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November 14, 2014

South remembers: Hegel on the Beach or Why the South is its Own Worst Enemy by Stilpon Nestor

In ‛Southern European’ politics the abdication of responsibilities has resulted in a new version of tribalism, as ancient as the South itself read more.

November 10, 2014

South remembers: Pasa Dynamis Adynamia* by Yorgos Tzirtzilakis

When the use of crisis becomes the stage of existence: The particular character of contemporary art in Greece read more.

November 7, 2014

South likes: Heather Philipson at DCA, Dundee

In “Sub-fusc love-feast”, Heather Philipson (b. 1978, based in London) mainly deals with representations of appropriated nature and how these can be inscribed or relate with the human body. The exhibition spreads throughout the spacious galleries of DCA in a fairly dense way easily passing as a single complex installation.  read more.

November 6, 2014

South remembers: Thriving Inside the Black Hole of Arts Funding by Fotini Barka

In comparison to other state sponsored arts, many Greek visual and performance artists boast a successful professional life abroad read more.

October 24, 2014

South likes: Jewyo Rhii at Wilkinson Gallery, London

The initial image upon entering the exhibition could be described as a fragmented studio space. Vinyl floor pieces are peculiarly placed around the room, while the slowly melting blocks of ice and somewhat eerie sound of fans seems to be keeping track of time. Within a series of typewriter constructions and scattered words on the surrounding walls, the formal "imperfections" of the works are evident read more.

October 15, 2014

South likes: Keep It Real at Ventura XV, Milan

For a down-to-earth exhibition like this, Keep It Real is a serious title. The slogan, supposedly an invitation to authenticity and unpretentiousness, here sounds like a call to pragmatism: in certain circumstances there's no need for curatorial embellishment. In other words, sometimes a curator can devise discursive widgets to hold together a group of artists and their differences in terms of practice and vision; sometimes not. read more.

October 2, 2014

South likes: Tino Sehgal at the Roman Agora, Athens

Tino Sehgal accepts NEON Foundation's invitation and comes to Greece, where, focusing on the ephemeral and dematerialisation of art object, he pushes once again the artistic disciplines' boundaries and creates art that has no physical form in a significant place, the Roman Agora of Athens. Sehgal was the youngest artist representing Germany at the Venice Biennale, won the Golden Lion and has exhibited his work at the world's most prestigious contemporary art events and museums. read more.

September 29, 2014

South likes: Allyson Vieira at The Breeder, Athens

Unlike many Athenians, Allyson Vieira doesn't mind spending a month in Athens during the summer. Having explored archeological sites all around Greece over the last seven years, this time she indulged in the making of three sculptures, which inquire into the architectonic qualities of antiquities as much as they elaborate on the material and immaterial features of modernist constructions. read more.

September 26, 2014

South likes: Armando Andrade Tudela at Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo

For his second show at Fortes Vilaça, the Peruvian artist Armando Andrade Tudela elaborates on notions of contemporary nomadism and precarious architecture. The three presented works establish dialogue that engage both with references to Latin American culture and with global modernity. Metades XXL are big pieces of hanging fabric cut and shaped in the form of tunics. read more.

September 23, 2014

South likes: Giorgio Andreotta Calò at Wilfried Lentz, Rotterdam

Inaugurating the new venue of Wilfired Lentz, Giorgio Andreotta Calò presents a series of sculptural pieces exploring the materiality of wood and clay. Produced in the clay artificial island of Vignole, Venice, these sculptures reflect on the use of materials that relate to notions of time, life and death.  read more.