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I shall stay the way I am because I do not give a damn(Dorothy Parker)


Rania Emmanouilidou

Solo Show / Duration: 15/2/2019-16/3/2019



Marina Athanassiadou, Art Historian, Museologist
Vassilis Amanatidis, Poet, Art Historian, Translator
Eleni Garoufalia, Art Historian, Curator
Sonia Lazaridis, Psychoanalyst
Lydia Hatziiakovou, Curator


Rania Emmanouilidou presents her fifth solo exhibition in collaboration with Zina Athanassiadou Gallery. She works as a team with the graphic designer Apostolos Rizos in order to create an installation with paintings, sculptures and drawings all surrounded by graphic environment under the ambiguous title  “DEGENERATION/I shall stay the way I am, because I do not give a damn”.

Drawing her themes from the mass media, the pop culture, books, music, the internet and her personal experience she deconstructs the stereotypical images that are attributed to women by society creating new meanings. Autobiographical but at the same time universal, her works are imaginary parables that reflect the unrealistic expectations that cultures impose on gender and social identity, while borrowing pictures from the internet they question the borderline between private and public. Her painting with intensive colors, holds a flat intention that comes from a procedure of visual collage. It is complemented by dominant graphic elements that are drawn from the everyday visual culture, such as advertisements and cinema but have formed a typographic alphabet carefully designed to fulfill the purposes of this installation project. These works in many ways stand close to the conceptual quests of the vaporwave movement.

The initial idea of the installation derived from archival photographs from the exhibition “Entartete Kunst”. It was an art exhibition that was organized by Adolf Ziegler (and the Nazis) at Munich with 650 works of art that were seized from the german museums and were shown in parallel to the Great German Art Exhibition which declared war to the cultural  degeneration.The works were considered to “insult the german feeling,to destroy the figure and to lack a certain artistic and craft aptitude”.

The combination of the title “DEGENERATION” with Dorothy Parker’s verse “I shall stay the way I am because I do not give a damn” from her poem “Observation” has been chosen with a humorous self undermining mood. At the same time it questions the contemporary art system,the ethics, the ideas and the social behaviors that are conducted in it. Furthermore the title expresses the modern lifestyle motto that functions as an alibi to the absence of any solidarity.

The focus on the feminine that we observe in the paintings but also in the sculptural figures underlines the strategic essentialism, a term that was firstly used by the theoretician Gayatri Spivak where minority groups despite their differences, identify their common characteristics in order to create under this common identity ,solidarity. The repetition of the feminine colors, pinks, soft pastels and purples is a way of participation to the strategic essentialism. By supporting colors and shades that are considered to be inferior, annoying or even faded and flat a sense  of dynamic is brought to front. In spite of  the use of ready made-consumerism society;s wastes-a sense of magic her works where women are enigmatically immobilized waiting for the viewer to interpret, to identify, to conceptualize.

The undermining of the cultural prejudice around the female body and woman in general, universes that are inhabited by powerful hybrid figures are reinforced by the ambiguous titles of the works that overcome the personal narration by revealing questions on the social, the political ,the psychoanalytic aspects of the interpretation.

“Ι have forgiven Jesus” (Morrisey), “The danish girl”, “Marionette player”, “Useless beauty” (Guy de Maupassant), “The flag”, “A long days journey into the night rise”, questions that concern the relationship with the mother-land, the migration ,the gender identity.



I shall stay the way I am because I do not give a damn (Dorothy Parker)


Ράνια Εμμανουηλίδου

Ατομική Έκθεση / Διάρκεια: 15/2/2019-16/3/2019



Μαρίνα Αθανασιάδου, Ιστορικός Τέχνης, Μουσειολόγος
Βασίλης Αμανατίδης, Ποιητής, Ιστορικός Τέχνης, Μεταφραστής
Ελένη Γαρουφαλιά, Ιστορικός Τέχνης, Επιμελήτρια
Σόνια Λαζαρίδη, Ψυχαναλύτρια
Delphine Courtay, Αrt agent


Η Ράνια Εμμανουηλίδου, στην έκτη της ατομική έκθεση σε συνεργασία με την Γκαλερί Ζήνα Αθανασιάδου, συμπράττει με τον graphic designer Απόστολο Ρίζο για να δημιουργήσει στον χώρο της γκαλερί μια εγκατάσταση αποτελούμενη από ζωγραφικούς πίνακες ,σχέδια και γλυπτά υπό τον διφορούμενο τίτλο “DEGENERATION/I shall stay the way I am, because I do not give a damn”.

Αντλώντας τη θεματική της από  τα μέσα μαζικής ενημέρωσης, την pop κουλτούρα, τα βιβλία, τη μουσική, το internet, τους μύθους και τις εμπειρίες της, ασχολείται με την παραμόρφωση και την εκ νέου νοηματοδότηση των στερεοτυπικών εικόνων που αποδίδονται από τις σύγχρονες κοινωνίες στη γυναίκα. Αυτοβιογραφικά και ταυτόχρονα καθολικά, τα έργα της είναι φανταστικές παραβολές που απεικονίζουν τις συνέπειες των μη-ρεαλιστικών προσδοκιών που οι πολιτισμοί επιβάλλουν στην έμφυλη και κοινωνική ταυτότητα, ενώ μέσω της οικειοποίησης εικόνων διαδικτύου αμφισβητούν τα όρια του χώρου ανάμεσα στο προσωπικό και το δημόσιο.

Η ζωγραφική της σε έντονα χρώματα, διατηρεί ένα επίπεδο ύφος και προκύπτοντας  από μια διαδικασία οπτικού κολάζ, πλαισιώνεται από κυρίαρχα graphic στοιχεία που αντλούνται από την καθημερινή οπτική κουλτούρα, όπως η διαφήμιση και ο κινηματογράφος ,με μια προσπάθεια μετατόπισης όμως  από το αρχικό νόημα και τη σημειολογία τους. Τα έργα αυτά  με πολλούς τρόπους πλησιάζουν τις εννοιολογικές ανησυχίες του κινήματος vapowave.

Η αρχική ιδέα της εγκατάστασης βασίστηκε σε φωτογραφίες αρχείου από την Έκθεση Εκφυλισμένης Τέχνης. Ήταν μια έκθεση τέχνης που διοργάνωσε ο Adolf Ziegler (και το Ναζιστικό Κόμμα) στο Μόναχο από 19 Ιουλίου έως 30
Νοεμβρίου 1937, με 650 έργα τέχνης που κατασχέθηκαν από γερμανικά μουσεία και τέθηκε σε αντιδιαστολή με την παράλληλη Μεγάλη Έκθεση Γερμανικής Τέχνης που άνοιγε πόλεμο στην αισθητική της αποσύνθεσης. Τα έργα της έκθεσης θεωρήθηκε ότι «προσβάλλουν τη γερμανική αίσθηση ή καταστρέφουν ή συγχέουν τη φυσική μορφή ή απλά αποκαλύπτουν την απουσία επαρκών χειρωνακτικών και καλλιτεχνικών δεξιοτήτων».1

Ο συνδυασμός του τίτλου “DEGENERATION” με τον στίχο “shall stay the way I am because I do not give a damn” από το ποίημα “Observation” της Dorothy Parker, επιλέχθηκε σε μια προσπάθεια χιουμοριστικής αυτοϋπονόμευσης αλλά και ταυτόχρονα αμφισβήτησης της σύγχρονης κοινωνίας αλλά και του καλλιτεχνικού συστήματος, των αξιών, των θέσεων και των συμπεριφορών που παράγονται μέσα σε αυτά. Σήμερα, εν μέσω μεγάλης έξαρσης του ρατσισμού, των κοινωνικών ανισοτήτων, είναι περισσότερο από ποτέ άμεσο το αίτημα για άρση των αποκλεισμών.  Παράλληλα ο τίτλος εκφράζει το moto του σύγχρονου lifestyle, που λειτουργεί ως άλλοθι για την απουσία από κάθε συλλογικότητα.

