Athens visit: May 15-18th highlights: Eleni Koroneou Gallery (Yorgos Sapountzis); “A Thousand Doors” curated by Iwona Blazwick at the Gennadius Library and Gardens; Andreas Angelidakis “Every End is A Beginning at EMΣΤ

by Venetia Kapernekas

a great exhibition of  Yorgos Sapountzis “Athens Screens” at ELENI KORONEOU GALLERY, Athens

30 April-7 June 2014




Sapountzis’s installations and performances combine elements of theatre, poetry and ritualistic practices, using the specific qualities of a medium to illicit greater interpretive possibilities. At the core of most of his projects are sculptural works that employ such flexible materials as aluminum sheets and rods, brightly colored fabric, pins, knots, strings, and newspaper. All these materials share certain qualities: they are light, flexible, ductile, their volumes can be reduced, they are easily transportable. The sculptures, in their carefully haphazard appearance, evoke a number of associations from banners carried at a protest to classic works of Modernism.(from gallery press)


“Every End is A Beginning by  Andreas Angelidakis at EMΣΤ -National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens 
14/05/2014 – 13/07/2014


The solo exhibition of the artist and architect Andreas Angelidakis entitled Every End is a Beginning presents a series of architectural studies that pertain to concepts such as reuse, mutation, transformation and relocation, and features works exploring the transition from one state to another. In the work Domesticated Mountain, a pile of cardboard boxes from online purchases transforms into a dwelling; in Troll, a block of flats transmutes into a mountain; in Cloud House and Menir, a cloud and a rock take the form of houses; in Casino, an entertainment venue transforms into an economic experiment; while in Walking Building an old factory becomes a hybrid museum….(museum press) 



” A Thousand Doors” at Gennadius Library and Gardens,   curated by  Ivona Blazwick

organizers: NEON & WhiteChapel Gallery 




participants artists: Edward Allington, Matthew Barney, Christian Boltanski, Pavel Büchler, Michael Dean, Nina Fischer και Maroan el Sani, Ceal Floyer, Isa Genzken, Shuruq Harb, Nigel Henderson, Georg Herold, Susan Hiller, Hannah Höch, John Latham, Mark Manders, Juan Muñoz, Giuseppe Penone, Elizabeth Price, Michael Rakowitz, Annie Ratti, Meriç Algün Ringborg, Daniel Silver, Francis Upritchard, Adrián Villar Rojas, Jane και Louise Wilson, Γιάννης Κουνέλλης, Πάκυ Βλασσοπούλου, Κώστας Ιωαννίδης, Βαλεντίνα Κάργα, Νίκος Ναυρίδης.