Autumn Patricia Ahn, Exhibition and Workshop Announcement
Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture
September – October 2011
Autumn Patricia Ahn is an artist from Boston, MA, USA. She focuses on creating large-scale installations that utilize the architecture and localized narratives of a site. Her environments are often seen as shrines commemorating the influence of the communities surrounding her immediate physical site. Drawing on influences from her cultural immersion in Kefalonia as well as her study of theocratic societies–past, present, and future, she will create a site-specific “shrine” for the Ionian Center for Arts & Culture, aiming to communicate with the viewers through the narrative visual language often found in religious and ritualistic contexts. The installation will be on view & open to the public while it is in progress (on select days) and for the two-day workshop.
Ahn will instruct a class in making a traditional non-glue stitch binding book, using a technique called the “Long Stitch”. From beginning to end, the process will be instructed based on time, counting, and continual motion.
Flemish Artists Project, Jan Verbruggen, Walt Van Beek and Korneel Devillé
Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture
14-20 September, 2011
Jan Verbruggen, Walt Van Beek and Korneel Deville are three young artists living and working in Brussels. At the Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture they will give a lecture on their own work and contemporary art in general.
During their stay, from 14 to 20 September, at the Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture they will explore the island using kite aerial photography and prepare a larger scale project focusing on Flemish contemporary art during the 2012 festival.
The Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture is pleased to welcome Palestinian artist Mohammed Musallam who will present a series of Lectures on Palestinian Art at the Center between the 18th and 24th of July, 2011. Mr Musallam will also present a Personal Exhibition of his paintings, as well as a video-art display.
About the artist
Mohammed Musallam was born in Gaza in 1974 after his family had been dislocated from the historic Palestine as a consequent of the 1948 war. He holds a Bachelor degree in Painting from Al Najah University and a Masters degree in Painting from Helwan University, Cairo. He currently resides in Gaza and works there as a lecturer of “Painting and the History of Palestinian Arts” at the College of Arts, Al Aqsa University.
From his first steps as a university student he became greatly influenced by the abstract art processes and approaches.
In his Art, he focuses on portraying a range of humanistic issues, which go beyond the limitations imposed by any prevailing time-related matters, which may be oppressive and persistent simultaneously. At the same time, he concentrates on conveying the notion of the preservation of our humaneness amid the harshness of our environment as one of the most important reasons for our existence.
The Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture is pleased to announce and welcome Pam Longobardi and Craig Dongoski with the Drifters Project in Kefalonia island, between the 20th of July, and 1st August 2011.
About the Workshop
Pam Longobardi offers a 3-day ocean plastic art/science workshop.
“I will first educate participants about the dangers and problems of plastic pollution, its impact on wildlife, humans and tourism. We will locate the most plastic-impacted beaches and then perform a beach cleanup. Like forensic scientists and detectives, we will clean, sort and examine all the collected materials to see what we can learn.”
Participants will then assist the artist in the creation of artwork for her exhibition, learning about construction methods, including a large community ‘driftweb’ sculpture. Sound artist Craig Dongoski will work with participants recording their own stories about plastic, the ocean and the objects collected. Craig will then create sound sculptures for the exhibition with the participants voices playing throughout the space.
About the Drifters Project
In 2006, Pam Longobardi founded the Drifters Project, an environmental intervention project that documents and exposes the natural cost of the human convenience of plastic by looking at marine debris and its journey around the world oceans. In 2008, she began working with community groups to expand the scale and scope of project to new locales and creating collaborative public art. She has made dozens of collecting missions to Hawaii, Costa Rica, China and Italy, and US locations, organizing cleanups and community education at each site. She has created community-based projects in the following locations: Beijing, China during the 2008 Olympics with residences of a ‘trash village’; Nicoya, Costa Rica with students of Universidad Nacional, and in Greenville, SC, with high school art students.
Workshops: July 5-8 [Tues-Fri] Performance: July 9 [Sat] Where: Ionian Center, Metaxata 28100, Island Kefalonia, Greece Info: email@example.com | +30 69843 00009
United States based intermedia performance group DOUBLE VISION is teaming up with collaborative artists Ellen Smith Ahern and Lida Winfield to present a series of workshops, artist talks, and performances at the Ionian Center for the Arts and Culture. Participants will be immersed in the exploration of contemporary dance, movement, and experimental arts. After spending six days with DOUBLE VISION on the pristine Island Kefalonia, all involved will walk away refreshed and inspired.
The workshop includes:
– 6 DAYS STAY in double occupancy room
– Participation to the entire program (4-9 July, 2011)
– Certificate of Participation
– Free Participation to the Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture Open Programs
Tuesday, July 5, 2011: Artist Talk
Wednesday, July 6, 2011: Workshop in Improvisation
Thursday, July 7, 2011: Dance Master Class
Friday, July 8, 2011: Artist Talk or Open Rehearsal
Saturday, July 9, 2011: Evening performance
Workshop Details: DOUBLE VISION Artist Talk. [Sean Clute and Pauline Jennings]
DOUBLE VISION will give an overview of their work while emphasizing collaboration, interaction, and the use of science and technology in the art-making process. Because DOUBLE VISION’s work incorporates diverse media including dance, painting, sculpture, video, music and omputer programming, the talk will be relevant and interesting for a diverse audience.
Master Class for Dancers, Storytellers, Poets and the Performing Artist [by Lida Winfeld]
Using improvisation, Lida will lead the group to explore ways of creating stories and movement. By sharing our stories through movement and narrative, participants will build bridges between each other and contribute to the growth of community. Creativity and an open mind is all that is needed to enjoy this workshop; all sizes and abilities welcome.
Contemporary Dance Master Class [by Pauline Jennings]
Students will be given the opportunity to learn works from the DOUBLE VISION dance repertoire directly from choreographer Pauline Jennings and company dancers. The class can be adjusted to suit beginner to advanced dance technique needs.
Performance Program: Duplexity is a contemporary dance solo inspired by the idea that a single message may be sent simultaneously in two directions.
The woods are deep is a dance duet rooted in images of moving water, hawks, deer, and humans in the map of an imaginary landscape.
Know Thyself (γνῶθι σεαυτόν) is a live animation in which interpretations of Greek mythology are improvised.
360 Euro per person [includes six days residency, workshops, performance]. Payable in the Center’s registered account or through our Paypal Account.
The Planetary Collegium of the University of Plymouth, presented their Research program followed by an exhibition entitled “Art, Technology, Consciousness Research Poster Presentations” at the Center’s main exhibition area in Kefalonia island, between April 9th and May 25 2011.