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10 new curators – Trii Hub Gallery

Curated:  by Olga Latousaki

If dreams could be imprinted on canvas, they would certainly look a lot like Stamatakis’ new work. Like old photographs from a distant past, his art looks mysteriously familiar to the viewer’s eye. Deeply influenced by the romantic movement and using his representative colors, he captures undefinable memories, adopting, in a modernistic way, his own, sensitive viewpoint into the subconscious.

Documenta 14/Elective Affinities ASFA and open studios

Coordinator: Arnisa Zego

What kind of book is this ?

In August 1948, at a radio show, Mister John Hayward said that Eliot’s poem Waste Land, is not about a real girl but the sculpture of a girl, who Eliot searched in vain at a museum in Italy. If this is true, what difference does it make to us? To the story?

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around us tells a story. As an artist, you have to choose which one to tell, and then how you are going to tell it.

In this small scale wall-mounted installation, I chose to interact with both my literary and artistic inspirations. I am borrowing Goya’s palette of colours and some of his earlier painting techniques and I use the poem Waste Land by T.S Eliot to breathe life to the symbols and meaning in each of these seven works- which in reality, can only be seen as One.

The idea of Ulises Carrión, a Mexican artist who used painters’ notebooks as works of art that can stand by themselves, and my close interaction with his work during Documenta 14 in Athens -in which I was part of the education programme (team elective affinities)- has helped me to formulate better my idea of using blocks of wood which are shaped like books as my canvases. Also, a show that took place in EleftheriaTseliouGallery in Athens based on David Sampethai’sidea, had the same concept: Notebooks by artists, which can stand as their own artworks. The notebooks included paintings, scribbles, ideas and, in general, the mind of each artist in progress.

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The purpose is to explore the ways in which the medium an artists chooses to interact with might potentially confine his creativity and artistic exoression. The representative image that the audience seeks a meaning from, is not always the preferable way of the creator. The book-blocks here, are used in order to capture that fleeting moment when a story leaves the creator and becomes part of something else. It becomes, everyone’s story.

This journey, from the protected environment of the artist’s house (here the word house stands for the environment the artist creates in) to the violent presentation to the public eye, is what I am asked to answer, and I can only answer it with another question, which stands up gargantuan.

Can the security of the allowed madness an artist can go to in order to create be transferred purely to the opinionated audience, which will, most definitely, translate it to their own personal meaning? If so, what is the obligation of the artist relating to his artwork?

Nobody´s Place/Nowhere´s Map. Athens And Tokyo

Nobody´s Place/Nowhere´s Map is a collaborative art project that seeks to explore situated –or site-specific– questions of crisis, resistance and becoming, through the creation of a political fiction that takes the shape of a multi-layered map in-the-making. Each strata of the map has its own materiality and texture, yet they all –text, graphic and video– emerge and develop through the interaction with each other, that is, through a mutual feeding that enables the actual growth of the map.

The text above and the city of Athens are the initial sites from which the map emerges. The two are sites to explore, to interrogate and to reconfigure collectively. Each creator is asked to choose a word from the text and then a place in the city that gives a situated meaning to the former. Embodied encounters and conversations among creators across those places are the lived mediums that activate the process of co-construction of the map. Connections and resonances as well as tensions and antagonisms arise. Nobody´s Place/Nowhere´s Map becomes the attempt to translate them all onto a tangible artefact from/through which to discuss collectively the political potential of this fiction as well as to challenge its very desirability.

This exhibition presents the outcome of this process, which has taken place in Athens in June 2018. However, Nobody´s Place/Nowhere´s Map is by no means a closed project. Its ultimate aim is to serve as an open-source device of construction of collective imaginaries and representations of counter-power. That is to say, a tool to be shared and re-appropriated so as to defy hegemonic narratives and regain agency amidst all-pervading crisis. Thus, alongside the exhibition, we would like to kindly invite you to an open discussion about the project that will take place at the opening event on 20th June at 12.00pm. at the Athens School of Fine Arts.

Idea: Isabel Gutierrez Sanchez, Jorge Martin Garcia, Yukari Sakata

Yukari Sakata (theatre director and visual artist) and Jorge Martín García (architect and artist) have worked in collaboration for three years. They are the authors of “Dear Gullivers”, which is being shown in the Spanish Pavilion at the XBI Venice Biennale of Architecture (2018). The project, which was developed through a series of chapters in different sites in Japan and the UK, explores “place” as a network of interconnected narratives coming from different contexts and in permanent change. Isabel Gutierrez Sanchez (architect and anthropologist), who is researching self-organised spaces of provision of care and welfare in Athens, has joined them in this new project in the Greek capital.

Coordinator: George Stamatakis

Creators:

Takako Abe

Spuridoula Ashmakh

Ara Bogosian

Rafika Chawishe

Konstantina Economou

Thomas Galatos

Stelios Kapetanakis

Maria Karakitsou

Konstantinos Kotsis

Odette Kouzou

Galini Lazani

Isabella Margara

Tatiana May Kallergi

Louiza Papangelou

Katerina Papazissi

Christina Sgouromiti

Marianna Stefanitsi

Eleni Tsamadia

Antonis Vasilakis

Valia Papastamou

Ιntroductory IV – Small Object A

Επτά νέοι καλλιτέχνες, φοιτητές της Ανωτάτης Σχολής Καλών Τεχνών της Αθήνας.

Δήμητρα Ζερβού, Μαριλία Κολυμπίρη, Κυριάκος Μητρόπουλος, Αναστασία Παύλου, Julius – ChristianSchreiner, Γιώργος Σταματάκης, Ελένη Τσαμαδιά

Ομαδική εικαστική έκθεση στην IANOS Αίθουσα Τέχνης

Εγκαίνια: Τετάρτη 31 Μαΐου ώρα 20.30

Η ομαδική εικαστική έκθεση «ΕΙΣΑΓΩΓΗ IV: Μικρά Αντικείμενα Α» που εγκαινιάζεται στις 31 Μαΐου, αποτελεί έναν νέο θεσμό για την IANOS ΑΙΘΟΥΣΑ ΤΕΧΝΗΣ, καθώς παρουσιάζει το έργο 7 νέων καλλιτεχνών από την Ανωτάτη Σχολή Καλών Τεχνών με κοινές εννοιολογικές και θεματικές αναζητήσεις.

Στην φετινή διοργάνωση “ΕΙΣΑΓΩΓΗ” συμμετέχουν οι Δήμητρα Ζερβού, Μαριλία Κολύμπίρη, Κυριάκος Μητρόπουλος, Αναστασία Παύλου, Γιώργος Σταματάκης, Ελένη Τσαμαδιά και Julius – Christian Schreiner, προτείνοντας επιλεγμένα έργα από την πιο πρόσφατη δουλειά τους, χρησιμοποιώντας διαφορετικές τεχνικές και υλικά.

Εναρκτήριο κίνητρο τους είναι η παρατήρηση των επιθυμιών του ανθρώπου, που τον καθιστούν όν, παλλόμενο και διαδραστικό. Παρατηρώντας τα μεγέθη και τα σχήματα αυτών των επιθυμιών συγκροτούνται μοτίβα και συνθήκες μέσω των οποίων προσπαθούν να  χαρτογραφήσουν τις ανείπωτες εκφάνσεις του ” ποθητού και μη ” στο κοινωνικό τοπίο.

Καλλιτεχνική Διεύθυνση: Μικρή Άρκτος