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STEP 30 | No running water

with Giannis Delagrammatikas, Vasiliki Sifostratoudaki and Manos Tsichlis08/12/21, 07/12/2021 Curated Steps

‘Integration or creation? With no running water, courtyards with music and flower beds are set up”- Relocation, settlement and production of Identities – Nea Ionia Attica 1923-2021.’

Curation: Giannis Delagrammatikas, Vasiliki Sifostratoudaki, Manos Tsichlis
Artists: Ino Varvariti, Nikos Doulos, Maria Nikiforaki, Vasiliki Sifostratoudaki, Giannis Sinioroglou, Christos Chryssopoulos, Clara J:son Borg
Research/Texts: Niovi Andrioti, Eleni Riga

Yellow Brick begins the implementation of a new art project, under the auspice and with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture and Sports. It is a research-based, performative archive that will relate issues of material culture, social anthropology, historiography and artistic practices. Part of the project involves an art exhibition with the title “No running water” at Yellow Brick (7-30 December 2021).

The Municipality of Nea Ionia was established immediately after the catastrophe in Minor Asia in 1923, in a non-residential area without infrastructure, in order to house the population who were relocated in Greece due to the forced population exchange mandated by the Treaty of Lausanne. This new residential area on the outskirts of Athens had all the particular genealogical characteristics of its inhabitants: the homogeneous composition of the population created a community that preserved cultural codes and values, social bonds and practices.

Κείμενο, Ελένη Ρήγα/ Text by Eleni Riga



Under the auspices and financial support of the Ministry of Culture and Sports.

studied Archeology and Art History at the University of Athens (2005) and Visual Arts at the School of Fine Arts (2012). In 2010 he attended courses at the Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp at the department in situ with the support of Greek State Scholarship Foundation. In 2016 he completed his MA in Art in Context at Berlin University of the Arts with the support of Vicatos Βequest of the School of Fine Arts. In 2018 he was awarded Fellow for the 1st Stavros Niarchos Foundation Artist Fellowship Program-ARTWORKS. Since 2011 he has been a founding member of the artist-run group Campus Novel. Currently he runs in collaboration with Ino Varvariti the research project phantom investigations. He has participated in numerous shows, workshops, lectures and residency programs in Greece and abroad.

is the founder of Yellow Brick – research a project space/residency devoted to artist's research and playground/testing ground for exhibition making.Her personal work entangles materiality through methodologies of exploring, collecting and archiving, resulting in the creation of sculptural manifestations around the ideas of topos. For Sifostratoudaki, materiality stands as a broader term for framing geography, object, humans, language and gestures and sculpture as a moving organism.

creates sculptures that test the limits and properties of materials. In his works, familiar forms result in odd and uncunny ones, due to material manipulation. His references to architecture, literature, cinema and music incorporate narratives as structural elements of the work itself. He teaches art in primary schools.