RETROSPECT – Kodra 2017

Contemporary Art Festival

Participating artists: Katerina Athanasopoulou, Vasilis Alexandrou, Vicky Vakouli, Kostas Gourtzis, Theodoros Zafeiropoulos, Dimitris Zouroudis, Eleni Theofilaktou, Dimitris Ioannou, Alexandros Kaklamanos, Konstantina Kapanidou, Makis Kyriakopoulos, Jenny Kodonidou, Tina Kotsi, Orestis Lazos, Eva Marathaki, Dimitris Michalaros, Rania Bellou, Niki Bisylla, Valli Nomidou, Ioanna Ximeri, Athanasios Pallas, K. Patsios, Hara Piperidou, Danae Stratou, Dimitris Fragakis, Yiannis Christakos, Kostas Christopoulos

Artistic curation: Kleomenis Kostopoulos

Curatorial coordination: Rena Pitsaki

Sept 22 – Oct 1 / 2017


Action Field Kodra 2017 

The important visual arts festival of the Municipality of Kalamaria, Action Field Kodra 2017, titled “Retrospect” will open on Friday, the 22nd of September 2017, at 21:00 o’clock, at the Dorms building, in the ex-military camp Kodra. This year’s exhibition will be open with the Mayor’s, Mr. Theodosis Mpakoglidis, speech.

This year, the festival celebrates 17 years of existence and is a retrospective to the course of Action Field Kodra.  Artworks of selected artists will be shown this year, who have been supporting Kodra since day one. A total of thirty artists participate with works of art of different media, such as painting, sculpture, photography, installation and video-art, which will showcase their artistic development.

It is worth mentioning that Action Field Kodra, one of the most important contemporary art exhibitions in Greece, integral part of Thessaloniki’s art life, has been organised since 2001. Since its beginnings and during all this time period, Action Field Kodra has been trying to promote young artists, trying to approach contemporary art production with works of various media, such as painting, sculpture, performance, photography, video-art, new technologies and web-art. This year’s festival however, reflects on its past, by redefining its importance at the Greek visual arts scene and regroups for the future.

Οrganization: City of Kalamaria, Division of Culture

Support: Athens School of Fine Arts

Anastasis, 2017, oil paint on aluminium mounted on wood, 16.5x21cm

Exhibition view