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Shots for an unrealized dream sequence. A. captures the beach in a bottle and confronts the commodification of her smile.
Considering an inner urge to collaborate with every artist and estate without any obstacles on the way, Callirrhoë is happy to introduce a new curatorial series under the (sub)title 'one work show series', which will be presented in a section of the main exhibition space. All participants will have a 10m2 exhibition space, a 25 days long presentation time frame and they are going to showcase either one work or an in situ installation. The purpose of these short exhibitions is to work closely with selected artists that, besides their importance to the program of Callirrhoë, play a significant role in the contemporary art scene either in Greece or internationally.
Nikolas Ventourakis and his work The sound is never instantaneous to the flash will be the first presentation of the series. He explores within the medium of photography the ambiguity of the image and the relation (in-)between generations. With [discontinued] instant film Ventourakis seeks to capture conclusive portraits of individuals grouped together. How does the collective narrative shape the personal narrative and the other way around?