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Stelios Karamanolis / Εlias Kafouros / Toula Ploumi

It's Probably Not What You Asked Of Me...

18.06.09 - 14.09.09

It Is Probably Not What You Asked Of Me

POTNIA THIRON – BANK OF ATTENTION presents the second part of Stelios Karamanolis, Ilias Kafouros and Toula Ploumi’s diptych show It’s Probably Not What You Asked Of Me… The first part, small detail – BIG DEAL?, was shown at the POTNIA THIRON – BANK OF ATTENTION between 18.03.09 and 30.04.09. The axis joining both shows are the issues of Corruption, Alienation, Complacency and Vanity.

In the first part, Stelios Karamanolis used sculpture, drawing, painting, video and constructions to illustrate pages from history and aspects of Man’s thirst for glory; Ilias Kafouros presented images of a society obsessed with competition and success, while Toula Ploumi focused on power relationships that are ready to explode.

small detail – BIG DEAL? depicted social reality as we live it today—as a process which largely leads to disappointment and diminishment.

In It’s Probably Not What You Asked Of Me… the artists process these phenomena on a more profound level, addressing their philosophical and (borderline) religious elements. Things are severed from the secular and experienced on a more spiritual level which, though its starting point is utterly personal, is ultimately universal in its mode of expression. In this way, they negotiate the passage from darkness (part one) to light (part two); from pain to catharsis.

This time, the exhibition will be restricted to the first floor of the Bank of Attention building. The works will not mixed together: each artist will develop the totality of their sculptures, drawings, paintings, videos and constructions in a room-installation of their own—a curatorial choice which seeks to turn the three first-floor rooms into small spiritual spaces in which atmosphere prevails over matter.

A colour catalogue will be published for the exhibition in six languages.

Opening: Wednesday June 17, 2009, 21.00 – 00.00
Dates: 18 June – 14 September, 2009

Monday – Friday 10.00 – 21.00
Saturday 10.00 – 15.00