A series of pocket Utopias
— Athens

Marco Godoy and Augustus Veinoglou, 2017 

Following Paris in 2015 and London in 2016, the third edition of the Zone d’Utopie Temporaire (Z.U.T.) summer residency programme took place in Athens in July 2017. The residency stands as an ongoing social and creative experiment whereby a group of selected artists work together during four weeks to create a Temporary Utopian Zone.

The group worked with guest speakers Stella Dimitrakopoulou, Ivan Masteropoulos, Dimitri Mpoukis, Giorgos Kontis, Jari Palta, Filoktitis Veinoglou, which has enabled ‘Utopia’ to be examined through different but complementary angles including philosophy, theology, biology and gender studies. Alongside the multiple theoretical talks, participants have organized two public events in order to open up the discussion to local communities through open studios and food experimentation.

A series of pocket Utopias is an exhibition presenting the outcome of this artistic collaboration across Yellow Brick and Snehta, where both sites have been transformed into a series of personal Utopian zones. 

Yellow Brick and Snehta
— July 2017

Petros Efstathiadis
Marco Godoy
Thomas Langley
Ines Neto dos Santos
Panos Papadopoulos
Vasiliki Sifostratoudaki
Augustus Veinoglou

Alice Bonnot

Photo credit
Ines Neto dos Santos, Marco Godoy and Nadja Rafi

A special thanks to Becky Campbell

Exhibition views, Yellow Brick and Snehta, 2018

Public Programme

Tabletop Utopias, part of Documenta14
Kypseli, Athens
16 July 2017

Tabletop Utopias is an event taking place at KIOSK KSOIK for the last day of Documenta14, resulting of a collaboration between several artists from the Zone d'Utopie Temporaire (Z.U.T) residency. The event seeks to open up the discussions around Utopia generated by Z.U.T. artists to the community of Kypseli: it will run as an open community meal cooked by Ines Neto dos Santos, using Thomas Langley's unexpected dinner tables as a platform for gathering and conversation.

The event is part of KIOSK KSOIK organised by Snehta Residency. Responding to the A-Letheia project in Fokionos Negri, Kypseli, Snehta is implementing a number of artistic actions at the kiosk highlighting its historical importance in the neighborhood as a mercantile and community space but also to celebrate it as a modern day sculptural monument.

The initiative works alongside the A-Letheia project conceived by artist Anton Kats and developed together with Ifigenia Papadatou, taking place over the 100 days of documenta 14 in Athens.

Alice Bonnot  〰️ ➰
Independent Curator