“Virtual Residency NY- Athens Greece” deals with the idea of virtual vs. physical space, distance, opportunity as well as the need of a visual artist to be represented and be a part of a physical/ gallery space.
In project “Virtual Residency NY- Athens”. I am creating a 3-month virtual residency. The idea is to take as departure point art spaces in New York to be inspired and create upon . The work created will be posted in my blog (here). The history, use, or artists represented by the space will be used as an inspiration for the work.
The work will be a series of art pieces (all mediums could be used) that will be presented on line (live or edited) every week. The departure and inspirational point for these works are different exhibitions that simultaneously will be taking place in galleries at NYC.
After living in the states for 12 years and coming back to Greece the distance between the two continents seemed enormous and my need for communication and stimulation grew larger and larger.
As a way to bridge the gap I decided to create a virtual residency in which every week I will choose a different art venue to be inspired by and create a work for. In my search for communication and inspiration I am to use the artist statements, or the history, architecture of the spaces chosen in NYC.
Further more, the work that I will create, could be either experienced live, or edited and uploaded on the internet.
Virtual Residency NY- Athens challenges the ideas of time and space, of authority and opportunity by merging the physical and virtual space as well as the two very distant cities.
Gagosian gallery will not be represented as it is already represented in Greece.
The work created for this project is by no means a comment on other artist works. It is only an experiment for me to create new work based on the way I perceive other people ideas. I am thankful in advance to them for the inspiration.
Posted in Virtual Residency | No Comments »