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Athenian artists in NY

THE ARTISTIC duo of FokiaNou Art Space in Athens has been invited to hold a two person exhibition at the AAA3A art space in New York, directed by Blanka Amezkua, also founder of FokiaNou. The two artists will present views of Athens, in an exhibition entitled “Athenian Topographies”, which includes an installation, video and collages by Panagiotis Voulgaris referencing Lycabettus, Athenian nature and architecture, as well as a series of paintings by Mary Cox of abandoned buildings in the city’s southern suburbs.

FokiaNou Art Space was founded by Blanka Amezkua in 2014, who left for New York in 2016 where she started the artist-run space AAA3A. FokiaNou aims through its artistic program to bring together Greek and foreign artists in the hospitable apartment of Pangrati in Athens, following the original model set by Blanka Amezkua, which emphasizes in artistic freedom and experimentation by promoting the local art scene.

Painting by Mary Cox

Since 2016, under the direction of the two artists, Panagiotis Voulgaris and Mary Cox, over 50 solo, group and two person exhibitions have been held, as well as an equally large number of workshops, talks, screenings and lectures. FokiaNou Art Space also systematically launches open invitations to artists for group exhibitions, such as the annual popular Athens-themed exhibition, which has been established in recent years, supporting and believing in this fruitful and open process.

AAA3A art space, created and run by Blanka Amezkua, is housed in an apartment in the South Bronx, New York, hosting a wide-ranging program of exhibitions, workshops, residencies, talks and lunches, with an emphasis on Bronx-area artists, inviting them to exhibit their artwork over the course of a month in an environment that is radically different from established art spaces. They are also encouraged to offer a workshop to the local community or even prepare a meal during their exhibition.

  • “Athenian Topographies” Mary Cox – Panagiotis Voulgaris, FokiaNou at  AAA3A art space in New York.
  • Opening: Saturday 10 December 2022 at 16.00
  • Exhibition duration: 10 December 2022 – 5 January 2023
  • Talks – Presentation by the artists: Saturday 17 December 2022
Installation by Panagiotis Voulgaris
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