We who look for adventure everywhere

We're not your enemies

We want to give you vast and strange domains

Where mystery in flower spreads out for those who would pluck it

There you may find new fires colors you have never seen before

A thousand imponderable phantasms

Still awaiting reality

[…]

Pity us who fight always at the boundaries

Of infinity and the future

 

La Jolie Rousse
Guilliaume Apollinaire

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Public Issue #7: Art for All II

The new work of Artemis Potamianou called “Art for All II” will be on the streets of central Athens on Thursday the 26th.

 

The objectives of the art work “Art for All II” are the relationship of the artistic object with reality and the artist’s role in the definition of the work of art, the viewer’s role in the interactive process of its viewing and recognition as such.

Images of known art works, accompanied with quotations-definitions of what art is, converted into cachets that transfer their message within the city in the easiest way.

The artistic intervention in the urban environment crosses the fine line between legitimacy and illegitimacy, since viewing the art object is not chosen, but rather imposed upon the viewer. On the other hand, the viewer is invited to take an active role and to discover these small-size projects and not just pass by them, as it happens with the rest of the continual visual information daily received.

The artistic object, becames an ephemeral action as the most actions in the urban landscape. Deprived of its uniqueness through constant repetition, it is differentiated in form depending on the wall material.

 

*Openshowstudio continues Public Issues:

a series of visual, or other, presentations concerning the public sphere. Young,  artists leave their comment-stigma in different parts of the urban, European, or other, public space. Openshowstudio is responsible for the coordination, documentation, communication and archiving of their actions.

Artemis Potamianou Art for All II Athens 2013