Perished Sun

31 Mar 2017 – 6 May 2017

Kalfayan Galleries

Athens, Greece


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Kalfayan Galleries, Athens present the group show of Yiannis Papadopoulos, Panos Tsagaris and Kostis Velonis titled “Perished Sun”.


In ancient Greece, the eclipse was considered to be an evil omen, an augury of discord and suffering.  The endless eclipses that Greece has experienced during the last years, beyond being the pleasurable experience of an astronomical phenomenon, bear witness to the covert dimension that accompany superstitions.

The exhibition attempts to shed light on these signs that pass unseen through the routine of ordinariness. Together with the failures and setbacks in everyday life, the show translates them into a geometry of their elliptical shapes, their eclipses and shadows. This ambivalent approach to the eclipse in the projects of Yiannis Papadopoulos, Panos Tsagaris and Kostis Velonis is transcribed as a resistance to pre-existing structures, as an error that seeks its continuation, the tension of a disorder that becomes the product of creativity and revision of the established order.

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