Online lecture by Gioula Papadopoulou at Athens School of Fine Arts

Gioula Papadopoulou, art director of Video Art Miden, has been invited for an online lecture at the 1st Painting Studio of Athens School of Fine Arts, on Wednesday, May 26 2021, at 12.00. The theme of the lecture is “Introduction to video art“. Gioula Papadopoulou is a visual artist and art director/curator of Video Art Miden (www.festivalmiden.gr). Born in…

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Video art online for February from Video Art Miden

Video Art Miden continues its online screenings in February, presenting 4 online video art programs accessible during the whole month, this time focusing on collaborations: the artistic directors of two very interesting and notable festivals, PROYECTOR from Spain (art director: Mario Gutiérrez Cru) and Over The Real from Italy (art director: Maurizio Marco Tozzi), are invited to…

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3 new online video art programs from Video Art Miden for January

Video Art Miden welcomes the new year with 3 new online programs, which will remain accessible to all friends and video art lovers during January: 2 programs dedicated to contemporary Greek video art (“Occupants” and “Carry on”, curated by Gioula & Olga Papadopoulou) and the selection “Time quarantined” presented in collaboration with The New Museum of…

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Video Art Miden @ Mink festival – a zoo for the pandemic

Video Art Miden collaborates with mink festival, an online festival created to explore the environmental, social and psychological consequences of the pandemic, presenting the video art program “EARTHLINGS: Snapshots from the End”, curated by Evi Stamou & Pietro Radin for the whole duration of mink, 21 of December 2020 to 21 of March 2021. “EARTHLINGS: Snapshots…

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Video art programs online in October by Video Art Miden

October 2020 is a month of collaborations for Video Art Miden: 3 online screening programs will be available from 1 to 31 of October on Video Art Miden’s youtube channel, 2 of them curated by invited collaborators. More specifically, in October, video art friends around the world will have the opportunity to watch online: -a selection of video…

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Video Art Miden @ Balkan Can Kino Film Symposium

[update 4 October 2020: all screenings scheduled to take place during the Balkan Can Kino symposium in October will be postponed due to the Covid-19 measures in Athens] Video Art Miden collaborates once more with Balkan Can Kino Film Symposium & Festival, which will take place in Athens from 9 to 18 of October 2020, presenting the video…

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3 new programs online for September by Video Art Miden

Video Art Miden continues its online screenings, presenting 3 new programs in September on Video Art Miden’s youtube channel. Artists from 15 countries meet online at Miden’s screenings, in 3 thematic programs which detect contemporary reality and set questions for our world through various artistic forms of contemporary video art. More specifically in September, video art friends around the world…

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Video art programs online in August by Video Art Miden

3 different video art programs will be available online on Video Art Miden’s youtube channel for all video art lovers and Video Art Miden’s friends and audience around the world, from 1 to 31 of August 2020: a selection of video-works by well-known Greek video artists entitled Greece is a state of mind (curated by Gioula & Olga Papadopoulou), an “augustly” music…

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NewMediaFest2020 retrospective tribute to Video Art Miden

In the frame of NewMediaFest2020 – WOW Jubilee VII 2020 – 7th festival edition, taking place in July 2020, NewMediaFest‘s online Darkroom is making a retrospective tribute to Video Art Miden by re-releasing 8 screening programs online which were originally presented in various events organized by Video Art Miden and honouring one of the longest lasting collaborations of…

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Video-dance by Video Art Miden at Dance Days Chania

Video Art Miden is hosted for the first time by Dance Days Chania, an international festival on contemporary dance based in Chania, Crete. The 10th Dance Days Chania will be held 15- 28 of July 2020. In the video dance section, curated by Aliki Chiotaki, Video Art Miden will present the selection “Dancing for a reason”,…

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Video Art Miden presents “Forced Memories”, an international domestic tele-video-performance art project online

  Video Art Miden presents a special collaborative project, conceived, coordinated and directed by Emmanouela Vogiatzaki Krukowski (multidisciplinary artist and member of the teaching staff of the University of Peloponnese/ Theater Studies, in Greece), titled “Forced Memories”. “Forced Memories” is an international domestic tele-video-performance art project created in order to unite the emotions and memories…

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Online video art programs by Video Art Miden in July

July would normally be the month that the biennial festival of Video Art Miden would take place in open public spaces in Kalamata, Greece. Due to the recent implications caused by the coronavirus measures globally, the festival in physical spaces has been postponed, but Video Art Miden team started, already since April, during the strict quarantine in…

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3 new video art programs by Video Art Miden available online during June

  3 new video art programs will be available for viewing online during June on Video Art Miden‘s youtube channel, presenting new selections from Miden’s recent international open call. The program includes Post Quarantine I, curated by Maria Bourika, v-Dance ALWAYS, curated by Margarita Stavraki, and Above, curated by Olga & Gioula Papadopoulou, introducing 22 selected video art works by renown and emerging video artists from 14…

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“ARTificial Intelligence” by Video Art Miden at the Jönköpings läns museum, Sweden

Video Art Miden has been invited to present the video art program “ARTificial Intelligence” at the Jönköpings läns museum, in Jönköping, Sweden, from May 30 to July 19, 2020. The program, curated by Gioula Papadopoulou, presents 8 works that deal with various concepts concerning the “homo digitalis” era and artificial intelligence, exploring the physical detachment and the gradual…

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3 new video art programs by Video Art Miden available online during May

Continuing the presentation of video art online during the coronavirus lockdown, Video Art Miden uploads 3 new video art programs on Miden youtube channel during May, introducing new selections from its recent international open call. Our goal is to continue the communication between artists and our audience and to maintain an energetic international discourse through art, in the…

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Video Art Miden: “ARTificial Intelligence” online!

Video Art Miden collaborates with the 1st Painting Studio of Athens School of Fine Arts, participating in this year’s academic project under the theme “ARTificial Intelligence“. In this frame, Video Art Miden prepared a special video art program to be viewed by the students of the 1st Painting Studio of ASFA, which will be also available online for all…

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Video Art Miden online @ the April edition of NewMediaFest2020

The New Museum of Networked Art  launches the April edition of NewMediaFest2020, presenting the previous collaborations with Torrance Art Museum TAM- Los Angeles by installing the (virtual) Darkroom, with screening programs presented at TAM in 2014 – 2016 – 2018 which now can be reviewed online with a total duration of 24 hours. Video Art Miden‘s…

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Greek Video Art @ VisualcontainerTV

  Video Art Miden presents “Inscapes“, a Greek video art program curated by Gioula Papadopoulou, at the web videoart channel VisualcontainerTV,  from March 12 to April 22, 2020. The program may be accessible at all hours at: www.visualcontainer.net Participant artists: Eleni Moustaka, Thomas Vallianatos, Sophia Liarou, Fenia Kotsopoulou, White Dog Films [Dimitris Papadopoulos], Christina Mertzani / free fall company; Aliki Chiotaki & Dimitris Barnias VisualcontainerTV is…

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Greek video art @ [.BOX] Milan

[update 3/3/20: following the 1 March decree of the Council of Minister in order to organize the containment of the coronavirus in Italy , the exhibition “Anatomy of silence” at [.BOX] Videoart Project Space in Milan will be postponed] Video Art Miden presents “Anatomy of silence“, a Greek video art selection curated by Gioula Papadopoulou, at [.BOX]…

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Video Art Miden @ ART MADRID ’20 Contemporary Art Fair

  Video Art Miden participates in the special tribute “Video art & Action art” at ART MADRID ’20 Contemporary Art Fair, in the frame of which a series of events and video art screenings by invited international festivals will be held, curated and coordinated by Mario Guttierez Cru (PROYECTOR). In the section “Proyecciones internationales” of the “Video art & Action art” tribute, Miden…

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A special presentation on Performance Art @ Kalamata Art Center

