Kappatos Gallery in Athens, Greece organises and presents from Thursday January 26th until February 12th, 2012, for twelfth time since 1999, the annual contemporary art exhibition ROOMS2012, at St.George Lycabettus Hotel, Dexameni, Kolonaki.
Twenty three Curators, Art Historians, Architects, select one artist or a group of artists each, whose work will be presented individually in the rooms of the hotel's 5th floor. Thirty Greek and foreign emerging first time shown artists are participating, showing a wide variety of works in fine art, sound installations, photography, theatrical installations, performances, projections and more, transforming the rooms according to their personal artistic idiom and aesthetics. This environment is perfect to present and document the contemporary fine art trends, creating a platform for a rich and meaningful dialogue.
The selection of a hotel as a venue for the exhibition was the result of contemporary art's need to claim its own private and yet simultaneously public space, working in harmony with the essence of today.
The hotel environment is the quintessential social hub within the city, a place to visit, a place to rest, a place to meet new people and to communicate. At this point, the art works will take on the role of visitors staying in the hotel. The social role of the hotel extends to include a cultural and communicative character as the artists take their first steps in the public sphere, exhibiting their work to visitors and guests, who will be present at the same time and will ‘cohabit' with these artworks.
Most artists create site-specific works, taking advantage of the hotel's hospitality, which is located in one of the most central and beautiful parts of the city. St. George Lycabettus hotel is a big supporter of this annual well-known cultural endeavor.
Christina Androulidaki, Christiana Galanopoulou, Maria Gorgia, Gelly Grindaki, George Byron Davos, Dio Kagelari, Charis Kanellopoulou, Margarita Kataga, Tassos Koutsouris, Yiota Konstantatou, Areti Leopoulou, Maria Maragou, Nikos Mykoniatis, Alexios Papazaharias, Konstantinos Patestos, Irene Savvani, Charis Savvopoulos, Kostis Stafylakis, Efi Strouza, Fay Tzanetoulakou, Yannis Toumazis, Lina Tsikouta, Vasiliki Vayenou
Ianthi Agelioglou, Liza Alexandropoulou, Amagalma, Nikoletta Antonakou, DASHNDEM (Demitrios Kargotis & Dash MacDonald), Stella Drygiannaki, Alexandros Kaklamanos, Christina Kamma, Ioanna Kassiki, Peggy Kliafa, Matina Kousidi, Thanos Kyriakidis, Christos Kotsoulas, Virginia Mastrogiannaki, Natalia Milioka, Yannis Mouravas, Yannis Melimpasakis, Theofanis Nouskas, Panayiotis Ntretas, Dimitris Papoutsakis, Nikos Podias, Panos Sklavenitis, Efi Spyrou, Yannis Stamatiou, Theodoros Stamatoyiannis, Anastasis Stratakis, Xenios Symeonidis, Niki Tsahra, Agathi Tsoroni.
Opening: Thursday January 26th, 20.00-24.00 untill Sunday February 12th 2012.
Opening hours: daily 16.00 - 22.00, Saturday & Sunday 12.00 - 22.00.
Don't miss the contemporary art exhibition ROOMS2012 in Athens, Greece.