The independent cultural foundation Studio 4, presents the 2nd edition of Public Art Festival under the thematic of Survival, curated by Andreas Fakis and carried out under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports and of the City of Athens.

PAF is a multileveled festival with Greek and international participations, it has a biennial frequency and it is constituted by cultural events that involve forms of art which can be encountered in public space, such as street art, graffiti –specifically in the form of documentation material, or in a preservation context, regarding important pieces– and other forms of visual art.

A number of talks, exhibitions, installations and performances in public spaces, tours, workshops, murals and parallel actions, will take place within the framework of Public Art Festival: Survival during 6 May – 8 September 2017.

Public Art Festival aims:
• to research, to define, to develop and to showcase, the various forms of visual art that exist in public space
• to further develop the domestic cultural movement
• to enhance the public space and the urban landscape, aesthetically and conceptually
• to educate the general public about the forms of art that are encountered in public space
• to create a national cultural platform of domestic and international interest
• to initiate a crucial dialogue, between the artistic community, the citizens and the institutions
• to gradually establish Athens as an international reference point for art in public space

Curatorial Statement

As “public”, may be perceived any place –tangible or intangible, outdoor or indoor, private or public, underground or overground, central or peripheral, mobile or immobile, terrestrial or aerial– which any one can have –visual, acoustic, physical or other– contact with, sans terms.

The thematic of Public Art Festival derives from the current social and economic treaty of the Greek area, which –despite the fact that it lies several decades back– was widely understood during the year 2010, when the Hellenic Democracy used the mechanism of: the International Monetary Fund, the European Commission and the European Central Bank, to postpone the possibility of bankruptcy.

In April 2010, Nikos Koundouros told me: “For tomorrow, we do not know. Some are frightened, some are hopping and some are pretending that nothing is happening”.

Survival has multiple uses and different readings.

It refers to the citizens of Greece, to Greece as an area, to Athens as the centre of Greece, and to the art the public space hosts, as its organic content.


Studio 4 is attempting to reconfigure and to apply the Agile Method –which is one of the four methods that are being used in the design and development of software and websites– into a cultural framework, implementing it for the first time in the programme of the 2nd edition of Public Art Festival.

This curatorial decision, is a first attempt to counterpoint a multileveled cultural programme with the human factor, making use of the range the world wide web has gained in an organic manner and of the way it functions, in contradiction to the traditional means of information and idea spreading.

Therefore, the actions and sub-actions of Public Art Festival: Survival will be announced gradually during April 28 – September 8 2017, attributing to a periodical programme, which (if you would like so) you will be able to attend from start to end, even if you work long hours. If you have a question, you can contact us here.

Survival: Art in "Public" Space Conference City of Athens Cultural
Centre (conference hall)
Free Saturday 6/5 17.30 – 20.30
Hidress Public Performance Square of the Hellenic Parliament
Parko Eleftherias
Free   Saturday 13/5
Sunday 14/5
18:30 – 19:00
18:30 – 19:00
The Sound of Paint Exhibition Temporary Duplex Free Friday 19/5
20/5 – 2/6 (Wed. – Sun.)
20:00 – 23:00
12.00 – 18.00
Open Gallery #5 Μural Sikelias 9 Free Friday 2/6 (24/7)
This must be Athens Public Exhibition Vathi Victoria Kolonaki and Persefonis Squares Pireos st (opposite Technopolis) Ermou st (opposite old OSY depot) Free       Wednesday 7/6 – Saturday 24/6 (24/7)
Make Greece Greece Again Exhibition Temporary Duplex Free Friday 19/5
20/5 – 2/6 (Wed. – Sun.)
20:00 – 23:00
12.00 – 18.00
Open Gallery #6 Mural Thermopilon dead end Free Tuesday 27/6 (24/7)
Open Gallery #7 Mural Protogenous 3 Free Tuesday 27/6 (24/7)
A Generation of the 90's Exhibition Temporary Duplex Free Friday 7/7
8/7 – 8/9 (Wed. – Sun.)
20:00 – 23:00
12.00 – 18.00
The 3W Biennial Exhibition Free world wide web Friday 7/7 (24/7)
Open Gallery #8 Μural Theodoritou Vresthenis 88 Free Thursday 7/9 (24/7)
Open Gallery #9 Mural Falirou 55 Free Thursday 7/9 (24/7)


Press Conference The National Garden Press Wednesday 3/5 17:20 – 17:50
Opening Party City of Athens Cultural Centre Free Saturday 6/5 20:30 – 22:00
This must be Athens Cycling Tour Starting Point: Kolonaki Square Free Friday 9/5 18:30
Closing Street Party Temporary Duplex Free Friday 7/7 20:00 – 23:00




Andreas Fakis

Production Planning
Andreas Fakis

Legal Consulting
Dimitris Anastasopoulous

Supporter Account Handling
Stephanie Christodoulou
Andreas Fakis
Maria Paganopoulou
Dimitra Moustaka
Nikos Mparpakis

Production Coordination
Maria Paganopoulou

Proof Reading
Konstantina Drakopoulou

Communication Coordination Support
Nikos Mparpakis

Conference Realisation Support
Alexia Hamouza
Antonia-Konstantina Legatos
Stavriana Mparmpini

Open Gallery #5 Realisation Support
Marvina Sinjari


Photo Coverage
Pi Pi
Costas Varotsos
Andreas and the Camera
Μarina Ziavra
Jan Vandebon (ΒΕ)

Design of Materials
Andreas Fakis

Official Website Design & Development
The Nevma Team (Web Developers)
Andreas Fakis (Digital Art Director)