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The International Fine Arts Consortium is an independent curatorial platform based in New York City and Athens Greece. IFAC is a semi-nomadic project space functioning in the real and virtual worlds through a broad based international network of artists, curators, advisers and collectors that seek to expand the dialogue in the arts and the avant garde. IFAC has glob

ally exhibited the works of 1000's of emerging and established artists in 100's of exhibitions, screenings, performances and events. Some prestegious institutions and festivals include the Venice Biennale, Guggenheim Museum, NCCA Moscow, Mykonos Biennale, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, PS1/MoMA, The Hermatage Museum, Arlington National Cemetary, Liverpool Biennale, Lincoln Center, and Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. IFAC projects have also been featured in more than 30 international art fairs including: Art Basel Miami Beach, The Armory Show, Art Cologne, Art Chicago, Scope Art Shows, Volta, Pulse, Palm Beach Contemporary, Art Miami, Art Hamptons, New York Print Fair, Art of the 20th Century, Circa Puerto Rico. Core projects include: Perpetual Art Machine, Peanut Underground, Artists Meeting Arts Collective, Loft In The Red Zone. Lee Wells - Founding Director
Wells is a conceptual artist, curator, writer and technology consultant living and working in New York since 2000. He has presented his work internationally, including the 51st Venice Biennale, The Guggenheim Museum, NCCA Moscow, PS1/MoMA, and the 1st Mykonos Biennale. His projects and exhibitions have been reviewed in publications including The New York Times, The NY Observer, The Art Newspaper, Rolling Stone, and Art in America. Wells has lectured on art, technology, and contemporary society at many universities and art schools including: Columbia University, Princeton University, New York University, Carnegie Mellon University, School of Visual Arts, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, University of Georgia, Moscow School of Photography, and others. Through IFAC, Wells was special projects curator for Scope Art Fairs from 2005-2010, a co-founder Peanut Underground Art Projects New York and co-creator of the video art archive Perpetual Art Machine.

12/21/2023
12/20/2023

Are you in the holiday spirit yet? Take a cue from Terry O’Neill’s photo and get out your dancing shoes! The British photographer, known for his candid portraits, captured Raquel Welch with fringes flying alongside Pierre Cardin at a fashion shoot for the French designer. The 1970 C-print is stamped and numbered from an edition of 50. bit.ly/41tZrTq

12/20/2023
    five deaths on turquoise, 1964
12/15/2023

five deaths on turquoise, 1964

12/12/2023

12/11/2023

Nice little fly thru

Check it out !!!! Deadline Dec 18th
12/11/2023

Check it out !!!! Deadline Dec 18th

FokiaNou Art Space - Open Call – Ανοιχτή πρόσκληση – Ομαδική έκθεση Destination Athens
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Από την αρχαιότητα η Αθήνα προσέλκυε ανθρώπους να την επισκεφτούν, να ζήσουν ή να σπουδάσουν σε αυτή. Στα βυζαντινά χρόνια προσκυνητές πήγαιναν στα σπουδαία της μοναστήρια όπως αυτό στο Δαφνί αλλά και τις πολυάριθμες εκκλησίες της. Αιώνες αργότερα ξένοι περιηγητές περπάτησαν ανάμεσα στα ερείπια αυτού του παρελθόντος, καταγράφοντας εντυπώσεις με κείμενα, ποιήματα, σχεδιάζοντας και ζωγραφίζοντας. Ορισμένοι δεν δίστασαν να κουβαλήσουν πίσω στις πατρίδες τους ενθύμια των περασμένων ένδοξων χρόνων. Φιλέλληνες ήρθαν για να πολεμήσουν για την απελευθέρωση της Ελλάδας και όταν η Αθήνα έγινε πρωτεύουσα του νέου κράτους, άνθρωποι από όλη την Ευρώπη έσπευσαν να συνεισφέρουν στη διαμόρφωση της νέας πόλης. Αρχιτέκτονες και μηχανικοί, αρχαιολόγοι και καλλιτέχνες βρίσκονται πίσω από σημαντικά δημόσια κτήρια, όπως η Τριλογία, το Ζάππειο και το Εθνικό Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο καθώς και συμμετείχαν στις πρώτες ανασκαφές και τα έργα ανάδειξης των αρχαίων μνημείων της Αθήνας.

