The artist HOPE participates in the #OccupyAtopos programme. A program of ATOPOS cvc, in which artists set up their personal studio and their work for a period of time in one of the organisation’s spaces on 72 Salaminos street.

Hope will install his workshop and his ceramics at ATOPOS cvc from 30th September until 6th November.

The aim of the artist will not be so much the creation of new works but the disengaging of himself from the process of doing so. And for the spectators, to discover themselves while wandering amongst the objects and witnessing the making of a new ceramic piece.
There will be a dialectic logic in both the exhibited ceramic works and the ones constructed in real time.
The artist refuses the tyranny of seriousness and explores shadows of modernity.

During the residency there will be live performances with the artist himself and the musician Kostas Theodorakos.

Hope’s universe is made of sacred symbols of yesterday and today, past and present speak in dissonance, creating new systems of ideals, challenging the rules of symmetry and perfection and creating a unique reading of what we assume to be already established. His practice ranges from posters and collage to performance art, canvas works to fanzines and ceramics.

HOPE (b. 1976) lives and works in Athens, Greece. His practice ranges from collage and ceramics to performance art and fanzines. Selected exhibitions include: My Sons Too Young Then, solo exhibition at Andros Archaeological Museum, Andros, Greece (2018); solo show at The Breeder Playroom, Athens (2018), Si Sedes Non Is, curated by Milovan Farronato, The Breeder, Athens *2017); The Earth Eaters with Panayotis Terzis, Endless Editions, New York (2015); NOTEMPLE, The Breeder, Athens (2013); Time doesn’t give me time, solo show at ReMap 3, under the auspices of The Breeder (2011); Mountain/ HOPE, solo show at Kunsthalle Athena (2010); Monsters in Fashion, ARRRGH!, Art Rock Festival, Saint-Brieuc, France (2015); La Gaîté lyrique, Paris (2014) and Benaki Museum, Athens (2011); Looking Forward, The Breeder, Athens (2011); PS1/ Printed Matter, New York Art Book Fair, PS1, Long Island City, NY (2012 & 2010); Thessaloniki Performance Festival, parallel program of the 3rd Thessaloniki Biennial (2011); 3 velvet days in Heaven – Athens Biennale 2009, Athens (2009). HOPE is represented by The Breeder, Athens thebreedersystem.com.

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