Anna Lascari’s solo exhibition
Anna Lascari’s solo exhibition “Extreme singularities” opens at a.antonopoulou.art on Wednesday October 24th, 2018.
The exhibition presents a series of works whose materiality render a gestural setting that raises tension between a manifold of images and movement, sculpture and sound, painterly winks and fragile fragments of impressions. Many of the varying materials have been recovered from the artist’s studio. Nothing is abandoned; values are redeemed through the devised ways by which these unfold themselves and their relationship to each other. Strips of PVC transform like doorways that lead to a further layering of knotty conditions where the individual and collective traverse space, as the title of the exhibition suggests; where the parts coalesce into an altered belt of animation when they otherwise seemingly draw apart from the whole, from the full perception of the viewer and from between the tremors that hold them together.
The precarious “bases” of these pieces whose (im)balances are never detrimental enough to cave-in, in effect, hold resilience. Their emphasized materiality seems to steadily matter and to carry on; and their autonomy escapes the authority of representation. Part of the contact between the work and the viewer is in the intimate relationship of materials between them, with their surroundings, and in the viewer’s own exercise of observation and reflection.
From the text Extreme singularities by Maria Petrides, independent writer
Anna Lascari has exhibited in international venues including: National Museum of Contemporary Art, (EMST) Athens and Tinos Quarry Platform, Tinos (2018); Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy and I Bienal del Sur: Pueblos en Resistencia, Caracas, Venezuela (2016); TRANSMEDIALE/festival, Berlin (2015); Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (2013); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012); Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki, Warehouse B1 (2011) and Suspended Forces and PINK, a.antonopoulou art, Athens, Greece (2013 and 2010).
Recent public projects include: Athens Report (athensreport.org) an interactive Internet platform based on crowdsourcing (2014-on going); Cargonauts the demo, an on line 3d game (2015-on going).
Opening: 24/10/2018 at 19.00
Duration: 25/10/2018 – 01/12/2018
Exhibition Opening Hours:
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 14:00 – 20:00
Saturday: 12:00 – 16.00
Sunday, Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Address: 20 Aristofanous street, Psyrri 105 54 – Athens
Tel: +30 210 3214994
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“Paradise Lost – Lost Paradise”
Constantinos Patsis’ exhibition
Cube Gallery, for the month of November, hosts the new work of the artist Constantinos Patsis,in his solo exhibition entitled “Paradise Lost – Lost Paradise”.
Nikos Vatopoulos, journalist, writer and co-curator of the exhibition, writes about the Lost Paradise of Constantinos Patsis,under the title “A Treaty of Freedom”:
“Among the shadows of a memory which is sometimes latent, while other times asserts its rights, Constantinos Patsis advances with a sui generis autobiographical attitude in the mapping of a treaty. This pact seems to be dictated by memory, but is mostly pushed by an onward motion. For Constanstinos Patsis, the palimpsest of his journey so far contains all that fractal load of a long process to reach adulthood. His artworks, at the “Paradise Lost” exhibition, which are currently displayed in Patras, in Liana Zoza’s beehive of contemporary art, Cube Gallery, depict strength and tenderness, a deeply introspective and personal distillation.
By spreading a vast landscape studded with autobiographical references, scouring meadows of reminiscence and clearings of contemplation, Constantinos Patsis presents himself as a creator with a solid mood of reconciliation. It comes to offer places and ways of co-habitation to all those heterogeneous features that demarcate a path of inherent contradictions. As is the case with every attempt at introspection, Constantinos Patsis approaches that point of personal retrospection with mixed feelings of melancholy and contemplation.
In Constantinos Patsis’ artworks lurks a mournful aura even when the gaze is trapped in bursts of light. The vertical streaks that define the interminable horizon of each project, lines that start from scratch and head to infinity, enclose as grains or wounds, the numerous mortal creatures that flicker. It’s like a constant reminder of a perpetual regression. The references to the illusory geometry of Op art and the vivid, dense, monochromatic motifs, on the edge of an optical delirium, coexist with origins from lakes of emotional truce. These “attitudes” invite the long avenues of childhood and adolescent daydreaming, along with all the badges, the escutcheons and the medals of a gradual adulthood.
