If Future a Dead Loss
March 18–April 15, 2017
Werft 5 – Raum für Kunst, Köln

How cultural history shapes our imagination of the past, the present, and the future?
Is there any time left to envision the future? «What happens if the young are no longer capable of producing surprises?» Is future a dead loss?
If Future a Dead Loss is an exhibition about time, loss, emptiness, unmet expectations and hidden desires and has nothing to do with sci-fi scenarios, melontology or futuristic post-internet aesthetics.
During the opening night three performers where serving drinks to the guests. In a certain moment, even if they were still taking orders for drinks, they wouldn’t deliver them. Many of the visitors left the exhibition shortly after.

*Mark Fisher,Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative?, John Hunt Publishing, 2009

 

Flip Book with David Bowie’s «Heroes» album cover, released in 1977

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Be quiet
29.3. – 7.5.2016
NEVAN CONTEMPO
Prague/ Czech Republic
curated by Edith Jeřábková

«I imagine a performer whispering “be quiet” in the ears of visitors, I imagine a male figure screaming at his desk, a psychotherapist with his client, a group of people in danger, a mother and child, and an artist in an empty room. All of these incarnations are stereotypical, since they live in us like archetypes from the past, though their irruption creates an uncertain tension. Fear of the historical means enslavement in the present. Controlled repetition has the ability to affect other recognition receptors. This exhibition should be both a particular and a universal starting point for individual considerations.»
read the full by text Edith Jeřábková/CZ_EN

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images by Peter Fabo

Cause love is such an old fashioned word (Δουρειος Ίππος)
June 2016 @Enterprise Projects
Στο έργο συμμετέχει ο Κοσμάς Νικολάου με τα Πεζοτράγουδα για την Καλλιόπη (ή διαφορετικά το πένθος ταιριάζει στη Ηλέκτρα)

With a contemplation that begins with the case of the Kalabsha temple in Egypt and with the old story of the Trojan Horse, Cause love is such an old-fashioned word (Δούρειος Ίππος) is an exhibition about the ideas of monument and moving, of ruin and time and ultimately about war and seduction. The exhibition space becomes a false historical site where everything that is used for its constraction is either found randomly in the space or brought from the artist’s studio mostly as leftovers. The Welcome banner imposes the in-between moment that any encounter holds.

δελτίο τύπου / press release

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photos: Stathis Mamalakis

Featured imageΆλογα. 2014 @Natalia Tsoukala  Άλογα. Α ΤΗΟUSAND DOORS. 2014

Θέλω να κάνω σαματά/ σαν τον κακό Γενάρη/να ρίξω χιόνια και νερά/ άλλος να μην σε πάρει./ Twinkle, twinkle little star./ how I wonder what you are./Up above the mountain so high/ like a diamond in the sky, 2014/ Clay, wood, wire, twine, book pages, fabric, tape/ Dimensions variable

photos by Natalia Tsoukala