“Manila envelope, pdf / mpeg” 

 “Antidote” Mykonos Biennale 2015, 3 July -23 August 2015.


locations include the Mykonos annex of ASFA and the streets of the Mykonos Town

Participant Artists:  

Parastoo Ahovan IRAN, Stathis Alexopoulos GR, Lydia Andrioti GR, Manolis Babousis GR, Panos Charalambous GR, Charisia Chaz GR, Maria Efstathiou GR, Panos Famelis GR, Katerina Georgopoulou GR, Raul Hott CHILLE, Andreas Kallogeropoulos GR, Dimitris Kousoulas GR, Naroa Lizar SPAIN, Mackeen Mayse USA, Christina de Miguel SPAIN, Margarita Myrogianni GR, Lycia Oceguera MEXICO, Dora Oikonomou GR, Konstantinos Patsios GR, Jean Paul Gomez COLOMBIA, Lucia Pedi ITALY, Mima Razelou GR, Raphaele Shirley USA, Trap/έ/ζην Collective (The Flower Girls) GR, Threeasfour USA

Curatorial by Lydia Andrioti

The “Manila envelope, pdf / mpeg” project functions as a part for the 2nd Mykonos Biennale titled “Antidote”. Its main venue, hosted at the annex of the Athens School of Fine arts located in the town of Mykonos. An activity than included participants from the “Video Graffiti” project of the “Antidote” 2nd Mykonos Biennale, presented in several site-specific locations in the town of Mykonos, the participants, a total of 25 Greek and international artists.

The time and place it is hosted: during the first days of capital controls (July 2015) and its location, the island of Mykonos characterized for its luxury and restless spending, often turning into a decadent party scene. These diverse elements functioned as brackets to open a paragraph that would correspond, and form a visual language in order to bring together these extremities. In this period of capital controls, transaction can not flourish forcing us to consider Greek

and international artists as two diverse bodies that should be handled differently. The Greek artists were open to respond with a broader variety of mediums (sculptural work, drawing, photograph, video or performance). The International artists were asked to propose their works via an online video submission, or correspond with a piece printed on paper that can be enclosed inside a manila envelope to be send via airmail at the exhibition space, in order to realize a project that would otherwise be impossible.

The purpose of this activity is to function as an experimental platform, to encourage an open visual and conceptual dialogue regarding the broad theme of the Mykonos Biennale, the “Antidote” and it does not advice for a specific action towards an antidote. The final presentation is an apparatus working towards the realization of structurally different mediums in order to perform a blueprint on the artists’ mental states and the dialogue that was generated.