TAF is pleased to present the exhibition Things, which opens on Monday the 19th of March and will last until the 6th of May 2012. Things is the selected proposal of the Art Foundation’s 2012 open call to young curators.
The exhibition explores the imaginative and creative qualities inherent in the world of things that surround us. Inanimate things come to life, act on their own accord, invade our space and appropriate it, bringing forward the poetical dimension of the everyday. Through choreographing a series of encounters with the objects, the works question the commonplace attitudes we tend to assume towards the established material culture.
The majority of works are the result of the collection and remodelling of commonplace objects. Through different creative processes objects are redefined, highlighting the exciting and surprising element inherent in the ordinary. The exhibition oscillates between order and disorder, organization and randomness, presenting these ideas interdependently.
Delving into the strange world of things, the exhibition proposes a revolutionary way of managing the everyday, emphasizing the transgressive possibilities of this critical stance towards reality. If in the words of Saramago ‘’…in the new order of things, things are us”, the uprising of things can only point towards our own uprising.
Fernanda Almeida, Dimitris Ameladiotis, Katerina Antonopoulou, Rodrigo Carvalho, Carlos Castro, Briony Clarke, Sebastian Contreras, Kostas Daflos, Derek Fenix, Christos Giannoulis, Silvio Giordano, Giorgos Gyparakis, Jeremy Hutchison, Laura Kikauka, Maria-Anna Kollyri, Illiodora Margellos, Miguel Neto, Jordi Planas, Daphne Polyzos, Lucia Quevedo, Michael Schultz, Jan Svankmajer, Yiannis Theodoropoulos, Ur5o
From the 19th to the 26th of March, Peter Fischli & David Weiss’s film The Way Things Go will be screened on loop (Free Admission, 30’).
On the opening night, Monday 19.03 at 20.30, the Riders of the Lost Current (Jonne Pitkänen, Markku Metso & Asko Lintunen) will present a sound performance (Free Admission, approximately 15’).
On Saturday, May 5th at 13.00 Katerina Antonopoulou and Daphne Polyzos will run the workshop «Introduction to interactive artworks» (Free admission, approximately 2 hours).
Curating: Irini Bachlitzanaki
Exhibition opening: Monday 19 March 2012, 20.30