Kalamata Art Center invites Video Art Miden and Margarita Stavraki, art director & curator of Miden, to curate a presentation about Performance Art, on Friday, 21 of February 2020, 9.00 p.m. Special guest speakers will be Margarita Kataga, curator and art historian, and Evangelia Basdekis, an important Greek performance artist, both founder members of Per Art…

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Greek video art @ Fournos, Athens

Saturday, February 8, 2020, 20:00  @ Fournos – Theater & Centre for Digital Culture (168, Mavromichali str, Neapoli, Athens) Video Art Miden presents a selection of contemporary Greek video art at Fournos – Theater & Centre for Digital Culture in Athens, featuring 25 video art works by Greek artists and groups who have participated in Miden…

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Video Art Miden @ ΞΟΥΘ Festival, Athens

Video Art Miden collaborates with ΞΟΥΘ Festival, a 5day international festival which will take place 18- 22 of December 2019, in two spaces at the center of Athens, a historic building at 33, Voukourestiou str, which opens its doors especially on this occasion, and at the space of ARTENS (40, Voukourestiou str), the organizer of the festival. In the frame of ΞΟΥΘ Festival, which undergoes under the theme “Emerging Differentialities”, Video…

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Fear | Video Art Miden screenings @ Athens School of Fine Arts

Video Art Miden presents a selection of video art works, under the theme Fear, on Friday 13th of December, at 10.30, at the 1st Painting Studio of Athens School of Fine Arts. The selection presents 10 video art works from 8 countries, which highlight and examine a series of fears, concerns and anxieties of our times, ranging from…

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Educational Program: Introduction to Video-Art for teenagers

As part of the Erasmus+ educational program “Active student-Active citizen”, Video Art Miden collaborates with the 2nd Junior High School of Kalamata presenting contemporary video art works from all over the world to high school students. Video Art Miden smoothly introduces contemporary art creation to young students through three video art selections from its 2018…

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Deadline extension: 20 December 2019 // Call for entries

Dear friends, the deadline for video entries for the forthcoming edition of Video Art Miden has been extended. Entry forms and preview links can be submitted electronically until December 20, 2019 at festivalmiden[at]gmail.com. Please read carefully entry rules and regulations before filling the entry form. Entry rules & entry form can be found here

Call for entries 2019-20 // Video art Miden

  Deadline: November 30, 2019 Video Art Miden invites all video artists and video creators to participate in the next events & collaborations of Miden. The call is open to every creator (individuals, groups or organizations) of any nationality and background. There is no entry fee. There are no thematic or morphological restrictions, but for our next…

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Video Art Miden @ the 2nd Balkan Can Kino Film Symposium, Athens

Video Art Miden participates at the 2nd Balkan Can Kino Film Symposium, in Athens, presenting the videoart program “In between: passages and (de/)monumentalisations“, curated by Sofia Grigoriadou. The 2nd Balkan Can Kino Film Symposium, under the theme Localities, will take place in Athens, from October 4 to 12, 2019. Video Art Miden‘s program will be exhibited at Gallery MEME (Keramikou 28, Athens),…

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Video Art Miden screenings @ Open Air Water-Power Museum, GR

In the frame of the celebrations of the European Cultural Heritage Days 2019, the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation invites Video Art Miden to present the video art selection “I never promised you a real garden”, curated by Gioula Papadopoulou, at the Open Air Water-Power Museum, in Dimitsana (Greece). The screenings will take place September 27- October 6, 10:00-18:00 (everyday except Tuesdays).   How happy are you in your virtual paradise? 12 video-artists from…

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Video Art Miden presents Greek video art @ PROYECTOR, Madrid

Video Art Miden presents Anatomy of silence, a selection of Greek video art curated by Gioula Papadopoulou, at the forthcoming edition of the Spanish festival PROYECTOR, in September 2019 in Madrid.   Participant artists: Babis Venetopoulos, For Cancel [Takis Zerdevas, Zoi Pirini, Makis Faros], Makis Faros, Gioula Papadopoulou, Poly Kokkinia, Alexandros Kaklamanos, Fotis Kolokithas, Yiannis Pappas, Anna Vasof.   PROYECTOR 2019 will…

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Video Art Miden collaborates with TILT Platform 2019

TILT platform 2019 | Exhibition Iasis Opening: 12 July 2019, 20:00 Duration: 12 July – 4 August 2019 Opening Hours: Mon – Sun 19:30 – 24:00 Location: Building Beau Rivage, Loutraki seaside Curated by: Makis Faros, Zoi Pirini, Foteini Vergidou, Takis Zervedas The second edition of TILT platform, titled Iasis, unfolds a problematic around our relationship…

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Video dance exhibition by Video Art Miden @ Ibrida festival, Forli, Italy

Video Art Miden is hosted by the Ibrida festival in Forli, Italy. Video Art Miden will present the video dance selection “vDance: poses, movements and short narratives”, curated by Margarita Stavraki, at the Marmo – Libreria d’arte Contemporanea exhibition hall from April 28 to May 11, 2019. Ibrida is a festival dedicated to intermedia arts…

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“Videolands” exhibition in collaboration with MOMus @ Experimental Center for the Arts, Thessaloniki

MOMus, the Metropolitan Organisation of Museums of Visual Arts of Thessaloniki and the Experimental Center for the Arts  collaborate  with Video Art Miden, hosting a major tribute to contemporary video art with 130 works by renowned and emerging artists from all around the globe. The exhibition will take place 5-25 of April 2019 at the Experimental Center for the Arts (Warehouse Β1,…

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Greek video art @ Espacio Enter, Tenerife

Video Art Miden collaborates once more with Espacio Enter, presenting a tribute to contemporary Greek video art, curated by Gioula Papadopoulou, at TEA (Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Canarias). This year’s edition of Espacio Enter will take place 2-7 of April at TEA. You may find the complete program and updates at Espacio Enter’s website: www.espacioenter.net In this…

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A tribute to Greek video art @ Kalamata Art Center

Kalamata Art Center invites Video Art Miden to present a tribute to Greek video art on Thursday, 21 of March 2019, 20:00 h. The tribute consists of a lecture on the evolution of video art in Greece and a screening program, presenting a selection of contemporary video art works, by acclaimed and emerging Greek artists….

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Non Stop Project Video Performance & Video Dance @ Kinitiras, Athens

Video Art Miden collaborates with Kinitiras studio in a special video dance & video performance screening event curated by Margarita Stavraki. The presentation, including 4 programs from this year’s edition of Video Art Miden, will take place in Athens, 3 of November 2018, at 20.00. Additionally, all programs will be screened in a special ongoing presentation at…

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Video Art Miden: Lecture & screenings at the 1st BCK Film Symposium, Athens

  Video Art Miden collaborates with Balkan Can Kino, participating with a lecture and video art screenings in the 1st BCK Film Symposium in Athens, which will take place at Balkan Can Kino (Kerameikou 28, Athens, Greece) from 2 to 11 of November 2018.  The lecture by Gioula Papadopoulou, Art director and curator of Video Art Miden, is scheduled on Sunday, November 4, at 20.00-21.00, under…

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Video Art Miden @ Pugnant Film Series, Chimeres, Athens

Video Art Miden has been invited to present the screening program “The way it looks back at you”, curated by Gioula Papadopoulou & Maria Bourika, in the frame of Pugnant Film Series in Athens, in September 2018. The event, entitled “Fuck narration”, will be a 24hour non-stop artistic event which will take place at Chimeres Space in Athens…

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Greek Videoart in W:OW project @ Torrance Art Museum, LA

  The Greek video art program “Down to Earth”, curated by Gioula Papadopoulou / Video Art Miden, will be presented in the frame of the international curatorial project WOW: We are One World, 21 of July – 14 of December 2018 in Los Angeles/USA, at Torrance Art Museum (TAM) (http://www.torranceartmuseum.com/).   The exhibition of the W:OW project at TAM includes more…

