On the evening of May 21st 2019, Contemporary Art Platform Harabel, hosted curators Maria-Thalia Carras and Olga Hatzidaki, who are the founders and directors of the contemporary art organization “locus athens”created in 2004.


At the core of their speech  was the acquaintance with the activity of  “locus athens” whose interest revolves around the transformation  of the public domain into artistic space: from forgotten places and public buildings to small private institutions and locations that create excitement – always in interaction with the transformation power of contemporary art. Some of the sites that have been utilized  by “locus athens” in recent years, are: Tzisdaraki Mosque in central Athens, Piraeus port terminal, schools, office buildings, Monastiraki Square, Doxiadis school and many  unknown places around the city.

The activities of the “locus athens” are constantly inclined towards issues / places that create opportunities for research on the historical, political and cultural sites of Athens, Greece, and the region as a whole. The activities involved include: exhibitions, conversations, performances, workshops, publications, children’s books, housing and community projects.

This is because their ongoing goal is to enrich the activities by expanding the curatorial approach of “locus athens”, introducing contemporary art to a wider audience, as well as the interplay between them, the contemporary art and the followers.

Among their numerous projects we can mention: Geometries, Araf, NP or the possibilities of a life, Tripoli canceled, The Thickness of Time, Chroachym, (young) Aigaleo City, Romeo and Juliet in Aigaleo, Elefsis, Liquid Library, In the City, Aigaleo City, The Space Between, 1966, A Child’s Attic and Other Antics, Silent Space Stand Still, A Gathering, Amateur Bicyclism, Sampling, Disco Coppertone, Nothing Really Matters When You Wear A Big Moustache, Dialogue III Perjovschi, Dialogue II, 7 Performances & A Conversation, Anti-Maimouisme.

Some of the aforementioned activities are accompanied by publications, thus creating a complete picture of what “locus athens”  takes on within the field of contemporary art.