From Where I Stand

The Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF) in collaboration with the Municipal Art Gallery of Larissa G.I. Katsigras Museum, present “From Where I Stand,” the first digital art exhibition to take place in Larissa. 

The exhibition will take place from December 10th – 12th 2021 in the foyer of the Medical School of Larissa’s building (ex Katsigra Clinic), located in the heart of the city at Tahidromiou Square, at the Municipal Art Gallery of Larissa G.I. Katsigras Museum as well as in central public spaces.  The exhibition and its rich program aim to connect digital arts with the public of Larissa and to promote artistic expression through innovation, while highlighting the digital artistic community of the city. 

“From Where I Stand” will host 114 artworks by Greek and International artists from all categories of digital arts: Digital Installations, Video Art, Animation, Games, 3D, Virtual & Augmented reality, 3D Mapping etc and will also host a series of screenings, educational workshops and talks for all ages.  The exhibition honors this unique region of Greece with a special tribute that will showcase the work of 14 artists from Larissa. 

The Medical School of Larissa will host digital artwork ranging from Installations, VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality), Web Art and Games in the foyer of its building located on Tachidromiou Square and a unique projection by artist Giannis Kranidiotis will take place on the facade of the building. This commissioned work depicts and pays tribute to the famous artwork of A. Tassou “Marinos Antipas – Kileler 1910” from the permanent collection of the G.I. Katsigras Museum, in an extraordinary way.  Tahidromiou Square will also feature “Pymar,” an interactive and immersive installation by Kranidiotis.  

The Municipal Art Gallery of Larissa G.I. Katsigras Museum will exhibit artwork from all categories by local and international artists as well as Video Art and Animation screenings.  A series of 8 talks will take place on both days and 2 workshops, including the workshop “animate your star” specially designed for kids. 

The Municipal Art Gallery of Larissa G.I. Katsigras Museum is a cultural organization promoting fine arts on a national level. It was founded in1983 after the late doctor and collector Giorgios I. Katsigras donated his private collection to the Municipality of Larissa in 1981. 

The Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF) is an organization that represents Greece internationally in Digital Arts and is a prime meeting point of all forms and trends of modern digital culture. It aims to highlight the multiple ways in which art communicates with technology as well as the impact of this relationship on modern life in an urban environment. ADAF further aims to enhance the public audience’s contact and awareness of new media and digital culture. 

 

 

Click here to see the full program.

The program is organized and funded under the auspices of the Ministry of Sports and Culture.

“IMAGINAIRY” | New digital art exhibition at Athens International Airport by Athens Digital Arts Festival

The Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF) continues its collaboration with the Athens International Airport and invites its passengers to experience the unique digital art exhibition “IMAGINAIRY”, from 15.11.2021 to 31.5.2022. 

The exhibition, a compilation of high-aesthetic works by artists of the new digital age, screened on specially designed installations, highlights the new “metaverse era” through a panorama of 43 video and animation artworks by local and international artists. The works are inspired by the following themes: Future, Mankind, City, Travel, Destination, Nature and Expression. 

“IMAGINAIRY” is an invitation to a journey through imagination, aiming to enhance the visitor’s travel experience within a heterotopic space of transition: the airport. Through the screenings of the unique artworks, the traveler experiences contemporary art through a mental journey to unexpected and undefined destinations. 

The exhibition is on display accessible at the:  

  • Arrivals, Extra-Schengen Baggage Reclaim Hall – Reclaim Belt 1
  • Arrivals, Schengen Baggage Reclaim Hall – Reclaim Belt 12

Boussias Lighting Awards 2022

The Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF) received 4 awards at the Lighting Awards 2022 by Boussias Communications, an award ceremony where design meets art and science and where Greek Lighting Designers are awarded for their inspiration, their creativity and innovation. 

The nominations were evaluated by a highly specialized jury consisting of renowned Greek architects and professionals in the field of lighting as well as academics from Greece’s leading universities. 

Specifically, ADAF received two GOLD awards in the categories Culture and Lighting Design for Events. In the Culture category it was awarded for the 16th Athens Digital Arts Festival Lets Get Phygital – Light Festival which took place in the historical city center of Athens in collaboration with the Municipality of Athens and OPANDA. In the category Lighting Design for Events, the GOLD was received for the Light Installations project for the Athens International Airport, Eleftherios Venizelos. 

ADAF received a SILVER Award in the category Projection Mapping for its 3D Projection Mapping 200 Years from the Greek Revolutionon the façade of the Greek Parliament and a BRONZE award in the Public Category for the Interactive Lighting Sign I Love Piraeus for the Municipality of Piraeus. 

3 GOLD AND 1 BRONZE at this year’s Event Awards 2021!

The Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF), continues its successful course and wins four awards at the  Event Awards 2021! 

The 6th Event Awards of Boussias Communications offered ADAF the opportunity to stand out through four significant distinctions for the projects it implemented in in the unprecedented year of 2021.  

