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Wesen: Return to the body-Return to the Renaissance
The research laboratory AlmaKalma / on their first show in Athens
metamatic:taf is excited to host the exhibition Wesen: Return to the body-Return to the Renaissance, opening on Saturday 28 November 2015 at 19.00 and running until 13 December.
Wesen, as a philosophical term introduced by Martin Heidegger, is a triggering signifier. It is our relationship with the existences, our relationship with our focus on the horizon of the invisible. It is the exaltation of the moment, full of chaos, when everything is moving in the direction of the momentum towards a big comeback. A returning to the "body", returning to a "rebirth".
The exhibition aims to present through audiovisual installations and photography, the research oeuvre produced in Thessaloniki by the International Research Laboratory of Performing Arts-AlmaKalma under the direction of Yiannis Mitrou. The artworks have been produced through time for the Research Laboratory’ s various performances at Χ-ART-Ι Gallery, Athinaion Theatre, in public areas of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and at the Macedonian Museum for Contemporary Art (MMCA).
On the opening day there will be a performance/installation by the Research Laboratory team directed by Yiannis Mitrou. Participating artists: Maria Harela, Maro Theodosiou, Sebastian Tsifis, Ioanna Skantzeli, Haris Messiniotis, Manuel Baldassare, Emma Grace, Christina Siriopoulou, Fotini Terzi, Athanasios Margoutas, Sofia Drakopoulou, Sofia Stergiou, Stavros Kapetanios
Participating visual artists:
Photography: Vassilis Karkatselis
Poetry by Ioanna Skantzeli presented photographically by Vassilis Karkatselis
Video art: Yiota Chatzi, Daniela Prost
Slide show with photographs from the Research Laboratory's performance F-F OR Santa Sangre (2014). Photographs by: Athanasios Athanasiadis, Niki Batsi, Christos Chitsios, Theano Karaolanidou, Vassilis Karkatselis, Vassilis Mantas, Dimitris Michailidis, Giorgos Papoutsis, Thanasis Raptis, Aggelos Sofianidis, Stavros Tsikogias, Aleka Tsironi, Manolis Varnas, Ypatia Vrettou, Katerina Zachariadou
Sound installation: Manuel Baldassare
Artistic portrait by architect-painter Christos Piralis, based on the Research Laboratory's future performance concerning Vincent Van Gogh. Performer: Sebastian Tsifis
Curated by: Stella Manikati, Art Historian
Opening: Saturday 28.11.2015, 19:00
Exhibition duration: 28.11-13.12.2015
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12:00-21:00, Sun 12:00-19:00