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Miden screenings at Kinono Tinos Art Gathering

    Video Art Miden travels to Tinos Island (GR), to present a video art program entitled  I never promised you a real garden, curated by Gioula Papadopoulou, in the frame of the “Virtual Gardens” unit of this year’s Kinono Tinos Art Gathering. The screening will take place at the “Fig Garden”, at Chora, Tinos, on Sunday, August 26, 21.30. More…

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Daydream, Video Art Miden screenings @ Kalamata Street Festival

  Video Art Miden has been invited to present the screening program “Daydream”, curated by Giorgos Dimitrakopoulos, in the frame of the parallel events of the Kalamata Street Festival 2018, which will take place in Kalamata Railway Park, 26-29 of July 2018.   Kalamata Street Festival is a public event with free entrance for the audience, which includes…

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From zero to infinity! // Kalamata 5-7 of July 2018

Video Art Miden is expanding and broadening, and is ready to present a rich program of international video art in Kalamata -more specifically at the Historic Center and the beach of the city. Celebrating the strong relationship of the organization with the city in which it started and initially developed, the curatorial team comes back…

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Video art screenings @ 1st Lefktron Castle Beaufort Festival, Mani

Video Art Miden has been invited by the 1st Lefktron Castle Beaufort Festival to present the screening program “Scenes from an unwritten fairytale” in Mani (Peloponnese, Greece). The 1st Lefktron Castle Beaufort Festival will take place June 29-July 1, 2018. The screening is scheduled for June 30, 21:30, at an open space (a garden) in Stoupa, Mani. 1st Lefktron Castle (Beaufort)…

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Video Art Miden @ FokiaNou Art Space, Athens

Video Art Miden collaborates with FokiaNou Art Space in a four-day video art event that takes place in June 2018. Sophia Grigoriadou, Margarita Stavraki and Panagiotis Voulgaris, curate a screening program of 25 selected videos, submitted at the recent open call that was held by Video Art Miden. FokiaNou Art Space //6 – 9 June…

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Miden presents Greek Video Art @ FONLAD [Portugal]

As part of its 13th edition, FONLAD Festival of Digital Arts presents a selection of screening programs at the Water Museum, in Coimbra, Portugal, from 1 to 10 June.   Video Art Miden participates in the events presenting a selection of Greek video art, entitled “Inscapes”. The program, curated by Gioula Papadopoulou, presents 6 works, which…

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Miden screenings in Cheapart, Limassol, Cyprus

Video Art Miden collaborates with CHEAPART Cyprus 2018, which will take place at the  Evagoras Lanitis Centre, Limassol, Cyprus, May 11-13, 2018.  See/download the program here More info and updates may be found on: cheapart.gr   Video Art Miden will present the following screening programs: ____________________________ Without me, I’m nothing [duration: 48min] Curated by Gioula Papadopoulou “ Without me, I’m nothing” is a video…

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Call for entries

Video Art Miden invites all video artists and video creators to participate in the next events & collaborations of Miden. The call is open to every creator (individuals, groups or organizations) of any nationality and background. There are no thematic or morphological restrictions, but we are particularly seeking for works on video-performance, video-dance, experimental fashion, music videos,…

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Video Art Miden at Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art

Video Art Miden:  The world is not enough || Aperture   Video art screenings at the Museum of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki In the frame of Thessaloniki Biennale 6: Imagined Homes   Our immediate personal and social space, our “home” -with a broad meaning of the word- and, finally, our “homeland”, are some of the concepts…

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Miden collaborates with Brazilian Strangloscope once again!

The International Sound, Video / Film & Experimental Performance Festival Strangloscope, celebrating its tenth edition,  has invited major curators, international festivals and video art platforms from all over the world to present selections from their programs.   In this context, Miden prepared the selection “Space to communicate! -Thinking ironically on the concept of Territorialities” curated…

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W:OW Greece: Miden presents Greek videoart in Venezuela

In the frame of the international video art project W:OW: We Are One World, Miden presents “Down to Earth“, a selection of Greek video art curated by Gioula Papadopoulou. The 1st presentation of the program will take place in Caracas, Venezuela, at the 3rd Nodoccs Festival, on 21 & 26 of October, 2017 “Down to Earth”…

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Video Art Miden screenings @ Espacio Enter, Tenerife

Video Art Miden collaborates once more with the Spanish digital arts festival Espacio Enter, which will take place at TEA (Tenerife Espacio de las Artes), Tenerife, from 24 to 27 of August 2017, presenting the videoart program In Wonderland, curated by Nikos Podias. A land of wonders where ingrained rules have ceased to exist. A whole world which can simultaneously…

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Video Art Miden at TILT Platform, Loutraki (GR)

Video Art Miden collaborates with TILT Platform, participating in the exhibition Nameless in Loutraki with a selection of works by the curator Gioula Papadopoulou and participant artists IP Yuk-Yiu, Ullrich Klose, Jeroen Cluckers, Sandrine Deumier & Philippe Lamy. PRESS RELEASE: TILT PLATFORM Exhibition Nameless Opening: 4 August 2017 at 20.00 Duration: 4 – 20 August 2017 Opening hours: Mon – Sun: 19.30 – 24.00…

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Miden screenings at 10th Kalamata Street Festival

Miden participates in the 10th Kalamata Street Festival, which will take place at Kalamata Railway Park from 27 to 30 July 2017, presenting the selection of music videos E wide shut, curated by Giorgos Dimitrakopoulos. Wandering in the search of reality, fantasy, thinking and living, using the synthesis of music, sound, image and feelings as a vehicle. The screening will…

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Video Art Miden in FONLAD ’17, Portugal

The festival of digital arts FONLAD is taking place 14-22 of July 2017 in Coimbra, Portugal. Video Art Miden participates in the big closing event of FONLAD, contributing the video work “010” by Riccardo Muroni. The closing program, “Momentum“, is an event that seeks to question the presentation of a video art session, performing in parallel several…

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Video Art Miden at Now&After ’17, Moscow

Video Art Miden travels to Moscow, to present a videoart program at Now&After ’17: Flashback, which takes place 5-30 of July at Center of Creative Industries – Fabrika. The program, curated by Gioula Papadopoulou, is entitled Without me, I’m nothing and brings together artists and works from Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, UK, Kanada, Israel and Lithuania. Visual poetry and…

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Video Art Miden exhibition at Open Air Water-Power Museum, GR

On the occasion of the World Day for the Environment (June 5), the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation invites Video Art Miden to present the video art exhibition “Breathe water in… breathe water out…” at the Open Air Water-Power Museum, in Dimitsana (Greece), opening on June 5.   11 video art works from France, Italy,…

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Miden screenings @ TWIXTlab, Athens

Video Art Miden collaborates with TWIXTlab to present a selection of videoart programs in a 2-day event in Athens, on May 6-7, 2017. The selected showcases of videoart, that will be screened during the event, are related to the general concept of TWIXTlab: “Art, Anthropology & the everyday”, having as their main theme different states…

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Video Art Miden @ VisualcontainerTV

The video-program “Game Over“, which was initially screened at Miden events last July in Kalamata, GR, will be exhibited at the online platform VisualcontainerTV (www.visualcontainer.net) from April 21 to May 23, 2017. VisualcontainerTV  is an International Videoart Web Channel which operates since 2009, screening contemporary videoart programs from festivals and organizations from all over the world…

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Educational program for teenagers “If it was you…”

As part of the educational program  “If it was you…” , a  program on human rights and refugee issues, supported by the Greek Network for Theater in Education, Video Art Miden will present a selection of videos, which will be presented in high schools in Kalamata and discussed by Margarita Stavraki, curator & art director…

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Miden screenings at [.BOX] Videoart Project Space, Milan

Video Art Miden travels to Milan, Italy, to present a selection of international video art works at [.BOX] Videoart Project Space, from 16 to 25 of February, 2017. The program “E wide shut“, initially presented in Miden main events last July in Kalamata, is curated by Giorgos Dimitrakopoulos and brings together videos from USA, UK,…

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Miden travels to Cairo Video Festival

Miden presents a selection of contemporary Greek video art at the 8th Cairo Video Festival, Egypt. The program, curated by Gioula Papadopoulou, is entitled “Forgiving time” and introduces 3 videos by contemporary Greek artists, in which ordinary, everyday objects are used symbolically to explore concepts such as memory, existence, displacement, alienation, inner battles and personal perceptions…

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Miden travels to Madatac, Madrid

Miden travels to Madatac – Festival of Digital Arts & Contemporary Technologies, in Madrid, Spain. In the frame of Madatac this year Miden will present the program “Paradise Lost. STOP.“, a selection of recent works by contemporary Greek artists, curated by Gioula Papadopoulou and featuring: Theodoros Zafeiropoulos, Thodoris Trampas, Magenta (Katerina Sotiriou & Elena Timplalexi), Sofia Simaki, Eva Zygouri, Mary Zygouri,…

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Miden travels to Espacio Enter, Tenerife

Miden travels to Espacio Enter festival, Tenerife, presenting 2 videoart programs that complete each other, both exploring borders & isolation in a globalized world. Espacio Enter is taking place at TEA (Tenerife Espacio de las Artes), 12-18 of December, 2016. Program 1: The world is not enough // curated by Gioula Papadopoulou “Getting ready for…

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Miden travels to Now & After, Moscow

Miden travels to “Now & After 2016: Ecology Without Borders” at the State Darwin Museum in Moscow (22 October 2016 – 29 November 2016), presenting the thematic program “Exoticising/Exoticised“, curated by Sofia Grigoriadou. In this particular set of videos, exoticism is approached through the gaze: the ways people look at others, the ways they are being…

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Miden screenings at Kinitiras, Athens

Video Art Miden collaborates with Kinitiras – Artistic Network for Performing Arts for two days of video performance and video dance, on October 8th and 9th, 2016, where 28 pieces of work from 17 countries will be presented, in two sections, curated by Margarita Stavraki. The first section under the title ‘Choreographies Unconscious’ is a…

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Miden travels to Kinono – Tinos Art Gathering

Miden participates at Kinono_1_Tinos Art Gathering, presenting a selection of videoworks in the main art exhibition (August 12-23, Elementary School, Arnados, Tinos island, selected by Gioula Papadopoulou & Margarita Stavraki) and 2 more videoart programs (In Wonderland, curated by Nikos Podias, and SIX, curated by Gioula Papadopoulou) which will be screened on August 16, 20:00, …

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Miden screenings at Kalamata Street Festival

Miden participates in Kalamata Street Festival (Kalamata Railway Park, 28-31 July 2016) presenting 20 videoart works from 11 countries, in two screening programs. The first program, entitled VJ (curated by Margarita Stavraki) presents 13 videos of different aesthetic forms, that deal with the human entity and highlight scenes and objects of everyday life. The second…

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Miden 2016 // Screenings at Kalamata!

The organizing team of Miden is ready once more to present a powerful program of contemporary video art from all over the world, on 7th and 8th of July. Being active for 12 years and always open to new ideas, this year Miden extends its curatorial team and its presentations and collaborations all around the…

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Greek videoart at FONLAD, Portugal

«Is it the high mountains?«, a tribute to Greek videoart initially presented in Festival Miden 2014, is travelling to FONLAD festival at Coimbra, Portugal. Participant artists/works: Nikos Podias, Roots, Greece 2014, 2.19 Sophia Simaki, Recall of a funeral, Greece 2005, 2.00 Anna Ampariotou, I asked my father how I was born, Greece 2013, 2.13 Manolis…

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Call for entries 2016!

Video Art Festival Miden invites all video artists and video creators to submit their videos for Festival Miden’s forthcoming events & collaborations. The festival call is open to every creator (individuals, groups or organizations) of any nationality and background. There is no entry fee. Deadline: April 10, 2016 You may find the entry rules and entry…

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Festival Miden at TWIXTlab, Athens

Video Art Festival Miden presents at TWIXTlab, Athens, two screening programs with video-works selected from the festival’s archive, curated by Gioula Papadopoulou & Margarita Stavraki. The programs were initially presented in the frame of Re- culture III: RISK, Patras, in 2014. Participant artists: Feargal Cunningham, Renata Ferraz, Mark Nieuwenhuis & Hugo Meijer, Paul Taylor, Miloushka…

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Festival Miden screenings at Kalamata Youth Center

Festival Miden will present “Build your own world“, a screening program initially presented in Festival Miden 2014, at a special screening event organized by Kalamata Youth Center, on November 19, 2015 (10, Othonos Sq, 21.00h). Participant artists/works: 1. José Vieira, The Great Builder, Portugal 2013, 1.05 2. Francesca Fini, White Noise, Italy 2013, 5.50 3….

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Festival Miden participates at “Imagine the city: Kalamata”

Festival Miden was invited to present “Street views“, a screening program initially presented in Festival Miden 2013, in “Imagine the city“, an event about urban culture, including lectures, workshops and art/architecture exhibitions, that will take place in Kalamata Oct 24 – Nov 1, 2015. The screening will take place at Pneumatiko Kentro of Kalamata (Municipal…

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Festival Miden at Theatro Technis, Athens

Festival Miden has been invited by Theatro Technis (Art Theatre Karolos Koun) to present a special screening program on dance. Theatro Technis is one of the most important & acclaimed historical theatre groups & drama schools in Greece. Festival Miden has been invited to participate in a special tribute to dance. In this frame Festival…

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Festival Miden at the Museum of Moscow

International Video Art Festival Now&After will present all guest programs which participated in Now&After festival during the past five years at the Museum of Moscow, within project “Moscow Art Communities“. Among the guest programs participating in the event is Festival Miden’s program “Can One Mistake Reality for Reality?“, curated by Gioula Papadopoulou (initially presented at Now&After 2013…

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Festival Miden screenings at the 21st Kalamata International Dance Festival

In the frame of the 21st Kalamata Dance Festival, Festival Miden has been invited to present a selection of contemporary video art works on dance and choreographic movement (open public screening  on July 22, at Kalamata Railway Park). Works by international video artists from Festival Miden archives were specially selected for this event, jointly curated…

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“Come as you are” at PROSEHOS, Kalamata, GR

Festival Miden is happy to announce that the screening program “Come as you are” (initially presented in Festival Miden 2013), will be screened in a special open air event against discrimination, on Friday June 12, 21.00h, at the aley besides PROSEHOS (10 Sfaktirias str. Kalamata, GR). The program is curated by Manuela Gascon. Participant artists:…

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Festival Miden at FONLAD 2015, Portugal

Festival Miden presents “Loading animation“, an animation program curated by Ioanna Dimitrakopoulou-Koutava & Terpsi Kontargyri at FONLAD Digital Arts Festival, Coimbra-Portugal, on May 8 2015 (21.00h). The program was initially presented in Festival Miden 2014, in Kalamata. Participant artists: Alimo (JP), Grant Petrey (UK), Marina & Tatiana Moshkova (RU), Jessie Brugger & Nicholas Deyoe (USA), Katerina Athanasopoulou (GR/UK),…

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Festival Miden at CeC 2015, India

Festival Miden participates in CeC 2015 (Carnival of e-Creativity), which takes place 1-3 May 2015 at Northern-Eastern Hills University Shillong / Meghalaya / India. The screening is realized with the collaboration of artvideoKOELN & CologneOFF. Festival Miden will present the program [Inter]mission possible, curated by Gioula Papadopoulou (initially presented in Festival Miden 2013 edition, at CAMP-Contemporary…

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Festival Miden at DAF, Geneva, Switzerland

