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April 5th-9th 2017

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KALANEA
This will be our HQ. Kits for your survival will be provided here.
Come here for drinks, information various events and to get our PPP tape that will help mark related projects under the PPP umbrella all over the city.
Agisilaou 14 Show in App
LATRAAC
(La transition a commencé) An amazing discovery in the heart of Keramikos, a designed skate ramp surrounded by old buildings, created by Zachos Varfis. Our place to perform, get together, relax, drink, eat and enjoy music.
Leonidou 63 Show in App
BOILER
A bar in the center of Athens, in a beautiful decadent palace, were from 10pm on we can get together for music performances, water, inexpensive raki and free popcorn.
Vlachava 9 Show in App

Pane per poveri (PPP) is a transient project celebrating creativity, vision and human potential faced with the socio-economic and post-political crisis we experience today. Working in close proximity to major art events, the project is an experience of (art) community, conscious of the implications of exclusion implicit in the term community. Fully exhausted from elitist cloaks of the “art world”, PPP casts aside any fantasies of (art) community. Embracing people`s everyday negotiations with- and evasions of- the mechanisms of power, PPP occupies a specific location as a temporary meeting point for beautiful strangers willing to surrender to unknown (personal) geographies and open to mutual understanding, sharing and compassion. PPP's modus operandi is that of a loosely controlled experiment with space for unlimited improvisation, ephemeral performative gestures of resistance and humble (art) interventions. It`s a slippery slope of friendship building, accepting the possibility of failure in an attempt to bring together, if only for a moment, those excluded and/or forgotten by the powers that be (The Man?). First realised in Venice at the at the site of Teatro Marinoni
Lido in May 2015, during the opening days of the 56th Venice Biennial, PPP draws its title (and ethic) from one of the street “curiosities” of the old city of Venice, namely, small slots in the walls of the houses and churches, mailboxes of a sort with metal doors and an inscription: “Pane per i poveri” - bread for the poor. READ MORE
Some can still be found in Venice, devoid of the function they used to have in the middle ages, when well off Venetians would leave bread crusts or money for those in need. (Breadcrumbs as a love letter?) The initial PPP, a 72 hour event held in the complex of Teatro Marinoni, tried to transpose this social practice from the past to our time, providing those in need (of art) with a larger space, a larger crack in the walls of contemporary (our?) Venice, on the fringes of the Biennial`s “sacred” exhibition venues. Adopting the playfulness, curiosity and improvisation of 16th century Commedia dell’arte on one hand, and the 20th century legacy of Fluxus and Happenings on the other, PPP was conceived around a vague scenario to engage and nurture this (found) environment as a site for for inspiration and companionship. The three day event spontaneously produced and presented the work of more than one hundred participants, artists and non-artists alike, in situ. The documentary film “L’Uomo del Pane” by Hanna Hildebrand and Matthew Antezzo, made in collaboration with PPP, was made as a record of the Venice festivities. It was presented in the second edition of PPP that took place in Istanbul during the preview of the 14th Istanbul Biennial in September 2015, produced in collaboration with S.I.N.E.
and hosted by Sylvia Kouvali. The Istanbul edition of PPP opened up an intimate private space of a rooftop deck for any interested visitors to join this gathering amidst the panoramas of the city. The third step of PPP in 2017 will take place in Athens, following city's selection as a second site for documenta 14.
Athens will develop the PPP story further: in a “bowl situation” of the new skate park Latraac, built by architect Zachos Varfis and his numerous collaborators in the notorious district of Kerameikos, PPP will once again try to extend the primary function of urban “amenities”, hopefully to meet broader social needs. Here, the Commedia del` arte and fluxus ethos meets the collective spirit of local skateboarders, in line with Zachos` crisis-driven vision to build “low-impact, greener spaces that use current resources and actually create value in a neighbourhood”. Once a townhouse from the 1860s, then demolished in the midst of the 1960s military junta, this empty lot came to life as Latraac, a small-scale urban acupuncture(architecture?) intervention, and stands now as a common public space and resource open for everyone, with a great potential for generating social relationships, both material and immaterial. Reclaiming the city, turning skate park into plaza, a meeting point, gardening area and a concert or dance venue ... a place that provides a sense of home and familiarity? Safe space and (un)productive space? Transitional and hybrid locus for a different society - different kids, other kids, childlike adults and kooks of all sorts? A place for different ways of knowing,
different ways of loving, different ways of fucking, caring, trading? For different modes of resistance and resurgence, action and interaction? Perhaps a community? “Cities are failing people by not providing imaginative spaces which nurture creative potential. It’s a necessity, not a luxury.” (Z. Varfis)
Dreams aside, the urgency of this “vision” requires design and support. The former is already in place, and the latter comes on the wave of surf spirit that all of us in the PPP project share. The opening days of documenta 14 will show us how far have we come and what do we want to do next. “In 2016, it was announced that skateboarding will be represented at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.” (wikipedia) PPP is excited to have their team of poets in Athens and everyone is invited to cheer for them! Ready, steady, go!

