Twenty one years after the first Greek art fair was organized in 1993, Art-Athina remains the most prominent annual artistic event in Greece. This year's eighteenth event will be held at the TaeKwonDo Stadium in Paleo Faliro from May 15th to 19th, 2013.
True to its original concept of promoting the contemporary Greek art scene and establishing a constructive dialogue with international art, Art-Athina continuous on an upward course through a process of constant development in terms of both structure and content. The concurrent presence of Greek and foreign art galleries, artists, museums, foundations and art publishers gives a unique opportunity for bringing together the entire spectrum of the art world and providing visitors with its most comprehensive picture.
The 19th Art-Athina - International Contemporary Art Fair will be dynamically present at the Taekwondo Stadium in Paleo Faliro from May 15 to May 19. As always, the tone is set by the Greek and foreign art galleries which present a picture of contemporary art trends combined with the current flavour of the art market.
Additionally, cultural foundations, museums, art publishers and media contribute to a comprehensive picture of the artistic landscape of our time.
The exhibition includes works of art from 43 Greek and foreign galleries, while for the first time this year there will be a work from the Dimitris Daskalopoulos' private collection of modern art. Daskalopoulos also funded Neon, a foundation bringing art to the public that will be presented for the first time at the show.
The art galleries will outline a picture of contemporary art trends, while the exhibition will also include free tours, open forums and educational programmes by Greek and foreign curators.
Launched in 1993 by the Hellenic Art Galleries Association, Art-Athina is one of the longest lasting contemporary art fairs in Europe, the largest annual visual arts event in Greece and a meeting point for international artistic creation.