After years of curating a constellation of projects in and around Athens, locus athens is exploring a new format: founding a home in the area of TAVROS. Our medium sized non-profit space, opening in October 2019, will be the springboard for our need to respond to the social and political circumstances around us, by exploring notions of democracy, equality and ecology whilst looking to address these issues head on through dialogue, listening and learning.
Inspired by our locality, which takes its name from a mountainous region in Turkey (Toros Dağları) from which a wave of migrants arrived and settled in the 1920’s, our program will reflect our belief in the transformative potential of shifting perspectives and moving minds and bodies through our relationship with art.
By using a variety of tools: exhibitions, research, commissions, educational programs, talks, screenings, development funds, and community work, TAVROS aims to be a welcoming, open and democratic space dedicated to embracing and enriching relationships between similarly-minded institutions, with artists of diverse backgrounds and with the local community and creating a space for unheard, threatened or marginalized voices.
TAVROS is a project of locus athens, curated by Maria-Thalia Carras and Olga Hatzidaki.
locus athens is an independent non-profit arts organization that has been curating projects in a variety of locations: public spaces, historical institutions and interesting localities since 2004. For further information on previous projects – www.locusathens.com