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INTO NATURE: OUT OF DARKNESS

INTO NATURE: OUT OF DARKNESS

Into Nature: out of Darkness is a biennial art route laid out in the ancient landscape of Drenthe showing works by eminent international artists. After the celebrated first edition of 2016 situated in the north of Drenthe, Into Nature returns in 2018. From 1 July to 16 September, visitors discover works by Adrián Villar Rojas, Heather & Ivan Morison, Olafur Eliasson and others set in the landscape of the southwest of the province.

This summer’s theme is ‘Into Nature: Out of Darkness’. Works of art set in various types of landscape, where humankind has been looking for its place in nature for thousands of years. The route starts on one of the darkest places in the Netherlands: the Holtingerveld. Another starting location is Frederiksoord, in the middle of the Koloniën van Weldadigheid (nominated for the UNESCO World Heritage List). The Huis van Weldadigheid, the Sterrenbos and the former Tuinbouwschool – where nature has taken root since it was closed – have been made available as exhibition spaces especially for Into Nature.

The team of curators led by Hans den Hartog Jager has succeeded in attracting an international mix of twenty renowned artists. Argentinian sculptor Adrián Villar recreated dozens of nests of the Hornero, a South-American songbird were placed in the Drenthe landscape. British artist duo Heather & Ivan Morison created an installation that can be booked as a place to stay the night for exhibition visitors. Iceland’s Olafur Eliasson made his mark in this upcoming edition with his radiant work of light art. HerInto Nature: Out of Darkness is an exciting art route that you simply cannot afford to miss. Hervé Youmbi created a dialogue between African funeral monuments, Aloalo, and a Neolithic Hunebed.

Hervé Youmbi talks to Ex_posure about this project.

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Texts / Γενικά Άρθρα

ΑΙΜΙΛΙΑ ΜΠΟΥΡΙΤΗ, ΜΕΤΑΒΙΟΜΗΧΑΝΙΚΑ ΑΓΡΟΤΙΚΑ ΜΟΝΟΠΑΤΙΑ

Είναι κάποιες φορές, ελάχιστες, που νιώθεις ως θεατής πως η σύγχρονη τέχνη σε αφορά… πως βρίσκεται δίπλα στον άνθρωπο, στο φυσικό περιβάλλον, στην κοινωνία, στον δημόσιο χώρο… πως δε στέκεται απέναντί σου αλαζονικά,  περιμένοντας εσύ να βρεις τον τρόπο να την προσεγγίσεις πόσο μάλλον να την αισθανθείς, να την κατανοήσεις…

Είναι κάποιες φορές, ελάχιστες, που η σύγχρονη τέχνη συγκινεί δίχως μεσολαβητές και ερμηνευτικά λεξικά… που είναι ατόφια και αληθινή.

Μία από αυτές τις φορές, τις σπάνιες, σου χαρίζει η συνάντηση με την τέχνη της Αιμιλίας Μπουρίτη.

Η Αιμιλία Μπουρίτη είναι ο άνθρωπος που διδάσκει την καλλιτεχνική πρακτική της Performance στην ΑΣΚΤ  πραγματοποιώντας από το 2010  σεμινάρια.

Το έργο της, όπως αναφέρει χαρακτηριστικά η ίδια, συνδυάζει την integrated performance (συνδυαστική – ολοκληρωμένη performance) και την εικαστική εγκατάσταση καθώς δρα σε τοπικά προσδιορισμένους χώρους (site specific performance).

Η Αιμιλία Μπουρίτη παρουσιάζει στο Ex_posure το εν εξελίξει project της Μεταβιομηχανικά αγροτικά μονοπάτια.

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Exhibitions / Γενικά Άρθρα

FLYING OVER THE ABYSS

Thirty four Artists Flying Over the Abyss at the Athens Conservatoire

To enter the exhibition Flying Over Abyss[1] one has to descend the stairs that lead to the first basement – closed and unfinished for four decades and now refurbished and uncovered for the needs of the exhibition– of the Athens Conservatoire. An emblematic building that is among the supreme expressions of the radical modern spirit of Bauhaus and was designed by the architect and professor Ioannis Despotopoulos, who studied under Walter Gropius in Weimar.

The exhibition organized by NEON[2] –the nonprofit organization founded in 2013 by collector and entrepreneur Dimitris Daskalopoulos- reflects upon the panhuman, fundamental philosophical issues of birth, death and the space in between – “the luminous interval life” as Nikos Kazantzakis, the important Greek writer and philosopher, names it in his book The Saviors of God[3], which is the exhibition’s epicenter and source of inspiration.

This is the first time that the manuscript of The Saviors of God is presented along side an exhibition. We read Kazantzakis words from the book’s prologue:

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Γενικά Άρθρα

CJM: FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION

Facing memories that are not ours, dealing with Postmemory

Interview with Pierre-François Galpin

According to Dr. Marianne Hirsch postmemory is “the relationship that the ‘generation after’ bears to the personal, collective, and cultural trauma of those who came before—to experiences they ‘remember’ only by means of the stories, images and behaviors among which they grew up. But these experiences were transmitted to them so deeply and affectively as to seem to constitute memories in their own right.”

