South likes: Yorgos Sapountzis at Eleni Koroneou, Athens

Yorgos Sapountzis, Athens Screens, 2014_installation view_h

Yorgos Sapountzis, Athens Screens, 2014, installation shot, Eleni Koroneou, Athens

South likes: Yorgos Sapountzis at Eleni Koroneou, Athens
Athens Screens
Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens, Greece
30 April – 7 June, 2014

Once entered the show of Yorgos Sapountzis visitors have to deal with his universe. It is like the central public space of a utopian city. A big useless stair is there connecting the floor with the ceiling. This fragile construction is displayed like a supplement to the 3 steps leading to the entrance of the gallery space. This piece is the first gesture, which introduce the viewer to the show. Under the stair one can see the recognisable red, blue and yellow textiles tied together with wood. Yorgos Sapountzis practice is easily recognisable. In the main room are showcased the sculptural gestures of folding and unfolding woods and textiles to create the pieces. The shining atmosphere, produced by silver-coloured works, feels like an arret du temps. It is like a click with your photo camera. The sculptures are standing still. Two screens are hanging from the ceiling, an expressionist landscape has been created on them. The best moment of the show are the 4 constructions made by wood and folded textiles placed on the floor. The last stop of this ‘trip’ is a video from a performance in a public space screened on a DIY silver screen. The people in the video are moving and they are like the first citizens of this special place: they are inviting us to be part of this very recognisable and extraordinary space.

3 137 (Chrysanthi Koumianaki, Kosmas Nikolaou, Paky Vlassopoulou)

http://www.koroneougallery.com/exhibitions/2014/athens-screens

Yorgos Sapountzis, Athens Screens, 2014_installation view_f

Yorgos Sapountzis, Athens Screens, 2014, installation shot, Eleni Koroneou, Athens

Yorgos Sapountzis, The perspective after theatre, 2014_b

Yorgos Sapountzis, Athens Screens, 2014, installation shot, Eleni Koroneou, Athens

Yorgos Sapountzis, Athens Screens, 2014_installation view_d

Yorgos Sapountzis, Athens Screens, 2014, installation shot, Eleni Koroneou, Athens

 

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