NICE! \an exhibition and a book
place: Nikea – Piraeus
time: March 16 – April 4 2016
curators and editors
Yiannis Grigoriadis and Yiannis isidorou
εγκαίνια 16 Μαρτίου 2016
Venue | Cultural Center Manos Loizos, Thivon 245, Nikea
A poetic exploration about the possibility of return, of memory, homeland and loss.
Yannis Grigoriadιs 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 identity (individual or collective).
A variety of 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”.