Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Remap 4 Part 5

Remap 4
part 5

point 15


The Breeder is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Blind Adam, as part of the fourth edition of Remap KM. Using black wool yarn Blind Adam creates a hand knotted universe of miles and miles of thread. A procedure that started mechanically in 2007 has now evolved in a solid art practice that includes wall based works, sculptures and installations.

Blind Adam has retinitis pigmentosa, a genetic condition that constricts the visual field resulting in visual impairment. His canvas works, presented on the gallery’s ground floor resemble the Braille system. They represent the process of articulating a personal language, the crystallization of thought, like a basic form of manuscript. Each black knot representing a letter or a word in an abstract flow of sentences upon the white background.

“Melting Safety” a monumental sculpture is hanging in the center of the space. Part safety net, part floating demon the long threads of knotted yarn that constitute the work come together in an imposing black mass. Each knot is at an equal distance from the other, that is dictated by the size of the artist’s hands when they tie them. A symmetry that offers rhythm and sequence to the structure.

The gallery’s basement floor is transformed in an ancient temple consisting of twenty-four Corinthian columns. Each one of them an ethereal elegant structure of black yarn, like monuments of transcendental meditation or rather the ghostly exoskeletons of columns, they highlight the absence of volume. They are the impressions of columns, drawn from the artist’s memory. Against the gallery’s white walls, the sculptures resemble drawings with black pen on paper that have come to life claiming a three-dimensional existence.

Blind Adam (1971, Athens) is based in Athens, Greece. Blind Adam has presented his work in solo exhibitions at Kunsthalle Athena (2013), Athens and at Suzy Tros Project Space, Athens (2012). Group exhibitions include “Hell As Pavillion” curated by Nadia Argyropoulou at Palais de Tokyo in Paris (2013), The Art of This Century at the Alex Mylona Museum in Athens (2011), at ASVOFF (A Shaded View On Fashion Film) festival, Centre Pompidou, Paris, (2011), at Chagallesque, Hydra School Projects in Hydra (2010). [ link ]

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Curators: Dionisis Christofilogiannis, Giorgos Tserionis, Andreas Voussouras

A transportable box with dimensions 200X230X200cm (made of chipboard and painted inside with black paint) has a clear reference to the cabinets of curiosities or wunderkammer, which served as the first platforms of collecting things until their transformation to current museums. The orientation of the participants (contributing at the exhibition with paintings, sculptures and artists books, in small dimensions at the size of a miniature ) comment on the course and the political situation of the Greek reality, a country with strong political changes, while exhibited in the area of Metaxourgio, a place affected strongly by these changes ,issuing themes such as immigration, marginalization, etc.
The box is an intermediate space and acts as a file repository, can be transferred while hiding what is inside it. Visitors of the exhibition can have a fragmented view of the exhibited artworks through specially designed, small windows, holes while can have a comprehensive view of the box going up a ladder and watch inside from above. [link]

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My crap is BIGGER than yours! is a project by Eleni Bagaki curated by Annie-Claire Geisinger. Examining the borderline between image and object.  [ link ]

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This is a smelly neighbourhood. Those guys smell great, the streets smell sweet. Poka-Yio’s new work is a tribute to the essence of the city. Both repulsive and attractive this is the Core Essence of Athens. [ link ]

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Dialogue is a project consisting of 5 murals that “communicate” with one another. The results of the collaborations emerging from the artists participation in the dialogue.

The dialogue “draws” images with familiar characters from the city streets, in an attempt to awaken the viewers on the todays sociopolitical problems.

The 5 murals of the “Dialogue” : anger, hate, fear, jealousy, lust. [ link ]

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