Amateur Bicyclism (Or does the road to art have a bike lane?)




Anastasia Douka, Amateur Bicyclism, 2009, courtesy the artist
Ioannis Savvidis, Amateur Bicyclism, 2009, courtesy the artist
Nikos Sepetzoglou, Amateur Bicyclism, 2009, courtesy the artist
The Callas, Amateur Bicyclism, 2009, courtesy the artists
Yorgos Sapountzis, Amateur Bicyclism, courtesy the artist


The Callas, Anastasia Douka, Em Kei & Carlos Slazenger, Leonidas Liambeys & Lillian Likiardopoulou, Maria Papadimitriou, Yorgos Sapountzis, Ioannis Savvidis, Nikos Sepetzoglou

Curated by:

Maria-Thalia Carras & Sofia Tournikioti



Hosted by:

ReMap 2

locus athens, in collaboration with Remap2, is suggesting a new mapping of Athens. Bespoke bikes designed by a selection of Greek artists will offer an eco-friendly option for viewing art around the city. The bicycles will be exhibited in a site-specific installation within Remap but on request they will become mobile – works of art gliding through the city. Biennial-loving bikers will be able to pedal down to all the off-site projects in Kerameikos, and even, for those adventurous enough, to the seafront of Faliro to the Biennial itself. locus athens will also offer a map with all the necessary pit-stops that accompany serious art-viewing (Egyptian falafel, Greek cheese pies and of course Chinese noodles etc).

Biking through down-town Athens will allow for a different pace of viewing and integrating with the city itself (whilst also allowing for a healthy work out), putting the medium at the core of the message itself.