Το 1922 οι πρόσφυγες από την Μικρά Ασία βρήκαν καταφύγιο στην γη της Αττικής για να αρχίσουν τη ζωή τους από το μηδέν, σε έναν ξερότοπο που δεν τους ήθελε. Μεταπολεμικά φτωχοί άνθρωποι από την ελληνική επαρχία μετανάστευσαν μαζικά στην πόλη που γιγαντώθηκε γρήγορα παίρνοντας την γνώριμη σημερινή της μορφή, ενώ την δεκαετία του 90 εκατοντάδες χιλιάδες άνθρωποι από τα Βαλκάνια και τις χώρες της Ανατολική Ευρώπης έκαναν την Αθήνα σπίτι τους, για να ακολουθήσουν αργότερα κύματα μεταναστών και προσφύγων από την Αφρική, τη Μέση Ανατολή και την Ασία μέχρι και την πρόσφατη προσφυγική κρίση.

Η Αθήνα από τα πρώτα μεταπολεμικά χρόνια κατέστη ένας δημοφιλής τουριστικός προορισμός, έστω και αν συνήθως λειτουργούσε σαν μια μικρή στάση πριν τα νησιά. Εμβληματικά κτήρια όπως το Χίλτον και ο Αστέρας με την αρχιτεκτονική τους συμβολίζουν αυτή την περίοδο. Τα τελευταία χρόνια η πόλη γνωρίζει μια πρωτοφανή τουριστική άνθιση, έχοντας αυτονομηθεί πλέον ως προορισμός με τον αριθμό των επισκεπτών της πολλαπλασιάζεται ραγδαία, όπως και τα ξενοδοχεία και τα καταλύματα βραχείας μίσθωσης. Για κάποιους ξένους, από ψηφιακούς νομάδες μέχρι καλλιτέχνες και επιμελητές, η πόλη έχει καταστεί τόπος κατοικίας. Η Αθήνα μεταβάλλεται με ραγδαίο ρυθμό, παλιά και άδεια κτήρια έχουν πάρει ζωή, επιχειρήσεις ανοίγουν, ξεχασμένες γειτονιές ξεπροβάλλουν και δημιουργούνται νέες θέσεις εργασίας. Την ίδια στιγμή όμως τα ενοίκια ανεβαίνουν σε υψηλά και δυσβάσταχτα επίπεδα, όπως και το συνολικό κόστος ζωής για τους μόνιμους κατοίκους, ενώ οι υποδομές της Αθήνας παραμένουν ελλιπείς ακόμα και στα πλέον βασικά όπως είναι τα πεζοδρόμια της, με τον έτσι και αλλιώς προβληματικό δημόσιο χώρο της πόλης να έχει παραδοθεί ανεξέλεγκτα σε κάθε είδους ιδιωτική, εμπορική χρήση.

Ποια είναι όμως η πραγματικότητα της Αθήνας του σήμερα, πίσω από την βιτρίνα των πολυάριθμων νέων ξενοδοχείων και καφέ, πέρα από τα ξένα δημοσιεύματα που την παρουσιάζουν ως τον ιδανικό συνδυασμό χάους και ιστορίας, παραλίας και τέχνης. Η πόλη συνεχώς μεταβάλλεται και δέχεται κόσμο και τους κόσμους τους, διαμορφώνει και διαμορφώνεται από αυτούς. Η Αθήνα είναι ταξίδι και διαφυγή, εμπειρίες και συναισθήματα, μυρωδιές και γεύσεις, είναι πέρασμα και στάση, φωτογραφικά κλικ και πόζες στο Ινσταγκραμ μαζί με ανέχεια, είναι ομορφιά και ασχήμια μαζί, ευτυχισμένες στιγμές και δυστυχία.

