Thursday, May 8, 2008

Boot Print Update from Editor-in-chief Georgia Kotretsos

Boot Print Volume 2/Issue 1 is currently on my desktop. Next stop will be Bryan in San Francisco, where BP will be designed into the publication you all know. Right afterwards will go to New York for an intense proof-reading session with Joe, then to Tim in Chicago to be double checked, to me in Athens, Greece to be triple-checked and then it will be uploaded on our website and will be sent off to the printer in St. Louis.

Regarding art publications, “Kaput” ( came out with its 1st promising issue. It focuses on contemporary Greek art and beyond. Also, yesterday afternoon at the Papasotiriou bookstore “The state of things” open discussion on the shaping of the Athenian visual arts scene in recent years took place. Organized by the Athens Biennial and moderated by Xenia Kalpaktsoglou (co-director, Athens Biennial and curator) the invited guests namely:
Nadja Argyropoulou (curator)
Christopher Marinos (art historian, curator and co-editor of Kaput. magazine)
Thanos Stathopoulos (writer and co-editor of Kaput. magazine)
Efi Strousa (art historian and President of the Association of Art Critics, AICA Hellas)
Yorgos Tzirtzilakis (Assistant Professor, University of Thessaly, Department of Architecture and curator)
Denys Zacharopoulos (art historian and artistic director of the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki)
Augustine Zenakos (co-director, Athens Biennial and art critic, To Vima newspaper) had a go at the subject at stake. Great setting; good turnout; could’ve been longer.

So, all the way from here, Athens that is, stay tuned on the progress of BP. It will be reaching you all by the end of June.

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