Festival Miden is happy to participate at DAF (Deviant Arts Festival), which takes place in Geneva, Switzerland, 1-5 of April 2015. Days and hours of Festival Miden screenings will be: -Thursday 2, Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 of April 2015, 20.00h (at Reliure, 45 Rue de Saint-Jean, Geneva) The screening includes the following programs (previously…

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A selection from Thessaloniki Documentary Festival in Kalamata, GR

Just a few days after it’s realization in Thessaloniki, the acclaimed Thessaloniki Documentary Festival travels to Kalamata, in collaboration with FILMHOUSE-Kalamata Film Club, Politistikos Antilogos, Tekmiriosis and Festival Miden. The screening program presents a selection of recent documentaries by Greek authors, including: When a Song Begins” by Yiannis Pothos, Psy by Calliope Legaki, Sinful Skulls?…

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A special tribute to International Women’s Day, Kalamata, GR

Festival Miden co-organizes, in collaboration with FILMHOUSE-Kalamata Film Club and Politistikos Antilogos, a special tribute for International Women’s Day (Sunday, March 8 2015) at the amphitheater of “Ergatiko Kentro”, Kalamata, GR. The event includes a selection of documentaries directed by well-known Greek women directors, who will attend the screenings and talk to the audience about their…

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Festival Miden presents Greek videoart in Milan

From 12 to 22 of February 2015, Festival Miden presents 15 video artists from Greece at [.BOX] Videoart Project Space, Milan. The program is entitled “The Greek element” and is curated by Margarita Stavraki. A collection of contemporary Greek video art focused on “Greekness”. The selection combines references to ancient Greek cultural heritage, contemporary urban culture…

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Festival Miden travels to Florianopolis, Brazil

Festival Miden presents a special tribute to Greek video art at Florianopolis, Brazil, invited by video art  festival Strangloscope. 6 videos from Greek artists were selected for this special presentation. The program is entitled SIX and is curated by Gioula Papadopoulou. Participant artists/works: 1. Mary Zygouri, Zoopoetics | Zoopolitics, Greece/Italy 2007-10, 7.50 2. Thanasis Tsimpinis, DUST, Greece…

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Festival Miden at “Microcosm” exhibition, Greek-French Union, Athens

Festival Miden has been invited to present “How to art“, a videoart program initially presented in Festival Miden 2012 in Kalamata, at the Art Hall of the Hellenic-French Association (Kolonaki Sq 2, Athens), in an exhibition organized by Vorres Museum. The exhibition is entitled “Microcosm“, focusing on the “microcosmos” of the artist. The exhibition presents painting, photography,…

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Festival Miden at “Videoforma”, St.Petersburg, RU

Festival Miden has been invited to present a selection of Greek videoart works under the theme of interaction between visual & sound at Videoforma festival, St.Petersburg. Videoforma will take place at Sergey Kuryokhin Center for Modern Art (http://www.kuryokhin.net), 5-6 of December, 2014. Miden’s program, entitled “Do you hear the image moving?“, curated by Gioula Papadopoulou,…

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Festival Miden at Re-culture III, Patras

Festival Miden travels to Patras (GR) in the frame of “RE-culture III: RISK“, presenting 2 video art programs curated by Margarita Stavraki & Gioula Papadopoulou. The screenings will take place at Skagiopoulio Foundation from November 8 to December 28. Participant artists: Feargal Cunningham, Renata Ferraz, Mark Nieuwenhuis & Hugo Meijer, Paul Taylor, Miloushka Bokma, Christina Gangos, Samantha Dillehay,…

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1st presentation of the project “The wanderer above the mist”

The first presentation of “The wanderer above the mist” project will take place at “Theater of Neos Kosmos” on Sunday, November 9, 2014. Many artists from all over the world responded to the open call that Festival Miden released in collaboration with the theatrical group 4Frontal, inviting artists and directors to create videos inspired by…

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Open call for videos: The wanderer above the mist

Festival Miden cooperates with the theatrical group 4Frontal for the presentation of a special videoart program as a parallel project/event to the forthcoming theatrical production of the group (Faust by Goethe). We are addressing an open call to all artists from Greece and abroad to create and submit videos inspired by the famous painting “The…

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Festival Miden at Fabrica Utopia, Andros (GR)

Festival Miden has been invited by Fabrica Utopia to present a series of videoart programs in Andros island, in the frame of a festival that is realized for the first time in Andros this year, including visual arts exhibitions, videoart & film screenings, dance, music, art seminars and an art summer camp. Festival Miden presents…

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Festival Miden screenings at ArtWall, Athens

Festival Miden will present a series of videoart programs at ArtWall artspace, Athens, in the frame of a special 10-day screening event organized by ArtWall in collaboration with Urban Film Map and Festival Miden. Festival Miden will present a selection of programs previously presented in 2013 and 2014 editions of the festival in Kalamata: –Tuesday July 15:…

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Festival Miden and Filmhouse-Kalamata Film Club at 8th Street Festival of Kalamata

Festival Miden and Filmhouse-Kalamata Film Club present a selection of films at the 8th Street Festival of Kalamata, which will take place at the Railway Park, 11-13 of July. “Together” includes 9 narrative videos selected from this year’s submissions by Vassilis Papaefstathiou, founding member of Filmhouse. Participant astists/videos: 1. Eike Frederik Schulz, Hendrik Raufmann, Jeanetmila,…

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Festival Miden at Gradient project, Ioannina (GR)

Festival Miden presents the program Can One Mistake Reality for Reality? at Ioannina, Greece, in the frame of the art project Gradient: From Gray to Color Scale. The project will take place at Ioannina urban spaces from 3 to 11 of July 2014. Festival Miden screening is scheduled Sunday 6 of July, 21.30 at Papazoglou street….

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Festival Miden 2014 —- Total zero! (10 years Festival Miden!)

Festival Miden is once more ready to fill Kalamata’s Historic Center with moving images and colorful ideas, presenting once again a powerful program of contemporary videoart from all over the world, from 3 to 5 of July. Celebrating its 10 years anniversary, the festival completes a cycle and sets new goals for the future. In…

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Festival Miden at the 8th Audiovisual Arts Festival, Corfu

Festival Miden has been invited to present a selection of videoart works at the 8th Audiovisual Arts Festival, orginized by the Department of Audio and Visual Arts and the Department of Music Studies (Electroacoustic Music Research and Applications Lab, EPHMEE) of the Ionian University, Corfu. The 8th Audiovisual Arts Festival will take place 14-18 of…

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Festival Miden at FONLAD, Portugal

Festival Miden has been collaborating for the 3rd time with FONLAD International Festival for Digital Arts (Coimbra, Portugal) presenting a screening program entitled “Wherever I go, I find me” at “Portugal’s Center Pavillion”, on May 3 2014. The program is curated by Gioula Papadopoulou and it was initially presented in 2013 at CAMP-Contemporary Art Meeting…

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Festival Miden screenings at Oslo Screen Festival

Oslo Screen Festival invites Festival Miden to present a screening program in its 4th edition, that will take place March 6 to 9, 2014, in Oslo. Festival Miden will present the videoprogram “Breathe water in… Breathe water out…”, an aquatic, breezy program in a summer and …philosophical mood, starring water & the sea. The program…

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Festival Miden co-organizes Tekmiriosis: 1st Documentary Panorama of Kalamata

The 1st Documentary Panorama of Kalamata “Tekmiriosis” will be held in Kalamata from January 22 to January 29, 2014. “Tekmiriosis” is a collaborative effort of 4 cultural organizations based in Kalamata: Kallitechniko Steki, Kalamata’s FILMHOUSE, Politistikos Antilogos and Festival Miden, under the aegis of the Municipality of Kalamata. The festival will present 77 documentaries from…

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Festival Miden at [.BOX] and VisualcontainerTV, Milan, Italy

