THE ΤΕΛΟΣ SOCIETY speaks to Sozita Goudouna, Founding Director of Greece In USA
Greece in USA is a non-profit organization with a global reach that promotes knowledge of contemporary and ancient Greek Culture while fostering international cultural cooperation, experimentation and social engagement. The organization's extensive programming includes commissioned artists' and curators' projects, residencies, educational and ecological initiatives and the commitment to cultivating a sensible culture of innovation and thought leadership.
We are dedicated to offering innovative and unique programs in education and the arts, all exploring the evolving diversity and richness of Greek and Cypriot cultures. The non- profit organization seeks to generate new thinking about the arts and promote cross- cultural dialogue through partnerships and new platforms of creation.
The organization promotes international exchange of practice and knowledge in the arts - visual and sound art, dance, architecture, theatre - research on the methods used in curatorial and performing practices and investigation of points of intersection between the arts, science and the public sphere by means of interventions, collective actions, educational programs and publications.
Greece in USA aims to collaborate and build long-lasting partnerships with leading institutions and individuals who actively engage with Greece and its culture and to convey a comprehensive and distinctive representation of Greece and Cyprus by producing cultural and educational programs that encourage intercultural dialogue and enable cultural involvement.
Our principal goals are:
To shape and envision the image of contemporary Greece in the United States beyond existing stereotypes
To recalibrate the assumed center of Greek national narratives to include those who have often been denied historical recognition.
To transform the way Greek histories are told and produce projects that reflect the vast, rich complexity of Greek culture.
To support Greek inspired cultural practices by welcoming and nurturing new ideas and influential perspectives
To commission, produce and present contemporary Greek and Cypriot culture that grapple with many of the pressing social and political issues of our time
To foster Greek scholarship and cultural research within the American educational system
To develop a transatlantic network for the exchange of culture and ideas
To strengthen the development of structures in cultural policy & leadership, and foster worldwide mobility.
Greece in USA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization registered in the State of New York, tax-exempt ID no. 85-0828531. Contributions to Greece in USA are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Greece in USA's launch is under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Culture.
Καλλιτεχνική έρευνα για τον μεταβιομηχανικό χαρακτήρα της Πάτρας από το 1960 έως σήμερα.
Η διατομεακή μελέτη TELL ME, το νέο έργο του καλλιτέχνη Γιώργου Μαραζιώτη, προσπαθεί να ανιχνεύσει ιστορικά και να μεταμορφώσει εικαστικά την δυναμική των μεταβιομηχανικών αρχιτεκτονημάτων και των συλλογικών κοινωνικών λειτουργιών που διαμορφώνουν το τώρα της Πάτρας. Εμπνεόμενος από την σύγχρονη δράση της εργατικής τάξης της πόλης, καταγράφει τον λόγο αυτής, επεξεργάζεται εικαστικά την ατομική μνήμη και αποσκοπεί στην δημιουργία ενός γλυπτικού περιβάλλοντος που θα προάγει τον δημόσιο διάλογο, θα αναπτύσσει τις αξίες του design και της αρχιτεκτονικής και τέλος, θα θεάται σαν ένα εν εξελίξει πορτρέτο της πόλης.
CARVING THE NEGATIVE
SUMMER - FALL - WINTER 2021
Σμιλεύοντας το Αρνητικό | Carving the Negative
Επιμελητές εργαστηρίων: Σωτήριος Μπαχτσετζής, Χρυσούλα Λιώνη, και Δημήτριος Σπύρου
Εικαστικά κείμενα: Γιώργος Μαραζιώτης, Σοφία Ντώνα, Eliana Otta, Μαρία Παπαδημητρίου, Ηλίας Παπαηλιάκης, και Πάνος Σκλαβενίτης
Συμμετέχοντες: Έφηβοι και ενήλικες της Τήνου, Λέσβου και Εύβοιας.
