Potential Project is a work in progress that began as an idea by artist Dimitris Georgakopoulos.
In March 2019 a selected team of artists, architects and art historians were invited to take part in a series of meetings, the number and duration of which would be defined by the discussions taking place and the willingness of the participants to keep them going. The topics discussed varied but all revolved around the potential artwork. Some of them were: the autonomy of the idea, its ability to produce multiple scenarios, the need -or lack thereof- to implement and actually realise it, the personal fixations that are behind the pursuit of the impossible and the eventual glamorisation of everything that is conceived as a potentiality, but not (yet?) an actuality.
The project did not intend to merely result in one thematic group exhibition, but rather aspired to be a platform for ongoing dialogue, which can provide the incentives for individual or collective ideas and potential works/proposals to be born.
The participants were:
Karolina Aleiferopoulou, Tzeni Argyriou, Augustus Veinoglou, Nikos Veliotis,Thanos Vovolis, Vasilis Gerodimos, Dimitris Georgakopoulos, Giannis Grigoriadis, Giorgos Zamboulakis, Giannis Isidorou, Anna Laskari, Theodora Malamou, Ilias Marmaras, Christophoros Marinos, Zoe Moutsokou, Kostas Basanos, Olga Brouma, Giorgos Papadatos, Nina Papakonstantinou, Nina Pappa, Alexander Platis, Vaggelis Savvas, Giannis Sinioroglou, Dimitris Chalatsis, Dimitris Charitos, Coti K, Steward Ziff.
Now in its second phase, and while the meetings of the group continue, Potential Project will open to the public to present the proposals that the participants have been working on. This will include exhibitions, installations, performances, audio works, workshops and public talks, all presented in Potential Project’s space on the second floor of the historic neoclassical building at Andrea Metaxa 25 in Exarcheia, Athens.
Concept & Realisation: Dimitris Georgakopoulos
Project Coordination: Alexander Platis, Vasilis Nasis, Karolina Aleiferopoulou
Press Contact: Theodora Malamou