Curated by Melody Ellis and Nella Themelios
ReMap3: an international contemporary art platform, Athens, Greece
12 July – 30 October 2011
Kerameikou 32 is a nomadic public art project exploring the relations between
art and globalised public space.
As urban spaces throughout the world become increasingly privatised for a
multitude of commercial uses, this project considers how mobile arts practices
can encourage experimentation and contestation within the public
realm. Utilising a truck fitted out as a gallery and performance space,
Kerameikou 32 imagines a new kind of roving‘institution’; a model for
rethinking the overlap of politics and art.
This project builds on the success of BUS Projects’ recent public art
intervention Critical Mobility and forms part of the 2011 program of
ReMap3 in Athens, Greece. The Kerameikou 32 truck will be stationed
at 32 Kerameikou Street for the duration of the opening week of ReMap3
(12 – 19 September 2011) and will feature work by Australian artists
Kay Abude, Ros Bandt, Michael Fowler, Agatha Gothe-Snape and
The fit-out for the truck has been designed in collaboration with Athens-based
architects Beth Hughes, João Prates Ruivoand coordinated by
Vassilis Oikonomopoulos. At the conclusion of opening week, the
architectural fit-out will remain as a free-standing installation.
Kerameikou 32 has been curated by Melody Ellis and Nella Themelios
on behalf of BUS Projects. BUS Projects supports and promotes the
experimental fields of performance, sound art and spatial practice. In
addition to its core exhibition program, BUS Projects is committed to
operating outside of traditional gallery contexts, developing exhibitions,
events and performances off-site and within the public realm.
For further details about the participating artists, dates, and venues,
please visit www.busprojects.com.au.