Προθεσμία υποβολής προτάσεων στο [email protected]
Σάββατο 23 Δεκεμβρίου 2023

Για τη συμμετοχή στην έκθεση γίνονται δεκτά έργα ζωγραφικής και γλυπτικής, σχέδια και κολάζ, χαρακτική, φωτογραφία και βίντεο. Τα έργα βίντεο που θα επιλεγούν θα παρουσιαστούν σε τάμπλετ αναρτημένα στο τοίχο. Κάθε πρόταση μπορεί να συνοδεύεται μέχρι 5 φωτογραφίες, σε αρχείο JPEG από 1 έως 3Mb όπου απαραίτητα θα περιλαμβάνει τίτλο, υλικό, διαστάσεις και ημερομηνία. Επίσης μια σύντομη περιγραφή του έργου, το πολύ έως 100 λέξεις καθώς και ιστοσελίδα με portfolio αν υπάρχει. Η συμμετοχή στην ανοιχτή πρόσκληση είναι δωρεάν. Όσοι επιλεγούν για την ομαδική έκθεση θα πρέπει να καταβάλλουν το συμβολικό ποσό των 30 ευρώ με την παράδοση του έργου τους και αποτελεί προϋπόθεση συμμετοχής σε αυτή. Οι προσωρινές ημερομηνίες της έκθεσης είναι 17 Ιανουαρίου με 3 Φεβρουαρίου 2023. Η παράδοση των έργων θα γίνει σε μέρες και ώρες που θα γνωστοποιηθούν σε επόμενο στάδιο.
Η αξιολόγηση των προτάσεων θα γίνει από τους επιμελητές της έκθεσης και όσοι επιλεγούν να συμμετάσχουν θα ειδοποιηθούν άμεσα. Η παράδοση των έργων στη FokiaNou Art Space για το στήσιμο της έκθεσης και η παραλαβή τους με τη λήξη της, είναι αποκλειστική ευθύνη των συμμετεχόντων όπως και το όποιο κόστος.

FokiaNou Art Space – Open Call – Destination Athens

Since ancient times Athens has attracted people to visit, live or study there. In the Byzantine period, pilgrims went to its great monasteries such as the one in Dafni and its numerous churches. Centuries later foreign travellers walked among the ruins of this past, recording their impressions in texts or drawings, some of them did not hesitate to carry back to their homelands souvenirs of the past glorious times. Many came and fought for the liberation of Greece and when Athens became the capital of the new state, people from all over Europe rushed to contribute to the shaping of the city, architects and engineers, archaeologists and artists designed its emblematic buildings such as the Trilogy and the museum, but also participated in the first excavations and the restoration of the monuments.

In 1922 refugees from Asia Minor found refuge in the land of Attica to start their lives from scratch in this dry land that did not want them. Post-war, poor people from the Greek countryside migrated en masse to the city that quickly grew to take its familiar current form, while in the 1990’s hundreds of thousands of people from the Balkans and Eastern European countries made Athens their home, only to be followed later by waves of migrants and refugees from Africa, the Middle East and Asia until the recent refugee crisis.

Athens from the early post-war years became a tourist destination, with iconic buildings such as the Hilton and the Asteras symbolizing this effort, even if it usually functioned as a little stopover before the islands. But in recent years the city has experienced an unprecedented tourist boom, now self-sufficient as a destination, and the number of visitors is multiplying rapidly, as are the hotels and short-term rental accommodation. For some foreigners the city has become a place of residence, from digital nomads to artists and curators. The city is changing at a rapid pace, empty buildings have taken on new life and form, businesses are opening, forgotten neighborhoods are popping up and new jobs are being created. At the same time, however, rents are rising to high and unsustainable levels, as is the overall cost of living for permanent residents, while Athens' infrastructure remains incomplete even in the most basic areas such as pavements, with the otherwise problematic public space of the city being given over to all kinds of private, commercial use.
But what is the reality of Athens today, behind the window of hotels and cafes, beyond the foreign publications that present it as the ideal combination of chaos and history, beach and art. Athens is constantly changing and receiving people and their worlds, shaping and being shaped by them. Athens is travel and escape, experiences and emotions, smells and tastes, photo clicks and Instagram poses; it is beauty and ugliness together, happy moments and misery.

