March 16 – April 4 2016
an exhibition and a book\an exhibition and a book
curated and edited by yiannis grigoriadis & yiannis isidorou
opening march 16 2016 @20:00
Venue | Cultural Center Manos Loizos, Thivon 245, Nikea
A poetic exploration about the possibility of return, of memory, homeland and loss.
Vaggelis Artemis, Alexandra Giannakandropoulou, Lizzie Calligas,
Campus Novel, Kostas Daflos, Apostolos Ntelakos, Dimitris Dokatzis,
Marina Gioti, Giorgos Gyparakis, Dimitris Halatsis, Nadia Kalara,
Zissis Kotionis, Tassos Langis, Anna Lascari, Giorgos Papadatos,
Nikos Papadimitriou, Leonidas Papalampropoulos, Maria Paschalidou,
Artemis Potamianou, Bill Psarras, Vassiliea Stylianidou,
Alexandros Psychoulis, Yiannnis Theodoropoulos, Theodoros Zafeiropoulos.
Dimitris Allos, Vassilis Amanatidis, Orfeas Apergis, Rika Benveniste,
Ioanna Boukova, Marios Chatziprokopiou, Theodoros Chiotis,
Christos Chrissopoulos, Phoebe Giannisi , Katerina Iliopoulou, Yiannis D. Ioannidis,
Panayotis Ioannidis, Konstantinos Matsoukas, Maria Michou,
Maria Topali, Theophilos Tramboulis, Giorgos Tzirtzilakis and more
Yannis Grigoriadis and Yannis Isidorou (Salon De Vortex) as part of their continuing research into the city, shift their attention from the Metropolitan center to the Western suburbs where they curate and present the exhibition “Nice!” in Nikea, at the cultural center Manos Loizos (former Mechanic cultivation) a historical, industrial building emblematic of the surrounding area which encapsulates one hundred years of history within its walls. Twenty four guest artists present personal narrative constructs/contraptions aiming to delineate the field of subjective memory. By means of comparative citing of experience in the changing environment, they explore accumulated beliefs, experiences and memories, questioning the function of these in structuring incoherent identity (individual or collective). A variety of artistic approaches, found objects, recordings and representations, bodily actions, archives and collections comprise the main form of the exhibition, while wandering, reflection, observation, psychogeography and its variegation within time-space, are the project’s main methodological tools and practices. On the occasion of the exhibition, a collective volume will be published with literary and theoretical texts as well as artwork by the participants around the question of the feasibility or otherwise of the “return”.
The project is realized with the help of the Organization for Cultural Development NEON and the support of the Municipality of Nikea – Agios Ioannis Rendis.
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