Client: IFAC Athina
Date: October 2015
Our role: PR & Media Communication
The International Fine Arts Consortium is an independent curatorial platform based in New York City and directed by the artist Lee Wells. IFAC is a semi-nomadic art project functioning in the real and virtual worlds through a broad based international network of artists, curators, advisors, collectors, and culture workers seeking to expand the dialogue in the arts and the avant garde. Since its inception in the 1990’s IFAC has organized hundreds exhibitions in over 20 countries, which have included thousands of emerging and established artists. IFAC and Lee Wells played key rolls in the formation and direction of Perpetual Art Machine (the Video Art Portal), Peanut Underground New York and was a curator at large at Scope Arts Fairs from 2005-2010.
IFAC Athina is a new situation and praxis point, for ideas which aim to bridge the divide between various cultural hot spots and the commercial centers of power. It is an extended global conceptual performance which calls into question collective environment as a means to define the early 21st century. Artists today continue to respond through emergent behaviors as data bodies float freely across borders, translate language, and bypass cultural differences in order to seek wisdom from the crowd through voluntary exchanges in democratic forums. It is not a commercial post-internet art gallery. IFAC Athina will present a dynamic program of local and international artists and organizers which seek to engage the cultural landscape of Athens, the Mediterranean region, and beyond.
The first act of IFAC Athina was the group exhibition “ΚΑΤΑΣΤΑΣΗ / SITUATION ATHINA”, organized and curated by Lee Wells. The exhibition took place from the 31st of October 2015 to the 21st of December 2015.
Michael Ricardo Andreev, Pierre Carrilero, dNASAb, Panos Famelis, Dimitris Foutris, Alexis Fidetzis, Simone Gad, Joaquin Goldstein, Gregory Green, Stewart Home, Alexandros Kaklamanos, Nikos Kanarelis, Patrick Lichty, Jennifer Lin, Marjan Moghaddam, Aggeliki Bozou, Panos Papadopoulos, Raphaele Shirley, Fedele Spadafora, Konstantinos Stamatiou, Evelin Stermitz, Nato Thompson, Luna Trelles, Vargas-Suarez Universal, Lee Wells, Alison Williams, Justin Wood, Agni Zotis and special guests.