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Shots for an unrealized dream sequence. A. captures the beach in a bottle and confronts the commodification of her smile.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 11:00-19:00,
Hannah Toticki’s solo exhibition at ΕΜΣΤ is the first presentation of her work in Greece and the artist’s first major museum exhibition in Europe. Toticki has developed a highly distinctive and personal visual language that is inspired by fashion, pop culture, design and theatre. Her sculptures and installations incorporate clothing, accessories, furniture, and are often combined with performance, video and music. In her exhibition at ΕΜΣΤ, Toticki adopts a critical eye and an often humorous approach to examine aspects of the ‘burn-out society’, invisible women’s work, our relationship with technology and, more generally, the state of art in a post-capitalist society striving for productivity, acceleration and growth. The exhibition consists of work from different cycles of Toticki’s creative process. They are divided into four sections entitled Production, Sleep, Control and Attention that provide a conceptual framework and render visible the connections between the various themes that have permeated her art over the years.
Ηannah Toticki lives and works in Denmark.
The exhibition is accompanied by a full colour digital catalogue.
Toticki is also featured in the exhibition Modern Love (or Love in the Age of Cold Intimacies).
Curated by Ioli Tzanetaki
Hannah Toticki has developed a highly distinct and personal visual language, which takes inspiration from fashion, design and theater. Her sculptures and installations often relate directly to the human body, taking shape as furniture, accessories or garments. Invested in potentially dry topics such as working life, economy, debt and agricultural policy, Toticki uses humor and distinct visual expressions to reach out, create conversations and reflections, often combining her physical works with performances and lectures. She lives and works in Denmark.
Selected solo exhibitions, commisions and performances include:
Universal Human Resource, MOCAD Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit and Work After Work, Galerie Wedding Municipal Art Gallery, Berlin, DE (2021), Shapeshifters, Malmø Kunstmuseum (2020), The Land of Milk and Honey, KW Berlin (2019) Slower and Cheaper and Sacred Work, Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen (2018 and 2017).
Selected group exhibitions include: Modern Love (or Love in the Age of Cold Intimacies) at EMΣΤ | National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (2023), Kunstihoone Tallinn Art Hall (2021), Museum für Neue Kunst, Freiburg, DE (2020). RIBOCA1 -1st Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (2018) European Graduates Art Prize, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam (2017), Start Point Prize, Prague National Gallery, Take Me, I’m Yours and Degree Show, Kunsthal Charlottenborg (2016), Agitation de la Prostate Féminine, Saint-Valentin Espace d’Arts, Lausanne (2015).
2022 Danish Art Foundation, 3- year work grant
2021 Aage and Yelva Nimbs Foundation
2019 Astrid Noacks Sculptor Award and Niels Wessel Bagges Art Foundation Award
2018 The Carl Nielsen and Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen Foundati- on Talent Prize
2016 StartPoint Prize for European Art Academy Graduates
Hannah Toticki, "Career Cabaret", 2017, (λεπτομέρεια), Ευγενική παραχώρηση της καλλιτέχνιδας