Η έμφαση της θηλυκότητας που συναντούμε τόσο στη ζωγραφική όσο και στις γλυπτικές μορφές της Εμμανουηλίδου, εμπίπτει στην πεποίθηση και την πρακτική του strategic essentialism, έναν όρο που δημιουργήθηκε από την θεωρητικό Gayatri Spivak, όπου οι εθνοτικές ή μειονοτικές ομάδες αναγνωρίζουν, παρά τις διαφορές τους, τα κοινά τους χαρακτηριστικά, ώστε κάτω από μια κοινή ταυτότητα να δημιουργήσουν αλληλεγγύη. Η επανάληψη των “θηλυκών” χρωμάτων, όπως τα ροζ ή τα μαλακά παστέλ, είναι ένας τρόπος συμμετοχής στον στρατηγικό ιδεαλισμό. Υποστηρίζοντας χρώματα και αποχρώσεις που θεωρούνται κατώτερες, αδύναμες ή ακόμα και ενοχλητικές δημιουργείται μια αίσθηση δυναμικής. Ταυτόχρονα, παρόλη τη χρήση ready made αντικειμένων -απορριμμάτων της καταναλωτικής κοινωνίας- μια αίσθηση μαγείας αποπνέει από όλα τα έργα της, στα οποία οι γυναίκες είναι περίεργα, αινιγματικά ακινητοποιημένες περιμένοντας τον θεατή να ερμηνεύσει, να ταυτιστεί και να σημασιοδοτήσει.

Η υπονόμευση των πολιτισμικών προκαταλήψεων του θηλυκού σώματος και της γυναίκας, οι κόσμοι που κατοικούνται από ισχυρές υβριδικές φιγούρες ενισχύονται από τους διφορούμενους τίτλους των έργων που ενώ φαινομενικά δημιουργούν μια προσωπική αφήγηση, μας αποκαλύπτουν προβληματισμούς κοινωνικής ,πολιτικής και ψυχαναλυτικής προσέγγισης.

Οι τίτλοι “Ι have forgiven Jesus” (Morrisey), “Τhe danish girl”, “The marionette player”, “All this useless beauty” (Guy de Maupassant), “The flag”, “A long day’s journey into the night” εγείρουν ζητήματα που αφορούν τη σχέση με τη μητέρα-χώρα, την αντιμετώπιση της γυναίκας από το αντίθετο φύλο,το μεταναστευτικό, την έμφυλη ταυτότητα.

Στην έκθεση παρουσιάζονται και δύο σχέδια της Εμμανουηλίδου σε συνεργασία με την εικαστικό Ευαγγελία Ψωμά.

1Την ημέρα που ξεκίνησε η έκθεση, ο Χίτλερ παρέδωσε μια ομιλία με την οποία δήλωνε “ανελέητο πόλεμο” στην πολιτιστική αποσύνθεση, επιτέθηκε σε “chatterboxes, dilettantes και απατεώνες τέχνης”.

…It’s oh so quiet…


Το Ίδρυμα Μάργαρη προσκαλεί δημιουργούς από όλο τον κόσμο να υποβάλουν ένα πρωτότυπο έργο mail art για την φετινή του έκθεση στην Αμφιλοχία με τίτλο “It’s oh so quiet…”.

Η θεματική της φετινής έκθεσης συνδέεται με μια πρόσφατη σημαντική εξέλιξη για την Αμφιλοχία: η εθνική οδός που διέσχιζε το παραλιακό μέτωπο της πόλης μετατοπίστηκε περιφεριακά, ανατρέποντας τα δεδομένα της οικονομικής ζωής της κοινότητας. Αυτή η αλλαγή αποτελεί τόσο ευκαιρία όσο και πρόκληση για την τοπική κοινωνία που καλείται να επαναπροσδιορίσει τις αναπτυξιακές στρατηγικές της.

The Margaris Foundation invites creatives from around the world to submit original mail art work for this year’s exhibition in Amfilochia titled “It’s oh so quiet…“.

This year’s exhibition is inspired by a recent development in the small city of Amfilochia where the Foundation is based: the national highway that passed through the central, coastal road of Amfilochia has been transferred peripherally. This development presents both a great opportunity and a great challenge to the city, that needs to reassess and redirect its strategies for growth.

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Τα έργα θα πρέπει να σταλούν μέχρι τις 7 Ιουλίου (σφραγίδα ταχυδρομείου) στην διεύθυνση:
Les Yper Yper
Γεωργίου Σταύρου 4
546 23 Θεσσαλονίκη
Τηλ: +30.2310.269.587

  • Τα έργα πρέπει να συνοδεύονται από τα στοιχεία επικοινωνίας με τον καλλιτέχνη (ονοματεπώνυμο, διεύθυνση, email, ιστοσελίδα).
  • Τα έργα δεν θα επιστραφούν και θα γίνουν μέρος του αρχείου του Ιδρύματος Μάργαρη.
  • Κανένα έργο δεν είναι προς πώληση αλλά μπορεί να εκτεθεί δημοσίως για πολιτιστικούς σκοπούς.
  • Όλες οι συμμετοχές θα πρέπει να υποβληθούν μέσω ταχυδρομείου.

Please send your works by July 7 (post stamp) to the following address:
Les Yper Yper
Georgiou Stavrou 4
546 23, Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30.2310.26.95.87

  • Participants should provide their full name, address, nationality, email, and website, if available.
  • The works submitted will not be returned and become the collection of Margaris Foundation’s archive.
  • No work will be for sale but may be exhibited from time to time in public galleries to promote cultural awareness.
  • All entries must be submitted through the Post Office.

Η Ράνια Εμμανουηλίδου και ο Απόστολος Ρίζος (Les Yper Yper) συμμετεχουν στην έκθεση “Mind the Gap” του Action Field Kodra 2016, με την εγκατάσταση “Holocene*“.

Διάρκεια έκθεσης: 17-25 Σεπτεμβρίου 2016 || Δευτέρα-Κυριακή: 20:00-23:00
Action Field Kodra: Website Facebook

*Holocene: βιντεοπροβολή, μετεωρολογικό μπαλόνι, πολυεστέρας

Γράμματα, εικόνες ή σύμβολα;
Στα πλαίσια του 6ου παγκοσμίου συνεδρίου τυπογραφίας & οπτικής επικοινωνίας (ICTVC), το αλφάβητο Sciphabet του πολυβραβευμένου σχεδιαστή Victor Koen, εκθέτεται στο Les Yper Yper από τις 17 Ιουνίου έως τις 10 Ιουλίου.
26 λεπτομερώς εικονογραφημένοι χαρακτήρες ως αναζήτηση στη φυση της γραφής, με εφαλτήριο την ιστορία και προορισμό το μέλλον της οπτικής επικοινωνίας.

Τα εγκαίνια της έκθεσης θα πραγματοποιηθούν τη Τρίτη, 21 Ιουνίου, στις 20:00 όπου θα παρευρίσκεται και ο ίδιος ο σχεδιαστής.

