Saturday 12:00-16:00, and by appointment
Broadcasting from the aether, somewhere in and around the center of Athens, Greece, near the end of Petraki Street, this is RADIO ATHÈNES . . .
"On the street, in rooms, and even in the studio, I try to photograph people when they least expect it. These candid portraits are simultaneously a reportage, a testimony, and a record of a moment (a snapshot). And because they look absolutely balanced in space and time, they give the impression that the model had been posed, i.e., placed in the appropriate position with much care, like photographers used to do in the past. To achieve this, I search for spells of facial harmony in motion; the model moves or for a split second unwinds and relaxes—a moment of truth for the model and the photographer. Something akin to an electric spark binds them into a communion that lasts as long as a flash's burn." George Tourkovasilis, Self-Presentation, ZYGOS, May-June 1980 (transl. Aris Mochloulis).
The Night, Sleep is part of an exhibition celebrating the work of George Tourkovasilis (1944-2021) that opens simultaneously at Radio Athènes, Melas Martinos and Akwa Ibom. Tourkovasilis, a writer, philosopher, art critic and photographer who lived and worked in Athens, Paris and London is mostly known for his collaboration with Greek painter Yiannis Tsarouchis, and two iconic publications: The Rock Diaries (1984) and Motorcycle Ceremonies (1981). This 3-venue show brings together for the first time more than 250 photographic works —portraits of lovers, friends, and models taken in his home studio; young motorcyclists in Keratsini; punk rock and new wave concerts in Athens in the 70s and 80s; people in the street, and interiors.
Warm thanks to Natasa Koliou, Kyriakos Tsiflakos, Marina Legaki and Tasos Gkaintatzis.
opening on Wednesday, June 1, from 5—9pm at Radio Athènes (The Night, Sleep); Melas Martinos (Strange Switch); and Akwa Ibom (Spent).
After party at Latraac from 9:30 pm until late. DJ set Lambros Tsamis aka DJ LoFi.
Radio Athènes, We 4—8 pm, Sa 12–4 pm and by appointment
Melas Martinos, Tu—Sa 11—6 pm
Akwa Ibom, We 4—8 pm, Sa 2—6 pm and by appointment