Norwegian artist Sophie Rodin presents at Victoria Square Project three art books - sketches, collage, text - she designed after various meetings she had with migrants and refugees over the years.
The books are part of a project in progress titled "At home in the world". The same name Athens show aims at broadening the artist's experiences while encountering old and new Athenians.
"In Athens I hope to keep up the conversation, with both locals and migrants, to enrich the project with new approaches, views and experiences", Rodin says. She holds a MA in Fine Art, from the National Academy of the Arts in Oslo and a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) from Østfold University Collage.
A fee free weekend workshop "My book, My story // Workshop with Sophie Rodin" gives Athenians the chance to get a closer look at the work of both artist and educator Rodin. Robin is Artist In Residence at the international Artist Residency program One Artist A Week/FaveLAB.
The Athens based self funded artist initiative operates in Athens for the third year in a row. The synergy between One Artist A Week/FaveLAB and VICTORIA SQUARE PROJECT (VSP) aims at setting a creative paradigm for cooperation between non institutional agents, as well as for the production of art shows of low cost and broad social effect.
FaveLAB is an interdisciplinary platform and a creative lab based in Athens/Greece.
Our artist residencies, workshops, lectures, networking meetings and exhibition projects address international artists, designers, curators and writers who work - or wish to enrich their knowledge - in the field of visual art, performance, film, art in public space, contemporary jewellery art, textile art, literature.
FaveLAB also focuses on the urban dynamics of Athens, a SE metropolis in the epicenter of social and cultural shifts, and aims at making their significance understandable to the art community and the broader public. Experimental art work, alternative presentations, socially integrative art and design approaches, strong communication campaigns are FaveLAB's main characteristics.
FaveLAB ambitions to promote cultural exchange between the Greek and international art scene and to establish a dialogue between the public, cultural agents, designers and urbanists.
FaveLAB offers artists, designers, art theorists, urbanists and art lovers space and expertise, guiding them to enjoy the rich cultural tradition of Athens and assisting them to develop ideas and concepts, realize and present them in situ.
Individual artists, groups or institutions are eligible for our programmes.
Opening: February 20 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Exhibition: February 21 - 24 /2019
Opening hours: 12:00 - 6:00 pm
Fee free art book workshop:
Saturday 23 (4:00 - 7:00 pm) and
Sunday 24 February 2019 (11:30 am -1:30 pm)
Victoria Square Project