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Posts by Ελένη Ζυμαράκη

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Becky Campbell, Curious Artefacts

Becky Campbell, Curious Artefacts, The Artwall / Athens Project Space

The photograph above shows finds from a Shipwreck near Antickythera Island, Greece, taken after the excavation and it was presented in the periodical exhibition “Antickythera Shipwreck” held at The National Archaeological Museum in Athens in 2012. This photograph was the starting point of Becky Campell’s poetic concept for Curious Artefacts, an exhibition-excavation of contemporary art objects.

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The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography, Early Soviet Film

The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography, Early Soviet Film
September 25, 2015 – February 7, 2016

The Jewish Museum

Alexander Rodchenko, Stairs, 1929–30. Gelatin silver print, 7 1/2 × 11 1/2 in. (19.1 × 29.2 cm). Sepherot Foundation, Vaduz, Liechtenstein.
Alexander Rodchenko, Stairs, 1929–30. Gelatin silver print, 7 1/2 × 11 1/2 in. (19.1 × 29.2 cm). Sepherot Foundation, Vaduz, Liechtenstein.
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From early vanguard constructivist works by Alexander Rodchenko and El Lissitzky, to the modernist images of Arkady Shaikhet and Max Penson, Soviet photographers played a pivotal role in the history of photography. Covering the period from the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution through the 1930s, this exhibition explores how early modernist photography influenced a new Soviet style while energizing and expanding the nature of the medium — and how photography, film, and poster art were later harnessed to disseminate Communist ideology. The Power of Pictures revisits this moment in history when artists acted as engines of social change and radical political engagement, so that art and politics went hand in hand.

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14th Istanbul Biennial / SALTWATER: A THEORY OF THOUGHT FORMS

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SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms hovers around a material – salt water – and the contrasting image-forms of knots and waves.

It looks for where to draw the line, to withdraw, to draw upon, and to draw out. It does so offshore, on the flat surfaces with our fingertips, but also in the depths, underwater, before the enfolded encoding unfolds.

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Kendell Geers, Following the Blind Man / Marcel Duchamp and the Voodoun Connection

Kendell Geers, Following the Blind Man

The following discussion with the internationally acclaimed South African artist Kendell Geers is the result of a series of emails exchanged between him and myself during May and June of 2015.

The starting point of this correspondence were two lectures that Kendell Geers had given a year earlier, the one in April 2014 at INSERT, New Delhi, titled «Marcel Duchamp, Silent Animist» and the other in June 2014 at Luminato Festival, Canada, titled “Following the Blind Man / Marcel Duchamp and the Voodoun Connection».

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Jani Leinonen, The Art of Disobedience / Interview

Jani Leinonen, Art as Disobedience

He fights capitalism from within using its symbols, means and icons in a subversive humorous way that provokes audience’s critical viewing and draws attention to the real issues and problems of our consumerist societies.

For his Hanger King project a handmade wooden grill kiosk was set up in Kamppi shopping center, Helsinki city center. The menu gave the visitor two options: a top quality local and organic Take Away menu, or a Give Away menu, which saw food redistributed to those in need.

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Jeff Koons, A Retrospective / A Curator’s interview

Ex_pose: Jeff Koons: A Retrospective / Guggenheim Bilbao

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The Guggenheim Museum hosts the biggest retrospective to date of the celebrated contemporary artist Jeff Koons. This exhibition, comprising one hundred pieces, ends up in the Biscay capital following an international tour that has taken it to the Whitney Museum in New York and the Pompidou Centre in Paris.

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Ex_pose: Luminous Flux, Syros island, 07 – 08/2015

Συνέντευξη με τους Campus Novel για το project «Luminous Flux / Reflected overlays on locative norms», Syros Island

Ο φάρος που εδρεύει στη νησίδα Δίδυμη ή Γαϊδουρονήσι κοντά στο λιμάνι της Ερμούπολης στη Σύρο είναι ο πρώτος φάρος του νεοσύστατου ελληνικού κράτους. Είναι ο πιο παλιός και ταυτόχρονα ο ψηλότερος φάρος του ελληνικού φαρικού δικτύου. Κατασκευάστηκε από τη γαλλική εταιρεία φάρων και λειτούργησε για πρώτη φορά το 1834…

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Fukushima, ‘Don’t Follow the Wind’

Don’t Follow The Wind – An exhibition in the Fukushima Exclusion Zone

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What can art do in an ongoing catastrophe, when destruction and contamination have made living impossible? Don’t Follow the Wind is an ongoing exhibition taking place inside the restricted Fukushima Exclusion Zone, the radioactive evacuated area surrounding the Daiichi Nuclear Power – owned by TEPCO – established in the wake of the 2011 disaster that contaminated the area separating residents from their homes, land, and community.

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Daniel Mullen, Interview

 The floating fragile constructions of Daniel Mullen

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His transparent, floating worlds bear both the strictness and accuracy of architectural design and the fragility and delicacy of lyricism.

The Scottish artist Daniel Mullen is currently living in Amsterdam, the city where, as he says, went to study art and rediscovered his passion for architecture.

Daniel Mullen has participated in a number of exhibitions nationally and abroad.

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Zero Movement, Stedelijk Museum AMSTERDAM

ZERO: LET US EXPLORE THE STARS
4 JUL – 8 NOV 2015
Fire, light, movement, space, demonstrations and performances: an historic survey of the innovative avant-garde group ZERO. With work by herman de vries, Armando, Henk Peeters, Jan Schoonhoven, Jan Henderikse, Piero Manzoni, Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Jean Tinguely, Yayoi Kusama, Otto Piene, Heinz Mack, Günther Uecker and others.

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