Founding member of Charlie Don't Surf Projects, Athens. CDS Projects invents and implements guerrilla contemporary art meta-projects in Athens (GR) and abroad. It focuses on underground scene art production. This is hardcore. This is how we ride.
rules : the 1st rule @ CDS is: be irreverent the 2nd rule @ CDS is: be irreverent the 3rd rule @ CDS is: be direct the 4th rule @ CDS is: never break the 4 rules
curatorial model (bullets) :
only build on the work & the artist's direction of choice/ never try to artificially fit it in any externally conceived concept.
be irreverent to how things are/were usually done. go with open, unguiding exhibition contexts. find flexible & adaptable responses.
be radical, be fresh, thus even foolish sometimes. present the work in playful, provoking, unexpected ways.
shape the scene/market, not obey the market/scene.
de-intelectualize as much as possible / be simple, welcoming, warm (no arrogance)
be short & concise, strictly A4 size exhibition texts
no cheap thrills.
address the big burning issues, the present ones and the ones that are coming.
excite, be honest, self-critical, self-sarcastic, be genuine and therefore only present genuine.
repeat all of the above endlessly, until you create a new paradigm, and if/when you achieve that, kill it and start over.