January – February 2010

During the first 2 months of 2010 artAZ, in association with the Athens Homeless Shelter (ΚΥΑΔΑ),  «City of Athens «Technopolis» and 300 artists, held «SURPRISE 2» - the second edition of the grand scale art-charity event for the homeless of Athens.

300 artists, from Greece and abroad, especially created and offered, in order to support the cause, a work of art each.

The 300 works shared the same size (18x24 cm) and symbolic price (50 €) and they were signed at the back so that the artist’s identity remained unknown until after the work was bought. The works were exhibited online at  since early January 2010 and  afterwards were transferred to “Konstantin Kavafis” Hall of City of Athens «Technopolis» for 2 days (19 - 20/2/2010),  in order to be exhibited live.

On Sunday 21/2/2010 the sale took place. Within the three days it was on, the exhibition received more than 2000 visitors. The day of the sale was a massive success: all 300 works of art were sold in less than 3 hours! The exhibition’s proceeds were translated in 11.500 food portions for the homeless.

Dates: January – February 2010
Location: “Konstantin Kavafis” Hall, City of Athens «Technopolis», Athens, Greece
Participating Artists: 300 Greek and International artists
Curated by: Alexandra Kollaros
Collaboration:: Athens Homeless Shelter (ΚΥΑDΑ) , "City of Athens Technopolis", 100 Pireus Str
Media Sponsors: FAQ, Athens 984 FM, Love Radio , Orange FM

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