Για αυτόν που γνωρίζει σε βάθος χρόνου τη διαδρομή και το έργο της Αγγελικής Παπαγεωργίου γίνεται άμεσα αισθητή η δημιουργική ωριμότητα των νέων της έργων, καθώς μαρτυρούν την εξελικτική πορεία της δουλειάς της.
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Μέσω της ζωγραφικής και του κολάζ η Σοφία Παπαδοπούλου υφαίνει αριστοτεχνικά ένα δίκτυο δυστοπικών κόσμων.
Είναι κόσμοι εντός μας; Είναι κόσμοι πέρα από εμάς; Είναι ψυχογραφήματα της κοινωνίας μας, της εποχής μας, του πολιτισμού μας; Continue reading …
Η έκθεση παρουσιάζει τη δεύτερη φάση της εικαστικής σειράς του Κύπριου καλλιτέχνη Σέργη Α. Χατζηαδάμου «Μεταμόρφωσις», η πρώτη φάση της οποίας πρωτοπαρουσιάστηκε στο κοινό το 2019.
Εισαγωγή στην έκθεση αποτελούν ένα τρίπτυχο έργο με τίτλο «Παφίων Ψυχές», που βραβεύτηκε στην Μπιενάλε της Λάρνακας το 2018, καθώς και δύο άλλα έργα που τεκμηριώνουν το αρχείο και εξηγούν, οπτικά, τη χρήση του αρχικού υλικού από τον Σ. Χατζηαδάμο. Το αρχικό αυτό υλικό προέρχεται από παλιές και ιστορικής σημασίας, αλλά φθαρμένες και κατεστραμμένες από την υγρασία και την πολυκαιρία, γυάλινες αρνητικές φωτογραφικές πλάκες, που χρησιμοποιούσε ο γνωστός Κύπριος φωτογράφος Σπύρος Χαρίτου. Αυτά τα φωτογραφικά αρνητικά, που τα χρησιμοποιεί ο καλλιτέχνης ως πρώτη ύλη, προσφέρουν και μια προοπτική για ορισμένες μελλοντικές καλλιτεχνικές κατευθύνσεις του Σ. Χατζηαδάμου, που διαφαίνονται ήδη εδώ. Continue reading …
June 22 – October 23, 2022
“When I stood in front of the warriors at the Temple of Aphaia in the Glyptothek, I witnessed an unexpected modernity, and beyond the perfection of classicism”
The Glyptothek is pleased to present After Hellas: Santiago Calatrava in the Glyptothek the first exhibition devoted exclusively to the sculptural and painting works of renowned architect Santiago Calatrava.
The main focus will be his new sculptural series, a body of work which has been in development for the last 20 years and comprises fourteen wrought iron large format sculptures on a base of aged oak, which appear as modern, almost abstract variations of the ancient warriors of the Temple of Aphaia. Complementing these sculptures will be a selection of 30 drawings, watercolors, and preparatory studies, in addition to sculptures from past series, which highlight Calatrava’s study of the human body and nature, a continuous inspiration to his architectural style. All works connect simultaneously with the general theme of Antiquity, which is intrinsic to Greek culture.
Curated by Cristina Carrillo de Albornoz, and Florian Knauss, director of the Glyptothek, the exhibition features an exceptional dialogue between the sculptural permanent collection of the Glyptothek, and Santiago Calatrava´s artwork. More than two decades ago, while visiting the Staatliche Antikensammlungen and Glyptothek, Santiago Calatrava was deeply enthused by the marble works from the Late Archaic temple of Aphaia in Aegina. These dynamic sculptural groups (Athena, with groups of combatants, fallen warriors, and arms), located at the east and west pediments of the temple, featured scenes of the epic Trojans Wars. This encounter led Santiago Calatrava to create a colossal corpus of sculptural work over the past 20 years, entitled The Aegineten, large format sculptures in wrought iron, and hundreds of drawings in the spirit of the circular dynamic compositions of the positions and the shields of the ancient warriors in the temple, but using a modern vocabulary.
This illuminating exhibition follows Calatrava’s career as a sculptor and elucidates how he has been influenced by the antiquity and heritage of “Hellas”, the term the ancient Greeks used to describe their lands, named after the founding father of all Greek tribes.
Beyond Hellas: Santiago Calatrava in the Glyptothek will be carried out in collaboration with the Santiago Calatrava studio.
A catalogue will be published to accompany the exhibition.