“Give poetry a try”, Karl Holmqvist, Berlin, 2015




Matthew Antezzo
Natsha Avant Garden
Amy Ball
Gaia Bartolini
Anna Blessmann and Peter Saville
Irene Berson
Marco Bruzzone
Manuel Bruerger
Alexia Caunille
Guilia Carobene
Maria Cristina Ciola
Adriano Costa
Christian Costa
Teddy Coste
Merlin Dietrich
Discodromo
Luigi D’Alessio
Rossella D’Nisco
Giorgio de Battisti
Fabrizio de Angeli
Maria Adele Del Vecchio
Gigiotto Del Vecchio
Pauline Dierre
Thodoris Dimitropoulos
John Ducan
Ian Edmonds
Miriam Engel
Viron Erol Vert
Yusuf Etiman
FurFriends
Alberto Garcia Del Castillo
Monia Giannobile
GFS
Rosalind Goldberg
Good Times Nocturnal News
Delia Gonzales
Douglas Gordon
Nathan Gray
Tue Greenfort
Elisa Hähnel
Adel Halilovic
Christophe Hammaide Pierson
Natalie Häusler
Hanno Hinkelbein
Snövit Hedsternia
Hanna Hildebrand
Hanno Hinkelbein
Jessie Holmes
Francisca Khamis
Karl Holmqvist
Charles Irvin
Thomas Jeppes
Elle Kulbokaite
Martin Kunkel
Shane Munro
Thien-Ngoc Ngô-Roufiol
Franziska Lantz
Steev Lemercier
Isabel Lewis
Pontus Lindvall
Ninon Liotet
Maria Loboda
Nina Lörken
Natasja Loutchko
Federico Maddalozzo
Angus Massey
Josep Maynou
Eleonora Meoni
Marie-Christine Molitor
Philip Ignatius Monk
Ariane Müller
Babyhay Onio
Marta Orlando
Massimiliano Pagliara
Cristiana Palandri aka Vokokomo
Stefania Palumbo
Carl Palm
Barbara Panther
Parsifal
Marino Pascal
Elena Peters
Filippa Petterson
Spiros Pliatsikas
Claus Rasmussen
Johannes Paul Raether
Sophie Reinhold
Mandla Reuter
Arthur Rieger
Rroxymore
Yaël Salomowitz
Neda Sanai
Manuel Scheiwiller
Reinhard Schulz
Allegra Solitude
Starship
Ana Alex Tabatadze
Carmelo Tedeschi
Constantin thon
Hard Ton
Goro Tronsmo
Jules Valeron
Zachos Varfis
Tamara Vignati
Marianne Vlaschits
Voin de Voin
Vena Ward
Philip Wiegard
Kandis Williams
Maximilian Zentz Zlomovitz
Yolanda Zobel

Thanks to

adidas
Goethe Institut Mailand
Native Instruments
San Benedetto
Elephant Gin
Berghain
Stauffenberg Gin
NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ
Guest Performance Fund for Dance
which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Departments of Culture and Arts of the German federal state.



