Cream Athens is pleased to present Whipped, a major exhibition of new works by 23 artists at the Coningsby Gallery , London. Focusing on nowness and presence, the exhibition includes artists working with painting, sculpture, photography and video art.
Riding off the successes of the format established by the platform’s successful first annual show ‘The Neoprotofeminist’, this year, Cream Athens is launching a dynamic series of workshops and events from Wednesday 3rd July to Sunday 7th July 2019. Now in its second year, these unique few days is an opportunity to discover a global and vibrant visual art scene through a comprehensive line-up of artist led workshops, guided tours, and events.
Theme: Now/ Τώρα
The next stage of the evolution
This year’s exhibition aims to explore nowness and the issues of contemporary culture, the next stage of the evolution. Inspired by Cream’s origin in Athens, and the Ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus saying ‘‘everything is in a state of becoming” or in other words “Ta panta rhei”. Heraclitus was the first writer to speak about the fluid nature of things. He proclaimed - “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man”. Nothing is forever and everything is in a state of constant and continuous change.
Based on the underpinning philosophies of Heraclitus, Whipped aims to arouse your visual senses, by blending together these 23 artists embarking you on journey through visual fantasia and notable delight. Gently guiding you through an array of current complexities; skilfully interwoven displays of everyday objects inciting new meanings; drawings and ceramics, fusing socio-political themes; paintings that critically inspire, mind altering experiences and distorted realities. Embedded performance, almost shapeshifting in form of visual extrapolations. Whipped is a wonderland-esq exposition of bold nostalgic ephemera aims to playfully guide you through an existential state of self.
Alex Jones, Artemis Vergou, Camila Gonzalez Corea, Christina Anagnostou, Dimitris Ntokos, Elliot Avis, Emily Gaki, Eve De Haan, Fungai Marima, George Petsikopoulos, Henry Glover, Huang Chiachia, Irini Bachlitzanaki, John Valyrakis, Lauren Fejarang, Mara Kallinikou, Maria Kalaoglou, Neo Gilder, Nia Hefe Filiogianni, Odysseas Glykas, Pao Leng Kung, Sam Creasey and Samantha Rosenwald
The exhibition will be open to the public from Wednesday 3 July 2019 until Sunday 7 July 2019. Please see the full program below:
Wednesday, 3 July: 5 pm - 10 pm
Thursday, 4 July: Private view 7 pm-10pm
Friday, 5 July: 11 am - 10 pm
Saturday, 6 July: 11 am - 10 pm
Sunday, 7 July: 11 am - 5 pm
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Notes to Editors
Cream Athens has been bringing London-Athens based creatives together through its platform and events programme annually since 2017. Despite being a relatively newcomer to the global art calendar, it is fast becoming a destination event for collectors, gallerists and art enthusiasts from around the world to discover and explore the best emerging artists from Greece, UK, Africa, The Americas and Asia.
Whipped by Numbers
23 artists | 5 special events | 1 exhibition | 2 free guided tours | 1 opening | 5 family-friendly events
Images @Marianne Stenger / Paulina Franczek
Video @ Flaminia Trapani / Artemis Vergou