Video Art Miden::
Greece is a state of mind
Curated by Gioula & Olga Papadopoulou
The title of the selection is a direct reference to the Greek official tourism campaign that was released just while exiting the coronavirus strict lockdown. 7 well-known Greek video artists synthesize through their videos and their personal visions an alternative approach to contemporary issues of identity, culture, self-definition and self-placement in the world.
Yiorgos Drosos, Black Sheep Escape, Greece 2018, 3.20
Anna Vasof, Vienna Hit, Austria 2019, 2.07
Makis Kyriakopoulos, What is a man without a shadow, Greece 2020, 3.19
Gioula Papadopoulou, When I was the moon, Greece 2020, 5.57
Leda Patta, the view-er, Greece 2007-2015, 7.43
Margarita Stavraki, Vows_Offerings for good health II, Greece 2020, 3.17
Nikos Giavropoulos, Quarantine Self-portrait No2, Greece 2020, 3.18
Video Art Miden is an independent organization for the exploration and promotion of video art. Founded by an independent group of Greek artists in 2005, it has been one of the earliest specialized video-art festivals in Greece, setting as basic aims to stimulate the creation of original video art, to help spread it and develop relevant research.
Through collaborations and exchanges with major international festivals and organizations, it has been recognized as one of the most successful and interesting video art platforms internationally and as an important cultural exchange point for Greek and international video art. Miden screening programs have traveled in many cities of Greece and all over the world, and they are hosted by significant festivals, museums and institutions globally.
(*Miden means “zero” in Greek)