Group Show, Space 52, Athens, Greece
This exhibition showcases art works, archival material and notes by Athens-based artists. The broad scope of creative practices occurring here makes up the sum of a multitude. Looking more deeply at Athens, it is unmistakable that highly edited gestures are being manifested in abundance by above all remaining serene.
Each artist presents fragments or complete works representative of his most recent inquiry. By doing so, Space52 is collective transformed into an inclusive artist-studio, a reservoir of ideas and proposals. The selected works explore equal parts of theory and practice. At a first glance they may appear incongruous and eclectic yet, a closer look will reveal the unanimous overtone of memory, fragility and sensory experiences.
Monochrome in all forms of art reveals new knowledge about the use of color as an option rather than a necessity. Is color the forbidden fruit for a form of aesthetic ascetic action by an artist? The historical continuity and the diversity of the monochrome from the middle Ages to this day demonstrate how important a matter is in Western art. As color permeates everyday life, black and white can mark a shift to another spiritual context.
Curated by: Dionisis Christofilogiannis