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Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Hydra School Projects’ 10th Anniversary Exhibition

Hydra School Projects 2009: Alpha Exotica show poster featuring lettering by Robert Wilson.


Mathew Barney and Elizabeth Peyton’s site specific collaboration isn’t the only installation on the Greek island of Hydra worthy of a pilgrimage. Entering its 10th year, is Hydra School Projects, an annual art exhibition housed in the the historic Sachtoureion, the old Hydra High School which once functioned as a sea captain’s house. Each year Hydra Projects joins together a select group of established and emerging contemporary Greek and international artists to fill the building’s former class rooms. This year’s exhibit, Alpha Exotica, opens July 4th and groups seven participants around the theme of portraiture, ranging from video installations by experimental theater icon Robert Wilson, to the ultra-pop Kurf (rebranded Smurf) “product paintings” of the increasingly popular New York artist KAWS (who exhibited alongside the event’s founder and curator, Dimitrios Antonitsis, at Gering Lopez Gallery’s 2007 PopCentric group show in NY).  The other artists on view are Margarita Bofiliou, Carsten Fock, Gerald Förster, Sissel Kardel, and Kostas Sahpazis. The 2009 pack are certainly in good company. Past participants include Marilyn Minter, Brice Marden, and Vik Muniz, who, along with other Hydra Projects alumni, have lent additional installations to scatter the island in honor of the 10th anniversary celebration.

Read on for images of the complete Alpha Exotica exhibit catalog, appropriately printed in the style of a traditional exam booklet, as well as a map of installation locations around the island. View the 2008 catalog here.

Hydra School Projects 2009: Alpha Exotica
July 4 – September 30th, 2009
Palio Gymnasio / Hydra Island
Hours: 11:30 – 1:30, 7:30 – 10:30
Info: +30 693 802 4554

Images courtesy of Hydra School Projects/Dimitrios Antonitsis
Additional info: Herald Tribune/Kathimerini

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