BRAVE NEW WORLD
08/08/2016 - 28/08/2016
K-Gold Temporary Gallery
Daily, 18.00 – 23.00
or by appointment
Monday 8 August @ 21.00
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Curator | Nicolas Vamvouklis
K-Gold Temporary Gallery presents the project Brave New World in a domestic space in Agia Paraskevi of Lesvos island. Activating for the third year an alternative space on the island, the project includes a group exhibition and a series of parallel events (screening program, performances, workshop for young people and discussions).
Different yet so similar, individuals live within a vicious circle where new needs and desires are always expected to be fulfilled. Aldous Huxley presents in his novel Brave New World people enjoying social stability, perfect health and youthfulness away from misfortunes and the fear of death. Why are we now living in the era of anxiety despite the impressive progress in knowledge? Which is the primal and ultimate need of the civilisation in terms of personal and therefore global survival?
The centrepiece of the exhibition is a series of metal plaques from the collection of Terje Storli carrying forms of figures, body members and objects. Ex-votos constitute an important historical corpus of the Aegean material culture engaged in the ritual act of offering to the divine. Rending visible the innermost aspects of the human psyche, they are anathematic objects that transmit the archetypal message of finding order in life.
Starting from a history of the utopias of reconstruction, the project investigates the relations between present and future highlighting the notion of faith. The artists move between the levels created by the locus and the human presence, intervening within the interior architecture of the uninhabited house as formed by its previous occupants.
Participating artists | Emre Baloglu, Elena Bellantoni, Stéphane Broc, Cat Del Buono, Emmanouil Chousakos, Michael Dodson, Virginia Garra, Dimitris Gketsis, Alexandros Kaklamanos, Aurora Kalemi, Georgia Lale, Matt Lee, Cole Lu, Ilektra Maipa, Orestis Mavroudis, Mirka Morales, Joas Nebe, Giulia Pellegrini, Luca Resta, Lucia Schweigert, Shubhangi Singh, Luca Staccioli, Vasiliki Stasinaki, Hope Tucker, Adrianna Wallis, Dominic Watson and the Terje Storli Collection.
K-Gold Temporary Gallery
Vasilia Tafilia Residence
Agia Paraskevi, 81102
Vafiadou, Ag. Paraskevi, Agia Paraskevi, 811 02, Greece
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