Συνεργαζόμενοι φορείς: ΚΟΙΝΩΝΩ, The Tinos Gathering, Τήνος, Κυκλάδες | K-Gold Temporary Gallery, Λέσβος, Βόρειο Αιγαίο | Tidal Culture Lab, Χαλκίδα, Εύβοια
«Σμιλεύοντας το Αρνητικό | Carving the Negative» είναι μια διαδραστική και συνεργατική δράση της ΤΗΕ ΤΕΛΟΣ SOCIETY. Έξι εικαστικοί έχουν προσκληθεί να συμμετάσχουν σε αυτή από τους επιμελητές, Σωτήριο Μπαχτσετζή, Χρυσούλα Λιώνη και Δημήτρη Σπύρου.
Γενναιόδωρα οι παρακάτω καλλιτέχνες:
Γιώργος Μαραζιώτης, Σοφία Ντώνα, Eliana Otta, Mαρία Παπαδημητρίου, Ηλίας Παπαηλιάκης, και Πάνος Σκλαβενίτης παραχωρούν και μοιράζονται προσωρινά τα πνευματικά δικαιώματα έξι πρωτότυπων περιεκτικών ‘εικαστικών’ κειμένων με σκοπό την ερμηνεία αυτών στο πλαίσιο τριήμερων εργαστηρίων αρχικά στη Τήνο, και στη συνέχεια στη Λέσβο και Εύβοια.
Οι συμμετέχοντες των εργαστηρίων των παραπάνω τοπικών κοινωνιών συλλογικά θα υλοποιήσουν εφήμερα έργα έχοντας ως έναυσμα τα κείμενα των εικαστικών. Η πειραματική αυτή άσκηση θα πραγματοποιηθεί συνολικά τρεις φορές. Τα έργα που θα προκύψουν στο πλαίσιο των εργαστηρίων θα παρουσιαστούν στο κατάλογο της δράσης, στην ιστοσελίδα της TTS και στα μέσα κοινωνικής δικτύωσης των συνεργατών μας όταν ολοκληρωθούν και τα τρία σκέλη του προγράμματος.
Με την οικονομική υποστήριξη και την αιγίδα του Υπουργείου Πολιτισμού και Αθλητισμού
TTS BOARD MEMBER
Μay 12th, 2021
TTS is happy to announce that today, on May 12th, 2021, Independent Curator, Art Critic and Thinker, Maja Ćirić joined the THE ΤΕΛΟΣ SOCIETY Board. We are honored to have her on the TTS Board while caring for our extended society.
Maja Ćirić is an award-winning independent curator and art critic with significant experience in the international art world. After the digital turn 2020, she became more involved in phygital (physical + digital) projects, conferences and exhibitions in the hybrid field of art + science + tech. She also curates in the metaverse (meta + universe). Historically speaking, Maja was the curator of the Mediterranea 18 Young Artists Biennale, in Tirana (2017), and has been both the curator (2007) and the commissioner (2013) of the Serbian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Maja holds a PhD in Art Theory (Thesis: "Institutional Critique and Curating") from the University of Arts in Belgrade. Her speaking engagements, among others, were/are at MAC VAL (2017), Centre Pompidou (2018), and MNAC Bucharest (2018), AICA Serbia Conference (2021), Zlin Digital Exhibition Design Conference (2021), Interact Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (2021) and IKT Conference (2021). She contributed to Obieg, Artforum, and Artmargins Online. Her areas of expertise from day one span from the geopolitical and the curatorial through curating as a practice of institutional critique. She is sitting at the Board of Advisors to The Telos Society, Arts & Culture Research Lab Observatorium in Athens and the Editorial Board of The Large Glass published by MoCA, Skopje. She is the art glass researcher and advisor for Digital Glass Serbia, a project whose goal is to evaluate the industrial legacy of glass production.
