A historical neoclassical residence in the center of Athens is activated by NEON for the initiative CITY PROJECT 2017. Velonis employs this historical site in order to reconstitute its history and significance in public, while simultaneously addressing new and unexpected relations between space and works of art that develop in such a distinct environment. The exhibition A Puppet Sun is curated by Vassilis Oikonomopoulos, Assistant Curator, Collections International Art, Tate Modern, London.
In the context of the initiative CITY PROJECT, NEON commissions annually an artist to create a work of art exhibited in a public space for a specific period of time. Through this initiative, NEON aims to the presentation of contemporary art in public and historical sites, contributing to the interaction between art, society and the urban environment. The initiative is implemented for the last four years, with commissions to Zafos Xagoraris for his installation at a parking lot in the centre of Athens in 2016, Maria Loizidou at Kerameikos Archaeological site and Museum in 2015 and Aemilia Papaphilippou at the Ancient Agora of Athens in 2014.
This new commission by NEON is the largest in scale individual presentation of Kostis Veloni’s work till the day. In Α Puppet SunVelonis develops an exhibition defined by new forms of relationships between space and the work of art, inventing an experimental form that corresponds to the unique site of the residence at Kaplanon 11.
Wednesday to Sunday: 12:00 – 20:00
- When: 11 Oct 2017 – 14 Jan 2018
- Where: Kaplanon 11, Kolonaki
- Price: Free
- Title: City Project – A Puppet Sun by NEON Greece
- Contact Number: 21 3018 7700
- Website: neon.org.gr/en/exhibition/city-project-puppet-sun-kostis-velonis/
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