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Cover series: #17 Dimitra Kondylatou

Construction site of exceptional feelings

curated by Sofia Stevi
Admission: Free
Opening: 05.03.2020, 20:00

Tuesday-Friday: 12:00-20:00
Saturday: 12:00-18:00
temporarily closed until further notice

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"Let’s try to think about situations and fitting people with each other and thinking about ideal environments and the perfect dinner party guests. Curating a show as an artist is about creating a situation where I would like to co-exist. All the artists of the exhibition are contemporaries of mine, that I came across in one way or another and have never exhibited together before. All the works shown in the exhibition deal with the idea of being human in different ways, notions of “Otherness” and individuality as part of the human nature".

(The title of the show belongs to the Greek poet and writer Yorgos Chronas and is the subtitle of the greek literature periodical "Odos Panos" published in Athens since 1981.)

Sofia Stevi, Athens 2020

Agnieszka Polska’s films are typical examples of the introspection process that shapes her work. "Ask the Siren" is a film very much about the Polish identity but through the poetry of language and image speaks universally about being another to oneself in a kind of a schizophrenic split. "Leisure Time of a Firearm" is a very abstract, monotonous video, more like a screen saver where a gun is never-endingly aiming an eye at close range.

Nana Sachini is showing a series of sculptures made in different sizes and materials. Monstrous feminine figures, half human-half animals with extended volumes are occupying the space like lost in time mythological entities, seductive and repulsive at once.

Sofia Stevi's “room paintings” are reflections upon oneself. Where the viewer seemingly sees scenes of still life, dreamy furniture and unfinished cigarettes there is always a self-portrait painting on the background haunting the pastel-colored scene.

Constance Tenvik's paintings and drawings touch upon the long tradition of portraiture painting. These works reflect the “Other” in the most literal way as they are rich, detailed portraits of people showing the beauty, complexity and individuality of humans.

Marianne Vlaschits' paintings from the “Love Affairs” series are almost abstractions of bubbly shapes that remind us of an exotic, otherworldly microcosm of genitals, plants and sex toys ready to explode in tight embraces. Vlaschits' body of work lends from a deep interest in cosmology, science fiction as well as camp aesthetics.