Monday, June 1st, 2020 | 16:00
TTS NEPHELE GRANTEE 2020
Maria Nicolacopoulou is a curator, researcher and art critic of Greek-Armenian descent interested in the cultural impact and potentiality of institutional formats of contemporary art, through methods of transnational collaboration. Her research focuses on the concept, programming and power of the contemporary art museum, and she has presented papers in international conferences, as well as written for catalogues and publications like Third Text, frieze and Ocula amongst others. Nicolacopoulou has previously worked with institutions like Tate Modern, Creative Time, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, while she is currently running sync Curatorial Fellowship in Athens, a platform she founded to help foster curatorial research, provide opportunities for artists and curators and explore the reach of horizontal collaboration through various formats of transnational conversations. Nicolacopoulou holds a BA in Philosophy and Art History from the City University of New York, an MRes in Humanities & Cultural Studies from the London Consortium and a further MA in Museum Studies from New York University. She is based in Athens and works everywhere.
Danae Sioziou was born in 1987. She is a poet, an interdisciplinary artist and educator. She studied English Literature, Cultural Management and European History. She was co-editor of the literary journal Teflon. The poetry collection Useful Children Games is her first and was published by Antipodes Editions. She was awarded the National Prize for Young Writers and the Hellenic Writer’s Association Jiannis Varveris’ Prize for Young Writers. Her poems have been translated in thirteen languages and published and anthologized internationally. She has participated in many literature festivals in Europe. She works as a cultural manager and she facilitated many cultural and educational projects. Her second book Possible Landscapes will be launched in 2020 by Antipodes.
Amara Okafor (b. Umuahia, Nigeria) is an artist-curator, culture-producer based in Abuja, Nigeria. Her practice is rooted in studying/practicing Painting, Sculpture, Curatorial Practice and many years of learning from artist El Anatsui since 1999 -date. She has run her private studio in Lagos, Nsukka, Abuja -Nigeria. Awards: UNESCO Aschberg; Commonwealth Foundation Commonwealth Connections, Jury prize- National Art Competition (Nigeria). Selected Residencies: Lademoen Kustnerverksteder, Norway; Nordisk Kunstnarsenter Dalsåsen – Norway; Popopstudios, Nassau- Bahamas; Jogja National Museum. Selected Exhibitions: Babel Art Space, Norway, Oriel Mostyn, Wales, Manchester Art Gallery, UK. Various public projects at alternative art spaces, including at the Jogjakarta Biennial.
Fadma Kaddouri is a Franco-Marocaine artist. She was born in the Rif mountains in Morocco and now lives and works in France. The Rif is present in her poetic and visual practice. Like a path, a moving body that explores the notion of memory and reveals the social-historical changes traversed by the resilient and cathartic poetic aesthetics of "Izri", a sung oral poetry of the Rif tribes that her mother practiced. His work explores and underlines the metamorphosis of the forms of poetic orality and their common movements with plastic forms, from the "Tarifite"* language to Arabic and French, thus delivering an imagined contemporary grammar. Recognizing one's history in order to better know and transmit it, such is the meaning of his artistic narratives.
*"Tarifite" means oral language from the Rif in northern Morocco
June 1st, 2020
On May, 23rd, 2020 Venetia Kapernekas, TTS's first appointed Ambassador due to special circumstances concluded her post three months before due time. TTS would like to thank Ms Kapernekas for her invaluable feedback and support.
On June 1st, 2020 Abdellah Karroum, a TTS Board of Advisors Member since January 2020, was appointed the post of the TTS Ambassador. Abdellah Karroum is a researcher and curator, and the Artistic Director of L’Appartement 22 in Rabat as well as the Director of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha. We are honoured to have him at the helm of our society.
peri-Tēchnes, the online magazine in collaboration with THE ΤΕΛΟΣ SOCIETY formed a collaboration and an open call for papers and/or visual essays on the notion of physis.
The papers selected will be a part of an on-going digital exhibition on the New-York based peri-Tēchnes online magazine, while selected pieces will be featured throughout 2020-2021 on THE ΤΕΛΟΣ SOCIETY website and/or anthologies.
peri-Tēchnes is a website dedicated to interdisciplinary and cross-temporal art practices. Most importantly, it seeks to bring you in contact with the art scene in Greece in relation to its broader MENA geographical area and the work of artists from across the seas. The editor, Tiffany Apostolou is a New York-based curator, writer, and consultant on matters of cross-temporal and interdisciplinary art practices.