Challenge and recognition
When in 1995 sixteen artists participated in the first CHEAPART exhibition, questions were raised by the public regarding the level of risk involved. What constituted the value of an artwork, is the price? The issue of multiplicity? Or perhaps showcasing it in a major artspace or gallery? How risky is it to present the artist's work at low, but extremely realistic prices, as opposed to high, and many times, fictitious prices? Artists and art lovers have decided: 130 artists participate in CHEAPART 12, only part of the total number of candidates, while the public is looking forward to engage with the artists in person and explore their artwork. Much has been said and written about CHEAPART during the last 11 years, both good and bad. CHEAPART always has ears open for dialogue, always willing to answer any question from anyone without hesitation, without hypocrisy. For sure the issue of the low selling price was and continues to provoke, yet at the same time many artists that collaborate with other art spaces have gained recognition through CHEAPART due to the popularity of the exhibitions. Had both consistency and quality not been the two most important attributes for the artists and the organization, CHEAPART would have proven to be another shooting star to vaporize in the atmosphere of Greek reality.
CHEAPART 12 opens at CHEAPART, Exarheia and Gallery a.antonopoulou.art.
Artists: Agapitos Agapitakis, Eleni Louza Akyla, Stefanos Alafouzos, Nelly Almbertou, Maria Andonatou, Tereza Antaraki, Natassa Aristeidaki, Nikos Aslanidis, Elena Athanasiadou, Nicholas Bliatkas, Fani Boundouroglou, m.v.d. Brink, Christos Chasapopoulos, Emy Chatzifotiadou, Maria Christoforatou, Charalambos Dermatis, Natasa Dialysma, Andonis Psaras, Panagiotis Dorbarakis, Michalis Doukoumetzakis, Thalassini Douma, Angeliki Douveri, Miltos Epithymiadis, Eutyxia Ermidou, Achilleas Fakiolas, Voula Ferendinou, Maria Filippakopoulou, Katerina Gagaki, Dimitris Georgakopoulos, Georg Georgakopoulos, Anthi Bartzi, Panos Georgopoulos, Dimitris Gizinos, Valia Gouzia, Elli Griva, Konstandinos Haidalis, Eleana Haviara, Katerina Ioannidi, Lila Kalogeri, Nicholeta Kapari, Fotini Kapiris, Kika Karambela, Lina Karanikolaou, Angie Karatza, Elli Karavanaki, Panos Karonis, Dimitra Katsona, Lia Kazakou, Ioanna Kemane, Anne Κern, Krisiko Kleves, Nikos Kokkalis, Evangelia Kokkinou, Harris Kontosphyris, Omiros Kosmidis, Amarillis Kostaropoulou, Dimitris Kritsotakis, Ioannis Krommydas, Nikos Kryonidis, Olyvia Kyriakopoulou, Nikos Kyritsis, Grigoris Lagos, Giorgos Lagoudianakis, Ioli Leivada, Uli Lekkas, Vasia Leondopoulou, Tasos Liakopoulos, Kosmas Lilikakis, Fanis Logothetis, Giorgos Lyntzeris, Alexandros Magkaniotis, Dorina Malliou, Pares Μallis, Vaso Manidaki, Filippos Manos, Eva Maragkaki, Erietta Markandonatou, Eva Mavridou, Litsa Mavrogiorgi, Melania, Elisavet Mohamet, Aliki Moutousi, Thomas Μueller, Celina Νegri, Lenia Anastasopoulou, Louza Nikolaidou, Danai Orfanoudaki, Stavros Panagiotakis, Panos Papadolias, Andonis Papadopoulos, Christina Parakende, Romerlo Pervolovici, Katerina Pleioni, Eleni Politopoulou, Fotini Polydorou, Maria Polyzoidou, Eleni Riga, Aris Roupinas, Christian Rupp, Sofia Senoglou, Eri Skyrianni, Christos Soularis, Lyda Sperelaki, Kalliroi Spyridonos, Alexandra Stefanidou, Aris Stoidis, Maria Stylianaki, Filippos Theodoridis, Vichy Theodoropoulou, Vasilis Theos, Thrafia, Nikos Triandafyllou, Mara Tsafandaki, Eleftheria Tsagkaraki, Takis Tsakalidis, George Tserionis, Martha Tsiara, Manos Tsihlis, Maria Tsimbourla, Eleni Tsoni, Katerina Vafeia, Andreas Vais, Vasilis Vais, Giorgos Vitsaropoulos, Vaso Vougiouka, Andreas Vousouras, Pantelis Xeirocheimonas, Kyveli Zachariou, Maria Zacharaki, Stamatis Zervas, Myrto Zevgoli.
Opening: Tuesday, December 5, 2006
Duration: 75.12 – 23.12.2006
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