[Schiphabet Exhibition @ Facebook]


Viktor Koen

O Viktor Koen, πολυβραβευμένος καλλιτέχνης, σχεδιαστής και εκπαιδευτικός, γεννήθηκε στη Θεσσαλονίκη και είναι κάτοχος πτυχίου από τη Bezalel Academy of Arts &Design, της Ιερουσαλήμ.
Με μεταπτυχιακό τίτλο από τη School of Visual Arts (SVA) της Νέας Υόρκης, διδάσκει στα προγράμματα MFA Illustration και BFA Graphic Design του SVA. Είναι τακτικός συνεργάτης των The New York Times και Wall Street Journal και στο πελατολόγιό του περιλαμβάνονται οι Penguin Books, Random House, Doubleday, Simon & Schuster, Harper Collins, Rizzoli, Houghton Mifflin, Time, Newsweek, Esquire, The Economist, The Atlantic, National Geographic, Rolling Stone, Wired, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, Money, Forbes, BusinessWeek, Nature, Scientific American, Golf Digest, The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, LATimes, Atlantic Records, Roadrunner Records, Virgin και BBC.
Έργα του εκτίθενται σε γκαλερί και μουσεία των Ηνωμένων Πολιτειών, της Ευρώπης, της Ιαπωνίας και της Αυστραλίας και βρίσκονται σε ιδιωτικές συλλογές καθώς και σε συλλογές οργανισμών. Δουλειές του παρουσιάζονται συχνά σε βιβλία και σε δημοσιεύσεις ανά τον κόσμο και οι διακρίσεις του περιλαμβάνουν τα Communication Arts Award of Excellence, Graphis Gold Awards, First Prize Digital Hall of Fame, και Folio Gold Awards.

Viktor Koen is an award-winning artist, designer and educator born in Thessaloniki, Greece.
He holds a BFA from the Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design in Jerusalem and an MFA with honors from the School of Visual Arts in NYC and serves on the faculty of the MFA Illustration and BFA Graphic Design departments at SVA.
Koen is a regular contributor to The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal and his client list includes Penguin Books, Random House, Doubleday, Simon & Schuster, Harper Collins, Rizzoli, Houghton Mifflin, Time, Newsweek, Esquire, The Economist, The Atlantic, National Geographic, Rolling Stone, Wired, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, Money, Forbes, BusinessWeek, Nature, Scientific American, Golf Digest, The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, LATimes, Atlantic Records, Roadrunner Records, Virgin and the BBC.
Koen’s posters and prints are exhibited in galleries and museums in the United States, Europe, Japan and Australia and are part of private and institutional collections. His work is consistently featured in books and publications worldwide, and his distinctions include the Communication Arts Award of Excellence, Graphis Gold Awards, First Prize Digital Hall of Fame and Folio Gold Awards.



Scientific from afar, but far from scientific

Collecting, photographing and eventually bending scientific instruments into letters is a long process, feasible only when one is obsessively attracted by the aesthetics of science and that’s not difficult, just odd. Science and technology museums being a personal natural habitat, the abundance of raw materials required at the begging of any illustrated alphabet was mostly there as the fascination with surgical tools, machinery and microscopes has been long and consistent. Knowing so little about the function and secrets behind such objects is I think my only regret for being such poor student in these subjects.

Sciphabet is a natural extension of my science or more truthfully, scientifically looking illustration work. Breaking apart perfectly good and honest devices for research and precise documentation, transforms them to raw materials waiting to be mangled, fused and twisted into images that communicate science but couldn’t be any further from accurate knowledge of any sort. Having discovered early on that appearing clinically attractive is convincing, inspiring, or even ironic, made a point of using such secret formula for some of the most conceptually challenging assignments. And this is where Sciphabet comes in to bring high science into the most elementary building block of our written language by fusing the traditional, rusted and obsolete with the modern, experimental and shiny. But also provides a healthy dose of social criticism that doesn’t shy away from pointing out the potential for abuse every time something new and wonderful is discovered, as its dark side lurks just around the corner.

Other than keeping me busy and out of trouble, providing with something to exhibit and an excuse to endlessly photograph strange little details, do we really need such alphabets? Maybe as a continuation of a long tradition for that kind of thing or education, as it seems that the abecedarian format is popular for making anything interesting to youngsters. Illustrating headlines and turning them into the message itself before they are even read? Or illuminating initial caps to decorate a block of copy and provide it with twist?

As The Politics of Science cover for the New York Times Book Review, art directed by Steven Heller, was my first cohesive published experiment with scientific type, it seems that Sciphabet revisits the subject and fulfils an old promise to complete the set.

– Viktor Koen, April 2016

Φωτογραφίες από την εκδήλωση:

Ο 1ος Όροφος σε συνεργασία με το Les Yper Yper παρουσιάζουν το project Temps Zero το Σάββατο, 7 Μαίου.

Δεκατέσσερις φωτογράφοι και έξι μουσικοί, συνυπάρχουν σε μια performance όπου οι προβολές και ο ηχητικός αυτοσχεδιασμός, μέσα από την ατομικότητα και την συμπόρευση, σχηματίζουν μια νέα, συμπαγή και ειλικρινή οπτική του κόσμου.

Free Entrance-Είσοδος Ελεύθερη
21:00 – Guest Projections
22:30 – Photo & Video Projections with Improvised Concert

[Facebook Event | Temps Zero | 1ος Όροφος]

_Προβολές φωτογραφιών και videos sequences από τους:
Michael Ackerman (US) + Gael Bonnefon (FR) + Lorenzo Castore (ITA) + Stephane Charpentier (FR) + Clara Chichin (GR) + Damien Daufresne (FR) + Enrico di Nardo (IT) + Gabrielle Duplantier (FR) + Ilias Georgiadis (GRE) + Adam Grossman Cohen (US) + Lorena Morin (ESP) + Alisa Resnik (RU/DE) + Gilles Roudiere (FR) + Lara Tabet (LIB)

_Μουσικός Αυτοσχεδιασμός από τους:
Αναστάσιος Κοκκινίδης (electronics) + Τάσος Καραδέδος (electronics) + Ηλίας Φυλαρίδης (κοντρα μπάσο) + Vladimir Porcépic (κρουστά) + Θάνος Σιδέρης (κλαρινέτο) + Κλεάνθης Μακαντάσης (ηλ. κιθάρα)

_Επιπλέον Προβολές:
– The Greek Lab: προβολές που παρουσιάζουν φωτογραφικές εργασίες από την Ελλάδα, σε επιμέλεια του Ηλία Γεωργιάδη
– Προβολές που παρουσιάζουν φωτογραφικές εργασίες από την Luce collective (IT)
– Επιλογή ταινιών μικρού μήκους από τον αναγνωρισμένο Αμερικάνο κινηματογραφιστή Jem Cohen:
“Gravity hill newsreels” – σύντομες παρατηρήσεις της κατειλλημένης Wall Street.
Μουσικό βίντεο με τους έλληνες μουσικούς “Xylouris White”.

_Projection with photographs and videos sequences by:
Michael Ackerman (US) + Gael Bonnefon (FR) + Lorenzo Castore (ITA) + Stephane Charpentier (FR) + Clara Chichin (GR) + Damien Daufresne (FR) + Enrico di Nardo (IT) + Gabrielle Duplantier (FR) + Ilias Georgiadis (GRE) + Adam Grossman Cohen (US) + Lorena Morin (ESP) + Alisa Resnik (RU/DE) + Gilles Roudiere (FR) + Lara Tabet (LIB)

_Improvised concert by:
Anastasios Kokkinidis (electronics) + Tasos Karadedos (electronics) + Ilias Fylaridis (double bass) + Vladimir Porcépic (drums) + Thanos Sideris (clarinet, bass clarinet) + Kleanthis Makantasi (guitar)

_Additional Projections:
– The Greek Lab |Projections presenting photographic works from Greece, curated by Ilias Georgiadis
– Projections presenting photographic works from Luce collective (IT)
– A Selection of Short Movies by the acclaimed American film-maker Jem Cohen:
Gravity hill newsreels – short observations about accupied wall street
Short music video with the Greek musician Xylouris White

Επιμέλεια: Stephane Charpentier, Laura Serani

-Temps Zero-


Ήχος & Προβολές βασισμένες στην αλληλεπίδραση εικόνων και μουσικού αυτοσχεδιασμού

Οι δράσεις των Temps Zero διαπραγματεύονται τη σχέση της ροής του φωτογραφικού φιλμ με την αμεσότητα του μουσικού αυτοσχεδιασμού.