Deadline for submissions at [email protected]
Saturday 23 December 2023

We will accept work in painting, sculpture, drawing and collage, printmaking, photography and video. Selected video works will be presented on wall-mounted tablets. Each proposal may be accompanied by up to 5 photographs, in a JPEG file from 1 to 3Mb. Please include title, material, dimensions and date, as well as a short description of the project, maximum 100 words and a website with portfolio if available. Participation in the open call is free of charge. Those selected for the group exhibition will have to pay a participation fee of 30 euros upon delivery of their work and is a condition of participation in the group exhibition. The tentative dates of the exhibition are 17 January to 3 February 2023. The delivery of the works will take place on dates and times to be announced at a later stage.

The curators of the exhibition will evaluate the proposals and those selected to participate will be notified immediately. The delivery of the works to FokiaNou Art Space to set up the exhibition and their collection at the end of the exhibition is the sole responsibility of the participants, as are any costs.

12/11/2023

11/26/2023

Check out the Artsy Viewing Room featuring Eleni Paridi's ‘Quartz Intelligence : 12 luminescent processions’ with a shor...
11/20/2023

Check out the Artsy Viewing Room featuring Eleni Paridi's ‘Quartz Intelligence : 12 luminescent processions’ with a short text by the Art Historian Alia Tsagkari.

To see ourselves we need a mirror and when we look at the mirror what do we see?

11/13/2023
Please join us next Friday at IFAC International Fine Arts Consortium at the yard for the artist reception for Eleni Par...
11/12/2023

Please join us next Friday at IFAC International Fine Arts Consortium at the yard for the artist reception for Eleni Paridi

Dear Friends
We will be happy to welcome you and celebrate together at my solo exhibition ‘Quartz Intelligence: 12 luminescent processions’
Friday November 17th, 6-8 pm
International Fine Arts Consortium
IFAC Arts @ The Yard
85 Delancey St., 2nd & 3rd Floor, New York
https://www.ifacarts.com/

11/11/2023
Robert Irwin + Mary Corse - Parallax  London. A must see.
11/09/2023

Robert Irwin + Mary Corse - Parallax London. A must see.

https://ubs.trickboxtv.live/collectorssurvey-2023/
11/03/2023

https://ubs.trickboxtv.live/collectorssurvey-2023/

To mark the launch of A Survey of Global Collecting, written by Arts Economics and co-published by Art Basel and UBS, a panel of experts will discuss key findings from the recent survey of over 2,828 high net worth collectors in 11 key global markets.

Perspective !!!! The city of Uruk
11/02/2023

Perspective !!!! The city of Uruk

Pleased to announce that we are now representing the estate of Gleb Derujinsky Jr. Groundbreaking fashion photographer G...
10/31/2023

Pleased to announce that we are now representing the estate of Gleb Derujinsky Jr.

Groundbreaking fashion photographer Gleb Derujinsky invigorated the fashion industry with his glamorous, exotic, and often unconventional photographs. Gleb Derujinsky's career as a fashion photographer took hold in the golden age of European haute couture, when Balenciaga and Pierre Balmain were at the top of their game and Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld were designing their first runway shows. Although air travel was still reserved for the happy few, Derujinsky convinced his editors Carmel Snow and Diana Vreeland to send him around the world to photograph beautiful models like Carmen Dell Orefice and his future wife, Ruth Neumann draped in expensive gowns juxtaposed against rough desert dunes or a glittering ocean at sunset. His ideas were revolutionary and they gave rise to the mystique and glamour that is now pervasive in fashion.

