«Back to basics: Space»
The exhibition Back to Basics: Space, as part of the Back to Basics series that explores key issues and elements of art making, looks into the aims as well as the approaches of artists of the concept of space.
Space constitutes a standard point of reference in artistic creation, whether the latter is confined within the boundaries of the canvas, is a three-dimensional sculpture-installation which incorporates and transforms its surroundings or unfolds in the intangible space of a performance which interacts with the viewer.
At the same time, in an age when the ‘a-topian’ culture of globalisation raises questions about identity, character and history, the positioning of artistic creation in space and time may signify a play with memory, a political comment or a query about the waning boundaries between public and private.
Architectural elements, which pervade the language of art with increasing frequency, delineate the creative work using common features which are familiar to the viewer. The constantly changing social conditions and the cultural osmoses that affect the cityscape are standard components in the discourse between space-place and collective memory.
In the exhibition‘’Back to Basics: Space’’, the exhibition venue provides an opportunity for a dialogue through which to define and explore the notion of space from different visual approaches of the ten visual artists, both morphologically and conceptually.
Architectural space, space as defined in relation to the body, geo-cultural identity, the urban space and the presentation/description of a utopian or dystopian space are the thematic areas to be explored in this exhibition.
Manolis Baboussis, Dionisis Christofilogiannis, George Harvalias, Michel Lamoller, Iavor Lubomirov, Rena Papaspyrou, Yiannis Theodoropoulos, Lina Theodorou, Ino Varvariti, Kostis Velonis
Curator: Artemis Potamianou
Duration: 23/11/2018 – 19/01/2018
Exhibition opening hours:
Address: 55 Mesologgiou str, Piraeus 18545
Tel.: +30 210 4619700
Media Sponsor: KROMA Magazine
The group show The Ruralists will open at a.antonopoulou.art on Tuesday December 4th, 2018. The exhibition presents 13 artists who live and work outside the major urban centers. The title The Ruralists does not imply a movement nor trend, and certainly not a coherent artistic movement, as in the case of the group Brotherhood of Ruralists, founded in 1975 around the pop artist Peter Blake, which suggested the restoration of a bucolic English landscape as central subject theme in paintings.
The artists of this show barely deal with landscape paintings, although the theme of open landscape runs the exhibition as a fact; however it is not present in every artwork. Away from the urban life and the suffocating dimension of the city, the horizon of the work and the artist are expanding in order to incorporate naturally the everyday practices, imagination, craftsmanship, inventiveness.
Paintings and sculptures, photographs and installations are created by a plethora of materials and techniques that are related to the environment. All the projects generally avoid the drama without lacking the drama. Time arises as the key question and as a primary value in this group exhibition of artists in Athens, aiming to resemble a sunny rural courtyard during a December day.
The group show is co-curated by Angeliki Antonopoulou and Alexios Papazacharias.
Petros Efstathiadis, Manolis Zacharioudakis, Katerina Kana, Ioannis Kolliopoulos, Zissis Kotionis, Margarita Myrogianni, Apostolos Ntelakos, Paola Palavidi, Alexios Papazacharias, Leda Papaconstantinou, Thanassis Totsikas, George Tsakiris, Alexandros Psychoulis.
Opening: 04/12/2018 at 19:00
Duration: 04/12/2018 – 19/01/2019
Exhibition Opening hours:
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 14:00 – 20:00
Saturday: 12:00 – 16:00
Monday, Tuesday & Sunday: Closed
Admission: Free Event
Address: 20 Aristofanous street, Psyrri, 105 54
Tel: 210 3214994
Media Sponsor: KROMA magazine