Monday, June 4, 2012


Yannis Karlopoulos, News from the Past Series
Athens: View from Lycabettus Hill, 2011, collage, vintage postcards

SOUTH will be an arts and culture magazine published in Athens and distributed internationally. Possessed by a spirit of absurd authority, we will try to contaminate the prevailing culture with ideas that derive from southern mythologies such as the "perfect climate", "easy living", "chaos", "corruption", and the "dramatic temperament”, among others. Through our twisted - and "southern" – attitude, expressed through critical essays, artist projects, interviews and features, we would like to give form to the concept of the South as a "state of mind" rather than a set of fixed places on the map. People from different - literal or metaphorical – 'Souths' will renegotiate the southern attitude, partly to define it and partly to invent it, within the post-crisis world. Opening up an unexpected dialogue among neighbourhoods, cities, regions and approaches, SOUTH will be both a magazine and a meeting point for shared intensities.

Published by: Dyo Deka Ekdotiki SA, A collaboration of LIFO free press & Kunsthalle Athena

SOUTH contributors:
Carla Acevedo- Yates, Andreas Angelidakis, Julieta Aranda, George – Icaros Babassakis, Sotirios Bahtsetzis, Fotini Barka, Panayotis Barlas, Dimitris Bouras, Lorenzo Bruni, Carlos Capelán, Christos Chrissopoulos, Cibelle, Caroline Corbetta, Florence Derieux, Angela Dimitrakaki, Juan Andrés Gaitán, Penelope Georgiou, Massimiliano Gioni, Syd Krochmalny, Runo Lagomarsino, Julia Lesage, Miltos Manetas, Chus Martínez, Rodriguo Mallea - Lira, Stilpon Nestor, Ricardo Nicolau, Ylva Ogland, Louisa Papaloizou, Nikos Papastergiadis, Kostis Papayorgis, Javier S. Peres, Marios Perrakis
Angelo Plessas, Dimitris Politakis, María Inés Rodríguez, Georgia Sagri, Sokratis Sokratous, Mladen Stilinović, Pier Luigi Tazzi, Yorgos Tzirtzilakis, Kostis Velonis, Venia Vergou, Marita Virgioti,
Vangelis Vlahos, Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, Octavio Zaya, João Mourão & Luís Silva, Xenia Kalpaktsoglou & Poka-Yio