POST VACATION BLUES
Loggos Old School, Paxos, GR, 49082, [email protected], +30 6974419668
Opening: Friday July 4th 2014, 20.00, Duration of Exhibition: 4-31 July 2014, Visiting Hours: 19.00 – 23.00
Dionisis Christofilogiannis, Alexandros Kokkinos, Giorgos Maraziotis, Anastasia Papaleonida – Pountza, Emilia Papafilipou, Giorgos Tserionis
A contemporary art intervention- exhibition in the island of Paxos.
Paxos Municipality presents the group exhibition of contemporary art titled Post Vacation Blues, which will take place in the Loggos Old School from 4th to 31st July 2014.
Post Vacation Blues is the first group exhibition of contemporary art realized in one of Paxos historic buildings and produced by the Municipality of Paxos. It aims to blend the artworks of 6 artists with a very particular and varied artistic language, which is at the same time characterized by a lot of common elements and by an intense sensitivity about what is happening in Greece and the rest of the world.
The works exhibited, paintings, sculptures or in situ installations refer to a collective memory and to its loss, to the meanings of “network” and plexus deriving through Nature’s geometry, to the potential co - existence of politeness, finesse, bluntness and violence or to the exploration of human temporality.
Abstract landscapes on plaster converse with “deflated” sculpted masks and fragments of an archaic past while in parallel, paintings with textures of meaningful and realistic depth interact with large black plexus or small dimensions’ works which explore the detailed procedures relating to some kind of architecture and tend to speak about truth and clarity.
A bilingual catalogue will also accompany the exhibition, which – apart from the exhibited art works presented in a way that reveals the pre-existing dialogue between them – will also include a theoretic text of the art historian and curator, Sotiris Bahtsetzis. The catalogue will constitute “proof” of the exhibition and finally will work as a visual calendar of the artists’ procedure in interdependence with the island of Paxos itself.
Production: Municipality of Paxos
Production management: Giorgos Maraziotis, Anastasia Papaleonida – Pountza & Faye Lychnou
Communication: MEM Communication & Cult. Production
Short notes on the participating artists
Born in Greece, 1973. Graduated from the School of Arts of Cluj Napoca in Romania. Solo shows has shown at the Muzeul de Artă Cluj-Napoca, Nakagawa Gallery Tokyo and in Athens. Recent group exhibitions have included “The Kennedy Bunker” curated by Nicos Charalambidis (2014), and "Uber Bodies" at the Hydra School Projects (2014). He has also co-curated several exhibitions, including the “In the Studio” at Kunsthalle Athens (2013) or “I fought the X and the X won” at the National Museum of Malta and Romania (2011). Ηe has also worked as a set designer in Romanian National Theaters of Timisoara, Cluj Napoca, Braila (with Razvan Mazilu) and in the National Theater of Greece with Robert Wilson. (dionisischristofilogiannis.wordpress.com)
Studied gemology, miniature sculpture, jewelry, sculpture and scenography at the School of Fine Arts in Athens and Architecture at the NTUA. He works in the above fields and he designs objects of everyday use. He has done large- scale works/ interventions in public spaces such as Her Healing Earth (Sarajevo, 1999), Αntiwar monument To The Lost Sailors of Chios (Chios, 1999), NAES ANAES 3 (Eleusis, 1998), NAES ANAES 2 (permanent installation of the ship ALEXANDRA- Eleusis, 1997), NAES ANAES 1 (Aeschylea, 1997), Castle and St. Haralampus church, Cesme (Turkey, 1996). Performances of his, include Her Healing Earth (Sarajevo, 1996), Ceremonial for Matheos Mountes (Chios, 2014). He has collaborated with J. Kounellis and Th. Terzopoulos while, his stage sets for Attis theatre include: Money (1998), Descent of Hercules (1999), The Last Mask (2006).
Born in Athens, in 1984. Studied Illustration at the University of Wolverhampton and Silkscreen at the S.V.A in NYC. He uses various media such as painting, prints & installations and usually works in thematic series. Since 2007, he has also been working as a set designer for the theater. In 2012, he was proposed to represent Greece at the 1st W.Y.A exhibition in Nottingham while at the same time, he was invited as a guest lecturer of the Digital Communication Department of Wolverhampton University. In 2013, he is taking part at the International Cheap Laser Summit exhibition, at the Tinguely museum in Basel while a year later, he is invited by the S.V.A. to exhibit his new work Night of The World, in NYC. Number of his work, belong to private collections in Greece and abroad.
Anastasia Papaleonida- Pountza
Born in Patras, 1989. Studied Visual Communication at VAKALO Art & Design College. She works as a graphic designer and visual artist. With her first identity, she has collaborated with the advertising companies: Bold Ogilvy, Theodora Mantzaris, Leslie Ezelle Design, Dallas (USA) and Fresh Ideas. She has also worked with various magazines and publishing houses, music companies, theatrical teams and organizations while furthermore she has designed the whole visual identity for short films. She has participated in exhibitions such as A Raw Topography, Cheapart Halandri, 2014 or Erotic Cavafy, Palissandros gallery (2013). Works of her belong in private collections in Greece and the U.S.A.
Born in 1961 in Erythraia (East Africa). She lives and works in Athens. She studied at the School of Fine Arts in Athens (1980-1985, D. Kokkinidis workshop) and completed her post- graduate studies at New York University with an Onassis scholarship and as well as with a teaching fellowship as an assistant to Peter Campus. She has taught in the post- graduate programme of the School of Fine Arts in Athens. Her work has been presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. In 1991 she represented Greece in the 21st Biennale of Sao Paulo. She designed and supervised the construction of the permanent installation Liquid Sky in the Onassis Cultural Centre. Her work can be found in public and private collections in Greece and abroad. (aemiliap.com)
He was born in Athens in 1967. He studied Graphic Arts at the Vakalo School of Art and Design (1988 - 1991) and furthered his studies in Painting, Sculpture and History of Art at the School of Art and Philosophy (1991 - 1995). He has held fifteen solo shows and many group ones. His artworks can be found at the public collections of Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Benaki Museum, Florina Museum of Modern Art, Citibank Collection, ACG Art of The American College of Greece, Alpha Bank collection, State Museum of Contemporary Art and also in private collections. He is co-founder and member of the Greek artist run group PROVO PRINCIPLES.