Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Kerameikou 32

Kerameikou 32

Curated by Melody Ellis and Nella Themelios

ReMap3: an international contemporary art platform, Athens, Greece

12 July – 30 October 2011

Kerameikou 32 is a nomadic public art project exploring the relations between

art and globalised public space.

As urban spaces throughout the world become increasingly privatised for a

multitude of commercial uses, this project considers how mobile arts practices

can encourage experimentation and contestation within the public

realm. Utilising a truck fitted out as a gallery and performance space,

Kerameikou 32 imagines a new kind of roving‘institution’; a model for

rethinking the overlap of politics and art.

This project builds on the success of BUS Projects’ recent public art

intervention Critical Mobility and forms part of the 2011 program of

ReMap3 in Athens, Greece. The Kerameikou 32 truck will be stationed

at 32 Kerameikou Street for the duration of the opening week of ReMap3

(12 – 19 September 2011) and will feature work by Australian artists

Kay Abude, Ros Bandt, Michael Fowler, Agatha Gothe-Snape and 

Dylan Martorell.

The fit-out for the truck has been designed in collaboration with Athens-based

architects Beth Hughes, João Prates Ruivoand coordinated by

Vassilis Oikonomopoulos. At the conclusion of opening week, the

architectural fit-out will remain as a free-standing installation.

Kerameikou 32 has been curated by Melody Ellis and Nella Themelios

on behalf of BUS Projects. BUS Projects supports and promotes the

experimental fields of performance, sound art and spatial practice. In

addition to its core exhibition program, BUS Projects is committed to

operating outside of traditional gallery contexts, developing exhibitions,

 events and performances off-site and within the public realm.

For further details about the participating artists, dates, and venues,

please visit www.busprojects.com.au.

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