- at T.A.F.
metamatic:taf happily presents for seventh consecutive year the exhibition Studios, opening on Tuesday 7 February 2017 at 20.30 and running until 24 February.
The exhibition constitutes an established annual project by metamatic:taf. Aiming at showcasing the artistic issues that emerge during the years of study at the Athens School of Fine Arts, it brings together a collection of works presented by recent graduates for their thesis exhibitions.
This year the exhibition deals with the notions of physicality and the gestural, forming an exploration area of their various aspects. It examines the body as presence and absence, opening a broader dialogue about its dialectical relationship with the space; body –the arranged matter- is fed by space and, simultaneously, it constitutes a component of its production. Gesture is organized consciously or unconsciously, while senses –the means of spatial perception –affect every bodily decision.
The artworks appear to function as peculiar instruments of a lab experiment taking place in the white cube gallery. Sometimes the optical illusion activated either through the materials or the form plays with the spectator with the purpose of defamiliarization and puzzling; at another time the directness of the piece itself acts as a raw comment on reality.
Participating artists: Dimitris Gketsis, Byron Kalomamas, Eleni Kordali, Sophia Ladeni, Mirena Liakousi, Persephone Nikolakopoulou, Kiki Panagiotakou, Antigoni Tsagkaropoulou, Athina Veloudou
Curated by: Christina Dilari & Ifigeneia Papamikroulea
Opening: Tuesday 7 February 2017, 20.30
Exhibition duration: 07- 24.02.17
Gallery hours: Mon-Sat 12.00-21.00, Sun 12.00-19.00