In the frame of the online screenings which take place since last April, Video Art Miden presents The New New, a major tribute to the student and youth video creation in Greece.
In collaboration with the majority of fine, digital and audiovisual art schools in Greece, 9 screening programs will open online, giving the audience the opportunity to watch a panorama of the current production of students and the next generation of artists in the field of video art.
The tribute includes curated programs which present video works by graduate and/or postgraduate students of the following art schools: Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA), the Department of Visual & Applied Arts of the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki (AUTH), the Film Department of AUTH, the Department of Visual & Applied Arts of the University of West Macedonia in Florina, the Department of Photography & Audiovisual Arts of the West Attica University, the Department of Audio & Visual Arts of the Ionian University in Corfu, the Department of Performing & Digital Arts of the University of the Peloponnese and the Department of Theater Studies of the University of the Peloponnese, both in Nafplion.
An additional mixed showcase, entitled Generation Next, presents works by young creators, recent graduates and students from various art schools in Greece gathered from the last open call of Video Art Miden.
The tribute will be available online from March 20 to April 30, 2021 on Video Art Miden’s youtube channel.
At a time when, due to the restrictions imposed by covid, it is an unprecedented and extremely difficult period for the smooth conduct of courses, as well as for the socialization and exchange of knowledge and ideas between students in their physical context, the university auditoriums and the appropriately designed and equipped workshops & laboratories of the faculties, the student works presented in this tribute, as a result of the exercises in the respective courses, on the one hand prove the strong will and the need of the students to create, experiment and express themselves, even in the restrictions and limitations that lockdown has imposed on all of us, and on the other hand, all together, they function as an essential communication and exchange platform between the students of the various faculties and departments. An opportunity for extroversion in times that narrowed our choices and confined us mainly in our immediate environment and in ourselves.
It is characteristic and indicative that most of the works deal with concepts that concern all of us at this time: isolation, confinement, home, everyday life, the significance of small things, time, the concept of the self, notions of “inside” and “outside”, the escape, wandering in the urban and natural landscape, things that we live every day or things that we have missed. Through imagination, observation, with cynical or poetic mood, melancholy or humor, but always exploratively, all the works invite us to an escape, either inwards or outwards, and to a comforting wandering through art by the new generation of artists.
Bringing together a large number of young artists (more than 170 young creators, in personal or group projects), from newly admitted students taking their first steps in the field of audiovisual arts, video and digital art, to recent graduates and postgraduates who have already embarked on a personal creative journey, this major tribute by Video Art Miden aims to give stimuli and a new impetus to the dialogue for the audiovisual art in Greece, providing a platform for young artists to co-exhibit their work, to discover diversities or common grounds and to “talk” to each other, audiovisually, even from a distance.
Co-ordination and overall curating of the tribute: Gioula & Olga Papadopoulou
Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA) – Video Art Lab
Program: “How long is now” / Curated by: Viki Betsou
Department of Visual & Applied Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) – New Media Lab
Curated by: Georgios Katsagelos, Babis Venetopoulos, Stelios Dexis, Yiorgos Drosos, Fani Boudouroglou, Gioula Papadopoulou
Film Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH)
Curated by: Penny Bouska
Department of Visual & Applied Arts – University of West Macedonia, Florina
Curated by: Vasileios Bouzas
Department of Photography & Audiovisual Arts – University of West Attica, Athens
Curated by: Myrto Vounatsou & Grigorios Vlassas
Department of Audio & Visual Arts – Ionian University, Corfu
Curated by: Konstantinos Tiligadis, Maria Kriga, Christina Mitsani, Aggeliki Malakasioti, Fotios Raftopoulos
Department of Performing & Digital Arts – University of the Peloponnese, Nafplion
Program: “Flags/Revolutions” / Curated by: Bill Psarras
Department of Theater Studies – University of the Peloponnese, Nafplion
Program: “The Portrait Project” / Curated by: Emmanouela Vogiatzaki Krukowski
Video Art Miden: Generation Next
Curated by: Gioula & Olga Papadopoulou
Collaborators: Nikos Podias, Anna Tsichli
This last unit presents works by young creators, recent graduates and students from various art schools in Greece (Athens School of Fine Arts, Film Department of the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Department of Visual Arts & Art Sciences of the University of Ioannina, Department of Theater Studies of the University of the Peloponnese and others) gathered from the last open call of Video Art Miden.
Video Art Miden – youtube channel link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8ly7FIRWx2-fXyrAulY-DQ