Visualcontainer invites Festival Miden for an exhibition at [.BOX] gallery, Milan (16-30 January) and for an online screening at VisualcontainerTV (16 January – 12 February). [.BOX] gallery will host “Digitize“, a program curated by Gioula Papadopoulou and VisualcontainerTV (www.visualcontainer.net) will screen “Move In(space)”, a program curated by Margarita Stavraki, both presented in the last edition of Festival…

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Festival Miden travels to VideoBabel, Peru

Festival Miden is happy to announce that participates in VideoBabel 2013 in collaboration with CologneOFF, along with many other interesting festivals and organizations. VideoBabel 2013 will take place at Museo del Convento de Santo Domingo – Qorikancha Cuzco/Peru on  25 November – 19 December 2013. Festival Miden presents “Wherever I go, I find me“, a…

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Festival Miden at Espacio Enter, Canarias

Festival Miden is happy to collaborate with Espacio Enter for the 3rd year, this time presenting “Come as you are“, a special program that focuses on diversity and the acceptance of the “other”, curated by Manuela Gascon. The program was initially presented last July in Festival Miden’s 9th edition in Kalamata, and it is part of a…

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Art & Nature at Strata Foundation Finland

We are happy to announce the inauguration of the 2nd collaborative curatorial program in the frame of Global Art & Moving Images Awards (an initiative by Wilfried Agricola De Cologne, participating various video art festivals from around the globe, Festival Miden amongst them). The thematic this time is “Art & Nature” and the first presentation…

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Festival Miden screenings at the 7th Street Festival, Kalamata

Festival Miden and Filmhouse – Kalamata Film Club collaborate with the 7th Street Festival of Kalamata, organizing an open screening at the Railway Park of Kalamata on Sunday, July 28 (at 21.00h). The screenings include: -the animation program [Inter]mission possible, curated by Gioula Papadopoulou, initially presented earlier in July at CAMP-Contemporary Art Meeting Point, Athens…

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A collaboration with CologneOFF at Ares Festival, Syracuse

CologneOFF travels to Ares Film & Media Festival which will take place on 24-28 July 2013 at the Municipal Gallery of Contemporary Art Syracuse, Italy. Curators: Myriam Thyes, Gioula Papadopoulou  & Cologne OFF’s founder & director Wilfried Agricola De Cologne Gioula Papadopoulou (from Festival Miden) was invited this year to curate a selection from Found Footage archive of…

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Festival Miden 2013 — Time: zero!

Video Art Festival Μiden is getting ready for its 9th edition, presenting once more a dynamic program of global video art creation at the Historic Center of Kalamata. More than 1000 video artists and creators from all over the world responded to our call for entries sharing with us beautiful and strong images full of…

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Festival Miden with CologneOFF in Georgia

Festival Miden participates in “CologneOFF 2013 Georgia @ Contemporary Art Center Tbilisi” in two different programs: 1. “Look! That’s it!” – Global Art & Moving Images Awards (collective curating) 2. founding member and curator of the festival Gioula Papadopoulou has been invited to curate a “Found Footage” selection from the VideoChannel archive for CologneOFF. “CologneOFF 2013 Georgia”…

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Festival Miden screenings at Florina School of Visual & Applied Arts

Florina School of Visual & Applied Arts (Florina, Greece) invited Festival Miden to present the program “A last instruction to the grass“, initially presented in Festival Miden 2011. The presentation at Florina School of Visual & Applied Arts will take place on May 13 and May 16. The screenings will be part of the School’s…

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Festival Miden travels to FONLAD, Portugal

Festival Miden participates in FONLAD 2013 events (festival of digital arts, Coimbra, Portugal) presenting a screening program entitled “After walk“, curated by Maria Bourika. 6 works selected from the screening program of Video Art Festival Miden 2012, give us an idea of the diversity and development of performative video art today. The presentation will take place…

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Festival Miden travels to Now&After, at Moscow Museum of Modern Art

Festival Miden presents at Now&After festival a special screening program entitled “Can One Mistake Reality for Reality?”, curated by Gioula Papadopoulou. Featured videos have been selected from the 3 last editions of the festival (2010-12). Participant artists: Maximilian Schmötzer & Fabian Heitzhausen, Alessia Travaglini, Alicja Rogalska, Mary Zygouri, Anna Ampariotou, Hua Peng, Aleksandra Obradovic, Shahar…

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Festival Miden screenings at Back to Athens 2013, CAMP

Festival Miden presents 3 screening programs at “Back to Athens 2013“, organized by CAMP (Contemporary Art Meeting Point). “Back to Athens” events will take place from April 19 to April 28, including exhibitions, screenings, special events, lectures & performances in 9 spaces around Kotzia square, in the center of Athens. Festival Miden screenings are scheduled…

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Open call for entries for Festival Miden 2013!

Video Art Festival Miden invites all video artists and video creators to participate in this year’s 9th edition of the festival. The festival call is open to every creator (individuals, groups or organizations) of any nationality and background. There is no entry fee. Entry forms and works can be submitted electronically until March 31, 2013 More…

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Global Art & Moving Images Awards

Festival Miden is happy to announce a new collaboration with artvideoKOELN, participating in an ongoing collaborative curatorial project entitled Global Art & Moving Images Awards. The project aims to bring together curators and artists from selected festivals from all over the world, working in common programs & co-curating screenings and events. The first collaborative screening…

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Festival Miden screenings in Chios

For second year in a row, Festival Miden travels to Chios (a beautiful Greek island of Eastern Aegean Sea) with a selection of screening programs from the last edition of the festival as presented in July 2012 in Kalamata. The screenings are organized by Calliope Artspace in co-operation with Chios Photography Club. Stavroula Baka, member of…

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Festival Miden travels to Reykjavík, Iceland

“In case of emergency, break glass”, a Festival Miden program featuring 11 contemporary artists from Greece, travels to Reykjavík for a 4 days event dedicated to video art at the Nordic House, curated by Kristin Scheving, director of 700IS Reindeerland. The Nordic House celebrates the 50 years anniversary of videoart with a series of screenings,…

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Festival Miden at Vetlanda Museum, Sweden

In 2013, videoart celebrates 50 years of existence! On this occasion, Vetlanda Museum and Art:screen present throughout the year a series of programs curated by various festivals. The presentations will start on Saturday, February 2 with Festival Miden’s program “In case of emergency, break glass“, introducing 11 videoart works from Greece at Vetlanda Museum, Sweden. The…

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Festival Miden @ La Soirée de Votanique, Athens

A special presentation of Festival Miden in Athens will be curated by Olga Daniylopoulou (art critic, Director of Jannis & Zoe Spyropoulos Foundation, Athens) at the new exhibition space of  La Soirée de Votanique (Kastorias 37/ Votanikos, Athens) from December 1st till December  28th, 2012. The presentation includes 7 screening programs (1 for each day of…

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Festival Miden at Espacio Enter 2012, Canarias

Festival Miden presents the screening program “How to Art” at Espacio Enter, Canarias. The Espacio Enter 2012 edition will take place 8-11 November 2012 at TEA – Tenerife Espacio de las Artes. “How to Art” is a screening program curated by Gioula Papadopoulou and Giorgos Dimitrakopoulos, initially presented in Festival Miden 2012 last July in…

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Festival Miden presents Greek videoart at Art:screen, Sweden

Festival Miden has been invited to present a special program at Art:screen festival, Örebro, Sweden, 5-7 of October 2012. The program is entitled IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, BREAK GLASS and presents 11 notable contemporary artists and groups from Greece. Starting with an intangible surreal world, where in a strange happy (?) place a “magnificent beast…

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Festival Miden 2012: And back to zero*

Amid hard and overall decadence and despite economic difficulties, Festival Miden vividly returns at the Historic Centre of Kalamata to present its new program of contemporary videoart. Restless voices from all over the world will be there via their creations to share with us drastic images full of dreams, aspirations, concerns and fears, opening a…

