Vyrsodepseio is a cultural space dedicated to contemporary art. It is a 2-level building of 3,000 square meters with versatile multi-stages, meeting rooms and working spaces situated in the post-industrial undeveloped area of Votanikos, at the center of Athens. Vyrsodepseio is a grassroots project and a vibrant cultural cell that facilitates the growth of innovative, hybrid art. While planning a multifaceted weekly program, it is also a virtual platform of networking between artists and activists, international organizations and individual artists. Vyrsodepseio is an experiment of how to produce art in “difficult times”, an evolving project of synergies and cooperations.
Site-specific performances/theatre/dance, artists in residency, support new dramaturgy, live music, festivals, seminars and educational programs, visual arts/exhibitions, community and activist projects, media, clubs, etc.
Former use of the building: Vyrsodepseio was the largest tannery in the Balkans in the 19th century and has been claimed as a preserved building from the Ministry of Culture (all activities run under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Culture).
Year of opening as a cultural centre: 2011