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Jun
8
Fri
“Gold Rush”, Petros Efstathiadis’ exhibition @ CAN CHRISTINA ANDROULIDAKI GALLERY
Jun 8 @ 8:00 pm – Jul 28 @ 4:00 pm

Gold Rush

Petros Efstathiadis’ exhibition

CAN Gallery is pleased to present the winner of the prestigious 2018 HSBC Award Petros Efstathiadis.
 In his second solo show in Athens the artist presents his prize-winning series entitled Gold Rush(2016-2018). These large-scale photographic works capture an idiosyncratic universe of objects and structures built entirely from scratch in Liparo, a remote village of Macedonia in northern Greece, where he stages most of his constructions. Following a precise and detailed script-like list, the artist for several days carefully collects and assembles haphazard raw materials building them into something that carries just the right amount of information.

KROMA/ Petros Efstathiadis, Preachers' House (Gold Rush series), 2016, Inkjet print on luster paper, 82x110cm and 110x147, ed.5+2a.p._Courtesy of the artist and CAN Christina Androulidaki gallery, Athens

Attempting to recreate the feeling of a boom town that is constructed around the desire of becoming wealthy, the artist connects the California and Klondike Gold Rush to his native village. Indeed, the new pipeline that comes from Azerbaijan passing across Greece crosses Liparo, where locals -in their vast majority farmers- have desperately tried to escape from the economic deadlock by signing off contracts to sell their land for the gas pipeline project.
Through the repetition of carefully chosen objects and interplay of structures of a rapidly developing settlement – a bridge, a store, a bank, a church, or local services, the Gold Rush series recreate this feeling of a booming colony. Efstathiadis’ Gold Rush however, is not inspired so much by greed, as by delusion. The dream of discovering a treasure in the present day, the belief that finding gold and earning money quick will make life easier is a staged fantasy of capitalism and at the same time, a testimony of the destruction capitalism is causing.

KROMA/Petros Efstathiadis, Leaking Watertower (Gold Rush series), 2017, Inkjet print on luster paper, 82x110cm and 110x147, ed.5+2a.p._Courtesy of the artist and CAN Christina Androulidaki gallery, Athens

These meticulous installations that often take the form of life-size sculptures are completely destroyed right after the shooting is done. Surviving only through their impressions on the photographic medium they leave the viewer wondering; Are they reflections of a distant past, or of a scary nearby future?

In addition, images like the iconic Preacher’s House reference classic American photographers of the Great Depression era like Walker Evans. Both Efstathiadis’ and Evans’ buildings stand like props; A mare facade with nothing behind, like a filmset out of a Hollywood movie. Fiction and reality however, magically blend creating the sense that the works are born out of authentic necessity.

As Efstathiadis says, “The whole thingneeds to have a root in a certain place, in some story and in something real. To be a documentation, and to be political.” Gold Rush is therefore a visual summary, essential for the collective memory. With his artistic self-confidence and radical, intensely personal vision Efstathiadis preaches a new gospel. Gold Rush is thus brilliantly located at the intersection of cinematic realism and theatrical spectacle, a parable of rapacious capitalism and a sometimes desperate adventure.

KROMA / Petros Efstathiadis, Bridge (Gold Rush series), 2016, Inkjet print on luster paper, 82x110cm and 110x147, ed.5+2a.p._Courtesy of the artist and CAN Christina Androulidaki gallery, Athens

BIO.Petros Efstathiadis (b. 1980) graduated from the University for the Creative Arts Farnham, UK and now lives in his native country, Greece. Recent institutional shows include NiMac, Nicosia, Cyprus (2018); Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, USA; Foto Forum Galerie, Bolzano, Italy (2017); Equilibrists, Benaki Museum, Athens; Izolyatsia Foundation, Kiev, Ukraine (2016); Serlachius Museum, Mänttä, Finland (2015); He has also presented work in MED Photo Festival, Rethymnon, Greece; BredaPhoto Photo Festival, Breda, Netherlands; Gibellina Photoroad, Gibellina, Italy; Circulation Photography Festival, Paris, France; Athens Photo Festival, Athens, Greece; Plovdiv Photography Festival, Bulgaria; 28é and 29é Festival International de Mode & Photographie d’Hyéres, Hyéres, France; Vevey Festival of Images, Vevey, Switzerland; CAN Christina Androulidaki gallery, Athens, Greece; Galerie Clementine de la Feronniere, Paris, France; Xippas Gallery, Athens, Greece; Galerie Le Réverbère, Lyon, France; He has been a guest lecturer at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), at the School of Applied Arts (CEPV) in Vevey, Switzerland and at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium. His work has been published in Wallpaper* magazine, Monocle, Domus, Jeu de Paume, The Guardian and Le Monde. His first monograph entitled Liparo was published in 2018 by Xavier Barral editions.

Efstathiadis’ works can be found in HSBC Corporate Art Collection; DESTE Foundation Collection and in various private collections in Europe and America.

