Sincerely, the Indigenous: Street Level Responses to Documenta 14 in Athens

By | June 24th, 2017|blog|

Stencil at Omonoia square in Athens, photograph taken by the author in June 2016. In the summer of 2016 a stenciled slogan began appearing sporadically in public squares of Athens: "Dear Documenta, I refuse to exoticize myself to increase your cultural capital," signed "Sincerely, the Indigenous." Though small in scale and modest in [...]

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Refugees Welcome: 15 Pieces of Street Art and Graffiti from Europe and beyond Showing Solidarity in the ongoing Refugee Crisis

By | September 7th, 2015|blog|

EU immigration and border politics have been subject to criticism for years¹ - particularly regarding the increasingly militarized securitization of its external frontier. In recent weeks the rapid influx of refugees - mainly from war-torn Syria, Irak, and Afghanistan - and the EU's failure to provide an adequate and humane response have dramatically highlighted the consequences [...]

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Oxi – No – Nein: Visual Responses to the Austerity Referendum of 2015

By | July 5th, 2015|blog|

In the summer of 2015, I arrived in Athens one day prior to the announcement of the "Bailout Referendum" and left three days before its execution. During the week I spent in Athens I was able to witness some of the immediate reactions uttered in the streets of the city via graffiti slogans, posters, stencils [...]

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announcing: the ABC project – athens berlin caen

By | February 6th, 2015|blog|

it has been a while since i have taken to this blog, but i have a special project to announce: the ABC project. initiated by french street artist oré last year, the ABC project aims to foster a transeuropean exchange about crisis and austerity through street art and graffiti. i am happy to have been resposible for organising the [...]

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No Euro, No Vision: Critical Perspectives on Europe in Street Art

By | May 13th, 2014|blog|

ever since its founding the european union has been a controversial political project. the economic, political, and social crises that have erupted across the continent in the past five years have only intensified the existing conflicts. consequently the upcoming elections for the european parliament on may 25 will manifest a significant moment for the future of [...]

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science slam potsdam february 7, 2014 – video and english text

By | February 23rd, 2014|blog|

in essence, a science slam is a format where young scientists and researchers are challenged to present their academic projects in an understandable and entertaining way. the problem: you only have exactly 10 minutes to do so.  a few weeks back i was kindly invited by the organizers of policult to take part in one [...]

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interview with marsia tzivara of “burning from the inside”

By | January 21st, 2014|blog, interviews|

there have been a number of documentaries dealing with the social and political impact of the greek crisis and particularly the violent rise of the neo-fascist party χρυσή αυγή - better known as golden dawn. marsia tzivara, a greek filmmaker and video activist that has been living in berlin for the past 2 years, takes a [...]

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2013 : a year in crisis street art

By | December 31st, 2013|blog|

as the first year of aesthetics of crisis is swiftly coming to an end, i thought a thematic end of year review might be an interesting experiment. so here it: is a year in crisis street art, emerging from urban activisms and social movements, featuring old and new icons, following no particular logic and informed [...]

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new publication about aesthetics of crisis

By | December 11th, 2013|blog|

after an eventful summer and a quiet autumn, i am happy to announce, that one of the projects i have been working on in the past months is finally out. the lovely people at sub\urban zeitschrift für kritische stadtforschung have included a photoessay of mine in their latest issue which explores the topic the postpolitical city? if you read [...]

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athenian invasion at the stroke art fair 2013

By | October 5th, 2013|blog|

since its founding in 2009 the stroke art fair has established itself as an international institution. alternating between berlin and munich, it showcases a growing number of galleries and artists from the fields of illustration, design, street art, and everything in between. traditionally galleries have formed the focal point of action, yet this year they also [...]

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an eventful september

By | September 23rd, 2013|blog|

even before the disastrous night of 17 september the month had seen some meaningful events. first, the squatted athenian theatre project εμπρος was evicted and with it a space of autonomous and often transnational creative interventions. furthermore the teachers of greece took to the streets to protest extensive layoff plans. and then that tuesday night the unthinkable happened: the well-known [...]

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interview with süddeutsche zeitung/jetzt.de

By | July 23rd, 2013|blog|

unexpectedly the promotion of my exhibition this week led to a bit of media attention. i got to talk about my project and the exhibition to jetzt.de/süddeutsche zeitung, find the interview (in german) here. here's what the printed version in the papers looks like, the two artists in the pictures are dimitris taxis and WD.

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“the invisible architectures of exarcheia” – a street art project by galldindie

By | July 4th, 2013|blog|

galldindie at work i owe my acquaintance with marina - or rather her spraycan-wielding alter ego galldindie - to the lucky coincidence of running into her while she was painting her carnival de la vida trio on a wall not far from my house. it only took a few minutes of chatting to realize [...]

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Of Penguins and Tear Gas: The Street Art and Graffiti of #occupygezi

By | June 9th, 2013|blog|

If you have been following the images that have been flooding the internet from the streets of Turkey in the past days, you may have noticed that the movement of #occupygezi (also #direngezi, #resistanbul or #occupyturkey) has been quick to establish a very distinct visual identity, perhaps even more so since the Turkish media is [...]

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