Associative recalls of scenes from real life or from daydreaming, stand out and assert position. As leitmotif, Constantinos Patsis’ Angels reminiscent of the art of cemeteries, they become winged, sexless shadows on a verge of perpetual twilight. Their forms are traced through the membranes of memory but the element that is present is the constant attraction-repulsion against the persistent ambiguity of matter and spirit, masculine and feminine, protection and threat, light and darkness. They provoke the need of beauty, exacerbating it to a point of anguish.
The Angels of Constantinos Patsis’ art works, as enduring reminders of mortality and immortality, provoke the questions of futility. Skulls appear parenthetically, as fragments of a libation in the ritual of the obsessed Vanitas, birds bring back the sense of the elusive, shadows the impression of a memory and a presence.
In all of his works, Constantinos Patsis’ organizes niches and chat counters. He expands networks, suggestive or symbolic. He invites Joseph Beuys, shatters certainties and issues into a landscape with loot from the history of art. He reoccupies plundered cities which are now free from darkened galleries. He restores a sense of bliss, and with an almost impulsive attitude, he mixes his materials, inks, pencils, crayons, and redesigns in an alloy of contemplation and groan, a new field for rebooting.
If one can give a sense of Constantinos Patsis’ art, it could be the “Omnia vincit Amor!” but with the awareness of the rough route. This hybrid autobiographical mural, full of faces, totems, shadows and ephemeral flashes, converges, ultimately, to the freedom of self-determination and the belief that “Paradise Lost” is nothing more than the version of a reflection in the mirror.”
Constantinos Patsis’ was born in 1981 in Ioannina. He studied to the School of FineArts – Department of Visual Arts and Applied Arts of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His first two years of study he attended the workshop of Evangelos Dimitreas. The attendance continued in the workshop of Makis Theofylakopoulos, where he graduated in June 2006 with excellent. He has presented three solo exhibitions and has participated in several group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. His works are at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Florina, at the University of Ioannina, in the collection of the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, in the Beltsios Collection and in many private collections in Greece. Since 2008-2010 he has completed postgraduate studies in the history and art theory while he is currently a PhD candidate. From 2008 to 2011 he teaches painting and art history at TEI of Epirus. Since 2012 he teaches in primary education.
Opening: 09/11/2018 at 20.00
Duration: 09/11/2018 – 08/12/2018
Exhibition Opening Hours:
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10.00 – 14.00 & 18.00 – 21.00
Wednesday & Saturday: 10.00 – 14.00
Sunday & Monday: Closed
Address: 39 Miaouli Street 26222, Patras, Greece
Tel: 2611110069 Mobile: 6945399754
Media Sponsor: KROMA magazine
Artists stand by the homeless of Athens for the 9th consecutive year
The power of art is employed again in order to change life for the better. The art world reunites to support the homeless of Greece and KLIMAKA NGO’s Programs through “SURPRISE”, artAZ Art Platform’s annual benefit exhibition.
SURPRISE is a celebration of art that highlights the social aspect of Contemporary Art as well as the current artistic tendencies. Since 2009 more than 2000 artists from around the world have joined the campaign, contributing their artworks to support our fellow humans. SURPRISE is a collective effort of the artistic community.
Every year around 300 small format artworks are collected and then made available to the public for the token amount of 50 €. The reason?
To allow everyone to support the effort. Participants cover the entire spectrum of artistic practice: from discovery artists to globally established, as well as a significant number of international artists. There is, however, a catch: the artist’s identity remains secret. The artworks are signed on the back, thus encouraging the audience to decide solely upon instinct and personal taste. While contributing to the cause, visitors have the opportunity to aquire an already valuable artwork or one that will increase in value over time. Either way, they will walk away with an artwork of their choice.
