South likes: EXODIC at metamatic:taf, Athens

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Paul Souviron, Les Temps Modernes (excerpt), 2009, video, Courtesy of the artist

South likes: EXODIC at metamatic:taf, Athens
EXODIC
metamatic:taf, Athens, Greece
6 February – 2 March, 2014

The title of the show, EXODIC, attempts to bring together the two different notions of exodus and exotic. The idea is to present exodus as an exotic experience in itself, as an unfamiliar process of exiting certain comfort zones. As a result, the exhibition looks like an experiment, combining different realities in order to propose a new alternative one. The curators of the show, Tatiana May Kallergi and Angeliki Roussou, put together works that investigate the subject on different levels, creating unexpected dialogues open to the interpretation of the viewer. The works are contradictory and humorous, questioning what is possible/impossible, ordinary/unordinary, familiar/unfamiliar.
Even though most of the works do not appear blatantly political, they have strong political arguments, questioning the existing structures and proposing new arrangements. The whole exhibition stimulates the viewer to think about new ways of acting in the social structure they inhabit, and every work adds a new point to the idea of the show. In conclusion, the works on view at metamatic:taf participate to an unexpected enrichment of the notion of exodus: a way of going out of the normality in order to challenge the established reality.

3 137 (artist run space) team

http://theartfoundation.metamatic.gr/EN/Event/2259/Exodic/

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Superflex and Jens Haaning, Korean Flamingo, 2006, poster, Courtesy of the artists

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Konstantinos Kotsis, Study for Propaganda Stand, 2014, installation, Courtesy of the artist

instalation view, front Petros Touloudis and Paul Souviron behind

Installation view, Petros Touloudis, Starry Night, 2014, installation, courtesy the artist (front), Paul Souviron, Les Temps Modernes, 2009, video, courtesy the artist (back)

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LuckyPDF, The Conservatory, 2011, video, Courtesy of the artist

 

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