Lead artists: Rick Lowe, Maria Papadimitriou / Project coordinator during documenta14: Elli Christaki / Project coordinator post-d14: Sevastiana Konstaki / post-d14 Communication manager: Barbara Mulas
Multimedia installation, 2017
Selection & presentation: Maria Papadimitriou, Sevastiana Konstaki, Barbara Mulas, in collaboration with Hanna Schimek
ONE TO ONE, (ΕΝΑ ΠΡΟΣ ΕΝΑ), publication, 1–17 (2017)
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, 6 issues, printed posters, 2017
ΕΛΠΙ-ΖΩ // ELPI-ZO, a performance by Antigone Theodorou in the context of Victoria Square Project and documenta 14; 16th July 2017; Video by Costantine Giannaris. Special thanks to: Maria Papadimitriou, Rick Lowe, Constantine Giannaris, Elli Christaki, Andreas Vembos, Ryan Dennis, Eureka Gilkey, Eleni Karabina, Dora Bountioukou, all the inhabitants of Elpidos Street, Victoria Square Project, documenta 14.
PROJECTO PREGUNTA – Civil Participation Device: “What Would You Ask Europe?” Mil M2 (Santiago, Chile – 2013 ongoing); Art Residency at Victoria Square Project – July 2017
Victoria Square Project (VSP) in Athens, Greece, is a social sculpture created by the artist Rick Lowe; born within documenta14, it has been engaging the people of the Victoria neighbourhood and beyond. Since April 2017, more than 50 different creative and social activities, involving both children and adults from different backgrounds and cultures, have been organised. VSP has also built strong collaborations with national and international institutions and foundations that have led to new partnerships and projects. The space is also acting as a catalyst to bring visitors from all around the world into this multicultural neighbourhood, giving them a space to discover, learn and contribute to work committed to the community and improving society.
documenta14 is now over, yet the project’s existence appears essential to the community that wants it to continue its daily social and educational activities, since it has already changed the profile of the neighbourhood for the better. A friendly meeting place has been found, and it allows everybody to create and communicate with each other: a missing element in our neighbourhood. The press publication ONE TO ONE is an attempt to map the local businesses in the area around Victoria Square and provide a “meeting point” for the people of the neighborhood, where they narrate their stories. Cross sections of current VSP activities and the publication are shown within the framework of the Budapest Windows exhibition. (V.S.P.)
Photo top of this page: © Elli Christaki