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LAKIS & ARIS IONAS / THE CALLAS
Blah blah and blah blah about things we love to do every day every day with people we love every day and love to do things together every day.
The talk will be followed by the screening of the film “LUSTLANDS”.
The Callas is the tip of an artistic factory producing artworks, music, films, magazines, events, art shows, initiated by the brothers Lakis & Aris Ionas.
Art Shows: Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Family Business gallery (NYC), DESTE foundation (Athens), Athens Biennial (Athens), Andreas Melas gallery (Athens), Yinka Shonibare Space (London), The Breeder gallery (Athens), ATOPOS cvc (Athens) etc.
In 2013 they finished their first feature film “LUSTLANDS” (HAOS film) and in December 2016 they’re going to premiere their new film “The Great Eastern”. They co-wrote its soundtrack with Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth) and they’re currently working with him on a new performance.
Their latest two albums, “Am I Vertical?” and “Half Kiss, Half Pain” were produced by Jim Sclavunos.
They have performed live in churches, galleries, flats, boats, mountains, toilets, Liverpool Psyche Festival (Liverpool UK), The Great Escape Festival (Brighton, UK), Indigenes Festival (France), Reeperbahn Festival (Hamburg, DE) and with bands/artists such as Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Ty Segall and Grinderman
The last 10 years Lakis & Aris Ionas have been publishing significant magazines for the Athenian underground music/art/film scene such as Velvet magazine and Lust magazine. Their studio is one of the most active cultural spaces in Athens. Going by the name Velvet Room they are organizing art shows combined with music gigs and DJ sets involving some of the best new bands and artists in Athens.
Supported by the DAAD Programme: Partnerships with Greek Institutions of Higher Education 2014 – 2016 / A Cooperation between the Academy of Fine Art Munich (ADBK) and the Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA)