artists' cards vol. 2

artists’ cards

Elika gallery organizes for the second consecutive year the project artists’ cards, which will open on Saturday the 13th of December, to coincide with the first day of the annual gallery weekend, and will remain open until the 27th of December. Artists’ cards will run parallel to the solo show of Vangelis Gokas, For the Expansion of the Field of Struggle.

Artists’ cards is a group show with many participants, where each artist is asked to produce one or more works in the form of an A5 card. The works are on the larger part originals, (drawings, watercolours, collages) and/or multiples (photographs, prints etc.). The cards on show are not holiday greeting cards, unless on some occasions artists chose a christmassy theme.

From the famous Fluxus cards to the use of postcards by artists such as Gilbert and George and Rachel Whiteread, the preoccupation of artists with this particular format, similarly to the better-known artists’ books, holds a distinct position in the history of contemporary art. The familiarity of the card as an object, its immediacy and directness, largely due to the brief message it contains, its being a means of communication, or at times a memento and a souvenir, as well as its size, which makes it an object easy to handle, are only some of the elements that compose a truly interesting form for artists to work on. At the same time, the project is inspired by the holiday season, a perfect reminder of the continuing relevance and appeal of the card as a physical object, despite the imperatives of an increasingly digitalized era.

Duration of exhibition: 13-27.12.14

Opening hours:

Saturday 13.12: 11-6 pm
Sunday 14.12: 11-3 pm

Tuesday-Friday: 12-8 pm Saturday: 12-4 pm