12 Artists | 12 Barbershops | Athens
R.I.P. Constantine G. Tsakonas


I just found this out through Megakles Rogakos and I cannot tell you how devastating it is to hear this…I knew him for only three months and this man opened his heart and was completely generous and supportive in a recent project that changed the way I visualize collaborations here in Athens and unfortunately, we recently lost him…

I share what I wrote to him in our last
12 Artists | 12 Barbershops | Athens posting where we thanked everyone who participated in this project:

“We thank Konstantinos Tsakonas, through ICC Athens and R53- Κουρείον, for trusting this idea wholeheartedly from the get go, for providing delicious edibles, for allowing us to use his space for the closing party AND for his thoughtful advice throughout. We thank Maria Veliou who worked close to Konstantinos to make all this happen and for her presence and support during each opening and the closing party”

My prayers go out to his family and friends for losing someone much too great much too soon. May they soon find solace knowing that he is in a much better place…

THANKS FOR TOUCHING US WITH YOUR THOUGHTFULNESS AND GENEROSITY KONSTANTINOS…
R.I.P.
12 Artists | 12 Barbershops | Athens CLOSING PARTY!!!


June-July 2012

To acknowledge and recognize the true collaborative nature this project

WE THANK THE ARTISTS FOR TRUSTING THIS IDEA AND FOR ALL THEIR HARD WORK AND THEIR COMMITMENT TO THIS PROJECT:

Βασίλης Βασίλη, Δημήτρης Θεοδόσης, Δήμος Μαρουδής, Ελεάνα Χαβιαρά, Ήρα Βλαχάκη, Κaterina Bildjuga, Κωστής Σαρακατσάνος, Μανώλης Αγγελάκης aka tind, Μarion Fischer, Μελίνα Μωϊσιδέλης, Νίcholas Moore and Τζίμης Ευθυμίου.

WE THANK THE BARBERS FOR THEIR GENEROSITY, FOR SHARING, TRUSTING AND FOR OPENING THEIR SPACES TO US:

The Box-Hair Studio, Σύνταγμα  ~  BARBER SHOP, Παγκράτι ~ ΠάνοςΕυαγγελίου, Κουκάκι ~ Daniel’s, Εξάρχεια ~ ΗλίαςΠολυχρονάκης, Εξάρχεια ~ Central Hair, Ψυρρή ~ SHORT CUT, Παγκράτι ~ 1900, Κολωνάκι ~ EveryDayAStory, Εξάρχεια ~ Stathis-Lora, Άλσος Παγκρατίου ~ ΤοΜαγικόκαπέλλο, Εξάρχεια ~ TEN MENS HAIR, Χολαργός

WE THANK THE WRITERS BEHIND THE PRESS/BLOGS AND RADIO WHO FOUND THIS PROJECT WORTHY TO BE SHARED WITH THEIR READERS, LISTENERS AND FOLLOWERS:

HairCut.gr,ATHINORAMA, ARTSHOP, Konstandi blog, Protagon.gr, ERT, ATHENS NEWS, fmag magazine, ART FIX, Mosaiko, forfree.gr, TVXS.GR, NET FM, NEW POST, ATHENS VOICE, Antenna radio 9.72fm, ELEFTHEROTYPIA, Ependytis - Pass par tout, elculture, Naro.gr, ΕΥΡΩΠΑΪΚΗ ΗΜΕΡΑ ΜΟΥΣΙΚΗΣ, . EKATHIMERINI, 3point magazine, METROPOLIS PRESS, City Way, OTENET, Kool beta Fly blog, plus more…

WE THANK OUR SPONSORS, WITHOUT THEM, THIS PROJECT WOULD’VE BEEN SOMETHING ELSE:

We thank Konstantinos Tsakonas, through ICC Athens and R53- Κουρείον, for trusting this idea wholeheartedly from the get go, for providing delicious edibles, for allowing us to use his space for the closing party AND for his thoughtful advice throughout. We thank Maria Veliou who worked close to Konstantinos to make all this happen and for her presence and support during each opening and the closing party.

We thank artist Melina Moisidelis, through Moisidelis Contemporary Accessories for all the wine she provided throughout the lifespan of the project.

We thank the Mexican Embassy for their support during our first 4 openings.

We thank SOL beer in Athens for their sponsorship during the closing party and for making all of us extremely happy during a hot afternoon in Athens! Thank you Alex and Silvia!!!!

WE THANK THE ARTISTS, BARBERS, FRIENDS THAT HELPED US A LITTLE MORE:

Artist/writer Δήμος Μαρουδής for writing the insightful introduction/text for the project

Artist Marion Fischer for designing the amazing project’s poster

Artist Μελίνα Μωϊσιδέλης for generously providing the wine

Artist Τζίμης Ευθυμίου for bringing the performers to his opening

Barber Vasilios Theocharis from The Barber Shop, for introducing us to Panagiotis Grigoriou from 1900

Artist Δημήτρης Θεοδόσης for leading us to Konstantino Tsakonas

Artist Fiona Mousakidi for introducing us to artist Ελεάνα Χαβιαρά

Artist Ήρα Βλαχάκη for introducing us to artist Κωστής Σαρακατσάνος

Artist Μανώλης Αγγελάκης aka tind for designing and providing the book markers

 Artist Antonia Papatzanaki for leading us to artists Βασίλης Βασίλη and Nick Moore

Friend Alex for leading us to SOL beer

SWEETLY BEFORE WE END, WE THANK OUR FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC FOR THEIR SUPPORT AND FOR BEING PART OF THIS AMBITIOUS PROJECT!!!!

Thank you for this marvelous experience!


Artists/Organizers Σωτήρης Παπανικολάου and Blanka Amezkua

12 Artists | 12 Barbershops | Athens CLOSING PARTY!!!

12 Artists | 12 Barbershops | Athens CLOSING PARTY!!

12 Artists | 12 Barbershops | Athens  CLOSING PARTY!!!

12 Artists | 12 Barbershops | Athens CLOSING PARTY!!!!

JOIN US ON FRIDAY JULY 27TH   FROM 8 –11 TO THANK OUR BARBERS, ARTISTS, SPONSORS, FRIENDS, AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC AT

R53-Κουρείον

Μνησικλέους 4-6, Πλάκα

Minsikleous 4-6, Plaka

Παρασκευή 27 Ιουλίου, 8-11 μ.μ.

http://goo.gl/maps/gcHi

 

Documentation of the barbershops, barbers, reproductions of the artists’ work, sponsors and press generated throughout these two months will be on display as well.

Party sponsored by R53-Κουρείον *, ICC Athens**, and SOL beer.


* R 53

A 57 year old office building in the center of Athens in Plaka, R53 is a work-in-progress that reflects its past and adjusts to modern conditions of use. It is available as exhibition, guestspace and workspace for ICCA and third party productions.

** ICCA

ICCA is a visual, architectural and urban research company established in 2002. It is active as producer and sponsor in areas such as photography/art exhibitions, choreography, educational and research programs, experimental architectural workspace research, as well as architectural competitions.


12 Artists | 12 Barbershops | Athens opening: Μανώλης Αγγελάκης aka tind

Σωκράτους 10 / Χίου; Χολαργός

*TEN MENS HAIR 18*, Παρασκευή 20 Ιουλίου, 7-9 μ.μ.

Manolis Angelakis aka tind, *TEN MENS HAIR 18*, Sokratous 10 / Chiou, Cholargos, Friday July 20, 7-9pm