IncarNations is the result of an encounter and stimulating collaboration with the Sindika Dokolo Collection. Under the aegis of artist-curator Kendell Geers, this project stands out for its striking singularity, while also pursuing, for the Centre for Fine Arts (BOZAR), the dialogue between traditional African Art and contemporary art.
What is African Art? Does it even exist? Or is it simply the projection of a Western concept, masking the cultural alterity of these objects? How might we renew their presentation and exhibition, while placing them within the context of contemporary Africa? All these questions are at work in IncarNations.
Sindika Dokolo and Kendell Geers have conceived a special project. Seeking to move beyond mere labels and categories, IncarNations constitutes a search, if not a quest, an attempt to develop an African perspective, both by resending centre stage to the primal spiritual dimension of the works of art and by instigating their dialogue with contemporary creations. To this end, they call upon the fascinating exploration and exposition of Léopold Sédar Senghor’s thought as analyzed by the Senegalese philosopher Souleymane Bachir Diagne, defining African Art as a veritable philosophy.
Paul Dujardin, CEO and artistic director of BOZAR,
Sophie Lauwers, exhibitions director of BOZAR.
Kendell Geers shares with the readers of Ex_posure his opening speech for IncarNations.
The industrial building on 18-20 Iera Odos currently used as a music venue, is situated within the geographical region of the ancient cemetery of Kerameikos (1100 BC – AD 500). Nine metres below the surface of the modern city and tons of backfills, excavations since 1863 have brought to light parts of inner Kerameikos (potters’ and residential quarters) and outer Kerameikos (cemetery and the Demósion Sema public graveyard).
The area of the exhibition building lies nine metres above the funerary monuments of prominent Athenians. It is located right above the ancient Hiera Hodos (Sacred Way) linking Athens with Eleusis where the Eleusinian Mysteries took place; on the west bank of the Eridanos river; west of the Dromos, a wide road leading the way to the Platonic Academy and the –later– Christian orthodox church of the Holy Trinity. It is all being now overshadowed by today’s Peiraios roadway and the adjacent buildings of the last century.
The exhibition will negotiate notions with clear references to antiquity yet liberated from an obsessive fixation on the ancient world. It will take into consideration every single metre of evolution and will speculate on all of the possible nine metres of history that will follow.
What may lie nine metres below our feet without us being able to discover it, could equate to a future reality nine metres above. The surfacing of a utopian condition brings forth the imaginary, but at the same time it flirts as a connection link with the idea of passage and transition. A dialogue emerges between realities and it is activated through a crack in spacetime, a crevice that [inter]connects the worlds in one breath.
The transformation of the urban habitat through literal and metaphorical backfills embodies ideas of [dis]semblance, voidance, disdain, corrosion of memory and the empowerment of an [inter]personal mythology and fiction as well as the fabrication of an in-progress identity. The repertoire of an everchanging political, religious and cultural condition is inscribed not only within the historical continuity of this locus but also within a flux of a conscious construction, deconstruction and conflict.
The choreography of the contemporary urban landscape redefines the architecture of life itself. It gives birth to a taxonomy of possibilities with human existence and its hypostasis as the protagonists, undergoing a constant battle with time and their very own selves.
Curator dr Kostas Prapoglou invites 16 contemporary artists from three generations to establish via their cross-disciplinary visual vocabulary (embracing installations, video, sculpture, painting and ceramics) a site and time specific relationship. They will discover in the ground and above the concrete floor themselves as well as the entire world and empower the viewers’ desire to dig with their eyes and build with their dreams.
participating artists: Lydia Andrioti, Manolis Baboussis, Despina Charitonidi, Evangelos Chatzis, Lydia Dambassina, Diohandi, Kleio Gizeli, Zoe Hatziyannaki, Yannis Kondaratos, James M. Lane, Despina Meimaroglou, Eusevia Michailidou, Evi Savvaidi, Nikos Tranos, Adonis Volanakis, Eleni Zouni.
__ exhibition opening: 20 June | 19.00 – 00.00
Exhibition duration: 20 June – 12 July 2019
__ opening hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 14.00 – 20.00
Saturday, Sunday, Monday: closed
__ address: 18-20 Iera Odos, 104 35, Athens, Greece
Kerameikos metro station: 5 minutes
Thiseio train station: 10 minutes
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.
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.
Thirty four Artists Flying Over the Abyss at the Athens Conservatoire
To enter the exhibition Flying Over Abyss 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 –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, 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:
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.