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Monday, July 31, 2006

Art on Islands

Robert Wilson, Untitled (before the lightning)

Robert Wilson, Untitled (after the lightning)

Isola Madre

Just came back from a lovely weekend on the island of Hydra. Apart from being a beautiful island Hydra is always a friendly place for contemporary art. This time Adelina Von Furstenberg (a frequent visitor of Hydra) showed me one exhibition that she curated on another island called Isola Madre on Lake Maggiore. Isola Madre (Mother Island) has a botanical Garden where from the beginning of the 18th century they have been cultivated exotic species coming from all over the world. One of the pieces I liked of the show is Robert Wilson's Untitled sculpture. I attach 2 photos of it. One before a lightning that stroke the tree behind it and one photo after it.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Happy birthday to me

I am off to Hydra for the weekend

My favourite Porn Star

My favourite porn star Jake or Jan Dvorak (always depens which side of the atlantic he is) has a profile on mySpace. "Hey Whats Up Iam Jake I Live In Beverly Hills CA And Grew Up In Yorba Linda Iam The Tippical So-Cal Guy I Love To Go To Partys Make Out Get Drunk And Shit Like That When Iam Not Doing That I Play Football I Love IT And Have Played Scince High School Iam A Quaterback So Take That, I Also Like B-Ball Going To The Beach I Love To Surf And Look At the Hot Girls, And, As You Can Prob. Tell Form The Pics Iam Very Athletic, I Work Out Everyday And Also Run. "

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

More on the Grande Promenade

Untitled, Anish Kapoor

U-Lounge, Thomas Hirschhorn

The Falling Angel, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov

This Sunday I had the chance to see most of the artworks of the Grande Promenade exhibition. The city was almost deserted and it was easy to move around it's venues. I include here some photos of the pieces that rock!

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Life Style Death:Λαιφσταιλντεθ

I have just received an email from the best designer's store in Athens called Life and Style Death that a 50% discount for brands like Bernard Wilhelm, Eley kishimoto, Pleasure Principle, Burfitt etc, is taking place. Their address is TRIPTOLEMOU 30, GAZI, ATHENS, 11AM-9PM, +30 210 3466055. (photo: Eley kishimoto for Sony PSP)

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Neen Plateau part II

Some more photos of the Neen Plateau and the bracelet that the Baptist gives.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

The Neen Plateau

People waiting in line to be baptized

Tara Subkoff gets the Neen "faith"

Some photos from yesterday's opening night of the Grande Promenade exhibition. Neen Plauteau will be there until the end of September.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Tonight the Grande Promenade

The Grande Promenade will start from Dionisiou Aeropagitou st. at 8pm (near the under-construction museum of Acropolis) then around 9 the procession will head towards the Neen Plateau and the artworks along the Dionisiou Aeropagitou street. Also Andreas' "Walking Building" video will be projected on the big facade of the FIX building on the Syngrou side after 9. Another promenade happened yesterday when the museum organised a day-trip to Hydra for all the participating artists. On Hydra we saw the new exhibition at the old school called POSTER organized and curated by Dimitrios Antonitsis. I will include in another post my highlights from the show. I will be again there next week.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Neen Plateau under construction

The Thiseio square is under a small Neen makeover. Andreas, Miltos and I are doing 3 different works that will be called the Neen Plateau. Andreas's piece is the Philosophy hut, Miltos' is the Neen baptism (a hired baptist will give everyday a Neen "purification") and my piece, a website called where at the Thiseio square a road sign will remind us it's "natural" space.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Mai and Afrika Bambaataa

Naples celebrates

My friends Vito Campanelli and Katia Casesse sent me their photos from the night that Italy took over the world! In Naples things are more spontaneous!

Monday, July 10, 2006

Angie Reed

Angie Reed is an American perfomance artist living in Berlin. She has passed from numerous performances to exhibitions of drawings and animations and vice versa. Her perfomance at Synch festival on Saturday was one of the most interesting stuff. Visit her own home-page

Friday, July 07, 2006

Man in the dark accident

A neen show always has some accidents. This is what happened above to the website of Miltos Manetas yesterday at the Benaki

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Neen Demo at Synch

I just came back from the Neen Demo I curated at the Benaki Museum as part of the Synch Festival. It seems that everybody had fun this night especially me. Mai Ueda performed her songs in greek, Andreas furniture was a smash hit and people were playing one after the other with our websites..

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Devendra Banhart in Athens

Devendra Banhart perfoming at Underwold Athens

I went to the Devendra Banhart concert few hours ago here in Athens. Even with Antony and the Johnsons at the same time playing somewhere else, a lot of people showed up. Devendra was high with lots of good attitude. I attach some photos. I will post some videos on later today, gotta go to prepare the Neen Demo at the Benaki museum.

Daphne Mavrogiorgos, Neenstar Rafael Rozendaal, Marina Fokides

Marina Fokides and Rebecca Camhi

Saturday, July 01, 2006

The Plastics

Mai's new friend in Tokyo is a Japanse pop star from the '80. Neenstar before NEEN they were singing about copy in '79. This band is called Plastics. The group was quite fashion oriented, and had something of a performance art style to them. Their first single “Copy/Robot” (1979) used a spelling machine toy. Check the video above via YouTube