 

Upcoming solo exhibitions:

Musée de la Photographie, Mougins, France | July 20 – September 16, 2018
L’Arsenal, Metz, France | September 27 – October 29, 2018


General Info

Opening: 08/06/2018 at 20:00
Duration: 08/06/2018 to 28/07/2018
Exhibition Opening hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 12:00 -15:00 & 17:00 – 20:oo
Saturday: 12:00 – 16:00
Monday and Sunday: closed
Private appointments available upon request and by appointment 

CAN CHRISTINA ANDROULIDAKI GALLERY

Address: 42, Anagnostopoulou street. 10673,  Athens, Greece
Tel: +30.210.339083

Jun
27
Wed
UNEARTH | by Stelios Kapetanakis @ The Blender Gallery
Jun 27 @ 8:00 pm – Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm

UNEARTH | by Stelios Kapetanakis

 

 

The Blender Gallery presents the solo photography show of Stelios Kapetanakis, titled UNEARTH. The opening evening will be accompanied by a live set of music interventions, inspired by the exhibition’s theme.

In the UNEARTH exhibition, living and inanimate elements become one. As the viewer approached the photographs which depict vast landscapes, he suddenly seems to be delving into psychological portraits. On the other hand, the photographs of human portraits narrate stories from remote places. In Stelios Kapetanakis’ exhibition, there is no thematic transition between landscapes and human forms, between the natural and the urban element, or between detailed and larger scale compositions. In the world revealed through the eyes of the artist, light and time permeate, shape and determine the existence of everything. Living and inanimate entities patiently await the passage of the sun, as at the right time, he reveals to the photographer the composition that will tell their story.

 


General Info: 

Opening: 27/06/2018, at 20:00

Duration: 27/06/2018 – 25/07/2018

Exhibition Opening hours:

Monday – Friday 10:00 – 18:00

Admission: Free

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*Private viewings on different times upon request*


The Blender Gallery

Address: 4 Zisimopoulou St., Glyfada, Athens

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Jul
13
Fri
Moi et Moi … by Dimitrios Kasdaglis @ Cube Gallery
Jul 13 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 1 @ 3:00 pm

Moi et Moi … by Dimitrios Kasdaglis

“On The Road” project

 

 

As Scott Fitzgerald said: “Strange children should smile at each other and say, “Let’s play.”

So, Liana Zoza and Dimitrios Kasdaglis decided to play together in art projects under the title “Moi et Moi” as a visual art twin. Their first common attempt will be in the Cube Gallery’s project “On The Road”, where they will co-exist with the art installation “La Strada”.


General Info:

Opening: 13/07/2018, 20.00

Duration: 13/07/2018 – 01/09/2018

Exhibition Opening hours:

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00 – 14:00 & 18:00 – 21:00

Wednesday & Saturday: 10:00 – 15:00

Sunday & Monday: closed

Admission: Free


Cube Gallery

Address: 39 Miaouli St.,262 22 Patra, Greece

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On The Road @ Cube Gallery
Jul 13 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 1 @ 2:00 pm

On The Road

Cube Gallery

 

KROMA/Voula Ferentinou, On The Road, 70 x 50 cm, Mixed Media Collage_pr

Voula Ferentinou, On The Road, 70 x 50 cm, Mixed Media Collage

 

The summer epilogue of this year for Cube Gallery, will be the project On The Road. The title of the art project is borrowed from the now legendary book of Jack Kerouac, On The Road, which besides that nowadays is enlisted as one of the books that someone should definitely read before dying, is the ultimate stigma of the Beat Generation.

Liana Zoza, curator of the project On The Road, writes: “On the Road is Kerouac’s second book, and is the one that made him famous to a wider audience, not only for its alternative writing, but for the myth that follows it, for instance the fact that it has been completed within three weeks, and under the influence of the amphetamine Benzedrine. The truth lies somewhere in between, as the book started to be planned in 1948 and its first version was completed in the spring of 1951, in the form of a hand-typed roll, which was 36 meters long.

Meanwhile, he starts his famous trips, from which he collects experiences and writes new novels and poems unstoppably. In his books, the characters are experiential and many of the elements that he uses are autobiographical, combined with fictional narratives. His goal, besides the rejection of the typical way of writing and expression, is the spiritual search, the exploration of the borders of the freedom that man had, social justice, sexual liberation and the highlighting of many, up to this point, taboo topics, such as religion, respect to nature and the indigenous people, homosexuality and drug use. He was seeking readers that were not only reading or viewing his trips. He was seeking to create free people that would go on the road and travel with him. Besides, as he used to say: “Maybe this is life. An eye winking to the stars”.

The artists that meet and have a conversation via the project On The Road, create their contemporary pictures, having the “trip – dreams” of Kerouac as an incentive, real or fictional. These have no goal to illustrate a book, but to put their audience in a searching process without limitations and directions, as the hero of the book Sal Paradise: “… the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!”.”

Participating artists:

Achraf Baznani, Ant Hamlyn, Radu Nastasia, Nikos Vatopoulos, Liana Zoza & Dimitris Kasdaglis (Moi et Moi), Anna Karatza, Vassilis Karakatsanis, Christos Koutsoukis, Andreas Lyberatos, Alexandros Maganiotis, Sofia Kyriakou, Andreas Nicolaou, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, Vassiliki Pantazi, Panagiotis Papadopoulos, Xenofon Papaefthimiou, Sofia Paraskevopoulou, Constantinos Patsis, Virginia Filippoussi, Voula Ferentinou.

 

 


Genaral Info:

Opening: Friday 13/07/2018,  20:00

Duration: 13/07/2018 – 01/09/2018

Exhibition/Opening hours: 

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10:00 – 14:00 & 18:00 – 21:00

Wednesday, Saturday 10:00 – 14:00

Sunday & Monday closed

Admission: Free


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