Pane per poveri / Give Poetry a Try

“Pane per poveri” (PPP) is a transient project celebrating creativity, vision and human potential faced with the socio-economic and (post)political crisis we experience today. Working in close proximity to major art events, the project is an experience of (art) community, conscious of the implications of exclusion implicit in the term community. Fully exhausted from elitist cloaks of the “art world”, PPP casts aside any fantasies of (art) community.
Embracing people`s everyday negotiations with- and evasions of- the mechanisms of power, PPP occupies a specific location as a temporary meeting point for beautiful strangers willing to surrender to unknown (personal) geographies and open to mutual understanding, sharing and compassion. PPP's modus operandi is that of a loosely controlled experiment with space for unlimited improvisation, ephemeral performative gestures of resistance and humble (art) interventions. It`s a slippery slope of friendship building, accepting the possibility of failure in an attempt to bring together, if only for a moment, those excluded and/or forgotten by the powers that be (The Man?).
First realised in Venice at the at the site of Teatro Marinoni Lido in May 2015, during the opening days of the 56th Venice Biennial, PPP draws its title (and ethic) from one of the street “curiosities” of the old city of Venice, namely, small slots in the walls of the houses and churches, mailboxes of a sort with metal doors and an inscription: “Pane per i poveri” - bread for the poor. Some can still be found in Venice, devoid of the function they used to have in the middle ages, when well off Venetians would leave bread crusts or money for those in need. (Breadcrumbs as a love letter?) The initial PPP, a 72 hour event held in the complex of Teatro Marinoni, tried to transpose this social practice from the past to our time, providing those in need (of art) with a larger space, a larger crack in the walls of contemporary (our?) Venice, on the fringes of the Biennial`s “sacred” exhibition venues. Adopting the playfulness, curiosity and improvisation of 16th century Commedia dell’arte on one hand, and the 20th century legacy of Fluxus and Happenings on the other, PPP was conceived around a vague scenario to engage and nurture this (found) environment as a site for for inspiration and companionship. The three day event spontaneously produced and presented the work of more than one hundred participants, artists and non-artists alike, in situ. The documentary film “L’Uomo del Pane” by Hanna Hildebrand and Matthew Antezzo, made in collaboration with PPP, was made as a record of the Venice festivities. It was presented in the second edition of PPP that took place in Istanbul during the preview of the 14th Istanbul Biennial in September 2015, produced in collaboration with S.I.N.E. and hosted by Sylvia Kouvali. The Istanbul edition of PPP opened up an intimate private space of a rooftop deck for any interested visitors to join this gathering amidst the panoramas of the city.
The third step of PPP in 2017 will take place in Athens, following city's selection as a second site for documenta 14. Athens will develop the PPP story further: in a “bowl situation” of the new skate park Latraac, built by architect Zachos Varfis and his numerous collaborators in the notorious district of Kerameikos, PPP will once again try to extend the primary function of urban “amenities”, hopefully to meet broader social needs. Here, the Commedia del` arte and fluxus ethos meets the collective spirit of local skateboarders, in line with Zachos` crisis-driven vision to build “low-impact, greener spaces that use current resources and actually create value in a neighbourhood”. Once a townhouse from the 1860s, then demolished in the midst of the 1960s military junta, this empty lot came to life as Latraac, a small-scale urban acupuncture(architecture?) intervention, and stands now as a common public space and resource open for everyone, with a great potential for generating social relationships, both material and immaterial. Reclaiming the city, turning skate park into plaza, a meeting point, gardening area and a concert or dance venue ... a place that provides a sense of home and familiarity? Safe space and (un)productive space? Transitional and hybrid locus for a different society - different kids, other kids, childlike adults and kooks of all sorts? A place for different ways of knowing, different ways of loving, different ways of fucking, caring, trading? For different modes of resistance and resurgence, action and interaction? Perhaps a community? “Cities are failing people by not providing imaginative spaces which nurture creative potential. It’s a necessity, not a luxury.” (Z. Varfis) Dreams aside, the urgency of this “vision” requires design and support. The former is already in place, and the latter comes on the wave of surf spirit that all of us in the PPP project share. The opening days of documenta 14 will show us how far have we come and what do we want to do next. “In 2016, it was announced that skateboarding will be represented at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.” (wikipedia) PPP is excited to have their team of poets in Athens and everyone is invited to cheer for them! Ready, steady, go!