Η διαμόρφωση του εκάστοτε οπτικού σύμπαντος δίνει την αίσθηση μιας συλλογικής, ειλικρινούς και συνεκτικής αποτύπωσης του κόσμου. Ένα στίγμα του παρόντος. Το έργο των φωτογράφων εμπίμπτει μεταξύ της υπαρξιακής και ενδοσκοπικής εικαστικής γραφής και την ταλάντωση που προέρχεται από την φωτογραφία του δρόμου, τα εσωτερικά ταξίδια και την ταξιδιωτική φωτογραφία.

Βίντεο και προβολές ταινιών τέχνης προσθέτονται σε αυτό το κάλεσμα ενισχύοντας τον ποιητικό και ευαίσθητο χαρακτήρα του ταξιδιού. Στους Temps Zero συμπεριλαμβάνονται καλλιτέχνες από την χώρα διεξαγωγής κάθε εκδήλωσης.

Στις δράσεις, αναδεικνύεται μια νέα γενιά φωτογράφων και κινηματογραφιστών.

Κάθε Performance είναι μοναδική. Όλα επαναπροσδιορίζονται σύμφωνα με τον χρόνο και τον τόπο.

Το project Temps Zero έχει παρουσιαστεί σε Μπράγκα / Αθήνα / Τουλούζη / Παρίσι  / Βερολίνο / Θεσσαλονίκη

Concert & Projections based on the interaction between pictures and improvised music

Temps Zero Show is built around a photographic film that unfold under the impulse of musical improvisations.

The pooling of each visual universe gives to feel a collective, a sincere, a deeply committed vision of the world. Α signal of present time. The work of the photographers falls within an existential and introspective pictorial writing, oscillating between street-photography, inner trips, travel photography…

We add to this invitation videos, art films screenings that intensify the poetic and sensitive scope of the journey. Temps Zero also involves local artists at each event.

The shows highlight a new generation of photographers and film-makers.

No two performances are alike. Everything in each time recreated according to the time and place.

Temps Zero Past Shows @ Braga / Athens / Toulouse / Paris  / Berlin / Thessaloniki

Temps Zero @ Les yper yper / Thessaloniki / 2016

Temps Zero @ Les yper yper / Thessaloniki / 2016

Photographers Biography:





Born in 1967 in Tel Aviv. Lives in Berlin.
Since his first exhibition, in 1999, Michael Ackerman has made his mark by bringing a new, radical and unique approach. His work on Varanasi, entitled “End Time City“, breaks away from all sorts of exoticism or any anecdotal attempt at description, to question time and death with a freedom granted by a distance from the panoramic -whose usage he renewed- to squares or rectangles.
In black and white, with permanent risk that led him to explore impossible lighting, he allowed the grainy images to create enigmatic and pregnant visions. Michael Ackerman seeks -and finds- in the world he traverses, reflections of his personal malaise, doubts and anguish. He received the Nadar Award for his book “End Time City” in 1999, and the Infinity Award for Young Photographer by the International Center of Photography in 1998. In 2009, he won the SCAM Roger Pic Award for his series “Departure, Poland“. His last book “Half Life” has been published in 2010 by Robert Delpire.
In 2014, he collaborated with Vincent Courtois, cellist, and Christian Caujolle, behind the project, in a show called “L’intuition” which proposes a dialogue between photography and music creation. This show was presented, in particular, as part of the festival Banlieues Bleues and for the Rencontres d’Arles 2014.

[Michael Ackerman @ Agence VU]





Born in France & lives in Toulouse (France)
GAEL BONNEFON graduated from the School of Fine Arts in Toulouse in 2008. He has exhibited at 104 in Paris, the Rencontres Internationales d’Arles photography, Water Tower Gallery and the Musée des Abattoirs in Toulouse for PhotoEspana, etc.. He participated in Zero Time project in Berlin, Braga and Thessaloniki, the Smell of Dust in Sao Paulo, New York … and benefited from artist residencies in Germany, France and Israel. His poetic images draw a sort of personal documentary that travels unconscious situations for a fiction that is rooted in everyday life.

 [Gael Bonnefon – Website]





Lorenzo Castore was born in Florence in 1973 and lives in Roma.
In 1981 he moved to Rome with his mother and in 1992 he relocated to New York where he began to photograph life on the streets.
After a formative trip to India in 1997, which was an important step in his personal and creative growth, he got a degree in Law and traveled to Albania and Kosovo in 1999. Here he photographed the Albanian exodus and portrayed a group of elderly Serbians who were imprisoned in an orthodox monastery under siege. After this experience he decided not to work on news themes anymore. In the same year he visited Gliwice, Poland where in 1939 Germany had attacked the local Radio Station, the event that was used as pretext to then start World War II. From this moment and for many years after, Silesia then Krakow became key locations for his photographic investigation. In 2000 he returned to New York and India for extensive traveling and photo work. In 2001 he moved back to Italy and joined the Grazia Neri Agency in Milan. In 2001-02 in Havana, Cuba he realized a series of photos under the title “Paradiso“. In 2003 he joined Agence/Galerie VU and worked on the series “Nero” in South-western Sardinia. He started teaching photography workshops around this time and won the Mario Giacomelli Award. In 2005 he won the Leica European Publishers Award and published the “Nero” book. In 2006 he moved to Krakow and published the”Paradiso” book. In 2007 he started to photograph the haunting Polish brother and sister Ewa and Piotr Sosnowski. This work continued through 2013. In 2009 he directed the film “No Peace Without War” with Adam Grossman Cohen and in 2012 the film premiered in many international festivals and won the Golden Frog Award as Best Short Documentary at Camerimage. In 2013 he worked on a series of photos called “Sogno #5“, a look at bipolar patients in the former Mental Institution Leonardo Bianchi, Naples. In 2013 he shot his second short film, “Casarola” about the Bertolucci family historic home. In 2014 he starts a collaboration with Luz network.
His work has been shown internationally in many personal and collective exhibitions. “Ultimo Domicilio” book is published in 2015.

 [Lorenzo Castore – Website]




Born in Lyon & lives in Athens.
Stéphane Charpentier is committed into an introspective photographic language. He selects very few pictures from his whole production and makes himself silver prints in the darkroom. He has lived in different cities (Paris, Toulouse, Lyon, New York and currently Athens), studied photography in Madrid, followed workshops with Michael Ackerman and Anders Petersen, worked as an assistant for Jean-Christian Bourcart in NYC.
Since 2012, Stéphane is elaborating over the years a self-produced experimental movie in Greece. He also directed short videos, installations, video-clips. Committed to field recordings and sound research, Stéphane took part to the creation of the free-rock ambient band Oiseaux-Tempête, whose debut album was released on Sub Rosa label. He is organizing and curating the Temps Zero shows based on the interaction of collective photo/video projections and live improvised music.

 [Stephane Charpentier – Website]




Clara Chichin was born in 1985. She lives and works in France. After starting to take an interest in the relationship between loterature and photography in university, she enters the Paris Beaux-Arts School in 2008, where she purses her artistic process. Clara Chichin mixes video, writings, and photography. She graduates in 2012, then joins The Hans Lucas studio.

[Clara Chichin – Website]





Born 12. July 1979 in Paris & lives and works in Paris and Berlin
Studied photography, drawing and engraving at the Ecole Boulle in Paris, at the Scool of Visual Arts in NYC and at school Nationale Superieure des Arts-Décoratifs in Paris. Diploma 2004 entgraving and print section, postgraduate “edition” in 2005.

