Contemporary jewelry meets the Athenian audience @ Benaki Museum
- at T.A.F.
metamatic:taf in Thessaloniki / opening with the exhibition uP
metamatic:taf is delighted to announce the opening of a new physical space of social gathering and cultural activity in the city of Thessaloniki that will operate alongside the beloved space in Athens, taking up brand new initiatives and developing its own distinct identity. With a clear reference to the values that define the project metamatic:taf as a whole, the space will constitute an independant establishment implementing events related to all forms of artistic production, highlighting the dialogue between applied and fine arts and the promotion of interdisciplinary research.
metamatic:taf Thessaloniki opens on 19 May 2014 with the exhibition uP, which will run until 31 August.
The exhibition uP was presented for the first time at the gallery space of metamatic:taf Athens by the platform Create an Accident and was part of its annual program entitled "View Images in High Revolution".
Paraphrasing one of the most familiar expressions of the internet world (view images in high resolution), the notion of analysis is addressed to as a method of devising radical versions of reality. uP, the gesture of looking up, constitutes an action which can fundamentally fuel people’s lives and answers the request for change in the way people view and perceive the social domain.
One hundred artists and creative groups from all over the world initiated from the question of what one sees when they turn their gaze upwards and expressed multifaceted, unique approaches through their personal point of view. Thus, they contributed in the composition of one large-scale sky/panorama which covered the ceiling of the gallery, by creating a 50x50cm pixel of that sky in their own unique way and perspective. Now the new version of the composition of the sky will take its form on the ceiling of the gallery space at metamatic:taf Thessaloniki.
Reexamining the notion of viewing the surrounding space using the dynamics of analysis as a tool, the artworks constituting uP’s sky bring to the surface what was unperceived by the look. The new perspective is composed of images previously concealed or unshaped in a background of pixels, behind the first impression of each stimulus we come across.
uP is a continuous, original, exciting experiment on the philosophy of synthesis and the way the distinct identity of each participating artist retains its autonomy, while at the same time constituting part of a single unique artwork. A work of art, which simultaneously devises, reforms and redetermines the relationship with one’s self and the world around us.
Participating artists: Akira Mushi, Eleftherios Ambatzis, Alex Andreev, Another day, Kanella Arapoglou, Riikka Aresalo, Nikos Arvanitis, athensville, Angelica Aufrais, Irini Bachlitzanaki, Paola Bazz, Constantine Belias, Bend, Annes Bil, Blaqk, blemobill, Jack Burton, Andrew Carson, Aristea Charoniti, Petros Chrisostomou, Dionisis Christofilogiannis,City of Errors, Briony Clarke, Benoit Côté-Jodoin, CRA•DE, Andriana Daouti, Lucas Doerre, Dimitris Efeoglou, Karina Eibatova, Elektron Just, Elenh to Kounoupi, Frédéric Fau,Marcos Faunner, Jane Fogarty, Andrés Galeano, Giorgos Gerontidis, Sean Hart, Alma Haser, Theresa Himmer, Sofia Ifanti, Gethin Wyn Jones, Eirini Kapetanaki, Alexia Karavela, Nikitas Klint, Bartosz Kokosinki, Kollektivemind*, Ilias Kontonikolas, Athina Korda, Konstantinos Kotsis, Chrysanthi Koumianaki, Marinos Koutsomichalis, Thanos Kyriakides (of the Blind Adam Project), Boris Lafargue, Anastasia Lampropoulou, Miju Lee, Keegan Luttrell, Katerina Magkaniari, Yannis Malegiannakis, Michael Vincent Manalo, Andrew Peter Mason, Panos Mattheou, Emma McGordon - Rich Davis, Medea Electronique, metoo, Eva Mitala, ni.ko, Kamilo Nollas, Panayiotis Pantazis, Artemis Papadatou, Evripidis Papadopetrakis, Artemis Papageorgiou, papairlines, Katerina Papazissi, Konstantinos Pappas, Konstantinos Patsios, Lia Petrou, Plastic Flowers, Toula Ploumi, Gregorio Poggetti,Dimitris Polychroniadis, Antonio Rodriguez Jr, rooster, Panos Sklavenitis, Adam Švejda (OBJEKT studio), Synchrodogs, Stratis Tavlaridis, Georgia Tsambouka aka tsambou, Thanos Tsiousis, Nikos Tsoutis, Anthi Tzakou, Kostas Tzimoulis, Christos Vagiatas, Amalia Vekri, Eirini Vianelli, Carolin Wanitzek, Choi Wong, Myrto Xanthopoulou, Ioanna Ximeri,Tazio Zambi, Paschalis Zervas.
Curated by: Dinos Nikolaou, Iphigenia Papamikroulea
Opening: Monday 19.05.14, 20:30
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12:00-21:00, Sun 12:00-19:00