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Traveling Art

The art program "Traveling Art" by ARTOGETHER- Art of People with and Without Disabilities attempts to give its own answer to the question "What would it be like if art traveled freely beyond prejudices, limits and obstacles?” The works of 25 artists with disabilities are juxtaposed to the manuscripts of 25 writers, who were inspired by the former. The aim of this fruitful approach is to showcase for a broad public the work of artists with disabilities, the equally-valued art of artists with and without disabilities, and the collaboration between them. The result of this artistic dialogue was an album and an exhibition which traveled to Athens, Volos, Ioannina and Sparta to the respective museums of the network of the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation (PIOP). At all of its selected stops, the exhibition was accompanied by art happenings performed by members of the ARTOGETHER teams and by experiential workshops for people with and without disabilities., reinforcing the message that art has the power to open a dialogue between people with and without disabilities.

This documentary describes the journey to date through interviews with contributors. How did unknown artists with and without disabilities manage to converse only through art? How did an exhibition manage to overcome prejudices and obstacles? How did the message of the inclusion in art travel to five cities in Greece? How did the artists perceive each other's work and what else do they have to say to a face-to-face meeting?

The documentary as well as the entire project “Travelling Art” is an exclusive grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).

  • Alexandros Chantzis
  • Vagelis Lainas
    Director of Photography
  • ARTOGETHER Art Of People With and Without
  • Marilena Koukouli
    Project Manager
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Ταξιδεύοντας την Τέχνη
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    31 minutes 6 seconds
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    September 1, 2021
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    Modern Greek (1453-)
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Director Biography - Alexandros Chantzis

Alexandros Chantzis was born in Agrinion, Greece in 1985. In 2011 he graduated from the University of Athens with a degree from the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications. Since 2004 he has worked in several movies as an assistant and casting director (The Heart of the Beast by R. Haralambidis, Homeland by S. Tzoumerkas, A Blast by S. Tzoumerkas, Vourkoti by H. Mastrandréas etc)). He directed (and wrote the last two of them) the awarded short films Student Occupation, Chelsea-Barcelona and I’ll take a deep breath and I’ll tell you. He directed the TV documentary feature film Bullying Diaries, a series of videos for Onassis Cultural Center, music videos and two episodes for the TV documentary series Pirates of the Aegean. In 2014, his feature script What a silly boy was selected for the !f Istanbul-Sundance Screenwriters Lab. In 2020, he was selected in Talents Sarajevo, with his feature script The Village in the Woods and for the same project he received from the Greek Film Center a script development grant. In 2021 he directed the TV documentary The Battle of Lepanto and co-directs the TV documentary series The ‘30s Generation.

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