Open for a few last days: 16-24.09.2022
Friday, Saturday: 17:30-20:30
3 137, Mavromichali 137, Exarchia 114 72, Athens
building on Mavromichali 139
(former night club Enallax, right next to the 3 137 space)
Participants: Eirini Apergi, Eleni Bagaki, Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Katerina Charou, Elli Christaki & Thessaloniki Design Museum (Dorothee Becker, Bruno Munari, Aldo Rossi), Eteron – Institute for Research and Social Change, Claire Fontaine, Iannis Ganas, Niki Gkoulema, Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann, Byron Kalomamas, Shreyas Karle, Pennie Key, Audrey-Flore Ngomsik, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Amalia Pica, Viktorija Rybakova, Andreas Sell, Evi Sougkara, Eric Stephany, Tastes of Damascus, Ethnological Museum of Thrace & Aggeliki Giannakidou, Maria Toumazou, Thodoros Tzannetakis, Eva Vaslamatzi, Come to Greece gia na tin vreis (Greg Haji Joannides, Em Kei)
3 137's F.A.R. (Floor Area Ratio) project, which began in December 2020, concludes with a third part on the occasion of 3 137 and former night club Enallax's spatial redesign so as to house Ideas and Solutions for Your Home group exhibition.
Named after a well known Greek magazine specializing in interior design, and home improvement, the exhibition draws its inspiration from its content, using the theme of residence, and the notion of home as a starting point. The triggering event is the evolution of the Athenean apartment, and its rapid change from a social achievement and an amenity into an investment value. The exhibition looks into the city's recent history, the immense growth of tourism, and the phenomena of gentrification that have been observed over the past few years.
The works of the show create narrations on design, home spaces, planning, and how these generate moral, social and economic values, how items oscillate between art and decoration, how functionality and planning tell both a personal and a collective story. In the meantime, while the image of the house is taking shape, a stock market is in full gear at the back. The abrupt surge in renting prices, the irregular drift of real estate along with handsome investments are taking place in parallel with home decoration, radically changing the image of the city, and the life of its citizens.
The display of the works in the exhibition is developed through artworks and design objects which refer to archetypical household items such as the chair, the bed, the lamp, the rug. The objects are mindfully placed in the exhibition's spaces so as to create sections: entrance hall, living room, office, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, upper room. At the same time, they are a comment on the way we live our lives in apartments, as well as on how our identity and social status is reflected in our living spaces. The questions posed by the exhibition are supported by a collection of research material.
* Works by artists Can Altay, Zoe Giabouldaki, Kostis Velonis, and Diohanti are presented outside 3 137 All four pieces had been created for the F.A.R. RADIO program in December 2020.
Curation: 3 137
Production Coordination & Communication: Natalia Mavridou
Production: Robin Cognez
Exhibition Text: Myrto Geroulanou, and 3 137
Accompanying Exhibition Text: Panos Fourtoulakis
Translations (GR-EN): Ekaterini Kechagia-Argyropoulou
Main Image of the Exhibition's Communication Material: Erica Scourti
Design of F.A.R. Visual Identity: Typical Organization
Special thanks to Minos Panagos and to:
Kelly Tsipni-Kolaza, Kostas Stasinopoulos, Proyectos Ultravioleta + Stefan Benchoan, Herald St, Hot Wheels Athens, Rodeo Gallery, Salma Tuqan, Eleftheria Tseliou Gallery, Eleni Riga, Ella Bernard, Stamatis Kontos, Nora Sakellaridou, Elena Kechagia, Diohanti, Alexandra Mourtzini, Melissa Blanchflower, Cabinet Gallery, Alkis Kafetzis, Orestis Athanasopoulos, Eleanna Papathanasiadi.