With a Little Help from my Friends | KYAN
KYAN is an artist run project space founded in 2021 by painter Kyvèli Zoi Stenou and Giorgos Anagnostis Stenos. Located within the salon of a 1938 Athenian town house, in the historic district of Exarheia, it serves as a creative platform for both local and international, emerging and mid-career artists. With a focus on fine arts, performance and music, the space aims to embody the idea of art as a force of change, through residencies and site-specific projects.
It is the first time that KYAN produces an exhibition beyond the borders of its project space, with the group show “With a Little Help from my Friends” for Back to Athens 9 – no apocalypse now. The theme of this site-specific presentation occurs in reference to the song “With a Little Help from my Friends” by the Beatles. The work presented is in the format of a commissioned artwork by each invited artist, in the size of A3 (approximately 30 x 50 cm.) dimensions. The purpose of this specific request per exhibiting artist, is to create a web of works in a consistent pattern, in order to portray the notion of companionship and friendship through the format of a visual letter. All the invited artists for this site-specific presentation are creators and thinkers who have played a key role in the development of the identity of KYAN as an artist run space for artists by artists. Through the presentation “With a Little Help from my Friends” the aim is to imply the notion of solidarity and unity amongst our growing artistic community, within the context of the intimate environment of the obscure and private service rooms of the Isaiah Mansion.
Curated by: Kyveli Zoi, KYAN Athens
Artists: Ioannis Avgoustis, Dinos Bakounakis, Claudio Coltorti, Barba Dee, Ioanna Limniou, Chloé Royer, Kyveli Zoi.
The exhibition «With a Little Help from my Friends» is curated by Kyveli Zoi, KYAN Athens, as a part of Back to Athens 9 | International Art Meeting 2022.
Artwork as displayed:
Family Portrait by Barba Dee, Photo © Barba Dee / Treasures in the Grass by Kyveli Zoi, Photo © Kyveli Zoi / Untitled by Chloé Royer, Photo © Chloé Royer / Untitled by Ioannis Augoustis, Photo © Ioannis Augoustis / Flowers in Ochre by Ioanna Limniou, Photo © Ioanna Limniou / Dead Flowers by Ioanna Limniou, Photo © Ioanna Limniou / Untitled by Claudio Coltorti, Photo © Claudio Coltorti.
Back to Athens 9 | International Art Meeting 2022 is organised by APART Art Research and Applications under the auspices of the City of Athens, with the support of the Austrian Embassy Athens and the Ministry of Culture of Austria, Zoia, produced and coordinated by CHEAPART, with the participation of the Cultural program Athens Intersection, theculturechannel.com and communication sponsor, dreamideamachine.
Back to Athens 9 | International Art Meeting 2022
No apocalypse now: A review
65 Patision and Ioulianou str., 104 33, Athens Greece
«With a Little Help from my Friends», 3rd floor
Opening: Wednesday, June 29, 16:00 - 22:00
Duration: June 29 - July 3, 2022
Hours: Wednesday – Friday 16:00 - 22:00, Saturday – Sunday 12:00 – 22:00