Friday 7, Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 of December 2007
Video Art Festival Miden collaborates with the organization Citizens for the Future for a special presentation of Festival Miden in Athens. Over 200 videos from various artists from all over the world will be presented in a 3-day screening program at Alekton artspace, from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 of December 2007. Festival Miden will present the whole screening program presented last July in Kalamata, the birth-city of the festival, giving the audience of Athens the chance to meet the work of the participant artists. This event is an attempt to promote artistic communication, establishing a “meeting point” of contemporary video art and video creation in general, as well as an “exchange” between Kalamata, a small Greek city with strong cultural tradition, and Athens, the capital of Greece.
Festival Miden, a video art festival that was born three years ago in Kalamata, has already been recognized as one of the most significant events for video art in Greece. It is realized for the last three years in open spaces of the Historic Centre of Kalamata. The next Festival Miden will be held in Kalamata in July 2008.
The presentation of Festival Miden in Athens includes the following screenings:
-The complete main program of Festival Miden 2007 (as presented in Kalamata last July)
-The theme programs “Students’ videos” and “Parallel Words” (from the parallel screenings of Festival Miden 2007)
-The screening program “Cosmetics-Styles-Attitudes” (first presented in Kalamata Municipal Gallery in World’s Museum Day, May 2007)
The audience will have the chance to see the video work of various artists, from more than 30 countries: Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Israel, Syria, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Luxemburg, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Slovenia, Georgia, Russia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Canada, USA, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Taiwan, Korea and others. The participant artists cover, through their videos, a wide range of contemporary issues, art practices and trends. The program is divided to thematic and morphological units, in order to help the audience (experienced or not) to achieve a global and complete view of contemporary video creation. The program is curated by Margarita Stavraki and Gioula Papadopoulou.
Sfaktirias 43, Keramikos, Athens
Friday 7/12: 18.00 – 23.00. Saturday 8 & Sunday 9/12: 16.00 – 23.00
Main screenings at 20.00
Interactive individual screenings before and after the main program
Organized by: CITIZENS FOR THE FUTURE , in collaboration with Festival Miden.
With the support of the Greek General Secretariat for Youth – Youth Institute, Program “Youth in Action”, European Committee
Communication sponsor: “highlights” art magazine
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