T.A.F. / The Art Foundation, the pioneering cultural centre in Athens with its beloved courtyard opened its doors in 2009 and this May celebrates its 8th birthday.
During these 8 years T.A.F has been established as an open platform for cultural production and action, while being a key social site where people gather and socialize all year-round, 7 days a week. T.A.F constitutes a point of reference in the cultural map of Athens; An independent space for unexpected artistic projects, experimental exhibitions and creative collaborations.
Based on participatory culture, experimentation and cross-disciplinary exploration, while aiming at the active engagement of the audience, T.A.F. continues to operate as a continuously evolving formation within urban networks. The organisation seeks to establish extended partnerships with communities of creators across a wide cultural spectrum, whilst building a substantial relationship with its audience through a multi-faceted program.
15 – 21 May 2017
An installation in the gallery space dedicated to the 1.700 artists whom we have collaborated with, as well as the 130 exhibitions, performances, projects and acts we have hosted throughout these 8 years.
15 – 21 May 2017
Monday 15/5, 21:30 - live Appalachian Cobra Worshipers
Warm up session by Dj A-tag
Tuesday 16/5, 21:30 - LPs vs. 45s
back to back dj set with Pavlos Tsagkarakis & dj Nikos Efthimiou
Wednesday 17/5, 21:30 - Just Jammin’
back to back dj set with George Kontrafouris & dj Τeacher
Thursday 18/5, 21:30 - No limits
sound+video installation by dj Playmobill
Friday 19/5, 22:30 - We gonna party ‘cause it’s our birthday
back to back dj set with Manolis Oikonomou & dj Teacher
Saturday 20/5, 22:30 - Doin’ it to death
party by Dj A-Tag, Dj Playmobill & Dj Palov
Sunday 21/05, 12:00-00:00 - Every day is like Sunday
all day vinyl dj sets with guests
15 – 21 May 2017
Throughout the week for the first time pop-up shops will be featured in the rooms surrounding the courtyard.
mugs, plates, lights
Birthday week sponsor: Fischer
Birthday week communication sponsor: En Lefko radio
26 - 28 May 2017
Gallery & Rooms
Consisting of the words “travel” and “ink”, Travellink is coming to travel you with colours and ink.Twenty creative studios, freelance graphic designers and illustrators choose their favourite city and each one of them designs an inspired poster.
T.A.F./ The Art Foundation’s bartenders create a cocktail for each poster, sharing the same name and character. Each city becomes a poster, each poster becomes a cocktail.
In the same time, AKTO Art & Design College Photography students draw inspiration from their favourite cities, build their sceneries and capture them. They present “Landscape Travellink” at one of T.A.F’s special rooms.
Luv ’n’ Roll is moving from Melissia to T.A.F’s gallery during the opening party in order to install their corner in the context of World Piercing Day.
Participants: alati design atelier, Charis Tsevis, Christina Tsevis, Cloudtrap, Corn Studio, Dimitra Karagianni & Panos Myriagkos, Elena Baka, Katerina Angelikaki & Thalassinos Anastasiou, Katerina Miliaraki, Marianna Pefani, Marios Balaskas, Mike Karolos, Mikela Argyriadou, Slab, Stavros Damos, Sugahtank, Thanasis Kamenidis, Theo Kontaxis, Vasilis Palas, Virginia Andronikou
Cocktail designers: Spiros Filis, Stathis Kolonias, Lefteris Papdopoulos, Thodoris Sarantinos
Hosted by: INK Project.Exhibition
Travellink contributors: Fotolio & Typicon, AKTO, Luv n’ Roll, uber, gr design, Beefeater