METAXY MAS / IN-BETWEEN US
Chapter 1 : DaDa Da Academy - April 3 - May 25
Preview: Monday April 3, 8 pm - 11:59pm
D14 Lunch Breaks: April 4th - 9th, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Viewing Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 1pm - 6pm and by appt.
IFAC Arts proudly presents METAXY MAS (IN-BETWEEN US), a multi-platform curatorial experiment that brings together a diverse group of international artists and curators in Athens Greece. Coinciding with the 20th Anniversary of IFAC Arts and documenta 14 we open the premier exhibition on April 3rd with DaDa Da Academy.
Metaxy Mas encourages the viewer to read between the lines, beyond pastiche art world styles and discourses, to discuss the intertwined nature of perception, ideas, and knowledge in the supermodern era. Strongly rooted in painting, sculpture, and philosophy, the exhibition moves the participant forward into a dialogue to better understand the inherently problematic cycle between tradition and innovation. Each of these positions manifests a different view regarding Plato's becoming and being; again the place in between each of these poles of experience is metaxy.
Artists include: Antonakis, Tjorg Douglas Beer, Shiva Lynn Burgos, Chris Coleman, Socrates Fatouros, Rui Miguel Leitao Ferreira, Vaggelis Hoursoglou, Lakis & Aris Ionas / The Callas, Georges Jacotey, Robert Jelinek, Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos, Albert Mayr, Panos Papadopoulos, Elisabeth Penker, Tula Plumi, Nana Sachini, Sofia Stevi, Sofia Touboura, Petros Touloudis, Amalia Vekri, Vincent Verhoef, Lee Wells and others.
DaDa Da Academy is a traveling Academy with a strong amount of artistic freedom, consisting mainly by artists of the Athenian and Viennese avant-garde scene. The Academy’s foremost characteristics are improvisation, interactivity, and a flair for the unexpected. Their arbitrary language explores the different possibilities of the indefinite and elicits irreconcilably contradictory meanings. Founded by Panos Papadopoulos and Elisabeth Penker.
"And this unprofessional, unexpressed question is the one worth answering. A zoo is a place where as many species and varieties of animals as possible are collected in order that they can be seen, observed, studied. In principle, each cage is a frame round the animal inside it. Visitors visit the zoo to look at animals. They proceed from cage to cage, not unlike visitors in an art gallery who stop in front of one painting, and then move on to the next or the one after next. Yet in the zoo the view is always wrong. Like an image out of focus". Why look at animals, John Berger, 1977