Through their work, the twenty four international artists in this exhibition search, question, and reflect on the representation of truths related to ancestral and collective memory—ultimately attempting to deal with their own past. They remember and recall stories that were never theirs and assemble them in a variety of media to be seen, heard, and experienced by others. At once intimate and shared, the memories they work with are second-hand experiences, culled from a photograph they saw, or a story they heard, or even a once subconscious memory. The artists are secondary witnesses to the past events they use in their works, and it is precisely this distance in time and space that allows them to offer powerful narratives open to a wide range of interpretation and expression.

The exhibition is co-curated by CJM Assistant Curator Pierre-François Galpin and independent curator Lily Siegel.

Working in a variety of media the artists featured are:

Christian Boltanski, Nao Bustamante, Binh Danh, Silvina Der-Meguerditchian, Bernice Eisenstein, Eric Finzi, Nicholas Galanin, Guy Goldstein, Fotini Gouseti, Ellen Harvey, Aram Jibilian, Loli Kantor, Mike Kelley, Lisa Kokin, Ralph Lemon, Rä di Martino, Yong Soon Min, Fabio Morais, Elizabeth Moran, Vandy Rattana, Anri Sala, Wael Shawky, Hank Willis Thomas and Yamashiro Chikako

Pierre-François Galpin talked to Eleni Zymaraki Tzortzi.

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Γενικά Άρθρα

CJM: FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION / INTERVIEW

Facing memories that are not ours, dealing with Postmemory

Interview with Pierre-François Galpin

 According to Dr. Marianne Hirsch postmemory is “the relationship that the ‘generation after’ bears to the personal, collective, and cultural trauma of those who came before—to experiences they ‘remember’ only by means of the stories, images and behaviors among which they grew up. But these experiences were transmitted to them so deeply and affectively as to seem to constitute memories in their own right.”

Through their work, the twenty four international artists in this exhibition search, question, and reflect on the representation of truths related to ancestral and collective memory—ultimately attempting to deal with their own past. They remember and recall stories that were never theirs and assemble them in a variety of media to be seen, heard, and experienced by others. At once intimate and shared, the memories they work with are second-hand experiences, culled from a photograph they saw, or a story they heard, or even a once subconscious memory. The artists are secondary witnesses to the past events they use in their works, and it is precisely this distance in time and space that allows them to offer powerful narratives open to a wide range of interpretation and expression.

The exhibition is co-curated by CJM Assistant Curator Pierre-François Galpin and independent curator Lily Siegel.

Working in a variety of media the artists featured are:

Christian Boltanski, Nao Bustamante, Binh Danh, Silvina Der-Meguerditchian, Bernice Eisenstein, Eric Finzi, Nicholas Galanin, Guy Goldstein, Fotini Gouseti, Ellen Harvey, Aram Jibilian, Loli Kantor, Mike Kelley, Lisa Kokin, Ralph Lemon, Rä di Martino, Yong Soon Min, Fabio Morais, Elizabeth Moran, Vandy Rattana, Anri Sala, Wael Shawky, Hank Willis Thomas and Yamashiro Chikako

 

Pierre-François Galpin talked to Eleni Zymaraki Tzortzi.

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Γενικά Άρθρα

Ex_posure: Νίκος Αγγελίδης / Συνέντευξη

Παρατηρώντας κανείς τους κλειστούς, εσωτερικούς ζωγραφικούς κόσμους του Νίκου Αγγελίδη νιώθει έντονα την επιθυμία να αφουγκραστεί τη σιωπή τους ή ακόμη και να τη ζήσει… να μάθει τις ιστορίες που συνθέτουν τα απίστευτης ακρίβειας και λυρισμού ονειρικά σκηνικά τους και να γνωρίσει εκείνους που τα κατοικούν.

 Είκοσι εννέα έργα – είκοσι οκτώ ζωγραφικά και μία κατασκευή – του Νίκου Αγγελίδη εκτίθενται αυτή την περίοδο και μέχρι τις 7 Μαρτίου 2016 στην Γκαλερί Σκουφά. Η επιμέλεια της έκθεσης ανήκει στην Ελισάβετ Πλέσσα, η οποία αναφέρει χαρακτηριστικά για τη ζωγραφική του Αγγελίδη στο κείμενο του κατάλογου της έκθεσης:

 Στα έργα του Νίκου Αγγελίδη τίποτα δεν αφήνεται στην τύχη του. Η παραμικρή σπιθαμή της ζωγραφικής επιφάνειας είναι σφιχτοδεμένη με πινελιές που, μέσα στη γραμμική ακρίβειά τους, μοιάζουν χαραγμένες – γι’ αυτό και τα σχέδια ή τα προσχέδιά του είναι δουλεμένα με την ίδια ακριβώς εμμονή στη λεπτομέρεια…

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