Derujinsky was the quintessential Renaissance man photographer, award-winning cinematographer and commercial director, inventor, WWII veteran, world traveler, jewelry designer, musician, ski instructor, Ferrari America race-car driver, and champion glider pilot. His passion for photography started at the tender age of six, by ten, he had built a photo enlarger, and as a teenager, he became the youngest member of the Camera Club of New York. His photographs appeared in major lifestyle magazines and extensively in Harper's Bazaar from 1950 to 1970

Explore Gleb Derujinsky’s biography, achievements, artworks, auction results, and shows on Artsy.

Thank you Yorgos for including my work with this amazing group at     .europe
10/30/2023

Thank you Yorgos for including my work with this amazing group at .europe

10/28/2023

🎉 Η Αναμονή Τέλειωσε! Ελάτε Σήμερα για τα Εγκαίνια του Platforms Project - Independent Art Fair ! 🎉

Η μέρα που όλοι προσμέναμε έφτασε! Τα μεγάλα εγκαίνια της έκθεσής μας είναι ΣΗΜΕΡΑ, και ανυπομονούμε να μοιραστούμε αυτό το καλλιτεχνικό ταξίδι μαζί σας.

📅 Πέμπτη, 26 Οκτωβρίου 2023
⏰ 18:00
📍 Τεχνόπολις Αθηνών (Πειραιώς 100, Αθήνα 11854)

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🎉 The Wait Is Over! Join Us Today for the Platforms Project - Independent Art Fair Opening! 🎉

The day we've all been eagerly anticipating has arrived! The grand opening of our exhibition is TODAY, and we can't wait to share this artistic journey with you.

📅 Thursday 26th October 2023
⏰ 18:00
📍 Technopolis Athens (Pireos 100, Athens 11854)

Platforms Project 2023 26th - 29th October 2023
www.platformsproject.com




Money Shot, curated by Alessandra Falbo for .pearls1
10/27/2023

Money Shot, curated by Alessandra Falbo for .pearls1

Lee WellsAzogires Naiades2023oil on canvas, board, and paper41 x 97 cm in three parts Architecture of a flower Recent in...
10/26/2023

Lee Wells
Azogires Naiades
2023
oil on canvas, board, and paper
41 x 97 cm in three parts

Architecture of a flower
 
Recent international research informs us that the flowers on our planet are dying.
We are trying to save them.
We put in our effort in our daily work.
Such a dying flower is Art, and yet another, Culture.
Come with us to do the best we can all together!
The Greece we love and that makes us proud must first survive... then we'll see.
Let's all together create the Architecture of a Flower, setting aside egos.
We await you in our community.
ACEY Europe - Arts & Culture Community
Yorgos Taxiarchopoulos

Happy two announce a number of our artists were featured by Artsy in the New from Small Galleries section !!!Check it ou...
10/23/2023

Happy two announce a number of our artists were featured by Artsy in the New from Small Galleries section !!!
Check it out !!!

Ira Lupu, Systaime, Artemis Potamianou, Massimo Listri, Douglas Kirkland, and Slim Aarons

Artsy Darling Pearls & Co IFAC Athina

Buy, bid, and inquire on New from Small Galleries on Artsy.

One of the first museum projects we participated in back in the 90’s at MCA Chicago
10/22/2023

One of the first museum projects we participated in back in the 90’s at MCA Chicago

Tiravanija’s participatory works provide not just the ‘dignities of living’ but a critique of why they were absent in the first place

For use in emergencies only !!!’
10/22/2023

For use in emergencies only !!!’

Now open through Friday, November 17:

The 21st cycle of the Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants program, which provides visual artists, film/video/digital/electronic artists, or choreographers residing in the U.S., District of Columbia, Tribal Nations, or U.S. Territories with one-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected medical, dental, and mental health emergencies.

