Πέμπτη, 05 Σεπτέμβρη 2013

Nikos Papadopoulos & Yiannis Theodoropoulos

Duration: 13.09 - 26.10.2013

Galerie Françoise Heitsch
Munich, Germany

The exhibition Synthesis organized by the Greek curator Christina Petrinou displays works by fourteen artists*, which mainly revolve around Klaus vom Bruch’s wallpaper.
In this artistic and highly political wallpaper, beautiful yet dangerous lion’s mane jellyfish shelter RAF members, lethal weapons spring from flowers. The bourgeois motive is broken entirely, the artist plays with the principle wallpaper.
Fourteen artists from Greece react to this, a country, which politically has its back against the wall. So, what is happening in this dialogue at Galerie Françoise Heitsch? An experiment in international understanding? A redefinition of what creates an image within an image? Or simply a play with contradictions?
The idea of this group show is derived from Klaus vom Bruch’s wallpapers, which he created for all three rooms of the gallery. These works express political as well as private thoughts. In relation to this, the small-scale works created by the Greek artists function as a strong anti-pole.

Participating artists:
Lina Bebi, Panos Charalambous, Panos Famelis, Eva Marathaki, Maro Michalakakos, Eleni Mylonas, Aliki Palaska, Nikos Papadopoulos, Poka-Yio, Valinia Svoronou, Yiannis Theodoropoulos, Athanasia Vidali, Myrto Xanthopoulou, Ioanna Ximeri, Klaus vom Bruch.

*Image caption: Nikos Papdopoulos, Untitled, 2013, coloured pencil and ink on paper, 40 X 40 cm