Art Athina 2017 in Athens, Greece
Art Athina is one of the oldest international art fairs of Europe with a constant and consistent presence since 1993, upon its inauguration. Through the years, the core of the art fair has been enriched by national and international participation. Its multidisciplinary program has been extended by synergies with distinguished art practitioners, museums and institutions, as well as focus towards the local scenes of other countries and educational programs. For its 22nd edition, Art Athina presents its new profile. Apparent on every aspect, it aspires to live on the high standards of today.
A section conceived and organized by an annually appointed curator. This year’s section will be curated by Myriam Ben Salah (b. 1985, Algiers) editor-in-chief of Kaleidoscope magazine and curator based in Paris. Ben Salah has been coordinating special projects and public programs at Palais de Tokyo since 2009, focusing especially on performance art, video and publishing initiatives.
The video & screening program, conceived and presented by an annually appointed curator. This year the section will be curated by Alexander Burenkov (b.1987, Saint Petersburg), curator, writer and art director based in Moscow. Alexander’s field of research focuses on the young Russian art scene and international emergent art practices and trends. He has worked as curator with Moscow Polytechnic Museum, Strelka Institute of Media, Architecture and Design, the V-A-C Foundation and ISSMAG gallery.