Artistic Programme

Ιnitiator Artist-in-Residence Programme The exhibition of Sophie Innmann (Germany), Evi Kalogiropoulou (Greece), Doruntina Kastrati (Kosovo), Hortense Le Calvez (France), Panos Profitis and Despina Charitonidi (Greece) will open on November 8 2018, as part of Initiator, the first international artist-in-residence programme around installation art, under the guidance of this year’s Initiators (mentors), Anne Langlois (40mcube) and Benoît- Marie Moriceau (Mosquito Coast Factory) in Central and Lower Eleusis. The programme was launched, in the form of a pilot, on October 8 2018, with a one-week intense workshop, a period of in-situ research and production, culminating with the exhibition. Initiator activities are concentrated in Lower Eleusis, the port and the industrial zone. During the programme, artists had the opportunity to explore sociopolitical issues concerning labor and deindustrialization, and interact with the local community. This programme provides the opportunity to emerging artists, accompanied by experienced artists and curators, to conceive a project and experiment on small-scale installations. Opening & guide tour: Thursday November 8,  19:30 Starting point: The Info kiosk that is situated in Nikolaidou pedestrian street, opposite the number 45 Address: In different parts of the city | You can get your map from the Info kiosk at Nikolaidou pedestrian street / Thursday to Sunday 12am to 8pm. except during the opening // Anapsyktirio (8-11 November and opening hours: 11: 00-13: 00 & 14: 00-20:00) Admission: Free Exhibition in collaboration with the Athens School of Fine Arts The (Η’) workshop at the Synikismos Neighborhood The exhibition “(Η’) Workshop” opens at the Synikismos Neighborhood, as part of the first artist-in-residence program in collaboration with the Athens School of Fine Arts and Professors Zafos Xagoraris, Giannis Kontaratos, Heike Schuppelius and Kostas Christopoulos. The exhibition presents works of first and second-year students. As part of the workshop, from October 2017, students focus on the concept of the map, in relation to space, time, national ideologies, sociopolitical intentions, religious beliefs, etc. The students have been visiting Eleusis since February 2018, and have been inspired by the complexity of the urban, social and political strata, creating their own, personal maps. Their research in completed with an intensive field survey, taking place between October 18 and November 7 at the Synikismos Neighborhood. Following the same logic, Eleusis 2021 proposes a theoretical exercise to young artists, who are still part of the educational process, by providing them the necessary conditions to develop their ideas. The following students from the workshop are participating in the exhibition: Tasos Anastasiadis, Olga Vlassi, Christos Kalogiros, Athanasios Kardoulas, Haris Kladis, Vivian Koukouli, Katerina Messini, Elena Barba, Ioanna Filipopoulou, Antigoni Santorinaiou, Olga Souvermezoglou, Nota Shina, Ioanna Filipopoulou, Alma Vysniavskaite, Dimitrios Hitas Opening: Wednesday, November 7, 19:00 – 22:00 Exhibition duration: November 7 to December 16, 2018 Opening hours: Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday-Sunday, 12:00 – 20:00 (with the exception of the opening) Address: 59 & 63 Dardanelion Str., Eleusis For more information and other actions, visit our website at www.eleusis2021.eu Admission: Free Inventory The project “Αποθέματα: Inventory” of Tzeni Argyriou and Vassilis Gerodimos, was created on the occasion of the celebration of the 2 years since the designation of Eleusis as the European Capital of Culture for 2021. It is a journey through the workers’ movements in Eleusis since the beginning of the 20th century—marking the 100th anniversary since the founding of the General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE)—based on participatory archival research and workshops and culminating in a public, digital performance/procession and a live visual installation. This is a participatory project, created by the city for the city, with the active participation of associations and residents from Eleusis and the neighboring cities. That is why the project is not just limited to the 11/11 procession. On the contrary, the 11/11 performance is the culmination of a creative process that has a past and a future. It began with the creation of an ephemeral installation in the public space. A workshop for the collection of material, made out of shipping containers, was created at the Eleusis waterfront—a familiar unit, both with relation to the port of Eleusis and with industrial production in general. There, the inhabitants of Eleusis deposit parts of their memory and experiences (oral testimonies, photographs, etc.), which are used to create the project, while forming a repository of memory of the city which, in the form of a “live visual installation” will be open to the public from November 11 to November 18. Procession: Sunday, November 11 Starting point: Iroon Square, 192 00 Eleusis Starting time: 18:30 Admission: Free Workshop: Eleusis waterfront -location “Fonias”- Kanellopoulou and Nikolaidou streets. The workshop will also function as an exhibition space, open until November 18: Monday-Friday: 18:00– 21:00 Saturday-Sunday: 12:00 – 22:00 For more information regarding the artistic programme, visit our website www.eleusis2021.eu