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AFRUZ AMIGHI // ECHO’S CHAMBER

by Dr. Kostas Prapoglou Afruz Amighi’s visual vocabulary lies somewhere between light and shadow, between the real and the ethereal. The first solo show in the UK of the Iranian-American artist at Sophia Contemporary Gallery in London features nine new wall sculptures, all made by materials that the artist has been meticulously collecting throughout the[…]

Scene from the theatrical production Four Saints in Three Acts
at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, 1934.
Photo by White Studio
© Archives/Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

4 SAINTS IN 3 ACTS—A SNAPSHOT OF THE AMERICAN AVANT-GARDE // THE PHOTOGRAPHERS’ GALLERY

by Dr. Kostas Prapoglou Over eighty rare and unseen photographs from behind the scenes, as well as cast portraits, from the opera Four Saints in Three Acts comprise the exhibition 4 Saints in 3 Acts—A Snapshot of the American Avant-Garde currently on view at the Photographers’ Gallery in London. The exhibition sheds light on the[…]

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XUZHEN SUPERMARKET // SADIE COLES HQ

by Dr. Kostas Prapoglou Xu Zhen’s XUZHEN Supermarket (2007/2017) features a what it seems at first glance as a conventional and one of the many in the area Chinese supermarket stores situated at the ground floor space of Sadie Coles HQ in London’s West End. Although visitors are invited to purchase authentic packaged merchandise from[…]

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MARTIN PURYEAR // PARASOL UNIT, LONDON, UK

by Dr. Kostas Prapoglou Martin Puryear’s (b.1941) first solo show in a public institution in London embraces a survey of almost four decades of artistic production. His first solo exhibition, which took place in 1968 at Gröna Palletten Galleri when he was studying printmaking at the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm, was[…]

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BY RADICAL DESIGN: GIANNI PETTENA // PROFILE OF THE ARTIST

click here to download PDF by Dr. Kostas Prapoglou Florence-based architect, artist, and critic, Gianni Pettena belongs to the original core group of the Italian Radical Design movement, and was a member among the Archizoom Associati, Superstudio, and UFO groups. In 1968, he graduated from the University of Architecture in Florence, where he later taught[…]

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ANSLEM KIEFER // WHITE CUBE BERMONDSEY

click here to download PDF By Dr. Kostas Prapoglou Anselm Kiefer’s most recent exhibition at White Cube Bermondsey in London is at once an allegory and oxymoron between fantasy and raw reality. Entitled Walhalla, after the imaginary Arcadian place in Norse mythology, the show spans the gallery’s entire space, encompassing a newly commissioned site-specific installation,[…]

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LANDSCAPES, SELECTIONS FROM THE STATE COLLECTION // EVAGORAS & KATHLEEN LANITIS CENTER, LIMASSOL, CYPRUS

By Dr. Kostas Prapoglou LANDSCAPES, Selections from the State Collection held at the Evagoras & Kathleen Lanitis Center, Limassol, Cyprus encompassed a wide range of the country’s artistic production that goes back to as early as the 1930s. The exhibition, featuring 32 artists, was selected by curator and artist Dr. Savvas Christodoulides from the State Collection—numbering over[…]

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OLIVER RESSLER // SALT GALATA, ISTANBUL, TURKEY

In Conversation with Dr. Kostas Prapoglou  Who Throws Whom Overboard? is a survey of the work of Austrian born and based artist Oliver Ressler at SALT Galata in Istanbul, Turkey dating between 2004–2016 and addressing issues of migration, borders, citizenship, capital, society, ecology and alternative economies. Spanning numerous areas of SALT, the exhibition brings together[…]

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JANE AND LOUISE WILSON // MIDDLESBROUGH INSTITUTE OF MODERN ART (MIMA), UK

By Dr Kostas Prapoglou Undead Sun: We Put the World Before You is the solo show of Turner prize nominated artists Jane and Louise Wilson at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA) in the UK. The show comprises the second stage in a three-part project commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella (FVU) for the centenary[…]

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NAIRY BAGHRAMIAN // SCRUFF OF THE NECK

by Dr. Kostas Prapoglou click here to download PDF Iranian born, Berlin-based artist Nairy Baghramian most recently presented a solo show at Marian Goodman Gallery in London, her first major exhibition since The Walker’s Day Off (2010) at the Serpentine Gallery, where her work was shown alongside British artist Phyllida Barlow. Entitled Scruff of the[…]

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SOCRATIS SOCRATOUS // POINT CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART

In Conversation with Dr. Kostas Prapoglou Conveying cogent metaphors of an island’s historico-political mythologies, Casts of an island (2016), is the solo exhibition by Cypriot-born, Athens-based artist Socratis Socratous, currently on view at Point Centre for Contemporary Art in Nicosia, Cyprus. Rendering the debris of a unified landscape disengaged from physical borders and manmade restraints,[…]