At a time where human contact and our relationship with public space is being reevaluated, digital art  offered us the opportunity to live unique experiences and to shift our perception of art and the public space. ADAF evolved organically and quickly adapted to the unprecedented conditions that were created by the pandemic and through its specially designed projects, was able to offer original experiences to its audience when almost everything around us seemed to freeze in time.  

The Athens Digital Arts Festival received the following awards at the Event Awards 2021.  

1 GOLD | Category: Best Pivot from Physical to Virtual | Project: ADAF ONLINE  

ADAF ONLINE (online.adaf.gr) was the natural, digital evolution of the physical festival. It was the first Digital Art Online Streaming Festival, which offered daily special experiences and world premieres to its audience. Through its specially designed platform, it hosted artwork of Greek and International artists on demand and live streaming for three consecutive months. 

2 GOLD | Categories: Special Events / Broadcasting & Video & Graphics | Project: 3D Projection Mapping on the Hellenic Parliament for the project “1821-2021, 200 Years from the Greek Revolution” 

This project reflected our history’s memory where the past and present were fused together through the projection of the Greek Revolution’s heroes, on the face of the Greek Parliament.  

1 BRONZE | Category: Cultural Event | Project: “Let’s Get Phygital” 

“Let’s Get Phygital” was the first interactive phygital exhibition held in the heart of the city, highlighting its natural and urban landscapes through digital art. The event highlighted technology in a contactless interaction era (Covid-Free) and was also the first event where the public could enjoy the event through a 3D Virtual Tour.  

We are delighted and honored to receive these awards and as Erini Toli, the President of the Evaluation Committee stated in her speech “ It is a special moment for us to be meeting in person again to celebrate the event industry. It is always important to honor the people who are active and distinguished in the industry. We experienced upheavals, but we adapted and evolved. We found new solutions, we utilized technological tools and remained strong through our creative flame”. 

 

Immerse yourself in Digital Art with FARNESINA: DIGITAL ART EXPERIENCE at the 17th Athens Digital Arts Festival

The 17th Athens Digital Arts Festival in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Athens and Bright Festival, will be presenting FARNESINA: Digital Art Experience at the building on 19, Panos Street.   

This initiative is under the patronage of the Embassy of Italyin Greece in the framework of the Tempo Forte Cultural Initiative. 

 

“Farnesina: Digital Art Experience” is an immersive digital art experience created by a selection of top Italian Digital Art Studios, a traveling collective exhibition of digital art that will travel around the world in 2021 and 2022. This project is an initiative by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy and the International Cooperation aiming to promote contemporary Italian artists abroad in collaboration with Bright Festival, based in Florence.  

 

The selected digital art studios are: Antaless Visual Design, Antica Proietteria, Apparati Epimeri, FLxER, Kanaka Studio, Luca Agnani Studio, Michele Pusceddu, Monogrid, Mou Factory, Olo Creative Farm, OOOPStudio, Pixel Shapes, The Fake Factory, WöA Creative Company. 

 

 

19 Panos str., Plaka 

10:00 – 22:00 

13 – 24/10/2022 

 

17th Athens Digital Arts Festival “Tāctus”

With the kind courtesy of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, the 17th Athens Digital Arts Festival “Tāctus”, will be taking place from October 13th- 17th at the new premises of the Museum of Modern Greek Culture, in the heart of Athens.

An entire historic neighborhood, comprised of 18 fully restored buildings from the late 19th – early 20th century, constitute the Museum of Modern Greek Culture. ADAF invites you to discover this new cultural gem with an ultimate Digital Art experience.

The main venue for this year’s festival, an entire block consisting of multiple buildings and terraces, will host the selected artwork from this year’s open call, of Greek and International artists from around the world across all categories: Video Art, Animation, Digital Image, Web Art, Installations, Virtual Reality, Games, Augmented Reality, Performances, Workshops, Talks, ADAF Kids and Festivals of The World.

 

A few highlights:

Our favourite category, ADAF KIDS,   an entire digital arts festival dedicated to children and parents, will be housed in its very own building and feature educational and entertaining activities as well as artwork from all categories. 

The Bath House of Winds, a monument which dates back from the first period of Turkish rule (1453-1669), will host works that stood out for their theme and relate to the meaning of the Other, as they emerged through this year’s theme Tāctus”.

The façade of the Tzistaraki Mosque will feature a 3D Mapping Projection show and on the corner of Areos and Kladou Street there will be Open Air Screenings.

The terraces in the main museum will host Performances and the building, 19 Panos Street (the ex café of the Athens School of Fine Arts) will be revived with a series of special events.  

In collaboration with ADAF, the research project AI TRACE (Synaesthetic Engagement of Artificial Intelligence with Digital Arts and its Audience) will be present in a specially designed space to conduct research and explore the audience’s relationship with Digital Arts. 

 

To book your free ticket and time slot, as well as reserve a seat at a workshop or talk,  please visit 2021.adaf.gr. 

