N.A! Fund is excited to present “Bloom Again”, an artistic object created by Petros Chytiris and Ifigenia Vasiliou during the 5th N.A! Fund Academy that took place in Eleusis, Greece from May 22nd to 27th 2017.
Looking ahead to Eleusis 2021, a European Capital of Culture committed to art and sustainable development, a group of twenty artists, students and scientists from Greece, Bulgaria, Italy and Turkey held a dialogue with local inhabitants on how to build and develop sustainable projects in Eleusis.
Each group was invited to bring a tutor. Elena Mazzi came with her Italian partners, Nezaket Tekin joined the Turkish students, Sumuil Stoyanov was with the Bulgarians and Nikos Navridis with the Greeks. “Bloom Again” is a testament to this tripartite effort, which produced an art installation based on permaculture and other works.
The art world sometimes looks like a gigantic caravanserai constantly on the move. Over the past two months, thousands of gallery owners, exhibition commissioners, artists, collectors, museum curators and journalists have travelled to all corners of the globe, in a year that is even busier than normal.
Every day, more than 50,000 students converge on the Utrecht Science Park in the Netherlands, a huge cluster of over 80 companies and numerous research centres. It is one of the most competitive regions in Europe, similar to Silicon Valley or Paris-Saclay. The campus’s environmental impact is in the spotlight in the month of June.
At our “Bloom Again” Academy, some twenty young Mediterranean artists and their teachers joined the N.A! Fund team in Elefsina from 22nd to 27th May. The goal was to solidly anchor culture within the city through friendly interaction and shared experiences with local residents.
At the invitation of FHNW Director Chus Martinez, an art historian and regular curator of major contemporary art events, the artist Ingela Ihrman presented the results of her artist’s residency at Der Tank on June 13th. NA! Fund worked closely with the artist and funded her production and travel costs.