Exhibition Design of ‘Athens Here And Now’

Benaki Museum Athens, Pireos Street Annex
8 June – 31 July 2011

Architects: Lina Stergiou, Aris Zambikos
Project architect: Evelina Rempi
Collaborating architects: Chrysi Gousiou, Antonis Chazapis

In the Museum’s groundfloor gallery, of 1200 sqm, the exhibition design follows four main principles:
1. To organize the gallery into three spaces, one for each exhibition (Ethics/Aesthetics, Athens Here and Now, Slow Down Rooms).
2. To arrive at a central space, with video projections of the urban pilot actions (see related post), around which the five Athens Here and Now exhibition booths are  organized.
3. To present each University workshops’ projects in an autonomous unit, i.e. a white box, that allows entering inside.
4. Each unit has a standard yet flexible form so as to allow the display of diverse types of exhibits (objects, videos, installations). The unit has dimensions 2,5m W x 3m D X 2,5m H. Most entrance walls lean on the floor so as to create the entrance to the unit and take on it the information about the exhibit. Some units have a ceiling so as to become video cubicles while others don’t have side walls so as to highlight the installations.

Materials: recyclable floating screed, chip-board, ecological white paint

Works result from workshops of AAO project with 1. PARSONS THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN (Instructors: Lydia Matthews, Michael Morris, Lina Stergiou, Radhika Subramaniam). Installation design: Michael Morris; 2. ATHENS SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS / MASTERS PROGRAM IN DIGITAL ARTS (Instructors: Vicky Betsou, Lina Stergiou). Installation design: workshop participants; 3. SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS (Instructors: Konstantinos Moraitis, Lina Stergiou). Installation design: workshop participants; 4. DPT. OF ARCHITECTURE, UNIVERSITY OF THESSALY (Instructors: Nadia Kalara, Maria Papadimitriou, Lois Papadopoulos, Giorgos Tzirtzilakis). Installation design: workshop participants; 5. UNIVERSITY PARIS 8 / CITU RESEARCH CENTER OF PARAGRAPH LABORATORY (Instructors: Maurice Benayoun, Robin Gareus, Lina Stergiou). Installation design: workshop participants. Workshops’ director: Lina Stergiou

Works by Vicky Betsou, Ioanna Agelopoulou, Assimina Assimakopoulou, Maria Dimopoulou, Vasiliki Filipou, Nefeli Georgakopoulou, John Karpouzis, Vangelis Katikaridis, Chrysanthi Koumianaki, Andonis Kourkoulos, Polina Kyritsopopoulou, Eleni Lomvardou, Eleanna Martinou, Nikos Mitilinios, Maria Papavasiliou,  Aristotelis Giorgos Sofianopoulos, Emilios Theofanous, Andonis Panayotis Tomaras, Panagiotis Voulgaris, group of participants in ARSIS photography, and “The New Solidarity,” National Association of Children with Mental Disability-Blindness-Paraplegics.

Photos: Dimitris Giannoulakis

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