The international fair Platforms Projects was launched in 2013 and its autonomous journey began in 2017. This year again it has gathered entries from Greece and abroad, continuing to support independent artistic groups by showcasing the work of hundreds of artists. One of the constant aims of the organization is to create partnerships and friendly relations. Indeed, since the 2022 exhibition, more than forty exhibitions have been "born" through collaborations between artists who came into contact during the Platform Project.

The completion of a ten-year cycle is the occasion for the transfer of the exhibition to Technopolis and the opening to other forms of art as music, theatre and architecture will complete this year’s event. The alternation of artistic activities will be daily with educational programmes, guided tours, performances, lectures, etc.

This year exhibition will be an inter-route experience as the exhibition is housed in various areas of Technopolis and invites the visitor to tour the New Furnaces (Neoi Fournoi), the Air Vault (Aeriofylakio) and the Courtyard (Avli).The international exhibition of the independent art scene comes from 26 to 29 October at Technopolis of the Municipality of Athens.

The Platforms Project has completed its first decade of uninterrupted presence in Athens and celebrates it in a new venue, Technopolis of the Municipality of Athens, with a rich and extended programme of participation: 56 art platforms from 24 countries with more than 900 artists!

For the first time this year, the Platforms Project will host groups from the fields of theatre, music, architecture and design, expanding the international network that has already been created over the last 10 years and from which not only international collaborations but also friendships have emerged. The project is directed by Artemis Potamianou and Michalis Argyrou. Artemis Potamianou is the artistic curator of Platforms Project 2023.

AC Institute, Holly Crawford, In the Spirit of Art, detail, 2018.

The aim of the Platforms Project is to highlight the group initiatives of Greek and foreign artists, contributing steadily to the search for solutions to contemporary artistic and theoretical issues that are posed internationally. The practice of interdisciplinary collaboration between different arts (visual arts, music, theatre, etc.) is and remains an issue of international artistic collaborative action, which from this year onwards the Platforms Project embraces.

For four days Technopolis of the Municipality of Athens will be a meeting and networking place for artistic groups from all over the world, giving the opportunity to the general art-loving public to get to know from the inside the freshest contemporary artistic creation, to discover new trends, to understand the value of collaboration in artistic practice and of course to see the artists themselves in action.

Distortion Art_Gabriella Carlsson, Stuck Love, 2022

Alongside the Platforms Project 2023 exhibition, there will be talks, workshops, performances, workshops and, of course, the Kids Lab, the educational programme for children aged 4-16 years old. This year it is designed by the Greek platform POW WOW, which invites children during Platforms Project to create a large-scale interactive mural. The final result emphasizes children’s strong creativity and free expression.

Both the Platforms Project and Technopolis of the Municipality of Athens welcome pets.

Snapshot from a previous Platforms Project event

A Brief History:
Since its first edition in 2013, the Platforms Project has been the annual international meeting of art groups-platforms from all over the world. It is an international exhibition that aims to document how art groups are active and to create channels of communication and cooperation with other countries.
In total, in the previous 10 Platforms Project events 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022, 354 platforms – actions of artistic groups from 41 countries (Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Switzerland, England, Germany, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sweden, Netherlands, Canada, S. Zealand, Finland, France, Russia, Serbia, Kosovo, USA, Ukraine, Argentina, Turkey, Benin, Spain, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Yemen, Iran, Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ethiopia, Denmark, Ukraine, Australia and Panama) with more than 7,200 artists in total from 5 continents.

Duration: Thursday 26 till Sunday 29 October 2023
Exhibition Opening: Thursday 26 October 2023| 18.00 – 22.30
Opening Hours:
Thursday 26 October, 18.00 – 22.30
Friday 27 October till Sunday 29 October, 12.00 – 21.00
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