HOW DOES IT HAPPEN?
Visiting www.artaz.gr/surprise to study the artworks online and note down the code numbers of your choice. New artworks are added on a daily basis through to the exhibition’s opening. Between 23-25 November 2018 SURPRISE 9 will move to the «EARTH K44» space for the live viewing and sale of the artworks. Do note that the artworks are sold on a first come – first served basis.
Within the frame of “SURPRISE 9” a silent auction of larger scale artworks that feature in the exhibition list. Bidding will commence is on and will stay open until Sunday 25 November 2018.
The parallel program also includes an exhibition of paintings based on the illustrations of the recently released book «Greek Art form A to Z», written by “SURPRISE 9” curator Alexandra Kollaros and published by Key Books. The paintings will be made available to the audience through a process reminiscent of an art game, in the spirit of the book. In addition, Key Books publishing house will be offering 20% of the proceeds for every book bought at the exhibition.
The proceeds from the artworks’ sale are donated to the Homeless Support Program of KLIMAKA NGO.
Note to artists interested in joining the initiative: the campaign is accepting submissions through to the last minute.
Visit the artAZ website for further information.
About Klimaka NGO
KLIMAKA is a leading Greek social, nonprofit organization, implementing comprehensive programs for the support of the homeless since 2001. You can find out more about Klimaka by visiting www.klimaka.org.gr.
artAZ is a cross-cultural platform for the promotion of Contemporary Art, with a mission to make art accessible to the broader audience and create bridges between art scenes around the world. You can find out more about artAZ by visiting www.artaz.gr.
Location: «EARTH K44», 44 Konstantinoupoleos Str., Gazi, Athens
Opening: Friday 23 November 2018, 20:00
Duration: 24-25 November 2018
Saturday 24/11: 12:00 – 19:00
Sunday 25/11: 12:00 – 16:00
Curated by: Alexandra Kollaros
Organized by: artAZ & Klimaga NGO
Media Sponsor: KROMA Magazine
“Size matters? II”
exhibition of small artworks
Ikastikos Kiklos DL presents on Saturday 1 December 2018 the group show « Size matters? II ». The exhibition of small scale artworks is organized in cooperation with ENIA GALLERY and DL gallery and it will be open until 31 December 2018.
The exhibition comprises 26 old and new associates of Ikastikos Kyklos-DL from Greece and abroad, with the size of works as the sole limitation. Dimensions, together with information about the date and materials, is one of the typical elements in an artwork’s description and identity.
This presentation, however, goes beyond scale to focus on the different core ideas, styles and ways of processing. Painting, drawing, digital prints and printmaking are some of the media on show. Representing different trends and approaches, the exhibits ultimately make up a multifaceted presentation of contemporary visual expression.
The question posed in the exhibition title Size Matters? II is actually rhetorical since the exhibited works display the fascinating world of minuscule works of art which draw the viewer’s attention.
Aggelos Antonopoulos, b., Micha Cattaui, Manolis Charos, Bella Easton, Marios Fournaris, Leonidas Giannakopoulos, George Gyzis, Nikos Kanarelis, Dimitris Koukos, Ioannis Lassithiotakis, Michalis Makroulakis, Andreas Marti, Katerina Mertzani, Vassilis Perros, Artemis Potamianou, Vasilis Poulios, Nicos Samaras, Ioannis Savvidis, Vassilis Selimas, Yannis Tsarouchis, Giorgos Tserionis, Costas Tsoclis, Marian Wijnvoord, Dimitris Yeros, Katerina Zafeiropoulou
Opening: 01/12/2018 at 12:00
Duration: 01/12/2018 – 31/12/2018
Exhibition Opening hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday at 11:00 – 16:00
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday at 11:00 – 20:00
Admission: Free Event
Ikastikos Kiklos DL
Address: 6 Akadimias Street 10671 – Athens
Tel: 210 36 46 818-9
Media Sponsor: KROMA magazine