 [Damien Daufresne @ Tumblr]




Enrico Di Nardo, born i n 1984 i n Chieti ( Italy ), graduated in Physics at Pisa University in 2007. He is presently living in Paris where he resumed his master thesis research in Neuroscience, after being on leave from the studies for the last four years. During this period he has lived between Rome and Sardinia, working both as math/physics private teacher and windsurf instructor.
In summer 2014 he is granted a scholarship by Scuola Romana di Fotografia for a one-year course on reportage and personal research photography. Second place at the Fotoleggendo portfolio prize 2015, shortlisted for the final selection of the Independent AIR residency/masterclass 2015 (Silkeborg, Denmark ) and the Prix Residence pour la Photographie de la Fondation des Treilles 2016 (Tourtour, France). His photographs have been shown at Obscura festival 2015 (Georgetown, Malaysia), Bitume Photofest 2015 (Gallipoli, Italy) and Slideluck Naples 2016 (Naples, Italy).





Born and lives in Bayonne (France)
Gabrielle Duplantier studied painting and art history at the university of Bordeaux in France.
Photography was a hobby on the side. After her university studies, she decided to dedicate herself to photography and she went to Paris where she worked as an assistant for several photographers.
In 2002, she felt the need to come back home. Inspired by the rich and enigmatic Basque country, she started a series of photographs where landscapes, animals or humans are revealed as impressionist visions.
She pursues her work on portraits of women, one of her favorite subjects, and on Portugal where she travels regularly. This series are continuous and interrelated. Gabrielle’s photographic world seems voluntarily detached from all temporal or social reality, she is seeking beautiful images that exist outside of any context, on their own. She has already published 3 books, works with press, edition or for musicians. Her work is also regularly exhibited. In 2012, Gabrielle Duplantier appears in “MONO“, edited by Gomma books, monography of the best contemporary black and white photographers along with artists such as Michael Ackerman, Trent Parke, Anders Petersen, or Roger Ballen. In september 2014, her new book “VOLTA” is released with the french éditions Lamaindonne.

[Gabrielle Duplantier – Website]




Born & lives in northern Greece in 1990, Ilias started experimenting with the photographic medium at the age of 19.
After extensive travels in 2011, he stops his university studies and starts making pictures in an obsessive way.
Ηis main interest focuses on the basis of the current social and interpersonal issues about human nature. An approach based on Europe which started in 2012 in Greece and continues until now.
He is always questioning the body and the mind, always trying to reach and express the limits of oneself within all possible ways.
Ilias’s main series of work named “Over|State” has been shown in various international festivals and traveling shows across the world and has been featured in on-line and printed publications.”Over|State” depicts the effort for Ilias to overcome struggles with interpersonal relationships, substance abuse and loneliness. Ilias uses his camera as a tool to observe alienating instincts and a desire for darkness — to seek the connection between darkness and light and to find a balance between the two.

[Ilias Georgiadis – Website]





Born in New-York. Lives in Berlin
Adam Cohen is a New York City born filmmaker and photographer based in Berlin. Working in a territory somewhere between film, painting and photography. His films focus on cities, memory and forgetting, history and entropy.

[Adam Grossman Cohen – Website]




Born in 1973 in Las Palmas (Spain), where she currently lives
Lorena Morin studied photography at the New England School of Photography in Boston. She also attended one year of film school in Barcelona, in the “Centro de Estudios Cinematográficos de Cataluña”, where José Luis Guerin, renowned Spanish film director, was her teacher. Back in the Canary Islands, she started working in the preparation and coordination of the 1st International Film Festival of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. She has participated in workshops with Paolo Roversi and Andrés Serrano in Madrid, with Anders Petersen in Barcelona, Michael Ackerman in France and Rinko Kawauchi in Rome. In 2007 she makes her first exhibition “ficciones diarias” in Las Palmas, this show later travels to the Fotohuset in Kristiansand, Norway.
From that year she focuses her work on her children, her life at home and the personal changes happening around her. “Seeingyou” is an intimate ongoing project which has been shown for the first time in September 2011 in the STIMULTANIA GALLERY in Strasbourg. In 2010 Lorena and her partner, Ary, start organizing the “Insightsproject workshops”, the first one took place in Amsterdam with Michael Ackerman and in 2011 they invited Anders Petersen and JH Engström to give a workshop together in Las Palmas. “Insightsproject” is currently preparing a third workshop with Photographer Todd Hido.
Her work has been featured in GUP magazine, Art TV3 France, Contemporánea Magazine and Equivalence Magazine. Her photographs are in the collections of “Art and Photography Center” in Tenerife and in the “Modern Art Center” in Las Palmas. She has participated in several group exhibitions in Arles in the Gallery Huit de la Fotografie, in Las Palmas in the Centro de Cultura Contemporánea San Martín and in Los Angeles in the JANCAR Gallery.

[Lorena Morin @ Tumblr]





Alisa was born in 1976 in St. Petersburg, Russia & lives in Berlin.
Time is a jet plane, it moves so fast” and in its impetuous flight people and things rushing before our eyes are bound to hide their inner essence. Within this endless time flow we roam, craving a single moment of sincerity.
Photography is the way to stop a moment and have a chance to look deeper into ineffable reality, to step over this usually painful dichotomy between the subject and the object. It is the way to build the safe shelter of sensation on the quicksands of rationality, to feel at home looking from the window of a passing train.
Leaden-coloured sceneries, dying factories, echoed empty halls, old rooms still keeping a subtle feeling of the past, and faces, people’s faces… Hurried glances, small awkward gestures, hands searching for a support, grief or harshness in the corner of an eye – they’re all like birds ready to flutter out of their nests in search of your sympathy, to break through the glass of loneliness.
These images materialize into projections of your memories and start living their own lives. They tell the stories for you, the stories you might think you’ve seen with your own eyes. They combine colour and shape with your dreams and feelings, becoming part of you, and you’re sentenced to return to them again and again.
So you roam over the world looking for the moments you could stop and turn into the act of perception, looking for a revelation, looking for a mirror… Always looking for a mirror…
Alisa Resnik/ Kirill Alexeyev

 [Alisa Resnik – Website]




Gilles Roudiere was born 1976 in France and lives and works in Berlin. He is a self-taught photographer, and in 2005 he decided to give up his job as an executive to concentrate on photography. His work mainly focuses on Central and Eastern European countries. He is represented by the gallery In)(between in Paris. (

[Gilles Roudiere – Website]





Born and lives in Beirut.
Lara Tabet (b. 1983) is a Lebanese pathologist and visual artist. In 2010, as she was finishing her residency in Clinical Pathology at the American University of Beirut Medical Center, Tabet participated in a workshop led by Klavdij Sluban during the Rencontres Internationales de la photographie in Arles.
In 2012, she completed a one-year, full time program at the International Center of Photography in New York and was the recipient of the Lisette Model scholarship. She has been exhibited internationally in New York, Beirut, Arles, Bruxelles, Toulouse, Lecce, London, Singapore…
Her works mainly questions photography in relation to both documentation and performance for the camera and the spectrum of realities that lies in between. Often taking the landscape as a starting point, she oscillates between the memory a place holds, and the significance it takes on once being photographed and transgressed.
She is currently residing in Beirut, where she continues to explore the themes of memory, trauma, the city, and the body.
Lara Tabet is represented by Galerie Janine Rubeiz, Beirut.

[Lara Tabet – Website]

Το Τime | Τone project είναι ένας διάλογος μεταξύ ήχου και κίνησης. Αποτελεί μια ηλεκτοακουστική σύνθεση βασιζόμενη σε ένα γραφιστικό score, το οποίο αποκτά σωματική υπόσταση μέσω του χορού στο χώρο.