Full details on the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation-supported program here: https://bit.ly/2HEzfRi

We are still kicking !!!
10/22/2023

We are still kicking !!!

In the shadow of an art market deceleration, downtown New York galleries tread with care, holding optimism for a future rebound.

10/15/2023

A Darling Pearls & Co installation at Darling's Attic on the various roles played by performative objects within artwork...
10/09/2023

A Darling Pearls & Co installation at Darling's Attic on the various roles played by performative objects within artworks of sixteen contemporary artists. Opening Oct 13th.

A Darling Pearls & Co installation at Darling's Attic on the various roles played by performative objects within artworks of sixteen contemporary artists.

Closing reception for Katerina Skasi The Last Romantic Era. Tonight 6-8 pm85 Delancey St 2nd Floor - 10002IFAC Arts pres...
10/06/2023

Closing reception for Katerina Skasi The Last Romantic Era.
Tonight 6-8 pm
85 Delancey St 2nd Floor - 10002

IFAC Arts presents The Last Romantic Era, the premier solo exhibition of Katerina Skasi. Featuring paintings and digital creations, Skasi’s work arises from the belief that we inhabit the final romantic era before humanity's inevitable expansion into space. She foresees a future where virtual reality dominates, individualized fabricated worlds isolate us, and advancements in technology render traditional forms of communication, eventually even communication itself, obsolete. Remnants of our current civilization, such as old cellphones and toys, will become precious artifacts, their logos ingrained in our minds like fossils preserving memories.
Skasi's artistic visions have been greatly influenced by three cities - Los Angeles, New York, and Athens - cities that not only leave a significant visual imprint on her work but also recur in her dreams. As some researchers link dreams to cognitive development and self-psychoanalysis, Skasi posits that dreams are a form of time, or perhaps, space travel. She explores recurring dreamscapes and characters in alternate situations as parallel narratives to our conscious lives through her series of paintings. These paintings reflect the concurrent layers of existence, challenging the perceived importance of our current "reality" and human experience. Her work is laden with symbolism, both ancient and modern, serving as cryptic prophecies of a future that's optimistic yet vastly unfamiliar.
In Skasi's artistic universe, dolphins are depicted as advanced messengers, symbolic creatures that have already arrived in the anticipated future. Their superior modes of communication with parallel and distant worlds, as well as amongst themselves, are something our species is yet to fully comprehend. Given that dolphins are ubiquitous across the world's oceans and many rivers, and feature in the mythology of every ancient civilization, it's fitting that they are associated with studies on extraterrestrial and interplanetary communication.
The rabbit, a recurring motif in her work, traditionally symbolizes reincarnation, resurrection, and rebirth. Skasi observes rabbits as creatures that exist purely for the sake of existence, exhibiting a form of emotional intelligence that allows them to live for themselves and each other. She envisions a future where humans, much like rabbits, burrow in space. Our present existence, filled with its goals, issues, hopes, fears, and possessions, will gradually become a curious folklore for future generations, fading into oblivion over time.
New York and Los Angeles-based artist Katerina Skasi emanates creativity, nurtured from her Athenian lineage of artists and architects. A LaGuardia High School alumna, Skassi honed her skills in drawing, painting, and ceramics, later diversifying into sculpture, screen-printing, and film photography at Otis College of Art and Design. Exhibiting in New York, Los Angeles, Athens, and Mykonos, she also contributes as a curator and social media coordinator at the Mykonos Biennale.
June 23 - Oct 6, 2023
IFAC Arts, 85 Delancey St
2nd-3rd Floor
New York, NY 10002

IG - �For more information contact [email protected] or +1 646 863 1009.

Image - Sonar Love, 2023 Digital print

So I think my little ritual worked and have freed all the bad karma from the world. So I think now that the full moon ha...
09/30/2023

So I think my little ritual worked and have freed all the bad karma from the world. So I think now that the full moon has passed we are free to dance like nobody is watching :)

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