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Festival Miden screenings for “The New Sensorium” symposium, at BIOS, Athens

Festival Miden has been invited to present a special screening dedicated to Marshall McLuhan, at “The New Sensorium” symposium, 20-21 of April 2012, BIOS, Athens, GR. “The New Sensorium” is an international symposium organized by the Department of Communication, Media and Culture of Panteion University,  Athens, in association with the Coach House Institute (CHI) and…

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Festival Miden screenings at FONLAD festival for digital arts, Portugal

Festival Miden will present a special screening program dedicated to performance art in the context of FONLAD festival, on April 20, 2012, at the House of the Arts, Coimbra, Portugal. The program, entitled “Daily routine / Hyperform”,  is curated by Margarita Stavraki. “Daily routine / Hyperform” is a selection of videos that deals with common gestures, routine movements and ordinary…

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Festival Miden screenings at “Planet Bicycle” exhibition, Athens

The photographic exhibition “Planet Bicycle”which was first presented last August at the old patisserie “Zacharoplastio” in Kardamili, Mani, now travels to Athens. As in Kardamili, “Planet Bicycle”cooperates with Festival Miden presenting «LOL» and “Monobalance” (two screening programs from the 2011 edition of the festival)during the whole duration of the exhibition, from February 24 to March…

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CALL FOR ENTRIES 2012 – DEADLINE: March 15, 2012

Video Art Festival Miden invites all video artists and video creators to participate in this year’s events, which will take place, like the past years, in public spaces at the Historic Centre of the city of Kalamata, Greece, in July 2012. All relevant info, regulations and entry form can be found here

Festival Miden presents “This is War” at MADATAC, Madrid

Festival Miden has been invited to present the screening program “This is War” at MADATAC festival, which will take place in Madrid, Spain, on December 12 to 18, 2011. The program, which was initially presented at the last edition of Festival Miden last July in Kalamata, GR, will be presented slightly altered, without the participation…

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Festival Miden presents “Charge a Soul” at Espacio Enter, TEA, Canarias

Festival Miden has been invited to present “Charge A soul” at Espacio Enter 2011 (17-20 November) at TEA (Tenerife Espacio de las Artes). The program is curated by Giorgos Dimitrakopoulos and Gioula Papadopoulou and introduces 14 animation works from 10 countries and was first presented in Festival Miden 2011 in Kalamata, GR. Participant artists: Nadine…

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Festival Miden screenings in Chios

Festival Miden has been invited to present 4 screening programs from the last edition of the festival as presented in July 2011 in Kalamata, in Chios, a beautiful Greek island of Eastern Aegean Sea. The programs that have been selected are: Charge a Soul, LOL, Feeling Lucky and A last Instruction to the Grass. They…

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MONOBALANCE, a selection of Festival Miden on Visualcontainer TV

Festival Miden has been invited to present a program on international web TV “Visualcontainer TV”. Visualcontainer TV is a web project of the Italian videoart distributor Visual Container, dedicated to the most interesting international videoart projects and festivals. The channel is welcoming solo and group exhibitions and festivals under the care of curators from all…

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Festival Miden screenings in Kardamili, Mani

Festival Miden presents the screening programs «LOL» and “Monobalance” at the photographic exhibition “Planet Bicycle”. The screening programs, curated by Giorgos Dimitrakopoulos and Gioula Papadopoulou, were previously presented in Festival Miden 2011 earlier in July in Kalamata. «LOL», which will be screened on July 29 (in continuous loop), is about 54 min duration and includes…

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Video Art: A survival guide

More dynamic than ever Festival Miden is ready again to present an intriguing selection from the global production of video art by young and aspiring artists. A production that the festival follows systematically 7 years now, giving its audience the opportunity to obtain a holistic view of an art form that is evolving unexpectedly, rapidly…

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Festival Miden cooperates again with Alternative Cultural Workshop, Corfu

Festival Miden cooperates again with “Alternative Cultural Workshop” of Corfu, in its second open festival, which will be realized on 27 and 28 of May, presenting the screening program “Just a Cause” curated by Giorgos Dimitrakopoulos (first presented in Festival Miden 2010). Participating artists: Josephin Bottger, Kandis Friesen, Bettina Mooshammer, Chris Konteos, Danai Konstanta, Stelios…

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Festival Miden at Fondazione Puglisi Cosentino, Catania

Festival Miden has been invited to present a selection of Greek videoartists in a special event organized by Fondazione Puglisi Cosentino on the ocassion of the Nights of the Museums celebrations. BEST OFReviews of festivals of video art Presentation by Claudia D’ Angelo On Saturday On May 21, hour 19, Duration, 1h30m In the light…

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Festival Miden screenings at VAU Fest, Ukraine

Festival Miden has been invited to present “Upstream Eyeglasses” (a theme program curated by Giorgos Dimitrakopoulos, first presented in Festival Miden 2010) at the International Short Film and Video Art Festival “VAU Fest”, at Ukrainka, Ukraine. “VAU Fest” is realised in Ukrainka for the 2nd time. This year the Festival will take place on the…

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Festival Miden in Szczecin, Poland with “CologneOFF 2011: Baltic Sea”

CologneOFF 2011: Baltic Sea is a cycle of screening events around the Baltic Sea, organised and curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne, director of the nomadic festival CologneOFF in collaboration with various institutes in each country. Nordic Tour around the Baltic Sea includes following venues: Szczecin (PL) – 12,13, 14 May 2011 St.Petersburg (Ru) –…

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Festival Μηδέν at OpenShowStudio, Athens

OpenShowStudio invites and presents Video Art Festival Miden. The themed programs of contemporary video art “All Greek to Me”, “The Moneying of Life” and “Supernatural” will be presented on 6, 7 and 8 May 2011. View the detailed program here At the same time, OpenShowStudio presents the exhibition Snapshot no2: Apostolos Zervedas. Visual artist Apostolos…

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Festival Miden screenings in Art Walks 2011, Kalamata

Festival Miden participates in Art Walks 2011, a major open exhibition organized by Cultural Anti-logos, under the aegis of FARIS (Cultural Organization of the Municipality of Kalamata) in the centre of Kalamata from April 11 to May 8 featuring artworks in shop windows all over the city centre. This is the second realization of Art…

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Festival Miden in Ukraine with CologneOFF 2011

Cologne OFF 2011-UKRAINE is taking place between 14 and 20 March 2011 in Kiev & Kharkiv (or Kharkov). The event is curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne, director of the nomadic festival CologneOFF and is a collaboration of “CologneOFF 2011 – videoart in a global context” with the Goethe Institut Ukraine Kiev, the Center for…

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FESTIVAL MIDEN in ATTRACTION OF THE OPPOSITES + IFFR, Rotterdam

ATTRACTION OF THE OPPOSITES + IFFR 26 January – 6 February 2011 The project “Attraction of the opposites” brings together 11 professional international galleries to co-exist under one roof. The project will be presented in the space of Artist Initiative CUCOSA.  In collaboration with the International Film Festival Rotterdam it presents a rolling film program…

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Festival Μiden at ProjectOrooM, London

Festival Miden co-operates with ProjectoRooM, an indipendent artists collective who organize special exhibitions and screenings in their space in London. On Friday 12 November 2010, ProjectoRooM presented Short Night II, in collaborationh with Festival Miden. The screening included videos from the last edition of Festival Miden, selected and curated by Maria Bourika.

Video art… strikes back

Video Art Festival Miden is ready to strike again this summer inviting us on a journey to the visual universe of cotemporary global video-creation. An adventurous as much as delightful trip to the thoughts and quests of the avant-garde video-artists of the new generation who reflect the most sharp and interesting trends of contemporary art….