4 τόνοι (C, C#, A, A#) εναλλάσσονται και αλληλεπιδρούν κατά τη διάρκεια της σύνθεσης, δημιουργώντας τυχαίους συνδυασμούς και διαφορετικές αρμονίες κάθε φορά. Η αλληλουχία των τόνων διακόπτεται κάθε 2 λεπτά από μικρές φράσεις, όπου οι μουσικοί καθοδηγούμενοι από τους τόνους δημιουργούν νέες “στρώσεις” και επίπεδα ήχου, αποσπώντας έτσι την προσοχή από τη συνέχεια των τόνων και τοποθετώντας τους στο background για λίγο. Μετά το τέλος κάθε φράσης επανέρχονται στο προσκήνιο.

4 χορευτές υποστηρίζουν τη μουσική δομή, ακολουθώντας το score και ενσωματώνοντας ήχο και μελωδία σαν σύνολο και σαν άτομα μέσω κινητικών μοτίβων και αυτοσχεδιασμού.
Κατά τη διάρκεια της αλληλουχίας των τόνων, το σύνολο μετατρέπει τις συχνότητες και τους παλμούς του ήχου σε κίνηση απελευθερώνοντας την κινητική αυτή ενέργεια στο χώρο.

“Explosion of Speech”
by Swedish artist duo Bigert & Bergström
conceived in collaboration with Les Yper Yper 
curated by Lydia Chatziiakovou (

One part of Bigert & Bergström’s œuvre has always been devoted to burning signs, drawings and text into white clean walls with gunpowder fuse. Since the early 1990’s, they have created 22 unique wall drawings using this fervent technique, among others at the Swedish Institute in Paris, the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin and in Brooklyn, New York, on the occasion of the release event of Cabinet Magazine’s Fire Issue. Last June, B&B visited Les Yper Yper in Thessaloniki to ignite some fuse and obscure the gallery with thick white smoke. The result not only left a black muddle of confused lines on the wall, but also sparked a discussion on how to straighten this line of fire and connect it with the world.

This has developed into the idea of making a network of short circuit works, inviting different art spaces around the world to execute their own. Participating spaces are prompted to answer one question: What is the most burning issue for you today? The answer could be one or more words, a phrase or a slogan. It could be the result of the public’s participation or of the involvement of local artists and creative practitioners. Together, these words and sentences will form a collective cut up poem stemming from burning topics and questions raised locally.

The different editions of the project in various locations will be documented and gathered into one collective presentation, once the project is complete. Each participating space will receive a DIY tool kit, including a special typeface –the Branded Alphabet developed by Swedish art director Björn Kusoffsky for being used when writing with a long line of fuse, designed by Les Yper Yper, according to instructions by B&B.

The project is a joint manoeuvre that will spread around the globe.

For more info and participations, please contact us at or

Στις 4 Απριλίου εγκαινιάζεται στην γκαλερί Ζήνα Αθανασιάδου ,η έκθεση της Ράνιας  Εμμανουηλίδου με τίτλο Dark Lighthouse.Η τελευταία της δουλεια περιλαμβάνει ζωγραφική ,σχέδια ,γλυπτά και βίντεο.

Αντλώντας από την λογοτεχνία,μύθους και την ιστορία της τέχνης,χρησιμοποιεί το υποσυνείδητο σαν πρώτη ύλη για να διαπραγματευτεί την αμφισημία της ευθραστης ανθρώπινης κατάστασης.

“Στα έργα της Ράνιας Εμμανουηλίδου, οι ανθρώπινες μορφές είναι ακινητοποιημένες στο διαρκές μεταίχμιο μιας κίνησης. Το πριν και το μετά την κίνηση δεν έχουν σημασία. Ούτε και οι λόγοι που έθεσαν την κίνηση σε μηχανισμό. Εδώ, είναι μόνο το μεταίχμιο που και σημαίνει και δηλοί.”

Ερωτηματικά γύρω από τον αυτοκαθορισμό και την ταυτότητα,την κομψότητα του αποκρουστικού,την ένωση και την διάσπαση ,πηγάζουν από τις υβριδικές μορφές της.

Μεσα από την  αποδόμηση  και επανασύνθεση που λειτουργεί με τη λογική του κολάζ και περιλαμβάνει εξερευνήσεις του ανοίκειου,  το παράδοξο  γίνεται απαραίτητη προυπόθεση για το συμβατικό ,το οικείο,το δεδομένο  και τα όρια αναμεσα στην φαντασία και την πραγματικότητα θολώνουν.


Against Lethe Mail Art Project Exhibition travels to Amphilochia!
Friday, July 12Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The 2nd exhibition of the Against Lethe Mail Art Project will be held at the beautiful Gallery of the Margaris Foundation in Amphilochia, Greece, from Friday July 12 up to Tuesday July 30.

During the exhibition you will have the opportunity to take part in a 3-day Mail Art workshop starting on Monday 15/07 until Wednesday 17/07 at 7.30 in the afternoon.

We will be happy to see you there!

And don’t forget: the beautiful beaches are just around the corner!

Το Ιδρυμα Μάργαρη και η ομάδα Les Yper Yper παρουσιάζουν την έκθεση με θέμα «Ενάντια στη Λήθη», με μικρής κλίμακας πρωτότυπα έργα τέχνης που ταχυδρομήθηκαν από όλο τον κόσμο.

Η έκθεση, που παρουσιάστηκε αρχικά στα πλαίσια του Παγκόσμιου Συνεδρίου Τυπογραφίας στην Κύπρο, θα εγκαινιαστεί την Παρασκευή, 12 Ιουλίου 2013, στις 20.30 στον χώρο της Πινακοθήκης Μάργαρη στην Αμφιλοχία και θα διαρκέσει έως τις 30 Ιουλίου

Παράλληλα, θα λειτουργήσουν εργαστήρια δημιουργίας έργων mail art που θα επιμεληθούν καλλιτέχνες που συμμετειχαν στην έκθεση και απευθύνονται σε άτομα όλων των ηλικιών. Τα εργαστήρια έχουν ελεύθερη είσοδο και θα διεξαχθούν την Δευτέρα 15/7, Τρίτη 16/7 και Τετάρτη17/7, στον χώρο της Πινακοθήκης, στις 19.30-22.30

Η πρόσκληση συμμετοχής ,παραμένει ανοιχτή μέχρι τις 25/8 ,για την τρίτη παρουσίαση που θα γίνει στη Θεσσαλονίκη, στο les yper yper.

PALEFROI screen printed posters and books
Εxhibition @ Les Yper Yper

Duration: 14.06 – 04.07, 2013
Opening: Friday, June 14 at 20:00

Original Replica and Les Yper Yper are happy to present you the exhibition of Palefroi in b.

Palefroi is an art-print collective, based in Berlin and was initiated by Tran and Marion Jdanoff with the support of Susann Poenisch.

Their work focuses mainly on screen-band hand-crafted limited editions of books, artprints and music posters.

For the exhibition we have carefully selected a number of pieces that span through different media and showcase a variety of techniques and styles of Palefroi’s unique work.

More information on Palefroi’s work here:

A 2-day screen-printing workshop with Palefroi

On the occasion of the Palefroi exhibition at Les Yper Yper we are organising a 2-day screen-printing workshop with the Palefroi team.

The workshop will take place at our studio – located at the centre of Thessaloniki – and offers you the opportunity to learn about the basic techniques of screenprinting and book binding while working with the Palefroi team. Previous screen-printing experience is not necessary.

About the project

“MONUMENT: Thessaloniki” by PALEFROI & CO

During the workshop we will work together with the Palefroi team in order to produce the first book of the Palefroi’sMonument collection“. On these 2 days we will learn how to screen-print and go through the entire process from digital image to pulling the squeegee. Each of the participants can develop their efforts in different ways, by drawing, cutting, writing on, erasing, etc. for the final book. With everyone working individually on the same material, we can assure the coherence of the collective book while permitting to deal and experiment with our own pages as we like. Everything will be hand-made!

