Haus N Athen / 2019 All rights reserved

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

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

Panos Papadopoulos

Ecke - corner 2018

Panos Papadopoulos

Ecke - corner 2018

Charalambos Kourkoulis

Discreet 2018

Margarita Bofiliou

25: Saoyr (Pseudo platform) 2018

5b: Fisherman and mermaid (Pseudo platform) 2009

Margarita Bofiliou

5b: Fisherman and mermaid (Pseudo platform) 2009

Panos Papadopoulos

Balcony night view 2016-2017

The Callas / Lakis & Aris Ioanas

Kill, Kiss, Piss 2008

 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

Sofia Stevi

Fabric work 1+2 2018

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

Dora Economou

Sulfurs of Spring 2018

Sofia Stevi

Entry phone 2015

Manolis Daskalakis Lemos

Tommorow's Corporate Love 2018

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

Charalambos Kourkoulis

Gabi 2018

Dora Economou

Kawasaki's Spiral Snail 2/6 2017

Stelios Karamanolis

Untitled 2018

Socratis Fatouros

Thanks 2018

Socratis Fatouros

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

Right: Thanks 2018

Socratis Fatouros

Einstein in the beach on two, three, four 2018

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

Right: Hypercomf, Enterpise chair #4, 2018

Ilias Papailiakis, Night Summer of 1987, 2017-18

Hypercomf

Enterprise chair #4 2018

Ilias Papailiakis

Left: Salvatore 2018

Right: Study for Mr's Pagoulatou's Portrait