ADAF took home two GOLD Impact Bite Awards!

The Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF) took home two Gold Impact Bite Awards 2021 for the categories Augmented & Virtual Reality and Digital Excellence for COVID-19 / Distant Learning. 

For the category Augmented & Virtual Reality it was awarded Gold for the creation of an AR & VR application for the Rodopi Mountain Range National Park (The Goulandris Natural History Museum | Greek Biotype/Wetland Centre). 

The second Gold was awarded for the Augmented and Virtual Reality tours designed for the Athens International Airport’s educational program in the category Digital Excellence for COVID-19 / Distant Learning. 

ADAF & European Heritage Days 2021 – Heritage All Inclusive!

The Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF) honors and participates once again in the European Heritage Days with the Video Art and Animation Compilation Global Heritage”.  

Screening tonight, Friday September 24th at 8PM on ADAF’s online platform online.adaf.gr, Global Heritageis a specially curated Video Art and Animation Compilation that presents the multidimensional experience of cultural heritage and new media in this new digital age.  

Through “Global Heritage”, 15 artists from a culturally diverse background offer us a glimpse to their personal recorded perceptions and experiences of cultural heritage and the way they approach it.  This live streaming presents the significant role access to cultural heritage has played throughout history and reminds us that accessibility is the key for it to remain a constant for generations to come.  

Watch it here 

 

Works & Artists 

Artifice | Judicaël Ceva, Adrien Douay, Coline Della Siega, Coraline Hun and Diana Lao | FR | 3.40 min 

Spirit Of The Drowning Girls | Runze Cao | US | 10:13 min 

Sushido | Boldoni Michele | FR | 1.40 min 

Naturals | Svoboda Viktor | GT | 1.40 min 

Land Without Evil | Egely Katalin| HU | 3.50 min 

Shamans | Antenor Ferreira | BR | 4 min 

Love and Soul | Daphne Ji Yeon Jang | KOR | 3.45 min 

SIBYL (2020) | Marta Di Francesco | IT | 02:30 min 

Bouboulina & Bastidas: Flashbacks to a meeting that never happened | Aristides Portoulas, Christos Georgiou, Angela Delgado, Iannis Pantazidis, Neraida Apaza, Raul Chuquimia | PE & GR | 11.25 min 

Dawn to Dust | Shubhangi Singh | IN | 5min 

A fundamental principle | Hyeongsuk Kim | KR | 9.55 min 

RadianceScape | XCEED | HK | 1:50 min 

Theory of No Thing | Rajbir Kaur | IN |04:36 min 

 

Curated by ADAF | Iannis Pantazidis and Maria Triantafyllou 

 

 

 

 

 

ADAF ONLINE 2021

The 17th Athens Digital Arts Festival is hybrid and back with another exciting online edition. 

From this Monday, September 20th 2021 until October 31st, 2021,  online.adaf.gr will come aLIVEwith video art, animation, web art, digital image, performances, VR, Games, Talks, Workshops, ADAF kids and more!  

The online edition will commence this year’s festival and gradually transition into the physical festival that will take place from October 13th -17th and unravel a new cultural gem in the Historic Athens City Centre.  

Originally designed as a reaction to the COVID-19 physical barrier and as a way for ADAF to stay connected to its audience, ADAF ONLINEhas now organically grown and established itself as a dynamic entity of the festival.  Through this specially designed ADAF platform, the work of local and international artists as well as an exciting series of events, can now be accessed by limitless international audience.  

This year’s theme Tāctus,” couldn’t be more appropriate.  It is about redefining the notion of contact and redefining human connection, both as a form of communication and physical contact.  

Humanity is currently in the process of reinstating the notion of connection / communication in an effort to restore society’s collective consciousness and its “beat” in this world. This process has been assisted by new media and technology, more than anything else, offering enhanced contactless connection as a solution to society’s struggle to fill the physical void.  

We were overwhelmed with the thousands of exciting applications that came in from all over the world and are extremely excited to present our selection in the upcoming Athens Digital Arts Festival.  

CULTURE PATH AR | An Interactive Tour of the Pavilion of the Ministry of Culture for the 85th TIF

The Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF) and The Ministry of Culture and Sports create culture path, an Augmented Reality (AR) experience for the 85th Thessaloniki International Fair.

The Ministry of Culture and Sports takes a digital and creative leap and in collaboration with the Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF) create an interactive cultural stroll from within their booth, where technology of Augmented Reality (AR), facilitates the intersection between the cultural heritages of Greece with Greek Contemporary Art.

Culture path is a guided stroll through various cultural milestones but also introduces the viewer to less known works of art which are hosted in museums all over Greece. This experience aims to create a dialogue between the past and the present, but with a gaze towards the future and to open a conversation that stimulates artistic creation and explores culture through fantasy as an open invitation to visit Greece’s splendid museums.

 

 

 

 

85th TIF, «GREECE: Past, Present, Future», 11-19/9/21, Pavillion 13, Stand 16.

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