After the workshop participants can keep copies of the book as their “Monument Collection” souvenir.
We hope you really enjoy the workshop!

1st day: Presentation / preparation of the content / printing
2nd day: Printing / binding

Date: JUNE 15-16, 2013
Duration: 2 days
Place: Replica
Number of participants: 8
Cost: 100 euro
(the price includes all the material necessary for the workshop: inks, paper, etc. Participants don’t have to bring any other additional material. Payments made in advance)



PALEFROI screen printed posters and books
Έκθεση στο Les Yper Yper

Διάρκεια: 14.06 – 04.07, 2013
Εγκαίνια: Παρασκευή, 14 Ιουνίου στις 20:00

Η Original Replica και το Les Yper Yper παρουσιάζουν την έκθεση των Palefroi στη Θεσσαλονίκη.

Οι Palefroi είναι μια ομάδα που έχει σαν βάση το Βερολίνο. Δημιουργήθηκε από τον Damien Tran και την Marion Jdanoff με την υποστήριξη της Susann Poenisch και ειδικεύται στις καλλιτεχνικές εκτυπώσεις.

Η δουλειά τους επικεντρώνεται κυρίως στη μεταξοτυπία ενώ παράγουν χειροποίητες – περιορισμένης κυκλοφορίας – εκδόσεις για βιβλία, καλλιτεχνικές εκτυπώσεις και μουσικά πόστερ. Στην έκθεση παρουσιάζονται επιλεγμένα έργα τους από διαφορετικά πεδία που προβάλουν μέσα από ετερόμορφες τεχνικές και στυλ την μοναδική δουλειά των Palefroi.

Περισσότερες πληροφορίες σχετικά με την δουλειά των Palefroi:

Διήμερο workshop μεταξοτυπίας με τη ομάδα των Palefroi

Με την ευκαιρία της έκθεσης των Palefroi στο Les Yper Yper οργανώνουμε ένα διήμερο εργαστήριo μεταξοτυπίας με την ομάδα των Palefroi.

Το workshop θα πραγματοποιηθεί στο εργαστήριο της Replica στο κέντρο της Θεσσαλονίκης και θα προσφέρει την ευκαιρία να γνωρίσετε τις βασικές τεχνικές της μεταξοτυπίας και της βιβλιοδεσίας δουλεύοντας μαζί με την ομάδα των Palefroi. Για τη συμμετοχή στο workshop δεν απαιτείται καμία προηγούμενη εμπειρία στην μεταξοτυπία.

Σχετικά με το εγχείρημα

Ένα συλλογικό βιβλίο με τη τεχνική της μεταξοτυπίας
“MONUMENT: Thessaloniki” by PALEFROI & CO

Κατά τη διάρκεια του workshop θα δουλέψουμε μαζί με την ομάδα των Palefroi για τη δημιουργία του πρώτου βιβλίου της σειράς “Monument collection“. Θα γνωρίσουμε όλη τη διαδικασία – από τη ψηφιακή εικόνα μέχρι και το αναλογικό τύπωμα. Ο καθένας θα έχει την ευκαιρία να αναπτύξει τις ικανότητες του με διαφορετικές τεχνικές, σχεδιάζοντας, κόβοντας, ζωγραφίζοντας για το τελικό βιβλίο. Δουλεύοντας όλοι μαζί αλλά και ο καθένας ξεχωριστά με τα ίδια υλικά θα μπορέσουμε να δώσουμε συνοχή στο βιβλίο αλλά ταυτόχρονα να πειραματιστούμε με τις σελίδες του με όποιο τρόπο θέλουμε.

Οι συμμετέχοντες στο τέλος του workshop θα πάρουν μαζί τους αντίτυπα του βιβλίου που θα τυπώσουμε.
Ελπίζουμε να το απολαύσετε!

1η μέρα: Παρουσίαση / προετοιμασία του υλικού/ εκτύπωση
2η μέρα: Εκτύπωση / βιβλιοδεσία

Ημερομηνία: 15-16 Ιουνίου 2013
Διάρκεια: 2 ημέρες
Χώρος: Replica
Αριθμός συμμετεχόντων: 8
Κόστος: 100 ευρώ

Στη τιμή περιλαμβάνονται όλα τα απαραίτητα υλικά για το workshop: χρώματα, χαρτιά κτλ. Οι συμμετέχοντες δεν χρειάζεται να φέρουν μαζί τους επιπλέον υλικά.

Σε περίπτωση που δε μπορέσετε να παρακολουθήσετε το workshop δεν ήμαστε σε θέση να αποζημιώσουμε ή επιστρέψουμε τη πληρωμή.

Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες και κρατήσεις θέσεων επικοινωνήστε μαζί μας:

Bigert and Bergstrom have been invited and are now starting collaboration with LesYperYper in Thessaloniki. Initially three films are going to be screened that deal with the humankind’s existential topics. The 3 documentary films are produced in a strong artistic way. All the films are each 56 minutes long.

Last supper a historical and up to date presentation on the tradition of giving a last meal before an execution.

Life Extended a film about how humans in all time have been trying to be immortal.

Weather War a film that deals with human beings effort to take control over the climate and the weather from a personal and political perspective. From the ancient times with weather gods to today’s geoengineering .

All films have been shown in film festivals, art biennales and television channels around the world.

3-13 June 2013

Monday – Wednesday – Friday   18:00-22:00

Artists’ performance:
Saturday 8th of June 20:00

Les yper yper
4 Georgiou Staurou st, Thessaloniki
tel: 2310 269587

For more information please check following link:

A call for submissionsDEADLINE for submitted works : 15 May 2013
AGAINST LETHE : a mail art project by LesYperYper
for the 5th ICTVC, Nicosia, Cyprus, 4-12 June 2013.

In the framework of the 5th ICTVC , LesYperYper invite creative people from all over the world to submit ORIGINAL mail artwork relevant to the conference theme “Against lethe”.

Social, economic, political, cultural, and environmental issues that affect us all demand a new way of thinking. However, as we look forward we should not forget the lessons of the past. What has been the role of visual language against forgetting till now and what may happen in the future?

All techniques may be employed, provided that the holders are able to be mailed (printmaking, rubber stamps, postcards, art stamps, visual poetry, stickers, collage, poetry, textile, photo, painting, original drawing, mixed media, or a short story created by you…).

The address, stamp and postmark must always be applied directly onto the work.

FORMAT: free
All works received shall be submitted to a selection process by a jury composed of ICTVC and LYY members.
No prizes will be awarded; however, the ten highest ranking submissions by students will qualify for free tickets to the full ICTVC schedule in June (workshops, events and the main conference). Successful entrants shall be notified via e-mail.
– The works submitted will not be returned and become the collection of the LesYperYper archive.
– No work will be for sale but may be exhibited from time to time in public galleries to promote cultural awareness.
– You may submit a maximum of 2 works.
Participants should provide their full name, address, nationality, email, and website, if available.

EXHIBITION: All works will be exhibited a) in Nicosia, Cyprus, as part of the 5th ICTVC, b) at the LesYperYper gallery, in Thessaloniki, Greece, and c) at the Margaris Foundation Gallery in Amfilochia, Greece, starting in May 2013. The exhibition might also be held in other cities in Cyprus, Greece, and in places abroad.

DOCUMENTATION: To all participants.
The organization will produce a publication with all mail art received and a participants’ list.
Moreover, an online gallery will be conceived for the project and the exact location will be announced at a later stage.
Documentation will include your complete name and the colour reproduction of at least one of your works.
All participants must agree to the reproduction of their work in printed brochures or other material produced for educational purposes.
All entries must be submitted through the Post Office.
To facilitate the online gallery publication, please send a digital capture of the work by e-mail  (high quality, 300dpi jpeg) as well as of the envelope and/or the shipping package in case they constitute part of the artwork, to:
The printed version will be sent selectively to various libraries, institutes, galleries and the pdf version will be available on the internet for free..

