October 29, 2019 - Locus athens - TAVROS opens in Athens
October 29, 2019

Locus athens

TAVROS. Photos: Dimitris Parthimos. Mobile office design: AREA (Architecture Research Athens).

TAVROS opens in Athens
a non-profit space by locus athens

(Of) Public Interest by Jonas Dahlberg: October 31–December 27

Anaxagora 33, 1st Floor
17778 Athens

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After years of curating a constellation of projects in and around Athens, locus athens is exploring a new format: founding a home in the area of Tavros. A welcoming, open, shared space for the arts where notions such as democracy, equality and ecology will be explored.

TAVROS opens its doors to the public with a program dedicated to responding to the social and political circumstances around us by using a variety of tools: exhibitions, educational programs, conversations, screenings, commissions and community work. Inspired by its locality Tavros, which takes its name from a mountainous region in Turkey (Toros Dağları) from which a wave of migrants arrived and settled in the 1920s, our program will reflect our belief in the transformative potential of shifting perspectives and moving minds and bodies through our relationship with art.

Our commitment to multiple perspectives is also reflected in the architectural intervention by AREA (Architecture Research Athens) with the design of a mobile office, a curious object, movable, light-weight and playful, an over-sized piece of furniture, that changes according to need or whim. As the steel structure migrates, its relationship to space will change, forming new organizations and hierarchies, allowing for new events and exhibitions to take place.

Upcoming exhibitions:

(Of) Public Interest by Jonas Dahlberg
(October–December 2019)
Jonas Dahlberg’s solo exhibition (Of) Public Interest is the first in a series of exhibitions at our new space TAVROS. Dahlberg’s work lies at the juncture of architecture, set design, photography and film. In Notes on a Memorial Dahlberg records the trajectory of his close relationship to the terrorist attacks of the July 22, 2011 in Norway through the design of a memorial. In View Through a Park our gaze follows the constant flow of the camera in and out of private and public space. The city portrayed is disturbingly empty, a vacuum. Does anyone have the right to enter the locked “public” park?

IASI by Georgia Sagri
(February–May 2020)
Georgia Sagri's IASI is a research practice with an open-ended form and format at TAVROS. One to one treatments between the artist and participants aim to explore stages of recovery. Alongside, Sagri will present performances, sculptures, drawings and writings based on the treatments. The process is also supported by three other allies: De Appel in Amsterdam, Mimosa House in London and Sagri's space Ύλη[matter]HYLE.  

Public program:

Stories is a development fund which came out of a series of conversations on cinema. An artist will be annually invited to research and narrate stories of the area of Tavros, using whichever form they wish: the written word, pencil on paper, moving images, performative tools, sound. The first recipients of Stories are Rosalind Nashashibi and Adrian Paci, supported by Faliro House.

(October–November 2019)
TechNoTech is an arts educational program, part of our social outreach in the neighborhood. Led by artists, architects and musicians the program encourages children of the 2nd primary school of Tavros to imagine worlds by combining analogue, traditional, digital, contemporary tools and techniques. TechNoTech is supported by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports.

(February–June 2020)
Crossings is a series of conversations with Greek artists of different generations curated by art historian Christopher Marinos. The artists will be invited to share thoughts about their principles, motives, influences and working methods. This series of public debates is supported by the J.F. Costopoulos Foundation.

Paky Vlassopoulou - La Table et Le Territoire
(May–July 2020)
Through various public events and shared moments of collectivity, Paky Vlassopoulou will consider bread as a social and political tool for power and communion. Vlassopoulou is the first chapter of a three-year exploration into bread as part of the broader program La Table et le Territoire, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

TAVROS is founded by locus athens, Maria-Thalia Carras and Olga Hatzidaki.

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