to get a hold on this new situation. All that remains for us to

fall back on is our experience and our intuition when we enter this transition zone.

It is a journey that is frightening but it also offers new possibilities. Art works as a

small parallel world in this new reality, a collateral zone, in which artists react on new

challenges in an unconventional fashion, they comment our changing habitat and

provoke creative solutions.

C o l l a t e r a l z o n e


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Athens, April 22, 2017




«Platforms Project 2017»

The Platforms Project 2017 will be presented at the Cultural Centre (Charilaou Trikoupi Str. 121, 114 73 Athens) and will run from 20-25 May 2017, including a rich program of lectures, videos and performances by the participating platforms. The project is directed by Artemis Potamianou and Michalis Argyrou. The artistic director of the Platforms Project 2017 is Artemis Potamianou.

The Platforms Project will be presented for fifth consecutive year, aiming to map the artwork as it is produced within the frame of artists group initiatives, in order to find together solutions to fine arts questions creating the so-called platforms. The platforms are artists groups, which create a project together, action or thematic exhibition, also independent artist run spaces, aiming to showcase art, as well as artists' actions, suggesting a real or digital space in order to highlight culture from all over the world.

The Platforms Project 2017 invites the visitors to see platforms, which have honoured the program in the past years, but also platforms, which are presented for the first time in Greece. 41 platforms will present their work from 17 countries (Switzerland, Spain, Greece, Germany, United Kingdom, Cyprus, Austria, Netherlands, France, Norway, Sweden, Finland, USA, Canada, Panama, Iran, Italy), and more than 650 artists. This year's edition is mainly dedicated to the partnerships that were created over the past four years, building a global network of independent artist groups and spaces.


Following platforms participate in 2017:


24hrs project (Switzerland), 8eleven (Canada), 9th Art Wave (Spain, Greece), A TRANS (Germany), AKA ¯ \ _ () _ / ¯ UAS (Canada), ALISN (United Kingdom), AMV (Canada), BEASTON Projects (United Kingdom), BETON7 (Greece), BLIND PLATFORM (Greece), Binary art group (Cyprus), Campus Novel (Greece), DaDa Da Academy (Greece, Austria), DIENSTGEBÄUDE Art Space Zurich (Switzerland), Ed Video Media Arts Center (Canada), EX-MÊKH (Netherlands), Extra Muros (France), Fragments Of truth (Greece, Norway, Sweden), Future Scenarios (Netherlands, Greece), Harrington Mill Studios (United Kingdom), ID: I (Sweden), IFAC Arts (USA), JuJe Collective (Canada), Kallio Kunsthalle (Finland), KRAATZ (Germany, France, United Kingdom), LO AND BEHOLD (Greece), Lubomirov / Angus-Hughes (United Kingdom) Kingdom), Metapolis (Greece), Mnky Bizz Group (Panama), Museum of Forgetting / Norrköping AIR (Iran, Sweden), Museum of Contemporary Cuts: FEATURED (The Netherlands, Spain), Museum of Contemporary Cuts (USA, Kingdom of Italy), Orizontas Gegonoton (Greece), PAPER (United Kingdom), rosalux (Germany), SCI (United Kingdom), SCOTTY (Germany), THE M {} ESUM (Germany, Sweden), Unnoticed Art (Netherlands), VSVSVS (Canada), EN FLO (Greece), Technopaignion (Greece).


Within the framework of Platforms Project 2017, a conference will be presented by AICA Hellas on “The institutional conditions, the social and economic context of working and participating in the art enviroment of young artists in Greece today”.


INFORMATION: Artemis Potamianou (Tel. 6937768769,



The entrance to the exhibition is free for members of the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece,  AICA Hellas and students of School of Fine Arts.

Ticket: 4€


Exhibition opening: Saturday, 20 May 2017 at 19:00


Exhibition Dates: Saturday, 20 May 2017 to Thursday, 25 May 2017


Opening hours:

Saturday 20 May                15:00 - 19:00

                                               19:00 - 22:30 Official Exhibition Opening

Sunday 21 May                  11:00 - 22:00

Mon 22 - Wed 24 May       15:00 - 21:00

Thursday 25 May              12.00 - 15.00



Left:  Maarten Schepers, Right: Kees Komen, In front right: Ellen Rodenberg


z.t.      Maarten Schepers

Maarten Schepers

Middle: Ellen Rodenberg        At the right Maarten Schepers and Kees Koomen



Walk Don’t Walk     Kees Koomen


Malieveld        gouache as part of an wall assemblage by Kees Koomen


Evocation       Beauty is Difficult           Kees Koomen

-Relocated-    Ellen Rodenberg   






Relocated 2 (after dismantling the work in the booth)

Artistbook, Ellen Rodenberg

Artistbook by Ellen Rodenberg

Relocated 3,   Ellen Rodenberg

see more:  Relocated  Platforms Project Athens 2017



More photo’s are on Facebook album: Collateral Zone