Urban Antibodies at weekend.Athens / Athens

Urban Antibodies

Participating artists: Lea Collet, Konstantinos Giotis, Natalia Janula, Richard Müller, Eva Papamargariti, Konstantinos Pettas, Efthimios Sakkas, Marios Stamatis, Valinia Svoronou

Organised by weekend and Natalia Janula

30th October - 15th November


weekend.Athens

15, Dimitras Str.

17778 Athens

Greece




Eva Papamargariti, Lethargic mutiny, detail 1
Eva Papamargariti, Lethargic mutiny, detail 2

Eva Papamargariti, Lethargic mutiny, detail 3
Eva Papamargariti, Lethargic mutiny, mixed media

Konstantinos Giotis, The slow cancellation, detail 1
Konstantinos Giotis, The slow cancellation, detail 2

Konstantinos Giotis, The slow cancellation, detail 3

Konstantinos Giotis, The slow cancellation, oil and collage on canvas

Konstantinos Giotis, Valinia Svoronou, Lea Collet, installation view

Konstantinos Pettas, Sometimes they come with urges, bronze, plaster

Konstantinos Pettas, Sometimes they come with urges, detail 1

Konstantinos Pettas, Sometimes they come with urges, detail 2

Konstantinos Pettas, Valinia Svoronou, installation view

Konstantinos Pettas, Valinia Svoronou, Konstantinos Giotis, installation view


Lea Collet, Valinia Svoronou, installation view
Lea Collet, You seem to fear the monacular vision of things, 2020, prints, flowers and text, installation view

Lea Collet, You seem to fear the monacular vision of things, detail 1

Lea Collet, You seem to fear the monacular vision of things, detail 2

Lea Collet, You seem to fear the monacular vision of things, detail 3

Lea Collet, You seem to fear the monacular vision of things, detail 4

Lea Collet, You seem to fear the monacular vision of things, detail 5

Marios Stamatis, Eva Papamargariti, Valinia Svoronou, installation view

Marios Stamatis, EXO EXO, detail 1

Marios Stamatis, EXO EXO, detail 2

Marios Stamatis, EXO EXO, detail 3

Marios Stamatis, EXO EXO, detail 4

Marios Stamatis, EXO EXO, detail 5

Marios Stamatis, EXO EXO, installation view

Marios Stamatis, Natalia Janula, installation view 1

Marios Stamatis, Natalia Janula, installation view 2

Marios Stamatis, Natalia Janula, installation view 3

Natalia Janula, Betwixt flesh (When we don’t see), detail 1

Natalia Janula, Betwixt flesh (When we don’t see), detail 2

Natalia Janula, Betwixt flesh (When we don’t see), detail 3

Natalia Janula, Betwixt flesh (When we don’t see), mixed media

Natalia Janula, installation view 1

Natalia Janula, installation view 2

Natalia Janula, Play it by rhizome, installation view

Richard Müller, Natalia Janula, Marios Stamatis, Eva Papamargariti, Valinia Svoronou, installation view

Richard Müller, The Mailroom, Looping video, installation view

Richard Müller, The Mailroom, Looping video

Valinia Svoronou, Konstantinos Giotis, Marios Stamatis, installation view

Valinia Svoronou, Outdoor Bench I _ II, detail 1

Valinia Svoronou, Outdoor Bench I _ II, detail 2

Valinia Svoronou, Outdoor Bench I _ II, installation view

Efthimios Sakkas, Biography of an object, print (text and photographs) on paper, detail

Efthimios Sakkas, Biography of an object, print (text and photographs) on paper


Weekend is pleased to announce its inaugural show, Urban Antibodies.

 

Urban Antibodies is an examination of the identity of cities and mutations. During the current climate our relationship to the urban environment transforms drastically, as we witness the disruption of daily life and envisaging the future seems increasingly abstract. The exhibition attempts to reimagine cities as living organisms, looking at sites of toxicity and vulnerability, recovery and care: both metaphorically and literally.

 

In any landscape, especially in Europe, a wanderer will always stumble upon human traces of intervention. Even simple topographical features are results of ideological decisions, whereas parts of land that remain untouched do so because they exist as natural barriers or obstructions. [1] Every landscape is political and in a constant state of flux. We witness cities disappear, the urban wanderer becomes an "outlaw" and the commonplace mutates constantly. There seems to be an urgency to redesign the flow of daily life, invent something new, rethink and reimagine our relationship to the cities we live in and notions of hegemony aesthetically, ethically and emotionally. The show derives from the participating artists’ ideas on urbanism, examinations on labour, speculations on design and technology, poetic contemplations of the urban sphere.

 

The exhibition was shaped collaboratively as an ongoing process with the participants during 2020.


[1] Martin Warnke, Political Landscape: The Art History of Nature


Organised by weekend and Natalia Janula

Opening: Friday 30 October, 18:00-22:00
Duration: 31 October-15 November, by appointment

 

 

Situated in Athens, weekend is a project space run by Konstantinos Giotis & Yllia Sakellariou.


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