ARCAthens presents: Contemporary Agora: Athens as Cultural Microcosm at the Acropolis Museum


Upon the culmination of our Spring 2019 Inaugural Residency Program, ARCAthens is dedicating an evening to facilitate the meaningful exchange for which our program is designed. Taking place at the Acropolis Museum on March 28th, our first public event in Athens will consist of audio-visual presentations by Curatorial Fellow Larry Ossei-Mensah and Visual Art Fellow Cullen Washington Jr, followed by a panel conversation regarding their respective ongoing research. Through this forum, we will learn about how ARCAthens’ Residency Program has contributed to the development of their ideas over the past six weeks.


Contemporary Agora:
Athens as Cultural Microcosm

Thursday, March 28th, 17:30-20:00

—  Doors open 17:30  —  Presentation begins 18:00  —

The conversation will be in English — Seating available first come, first serve

Participating in the panel conversation:

ARCAthens Curatorial Fellow

Larry Ossei-Mensah, Susanne Feld Hilberry Senior Curator at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), is a Ghanaian-American curator and cultural critic who uses contemporary art and culture as a vehicle to redefine how we see ourselves and the world around us. He has documented contemporary art happenings profiling some of the most dynamic creatives and visual artists working today—Mickalene Thomas, Kehinde Wiley, Meschac Gaba, Swizz Beatz and JR to name a few.

ARCAthens Visual Art Fellow

Cullen Washington Jr utilizes the grid to communicate humanity and interconnectedness. He describes his collage abstract paintings as non-representational fields of activity. Washington has shown nationally and internationally. Selected exhibitions include The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Saatchi Gallery London, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Academy of Arts and Letters, NY. Washington has been a resident at The Studio Museum in Harlem and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. 

Independent Curator, Art Writer, and Educator

Dan Cameron serves on the ARCAthens Board. He is known for founding Open Spaces in Kansas City in 2018, and Prospect New Orleans, an organization he ran from 2006-2011 — a period when he was also Director of Visual Arts for New Orleans’ Contemporary Arts Center. As a writer, he has numerous publications to his credit, has lectured at museums and art events around the world, served as Senior Curator at The New Museum in New York from 1995-2006, and as Artistic Director for the 8th Istanbul Biennial in 2003, Co-Curator of the 10th Taipei Biennial in 2006, and Curator of the 2016 Bienal de Cuenca in Ecuador. 

Art Historian and EMST Curator

Daphne Vitali is a Greek and Italian art historian and curator based in Athens. She studied History of Art at Camberwell College of Arts and Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmiths College in London. Since 2005 she is a Curator in the Collections Department of the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST), where she has curated numerous group and solo exhibitions as well as curatorial projects of Greek and international artists. Most recently she curated the exhibition Uncinematic. George Drivas at the Galleria Nazionale d’arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Rome. She has published essays on contemporary art in various publications and periodicals such as Kunstforum International, Mousse, Artpulse and has authored and edited many artists’ catalogues.

Founder & Executive Director of ARCAthens

Aristides Logothetis was born in Athens and is a visual artist who has attended several residencies and exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bronx Museum, and Duke University among others. In addition, he has curated several landmark exhibitions; founded and directed Gallery Schmallery in Boston; worked as consultant and instructor in university programs; and founded the Young Artists Placement Program in New York City public schools.

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