Where are the Lotus Eaters
Exhibition of Alexandros Maganiotis and Konstantinos Patsios
Where are the Lotus Eaters?
Through this unexpected question, Konstantinos Patsios and Alexandros Maganiotis present in an imaginative and subversive way, their answers, seeking the imperceptible lines that connect their work, related to the concept of memory and to references to myths, monuments and artworks of antiquity.
Konstantinos Patsios combines the art of collage with painting whilst maintaining a contemporary point of view, looking for new possibilities of representation and storytelling. His compositions raise existential and ontological questions, his references cover a wide range, whereas the use and exploitation of photographic archives are of pivotal and decisive importance to the artist. With a critical spirit, Patsios presents fragmentary images – ruins of a complex world – a world of contradictions and entrapments, of certainties and subversions – to the extension of the social and political reality, of ideologies and history, of the future and the present, of the personal to the collective experience, anticipating the participation and the complicity of the viewer, who must immerse deep into the work and trace all the connections which unify conceptually the images.
Konstantinos Patsios, The night of the pencils, Μixed media on canvas, 100×120, 2019
Alexandros Maganiotis’ compositions form, on the verge of the “normal”, the “paradox” and the “ambiguous”,imaginative, conceptual and aesthetic, collages in which the surrealistic spirit and catalytic humor are in dialogue with the concept of memory, of symbols, of history and the everyday life, the world of ancient myths and of the Homeric Odysseus. The unexpected meetings, the game of transformations, the projection of inner fears, fantasies and obsessions, trigger a different condition. At the same time, the investigation of the limits between image and speech/text, the interactive and mutual relationship between them is the source of his main reflection. The section with the words (one for each letter of the alphabet) and their images, where the heads of animals or plants rise from humans’ bodies, is indicative of his intentions towards the pre-mentioned direction, defining at the same time, an original alphabet of the adventure of life and life itself.
Alexandros Maganiotis, Νοone, Acrylics οn Semi Transparent Film, 205×150, 2015
Opening: Thursday, 05 December 2019, at 19:00
Duration: 05/12/2019 – 01/02/2020
Operating hours: Monday-Tuesday: 10:00-18:00
The Blender Gallery
Address: Zisimopoulou 4 – Glyfada 16673
Tel: (+30) 213 0280597
Man on the Moon
At Cube Gallery, we believe in nice collaborations, and this is the reason that the first exhibition of this year will be the art project Man on the Moon, in collaboration with The Project Gallery, curated by Alexandros Maganiotis and Yannis Bolis.
The project Man on the Moon that was presented at The Project Gallery (Athens) last summer, had also been of an anniversary character, coinciding with the 50 years since man first stepped on the moon, will be hosted in a new version at Cube Gallery this year, choosing by this way to continue this journey to the moon.
Man in the Moon, through the works of the participating artists, attempts to focus and highlight, in an original, inventive and imaginative way, the relation of man to the moon, which has claimed an important place in mythology and religion, traditions and doctrines, art, literature and the imagination of all cultures over time: from the imaginary travels of Lucian, Julius Verne and Georges Melies to his eventual conquest in 1969, and from pagan and magical rituals to the directly associated with it, notions of melancholy and mysticism, romance and sensitivity. The Moon, with its phases, eclipses and different facets, is always there, a bright reminder and an imaginary border of an immeasurable and uncharted Universe, a powerful symbol and source of inspiration, a charming reflection of the emotional and psychological. The artworks presented in the exhibition give their own version of the moon with a multitude of references, approaches and illustrations, composing a unified and aesthetic visual environment.
Participating artists: Bleeps, Giorgos Alexandridis, Leonidas Vassilopoulos, Spyros Verykios, Nikos Giavropoulos, Antigoni Kavvatha, Jordan Kalimerakis, Nikos Lagos, Loula Leventi, Fanis Logothetis, Alexandros Maganiotis, Eleanna Martinou, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, Vassiliki Pantazi, Vivi Papadimitriou, Nikos Papadimitriou, Antonis Papadopoulos, Dionysis Pappas, Constantinos Patsis, Konstantinos Patsios, Kostas Tsolis, Voula Ferentinou, Marios Fournaris.
Exhibition duration: 17 January – 8 February 2020
Media Sponsor: KROMA Magazine
Opening: Friday, 17 January 2020, 20.00 – 22.30
Cube Gallery, 39, Miaouli str., Patras, Greece
In collaboration with
The Project Gallery
Alexandros Maganiotis and
Opening Hours: Wednesday Saturday 10.00 – 14.00
Tuesday Friday 10.00 – 14.00 & 18.00 – 21.00
Monday Sunday closed
About The Project Gallery
The Project Gallery is an innovative art space located in Athens at Monastiraki area, at 3 Normanou Street. We organize and host thematic group exhibitions of contemporary Greek and international artists, as well as other art related events, like talks, open discussions, live acts and performances.
We aim to be part of the cultural life of Athens, discover and present the local visual art scene, while through international collaborations and cultural exchanges to create bridges between Greece and abroad for the promotion and diffusion of Greek art globally.
Our creative team brings together and generates young architects, graphic designers, curators and art historians who are involved in the visual arts field, embracing contemporary art. We focus on emerging, original, high quality and alternative artworks, while maintaining respectful towards artists, the public and the art world. We aspire to communicate, motivate and grant a crucial meaning to Art, as an alternative attitude to everyday life during these critical times.
Address: 39, Miaouli str., 26222 Patras
Tel: 00302611110069 / 00306945399754
Media Sponsor: KROMA Magazine