Exhibition Design of ‘Slow Down Rooms’

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 linearly organized, in plan, arrangement of installation booths.
3. In Slow Down Rooms artists can change, if they want, the unit (of a standard dimension of 2,5m W x 3m D X 2,5m H), in its height as well as of elements of it, but not of its footprint. Thus, more variations of the unit here appear.

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

This exhibition presents Greek artists who adopt handmade approaches and experiment with various materials as they focus on the idea of recycling and create installations inspired by the specific exhibition sites.

Artists: Penny Gheka; Georgia Gremouti; Eleni Karayanni; Panos Kombis; Elena Papadimitriou; Apostolos Papageorgiou; Christos Simatos; Dimitris Skouroyannis; Vangelis Theodoridis; Amalia Stavroulaki; Marios Angelos Voutsinas. Curator: Iris Kritikou.

Photos: Dimitris Giannoulakis

Longlist, WIN Awards 2015, Museum and Exhibition Spaces category