DEADLINE for submission of works: 15 May 2013

Submissions to:

Les Yper Yper
Georgiou Stavrou 4
54623 Thessaloniki, Greece
Phone 2310.269.587


ICTVC ( ) is established worldwide as a major event that explores the world of typography and visual communication. Since its inception in 2002, people from diverse fields and different disciplines with a passion for visual language research, education and practice, contribute to the conference.
ICTVC attracts speakers and delegates on an international scale, and from a wide range of disciplines related to typography and design. The high quality of presentations is a hallmark of the conference.

Les Yper Yper ( ) is a physical/conceptual habitat populated by a group of creatives active in the full range of visual/sonic arts, practice and applications. Parallel to its main activities, Les Yper Yper is hosting exhibitions, events, screenings, installations as well as seminars and workshops. It is located in downtown Thessaloniki, Greece, and its doors are open to the public.

Margaris Foundation & les yper yper

The artists’ run initiatives from Thessaloniki (GR), Margaris Foundation & les yper yper participate in this year’s Supermarket – Stockholm Independent Art Fair with the project “Happiness?”

Venue: Kulturhuset, Stockholm (find us on the 3rd floor!)
Dates: 15-17 February 2013

Artists: John Bicknell, les yper yper [Rania Emmanouilidou, John Karabelas, denial of service (h.Martis), Apostolos Rizos], Lia Psoma

Curator: Lydia Chatziiakovou

The Project

The project presented by the Margaris Foundation / les yper yper at this year’s Supermarket – Stockholm Independent Art Fair, responds to the fair’s theme “Happiness”, through a question on the nature of Happiness derived from the artistic practice and experience.

The question was inspired by a recent lecture given by well-known Greek writer Dimitris Dimitriadis. Having reached a certain age, the writer looks back at his life and recounts the love stories he experienced. He realizes that he had lived all of them a priori, through the letters he wrote to the objects of his desire. In those letters, the writer had the habit of prescribing in detail the upcoming date with his lover – something like instructions of use for the rendez-vous. The narration was so detailed and precise, so that at the time of writing, the author almost fully and satisfyingly experienced the meeting. As a result, the experience itself became reduced to a mere execution of the instructions he had already laid out beforehand. Years later, the author asks himself whether his experiences have actually been true; whether he actually lived his life.

Hence the question: is the life of every artist the Chronicle of a Death Foretold?
Does the artwork acquire so large a part in the artist’s life (not simply subsequent-interpretative, but mostly preordaining-prophetic), so that without it, the artist’s experiences are questioned?
What is the role of Happiness in this schema?
Is Happiness related to the enjoyment (jouissance) derived from the artwork’s production process? Or does the enjoyment reach its peak at the moment when the idea is born in the artist’s mind, so that production becomes the mere execution of that idea?

Looking at things from the opposite side, when does the artwork offer Happiness to the viewer? Obviously, a pleasant image is hardly enough to convey the feeling of satisfaction – in the same way that in love, pleasure often comes from the fantasy of its fulfillment.

Further Info & Links

Margaris Foundation / les yper yper is about the process of creativity, art production and exhibition making. We want to bring this process closer to the -mainly non-specialized- public through active involvement and to give artists the opportunity to exhibit outside -or perhaps in parallel- to the global art system we are all unavoidably part of. The Foundation is run by a multidisciplinary collective of artists, curators, designers, filmmakers etc. who strongly believe that art is a fun experience for everyone involved and who are willing to do anything, undertake all steps necessary towards the materialization of our ideas and projects – from the most creative to the most menial tasks. Our projects can be exhibitions, residencies, talks, workshops for artists or the public of all ages. We collaborate with artists, curators, collectors, institutions -public, private, alternative and established. We love broadening our horizons and expanding our practice.

Supermarket – Stockholm Independent Art Fair is one of the largest contemporary art events in Sweden. It is organized by artists and showcases non-profit, independent initiatives and artists’ run galleries from around the world. This year’s participations include 87 institutions from over 30 countries. The fair takes place at Kulturhuset, Stockholm’s largest exhibition center. Alongside the main participations, the fair also includes a rich parallel program of performances, lectures, talks and presentations. This year’s theme is “Happiness”.

For more information and images please contact Lydia Chatziiakovou at


Ideas are to objects as constellations are to stars

Duration: 18.01 – 02.02, 2013
Opening: Friday, January 18 at 20:30

Ideas are to objects as constellations are to stars (a Walter Benjamin quotation) is the title of Anastasis
Stratakis’ installation which he created as an artist in residence at Les Yper Yper, delving into the
strangely paradoxical role of representation as a perceptional means for human consciousness
and understanding. Its approach is structured upon the extreme dimensional analogy between
two different groups of works, inextricably linked with certain historical conventions associated
with painting.
In his 1:1 series Stratakis creates vast graphic space on wall-sized, fragile sheets of paper,
unprotected by frame or glass. The drawings (made by charcoal and graphite), cover the entire
paper area, mimicking the surfaces of the walls that they occupy, turning themselves into thin
layers of subjectivity laid upon a preexisting, concrete reality. The drawing of the wall’s texture as
an interpretive process teeters between figuration and abstraction. Despite their dimensions,
reminiscent of monumental murals, the works become embodied by – almost dissolved in – the
surrounding architecture, so that their apparent muteness conveys the palpable density of empty
space. The transgression of any material phenomena of things is imposed for the sake of
understanding nature, their profound essence. Stratakis creates impressions of the space; a Braille
writing for the sighted – or maybe not?
Somehow isolated from the aforementioned, a work from the Ubi sunt series stands as a
complementary counterpart. Made with graphite on paper and measuring just 4×3 cm, this
drawing depicts with almost photographic precision an imperious, authoritarian figure of the 19th
century in a characteristic pose, pretentiously charged with a sense of power and important social
status. The concept behind this work though is carried on further past its iconographic
boundaries, when we take into account the scale of the work in relation with its heavy theme and
the overall spatial analogy between the drawing, the architectural space and the viewer.
Although in seeming contrast, the above – operatically proportioned – works are in fact
magnifications of prismatic refractions, containing it and being themselves contained in it.
Using a method not unlike Lynceus’, Stratakis cracks the material shell of things. He tracks the
invisible, to the eye, imprint left by their materiality. With the different parts of his installation
‘firm in their substance, unbaffled yet united in a whole’, such a whole that when one part is revealed
the rest follow, he directs our gaze through a transparent sphere – that of Plotinus.
Anastasis Stratakis (b. Thessaloniki, 1985) lives and works in Thessaloniki. After completing his
studies in Graphic Design/Visual Communication in Thessaloniki, he pursued a BA in Painting
from the Fine Arts School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Recent exhibitions include: ΑΪΝ ΑΟΥΓΚΕΝΜΠΛΙΚ!, Beck & Eggeling (Düsseldorf, 2012),
Stopover, Action Field Kodra 12, Former military barracks Kodra (Thessaloniki, 2012),

Biennale (Athens, 2011), Hereafter, Cultural Center of Athens (Athens, 2011), Drawing Stories (2),
Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center (Athens, 2011), Drawing Stories, Penindaplinena Gallery,
(Limassol, 2010), Art at the Time of Collapse, AD Gallery (Athens, 2010), Verge ‘09 (Miami, 2009).


a multidisciplinary art exhibition by the students of les yper yper.

les yper yper και η ρανια εμμανουηλιδου,παρουσιαζουν εργα των μαθητων που δημιουργηθηκαν υπο τη μορφη εξατομικευμενων project στα πεδια του σχεδιου, της ζωγραφικης, της γλυπτικης, του video/ animation και της ενδυματολογιας
ΣΑΒΒΑΤΟ 8-12, 13:30

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