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  • CHEAPART 2004
  • CHEAPART 2004
  • CHEAPART 2004
  • CHEAPART 2004


Where were you in December 1995? At the launch of CHEAPART, the first of a series of exhibitions to radically change the way we perceive art in Greece. Today it’s 10th anniversary event brings on many useful conclusions, unimaginable at the time – yet most successfully applied over these years. If art and communication go together, has anyone been able to prove it? Is the artwork a consumer product? Can literally anyone acquire an artwork? Could an art context gallery actually be designed to exist and function in Greece?

Have 228 artists actually participated in the CHEAPART exhibitions? Can an arts organization survive without being a for-profit company and without ever receiving any form of state or public funding? Can it be that CHEAPART events reach an unprecedented number of visitors? What makes it so popular? Is it possible to create new conditions for the production of artistic work, and avoid predefined procedures? Could anyone ever imagine that Greece's national participation at the recent Venice Biennale and Biennale of Sao Paulo were previously supported and showcased at CHEAPART 6 months prior to these presentations?

Are these coincidences to frequent to be random? In any case, perhaps we cannot recall what you did in December 1995, but we now know where you will be on December 6, 2004.

“Dear Cliff
I see you've been here for 7 years. I've been here twice as long as you.
God knows what that proves”

David Ogilvy, 21.9.1963

CHEAPART’s 10th anniversary exhibition, 100 artists for 10 years of CHEAPART.

Artists: Agapitos Agapitakis, Stefanos Alafouzos, Maria Antonatou, Elena Athanasiadou, Ismini Bonatsou, Vassilis Boutos, Emy Chatzifotiadou, Charalampos Dermatis, Eirini Diadou, Michalis Doukoumetzakis, Michalis Eliou, Dimitris Georgakopoulos, Georg Georgakopoulos, Panos Georgopoulos, Nikos Giavropoulos, Tzeli Hadjidimitriou, Dimitris Halatsis, Anna Kaneli, Giorgos Kanelos, Fotini Kapiris, Lina Karanikolaou, Angie Karatza, Elli Karavanaki, Christos Kechagioglou, Anne Kern, Nikos Kokkalis, Evaggelia Kokkinou, Yorgos Kondosphyris, Harris Kondosphyris, Giannis Koutroulis, Nikos Kryonidis, Dimitris Lagias, Grigoris Lagos, Tasos Liakopoulos, Yorgos Lintzeris, Fanis Logothetis, Anna Maneta, Vaso Manidaki, Giancarlo Manneschi, Ino Mei, Aliki Moutousi, Fiona Mouzakiti, Vasilis Noulas, Stavros Panagiotakis, Maria Papaioannou, Thanasis Pappas, Natassa Poulantza, Aris Roupinas, Christian Rupp, Angelina Sideris, Dimitris Skourogiannis, Vaso Sofra, Tesi Spilioti, Kalliroi Spyridonos, Amalia Stavroulaki, Aris Stoidis, Maria Stylianaki, Vasilis Theos, Nikos Triantafyllou, Takis Tsakalidis, Martha Tsiara, Maria Tsimbourla, Fritz Unegg, Andreas Vais, Vasilis Vais, Sotiris Vardakis, George Vaviloussakis, Giorgos Vitsaropoulos, Thanos Vovolis, Pantelis Xeirocheimonas, Maria Zacharaki, Pares Μallis, Litsa Μavrogiorgi.

Opening: December 6, 2004, 20.00 at CHEAPART and gallery.
Duration until December 23.

25 A.Metaxa Str.
20 Aristofanous Str., 10554 Psyrri