- at T.A.F.
A Field Guide To Getting Lost
A group exhibition / on uncertainty, trust and loss
A Field Guide To Getting Lost / 05.07 – 09.09.2018
TAF / the art foundation presents the exhibition ‘A Field Guide To Getting Lost’, opening on Thursday the 5th of July at 20.30 and running until the 9th of September.
The exhibition, curated by Ismene King and Amalia Charikiopoulou, was selected through the annual Curatorial Open Call organized by TAF / the art foundation for the 8th consecutive year addressing young curators under 35 years old, giving them the opportunity to propose a contemporary art group show and implement it in TAF gallery.
Τhe exhibition’s title pays direct tribute to Rebecca Solnit’s book ‘A Field Guide to Getting Lost’. In her series of autobiographical essays Solnit deals with notions of uncertainty, trust, loss, memory, desire, and place and the use of story-telling as a compass for navigating our way through the world, towards finding ourselves or equally losing ourselves. There is a moment of choice in getting lost, a conscious decision to take a path not known and to travel the journey, decidedly without the necessity of finding something or one’s self at the end of the road.
The exhibition reflects upon those moments of uncertainty and ambiguity, and also relates them to those very personal uncertain moments in an artist’s practice. The liminal space of the studio or travel, the states of ‘feeling lost’, ‘being lost’ and ‘getting lost’ and ‘not knowing’ are explored as a resourceful way to exist and to create art.
‘A Field Guide to Getting Lost’ is an opportunity to share space with artists, curators and writers and to embrace and cherish those liminal states of 'not knowing', or else of ‘feeling lost'. It is a process, a research and method of collecting materials and content, which dissolve statements about certitude and rather encourage reflection on states of ambiguity.
Participating artists: Yarli Allison, Jocelyn McGregor, Minyoung Choi, Giota Papakyriakou, Eri Dimitriadi, Anna Reading, Catriona Gallagher, Vasiliki Sifostratoudaki, Maria Nikiforaki, Sofia Simaki, Eom Jeongwon, Dimitrios Skyllas, Nikos Stathopoulos
Curated by: Amalia Charikiopoulou, Ismene King
Opening: Thursday July 5, 20.30
Duration: 05.07 – 09.09.2018
Amalia Charikiopoulou is a visual artist with a background in philosophy and art history. She is holding a master degree in Fine Arts from Central Saint Martins. She is concerned about fragility and she is researching art methodologies. In 2016 she founded Wilderness_AMORGOS Art Residency, which was conducted in partnership with the Municipality of Amorgos and the support of the Ministry of Culture. In 2018, she was selected to participate in EAP_Bucharest (Εuropean Academy of Participatory Art).
Ismene King is a sculptor and a graduate Sculpture from The Slade School of Fine Art, London (2017) where she received the Jeanne Szego Award. She is currently based in Athens, and makes work dealing with notions of (un)familiarity, touch, and the transformation of materials and forms. Recent exhibitions include: Genetic Estate, Spiliotopoulos Paper Warehouse, Athens, (dis)placement, Jacaranda, Rio De Janeiro and Off Quay, London, Backwards + Forwards, Dona Laura’s House, Lisbon. Meanwhile, she has co-curated exhibitions such as CHEAPART CYPRUS 2918, Limassol, PILLOW SWALLOW HOLLOW YELLOW, The ArtWall, Athens and MEMEMEME, The Crypt Gallery, London.