Yorgos Sapountzis’ installation for Galerie Barbara Gross will invite you to sit at a large round dinner table. Instead of fancy food servings, he will have dished up the remains of a performance he did last year in Bristol: Between shreds of fabric and sheets of aluminum, plaster casts of sculptures in Bristol’s public space will pair up with sealed jars of pickled vegetables. Oh yeah?
We have seen Yorgos Sapountzis’ work a couple of times already: at Based in Berlin, at Bortolozzi Gallery, during an art walk through a University… and still we cannot pretend that we completely grasp what he is doing. But that makes us even more excited to experience his work again. At best, one could perhaps call it a contemporary take on antique sculptures and drama. In his performances, the greek artist (*1976, Athens, lives and works in Athens and Berlin) uses handy materials to veil and unveil sculptures in public spaces, take quick plaster casts of them and stage ritualized processions that always involve the spectators. It’s a funky melange of high and low art. Bon appetite!
Guided Tours at abc by NICHE Daily (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) at 1, 3 and 5pm Price: 5 Euro / person Group-tour for up to 10 people, bookable on request as a group Price: 75 Euro / group Meeting point at the “guided tours” counter Booking via firstname.lastname@example.org and on site at abc YORGOS SAPOUNTZIS THE PROTAGONISTS, 2013 INSTALLATION VIEW, ARNOL!NI, BRISTOL, 2013
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014, 5.30 PM