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Pireos st.1, 2nd fl. #7
Omonia sq., Athens

Yorgia Karidi
Una Margrét Árnadóttir
Örn Alexander Ámundason

The greek word ΎΛΗ means matter, and it is pronounced as hyle. ΎΛΗ[matter]HYLE @hyle.gr  was initiated by artist Georgia Sagri @georgiasagri with the vision of creating an open studio were issues of care and social empathy amongst her peers in the local and international art scenes, could emerge. In 2013 discussions regarding the space’s mission took place through the building of its two virtual platforms (main: hyle.gr and archive: hyle.mobi) and have continued since, after its physical manifestation in the spring of 2015. ΎΛΗ[matter]HYLE is a semi-public / semi-private space in the center of Athens that aims to bring together art, politics and sciences as if their coexistence is a new undisciplined field of thought, action and living. ΎΛΗ[matter]HYLE, started as a feminist response to the binary constructions of public and private. It is an independent organism of people, animals, machines and ideas. Situated in an apartment in a central transit node at Omonoia Square., it provides studio and communal living space, while it acts as an intimate relational source for the growing artistic community of local and international friends and peers. Its maintenance is collective and sustained by the artists, writers, researchers, poets, and organizers, who also contribute with their practices, in an expanded sense. Collaborators share time, reflect, work or even do nothing at ΎΛΗ[matter]HYLE, and through these processes they form the space’s public program and challenge their work.