The group show features artists Yiannis Papadopoulos, Panos Tsagaris and Kostis Velonis.
In ancient Greece, the eclipse was considered to be an evil omen, an augury of discord and suffering. Today, in Greece, the endless eclipses that we have experienced during the last years, beyond being the pleasurable experience of an astronomical phenomenon, bear witness to the covert dimension that accompany superstitions.
The exhibition attempts to shed light on these signs that pass unseen through the routine of ordinariness. Together with the failures and setbacks in everyday life, the show translates them into a geometry of their elliptical shapes, their eclipses and the shadows which their projections leave behind. This ambivalent approach to the eclipse in the project of Yiannis Papadopoulos, Panos Tsagaris and Kostis Velonis is transcribed as a resistance to pre-existing structures, as an error that seeks its continuation, the tension of a disorder that becomes the product of creativity and revision of the established order.
- Yiannis Papadopoulos, No one-None, 2014, dyptich. Courtesy Kalfayan Galleries, Athens-Thessaloniki