Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Newspaper Show


The Newspaper Show

Dimitrios Antonitsis, Alexandros Vasmoulakis, b., Tjorg Douglas Beer, Apostolos Georgiou, Konstantin Kakanias, Elias Kafouros, Paris Koutsikos, Lucas Lenglet, Dafni Barbageorgopoulou,
Margarita Myrogianni, Socrates Socratous, Sofia Touboura,
Gabriel Vormstein, Tao Xue

The Breeder presented the group exhibition “The Newspaper Show” with works by young international artists whose central core was the newspaper.

Contrary to the digital revolution and the economic recession that threatens the printed media with extinction, the artists with their own extraordinary ways assisted for the perpetuation of the medium.

Appropriations of printed matter, most commonly newspapers first appeared in the Synthetic Cubism of Picasso, Braque and Juan Gris, in 1912. A century ago it was a radical concept: ephemera intended for disposal incorporated into fine artwork that was expected to have timeless value.

Fifty years later Pop and Arte Povera artists took up the enterprise, with different objectives but undiminished impact. And although the conceptual premises behind the use of found printed matter may have changed over the decades, its appeal to artists perseveres.

The artists that participated in the show used the newspaper either as a raw material or as a conceptual canvas for the work that they presented.

Socrates Socratous coated the gallery walls with pages of Cypriot newspaper “New Times” from 1960-1974 that he collected from a military outpost in the green line of Nicosia.

The Junta and the coup in Cyprus, Vietnam war, the man on the moon, Middle East and Cuba make headlines along with other news that aren’t far from today’s reality.

more about the exhibition here

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