May 20 2017

with hope


72 Salaminos st.
104 35 Athens

Curator: Vassilis Zidianakis

As part of the celebrations for the European Night of Museums ATOPOS cvc has commissioned a new work for the Atopic Bodies series, a project dedicated to character design and performing arts. On this occasion ATOPOS cvc presents the “Atopic Bodies XI: Teen Atlas” performance by HOPE which will take place at ATOPOS cvc on May 20.

Through the Teen Atlas performance HOPE  looks at the human body as a sculpture of transition. Τhe viewpoint of rotating alive sculptures results in a visual transformation and an aesthetic principle of deconstruction. Teen Atlas poses the question of branding one’s own skin. Through HOPE’s moving sculptures the visitor is transported into a zone of indeterminacy, where the usual polar distinctions collapse. Through Teen Atlas the distinction between reality and the construction of a different reality is blurred.

During the event HOPE will also personalise some copies of UNLOCKED, Atopos’ latest publication. This limited edition of UNLOCKED will be available for sale from the Atopos shop.

Performers: Christina Gazi, Konstantinos Katsoudas, Odette Kouzoutzoglou, Chris Scott Moskovich, Valiana Simitakou

About HOPE
HOPE’s universe is made of sacred symbols of yesterday and today, the past and the 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, fanzines and ceramics.
The artist has collaborated with ATOPOS cvc on the occasion of the 11th issue of the Slaves to Atopos zine series and the Atopic Bodies X: Wasteland performance with Digitaria and he is one of the 145 artists participating in the UNLOCKED book, Atopos’ latest publication. He is represented by the Breeder gallery in Athens and he has presented his work through solo and group exhibitions in Greece as well as abroad: The Earth Eaters, HOPE and Panayiotis Terzis at Endless Editions, New York, (2015) The Breeder @ ReMap 3, Time will not give me time (2011), Mountain/ HOPE, Kunsthalle Athena, Athens, curated by Marina Fokidis (2010) and so on. His recent ceramics series is available on the Museum of  Cycladic Art shop in Athens.

Curator: Vassilis Zidianakis

Date & Hours

Saturday May 20th // 21:00

Entrance free

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