Fertile Ground program launched an open call for artists in October 2021 for site-specific artworks proposals, related to the history of the area and to the people who worked and live there.
COMM'ON and our partner in Lipasmata Park, KDVM II Keratsiniou-Drapetsonas, designed and implemented an open call for artists and artistic teams for the design and production of a large scale site-specific artwork in October 2021.
The proposed artworks referred:
a. to the history of the former industrial area of Lipasmata and to the people who worked there
b. to the social and cultural history of the surrounding area.
The evaluation of the 16 proposals had 2 phases:
Phase #1 | Evaluation Committee
At the first phase of the evaluation a 5 member committee short listed 2 works that in November 2021 continued to phase two and the public vote.
Members of the Committee:
Aris Kalantidis / Professor of Place Management and Director of the Institute of Place Management at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Eleni Kyramariou / Historian, Commissioned Researcher for the Institute of Historical Research of the National Hellenic Research Foundation
Kostas Bassanos / Artist, Associate Professor at the School of Fine Art of the University of Ioannina, Greece
Maria Korkidi / Director of cultural, sports and education department of Keratsini-Drapetsona Municipality
Gagin Altounian / Painter, Sculptor
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Phase #2 | Public Vote
The 2 short-listed proposals were open for the public vote (29 Nov - 20 Dec 2021).
Visitors of Lipasmata Park were invited to vote between the 2 short-listed proposals:
a. "Eikona sou eimai koinonia kai sou moiazo" (free translation: "Society I am your image and I look like you" - artist: Thodoris Prodromidis
b. "Bridge" - artist: Artemis Papageorgiou
2.026 people voted in total
1.024 visitors voted for "Eikona sou eimai koinonia kai sou moiazo" by the artist Thodoris Prodromidis
* The production and installation of the artwork will take place during spring 2022
** You can follow the program www.gonimoedafos.gr