Gold und Liebe, Liebe für Gold

29 March - 21 April 2018

Works by: Margarita Bofiliou, The Callas / Lakis & Aris Ionas, Arbit City, Dora Economou, Socrates Fatouros, Hypercomf

Stelios Karamanolis, Charalambos Kourkoulis, Manolis D. Lemos, Panos Papadopoulos, Ilias Papailiakis, Sofia Stevi, Iris Touliatou

Curated by Amalia Vekri

 

It’s a Saturday night and I am at a basement club in Athens dancing to Liebe Auf Den Ersten Blick by the German band D. A. F.

Everything is so smoky and dark. The dance floor is so crowded that everybody is pushing you around. I try to move but the smoke is so deep that I loose my sense of place. As I try to come out of the smoke I turn around and I see a man with a golden head. I move closer and I see an old inscription on his forehead: ‘You are excrement. You can change yourself into gold’. [1]

 

According to alchemical thinking body and soul should reach unison. Through gnosis gold finds a canal to a higher state, symbolically creating the philosophers stone. Gold the most precious of materials, its benevolence abide materiality and wealth. Its capital evokes the pursuit of happiness and satisfaction through possession. Love a feeling of lust simulating a higher goal in life, one that in accordance can lead to true happiness or denial. Life without love. Can one go on without it? To love and feel loved is a step closer to spirituality and perfection. Can love exist without gold? Do they feed each other or do they devour each other?

 

[1] ‘Holy Mountain’ Alejandro Jodorowsky

 

Press: Daily Lazy

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Iris Touliatou

One or the other will disappear before this exhibition ends 2018

The cement is just for weight, dear 2012, and a rare feather

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Panos Papadopoulos

Ecke - corner 2018

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Charalambos Kourkoulis

Discreet 2018

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Margarita Bofiliou

25: Saoyr (Pseudo platform) 2018

5b: Fisherman and mermaid (Pseudo platform) 2009

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Margarita Bofiliou

5b: Fisherman and mermaid (Pseudo platform) 2009

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Panos Papadopoulos

Balcony night view 2016-2017

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The Callas / Lakis & Aris Ioanas

Kill, Kiss, Piss 2008

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Back: The Callas / Lakis & Aris Ioanas

Kill, Kiss, Piss 2008

Front: Margarita Bofiliou

32: Pyor Tana (Pseudo Platform) 2008 , 34: Tyar Po (Pseudo Platform) 2008

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Sofia Stevi

Fabric work 1+2 2018

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Margarita Bofiliou

Left: 8b: One after the other (Pseudo-platform) 2009

33: Ryp (Pseudo-platform) 2008

4b: Mos (Pseudo-platform) 2008

Right: Dora Economou

Sulfurs of Spring 2018

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Dora Economou

Sulfurs of Spring 2018

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Sofia Stevi

Entry phone 2015

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Manolis Daskalakis Lemos

Tommorow's Corporate Love 2018

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Left:

Arbit City

Paradise Paper No7 (When Fortune Frowns, Faith is Changed) 2018

Right:

Margarita Bofiliou

30: Noo (Pseudo-platform) 2008, 2b Sunset (Pseudo-platform) 2009, 1b: Runner (Pseudo-platform) 2009

31: Pom (Pseudo-platform) 2008, 3b: I will not be terrified (Pseudo-platform) 2009

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Charalambos Kourkoulis

Gabi 2018

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Dora Economou

Kawasaki's Spiral Snail 2/6 2017

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Stelios Karamanolis

Untitled 2018

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Socratis Fatouros

Thanks 2018

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Socratis Fatouros

Left: Einstein in the beach on two, three, four 2018

Right: Thanks 2018

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Socratis Fatouros

Einstein in the beach on two, three, four 2018

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Left: Ilias Papailiakis, Night Summer of 1987, 2017-18

Right: Hypercomf, Enterpise chair #4, 2018

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Ilias Papailiakis, Night Summer of 1987, 2017-18

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Hypercomf

Enterprise chair #4 2018

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Ilias Papailiakis

Left: Salvatore 2018

Right: Study for Mr's Pagoulatou's Portrait