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Lecture by 3 137 artist run space: Ιf you don’t have a job, create a job for yourself

3 137 artist run space: Ιf you don’t have a job, create a job for yourself*

Online Lecture, Tuesday January 18th 2022, 14:00 (GMT+2), MSTeams [link]

Lecture within the framework of the course South: Space and non hegemonic paradigms of knowledge, Tutor: Iris Lykourioti


3 137 is an artist-run space based in Athens, founded by the artists Chrysanthi Koumianaki, Kosmas Nikolaou and Paky Vlassopoulou, in February 2012. The artists’ initiative aims to create a meeting point for exchange and discussion. Its projects place emphasis on collaboration, institutional critique and hospitality. 3 137 has presented exhibitions, one-off projects like performances, talks and workshops, as well as community and research based projects in collaboration with art professionals, scientists and friends. 3 137’s expanding program is a collective and collaborative practice of its founding members and aims to experiment and propose hybrid forms of being together.

Since its establishment, it has collaborated with more than 200 artists, curators, collectives and institutions. Over recent years, the program has focused on long lasting community, research and discursive projects. Temporary community radio projects have been realised in Athens (2014, 2020) and in Dubai (2019). A parallel activity of 3 137 is the establishment of an immaterial institution called GABRIELA and a self publishing project. GABRIELA deals with issues of sustainability, labor and institutionalisation questioning the role of artists' initiatives. Polar Bear, an ad hoc publishing house, commissions new artists’ books and present exhibitions once in a while.


* The lecture is based on the translation of the title into Greek