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Wilfried Agricola de Cologne: an interview

Wilfried Agricola is a visual artist involved with new media and video and founder and director of some of the most known and influential international platforms for new media, such as the online mobile film festival CologneOFF, the web platform VideoChannel (an online collection of thematical/national curatorial contributions from well-known festivals and curators around the…

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Festival Miden in Corfu’s open festival

Festival Miden presents “Transforming the ordinary” and “Video Art + Dance”, two screening programs from the previous edition of the festival in Kalamata, in the context of the 1st open festival organized by the Alternative Cultural Workshop of Corfu at Ano Platia (Spianada). Find the complete list of participant videos here More info about the…

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Festival Miden at Carnival of e-Creativity, India, in co-operation with Cologne OFF

A selection of Greek Video Art from Festival Miden entitled “Realities, surrealities and other crimes…” was presented in the 5th Carnival of e-Creativity, India, 19-21 February 2010, in collaboration with CologneOFF. Participant artists: Nikos Pastras, Yiannis Konstantinou, Giorgos Nasios, Martha Koumarianou, Eva Poulopoulou, Leonidas Konstadinidis, Ioanna Myrka, Anastasia Diavasti, Andreas Voussouras, Nina Kotamanidou, Eileen Botsford,…

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Call from CologneOFF VI & NMF [NewMediaFest] 2010

Festival Miden is one of the partner festivals of NMF [NewMediaFest] 2010 which celebrates the 10 years of [NewMediaArtProjectNetwork]:\\cologne. In the frame of  NMF 2010, NewMediaArtProjectNetwork and CologneOFF  has announced a new call under the title “Let’s celebrate!!”. In 2010, CologneOFF is also celebrating it’s 5th anniversary and refines its new concept as a networked…

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“Dreaming of my city” presented at Kalamata Youth Center

Open presentation of the online project “Dreaming of my city” on Friday, 20 November, 18.00, at Kalamata Youth Center. The project started last July and is an ongoing, online continuation of “Urban (R)evolutions”, a theme program screened in Festival Miden 2009. Many artists, photographers, videomakers, architects, art-groups, schools and creative youngsters from Greece and abroad…

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“CologneOFF invites….!” and Festival Miden present 17 Greek video artists at Video Festival Celje/Slovenia

In the framework of “CologneOFF invites….!” screening program, CologneOFF presents in the 3rd Video Festival Celje/Slovenia “Videorats: Electric rats dream electric dreams”, 2-5 July 2009, a selection of Greek Video Art from Festival Miden. The screening is entitled “Realities, surrealities and other crimes…” and will be presented on 2/7/2009, at 21.00. Participant artists: Nikos Pastras, Yiannis…

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Festival Miden presents “Video Prints: Video Art from Greece” at VideoChannel

VideoChannel is very proud to release in May 2009 “Video Prints”, a curatorial contribution of Greek video art by Gioula Papadopoulou, who is curator of the Greek festival of videoart “Festival Miden” in the city of Kalamata. Enter this feature here or go to http://videochannel.newmediafest.org/blog/?page_id=247 This feature is completed by an article about Videoart Festival…

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Festival Miden presents “Music Videos” at “Art Walks”, Kalamata

Cultural Anti-logos co-operates with Festival Miden for a special video art presentation at the Historic Centre of Kalamata, in the frame of “Art Walks” exhibition. Festival Miden will present a selection of Music Videos (previously presented at Festival Miden 2007 and 2008) on Saturday, 2/5/2009, at 21.00, in an open space between Agii Apostoli and…

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Globalscreen’s Simulations in Festival Miden 2009

Festival Miden 2009 will present the new Globalscreen project “Simulations”. “Simulations” is an artistic examination of questions of perception and of the Zeitgeist in an era of inundation by pictures and by simulations of reality. The artists in this project have been invited to develop a specific perspective in reflecting individually these technological and cultural…

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“Art Walks” in Kalamata

In the frame of “Art Walks”, an open exhibition organized by Cultural Anti-logos in the centre of Kalamata from the 21st of March to the 1st of May 2009, Festival Miden presents 2 special screenings, with videoworks from 12 Messinian artists. The exhibition is realized with the support of the Messinia Chamber of Commerce, with…

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Festival Miden partnership with CologneOFF and VideoChannel:

Invited by Agricola de Cologne, founder and director of [NewMediaArtProjectNetwork]:||cologne – www.nmartproject.net – Festival Miden collaborates with CologneOFF – CologneOnline Film Festival http://coff.newmediafest.org -a new mobile type of video and film festival founded in 2006 and taking place simultaneously online and in physical spaces- and VideoChannel – video project environments http://videochannel.newmediafest.org, presenting the following screening…

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Festival Miden screenings at “Project Happiness 2008”, Fournos

For three days, Fournos Centre for Digital Culture (Athens, Greece) redefines happiness through an art festival which is realised with the contribution of a large number of both acclaimed and young artists who present their work. “Project Happiness 2008” is on from Friday, January 18 to Sunday, January 20 . The festival features works up…

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Festival Miden presents “Music videos” at Stage performances, Larissa, Greece

Festival Miden presents “Music videos”, previously presented in Festival Miden 2007 in Kalamata, at “Stage performances”, Larissa, Greece. The videos will be screened before the scheduled music performances of “Stage” in November and December 2007 and they will also be presented in “Open Stage”, a visual arts event, in February 2008. Info: http://www.stageperformances.blogspot.com/ Download “Music…

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«Video Art – Start from Zero»

Friday 7, Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 of December 2007 Alekton artspace 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,…

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Festival Miden collaborates with Argopolis.eu Urban Vision and Sound Festival in Argos, presenting “Animation”

Inspired from Italo Calvino’s novel “Invisible Cities”, Argopolis.eu Urban Vision and Sound Festival, is based on the civilisation that is developing in the urban surrounding expressed through the digital technology. Argos, the oldest constantly populated city of Europe, is the city that Argopolis will take place at 31th of August and 1st of September 2007….

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“Cosmetics-Styles-Attitudes”: Festival Miden presents a special screening program in Kalamata’s Municipal Gallery

Video art Festival Miden presents a special screening program in the Municipal Gallery of Kalamata, in the context of the celebrations for the World’s Museum Day, on Saturday, May 19, 2007. Entitled “Cosmetics-Styles-Attitudes”, the presented showcase is a selection of video art works from the archive of the previous Festival Miden 2006, curated by Gioula…

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Festival Miden in the exhibition “Next and Across”, Athens, Greece

20/4 – 5/5/07 Festival Miden and Gioula Papadopoulou present “Stories next door”, a video art screening program in the context of the group exhibition “Next and Across”. The exhibition takes place in an old house in Athens (10, Alamanas str, Galatsi, 11146, Athens, Greece) from 20/4 to 5/5 and focuses on the concept of “neighborhood”,…

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Festival Miden and Switch On artspace present:

Switch Οn art space presents, in collaboration with Video Art Festival Miden, Switch on/Switch off, a group exhibition about light. The exhibition focuses on handling light as the basic form-making production medium of art projects that act as self-illuminating in darkness: Photos, light sculptures, installation and video projections -a medium physically and conceptually related to…

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Festival Miden in Corpus exhibition:

Festival Miden collaborates with Switch On artspace in the Corpus exhibition, curated by Eva Maragaki, presenting a special screening about the body. Duration: Januray 11 – February 11, 2007 Opening hours Monday – Sunday 16.00 – 24.00

YOUTH & WAR: camera as a weapon

Film, Documentary, Video Art Tuesday 12- Wednesday 13, December 2006 Cine FILIP, Athens VIDEO ART SCREENING PROGRAM: Margarita Stavraki and Festival Miden / 2006 present a selection of videos about war criticism  and anti-war messages. Download

Aylos Cosmos-Youth and New Media

In the context of the European Week for Youth 2005, Margarita Stavraki and Festival Miden present a selection of art videos. Olympic Bantminton Court, Goudi (7-11 of December, 2005) Organized by the Greek General Secretariat for Youth, Ministry of National Education