“Give poetry a try”, Karl Holmqvist, Berlin, 2015

PANE PER POVERI
ISTANBUL

S.I.N.E. Teras
Camekan Sokak 4/ Rooftop
Galata Istanbul, TR


SEPTEMBER 3rd 2015
19:30


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Pane Per Poveri was first realized in Venice, Lido, in May 2015 during the opening days of the 56th Venice Biennale, in the striking location of the Teatro Marinoni, set within the derelict "Hospital by the Sea” complex.

Pane Per Poveri is a temporary art project organized by a group of Berlin artists and curators who wish to experiment different forms of contemporary art events. Considering that art can exist apart from rules and established structures, it is the ambition of the PPP project to foster this freedom and to create a place where not only the production of art, but also its presentation and perception can abide with the least restrictions possible.

The entire process has been a long, exciting, and generative development of performances, interventions, music and actions that have involved many artists, as well as the participation of those who attended.

The 72 hours – that were the frame during which Pane Per Poveri was making its history – is the conceptual setting of another artwork. During the days in Lido, Hanna Hildebrand and Matthew Antezzo, captured performances, interviewed participating artists and documented the artworks that were part of the project. But most of all, they were able to follow the process during its evolution, with no filters and no script. The result of this footage is a film by two artists about what happened in Lido, Venice, during that unique moment of experimentation . The event in Istanbul will be an evening dedicated to the premiere of their film “Pane Per Poveri (72 Hours in Lido)”.

The event will take place in collaboration with Rodeo, an internationally well known contemporary art gallery.

Pane Per Poveri has been realized with the generous support of adidas.
PANE PER POVERI
72 HOURS


Teatro Marinoni
Lungomare G. Annunzio 1
30126 Venice Lido, Italy
how to get there

MAY 6th-9th 2015



Vaporetto Linea 1
from San Marco, San Zaccaria (Danieli)
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„Pane per poveri“ is a temporary art project organized by a group of Berlin artists for the duration of the opening of the 56th Venice Biennale at Venice Lido in the striking location of the former abandoned Teatro Marinoni. The Venice Biennale has been the most important event of the art world for over 100 years. Invitations for the opening are in great demand and for many artists and other art professionals it is probably the task of the year to somehow conquer a spot on the guest list. “Pane per poveri” wants to create a counterbalance to these structures of “who’s who” and “who will get in and who won’t” by taking a different approach: it will be open to anyone who wants to experience it. And it will take place during the whole duration of the opening period (72 hours). In the old city of Venice, the walls of houses and churches sometimes bear little holes covered by metal doors with nearby signs saying: “Pane per i poveri” (bread for the poors). During the middle ages, those were the places used by the wealthy inhabitants to leave their crusts of bread and other alms for the poor to eat. With the idea that the admittance structures of this kind of important official events equally create a dual society with some people having access to more than others, the project “Pane Per Poveri” will live up to its title by creating a contemporary hole in the wall that is filled with content by the artists for anyone who considers himself in the need of art. This way, it will include not only art world invited guests, but also those without as well as the inhabitants of Venice. Another historical reference is established by the venue chosen for the project and also used for defining the art-related circumstances. Situated at Lido, an isolated building surrounded by lawns and fields contains the surprise of a theatre auditorium from the last century. This place implies an association with the form of theatre Italy once was famous for: the Commedia dell’arte. This 16th century comedy of the craft of improvisation was the first entirely professional form of theatre and – also in connection to the Venice Carnival - became the prototype of improvised performances based solely on sketches or scenarios. “Pane Per Poveri” will adopt this idea by using only rough guidelines for the artists to create their pieces of art spontaneously and on site. The curators will establish those guidelines and use them in the same way the Commedia dell’arte players used the so called canovaccio: as a vague plot outline that leaves plenty of room for improvisation and mutual inspiration. With the curator’s focus on Berlin-based or Berlin-related artists, the project will also take a new and fresh approach to present a selection of contributions as a cross section of current developments in what’s most likely the center of todays contemporary art scene. As art itself is supposed to also exist apart from rules and established structures, it is our ambition to transfer this freedom and to create a place where not only the production of art, but also its presentation and perception can be achieved with the least restrictions possible – whether those be personal or time-related. The events and the participating artists will be announced as a unique happening, with no official line- up or planned time schedule. The audience will find the opportunity to “be right here, right now!”. Separated from the official Biennale events by the Venice lagoon, “Pane Per Poveri” will bring art to anyone at any time.