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AI WEIWEI // MUSEUM OF CYCLADIC ART, ATHENS

by Dr Kostas Prapoglou Since the start of the refugee crisis in Europe, and especially for the situation involving the Aegean islands, Ai Weiwei at Cycladic, presented at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens, partly generates a new body of work in response to these events. Spanning the two floors of the museum’s older buildings,[…]

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MAGICAL SURFACES: THE UNCANNY IN CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY // PARASOL UNIT, LONDON

By Dr. Kostas Prapoglou Magical Surfaces: The Uncanny in Contemporary Photography is the new exhibition at Parasol Unit Foundation For Contemporary Art, featuring the works of seven photographers belonging to two different generations. Stephen Shore and Joel Sternfeld were both born in the 1940s whereas Jörg Sasse, Elger Esser, Sonja Braas, David Claerbout and Julie[…]

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MICHAEL JOO // BLAIN|SOUTHERN, LONDON

By Dr Kostas Prapoglou The new body of work by New York-based artist Michael Joo demonstrates an intricate artistic practice certainly not easily bypassed. Entitled Radiohalo, this solo show, presented at Blain|Southern gallery in London, dissects notions of human hypostasis, presence and absence, energy consumption, nature and environment. All are filtered through the spectrum of[…]

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JAN FABRE // ANGEL OF METAMORPHOSIS

In Conversation with Kostas Prapoglou download printable pdf Belgian artist Jan Fabre is internationally known for his multidisciplinary practice that encompasses painting, sculpture, video, site-specific public installations, and performance. His work has been presented at numerous museums, among them the MAXXI in Rome, where he presented his seminal work Stigmata, Actions and Performances (1976–2013), and[…]

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GILBERT & GEORGE // WHITE CUBE BERMONDSEY LONDON

by Kostas Prapoglou Gilbert & George’s current exhibition at White Cube in Bermondsey, entitled THE BANNERS, entails a series of ten new works, each of which is duplicated three times and colonizes the whole of the gallery space. Evocative of protest banners, all thirty watercolor paper mounted on linen works follow the same template and[…]

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SIMON DENNY // SERPENTINE SACKLER GALLERY

by Kostas Prapoglou Having developed a profound interest in the culture of hacking, the perplexed world of computer programming and information technology, New Zealand artist Simon Denny has taken over the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in order to convey these fascinations to the London audience. Entitled Products for Organising, the show spans the entire space of[…]

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JONAS WOOD // GAGOSIAN GALLERY

by Kostas Prapoglou The exhibition of American artist Jonas Wood at Gagosian gallery’s Britannia Street space is his first solo show in London. It encompasses a series of just under twenty new oil and acrylic on canvas and gouache and colored pencil on paper works. Ranging from very large to smaller sizes, Wood’s paintings are[…]

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PREM SAHIB // INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS, LONDON

by Kostas Prapoglou Prem Sahib is one of those young artists that since graduating have dynamically taken over the British capital by storm. His show Side On at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London is the latest of a series of shows since he graduated from the Royal Academy Schools in 2013. Spanning[…]

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TETSUMI KUDO // HAUSER & WIRTH

by Kostas Prapoglou We rarely see Hauser & Wirth’s North Gallery in Savile Row totally transformed and freed from its white cube aesthetics. The exhibition of works of Japanese artist Tetsumi Kudo (1935-1990) organized with Andrea Rosen Gallery in New York resembles the healthy and natural habitat of an organic shop, but with a disturbing[…]

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NEON FOUNDATION // TERRAPOLIS

by Kostas Prapoglou download printable PDF from Issue 01 One hundred and sixty-nine years since its foundation by King Louis-Philippe I, the French School at Athens is the oldest of the seventeen foreign archaeological institutes in Greece. The institution has explored and studied Hellenism and antiquity through excavations and systematic methodology practices in the analysis[…]

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GEORG BASELITZ & PAUL MCCARTHY // GEORGE ECONOMOU COLLECTION

by Kostas Prapoglou  From a first reading, the work of American artist Paul McCarthy (b.1945) and that of German artist Georg Baselitz (b.1938) might seem quite far apart. But this is not quite the case. Inbetween, the exhibition presented by the George Economou Collection at its impressive private gallery space in Athens, Greece, focuses on these[…]

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DESTE PRIZE // MUSEUM OF CYCLADIC ART, ATHENS

by Kostas Prapoglou The DESTE prize exhibition, organized by DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art in Athens, is known as the biannual event promoting young and emerging Greek and Cypriot artists—the six artists shortlisted by a Selection Committee showcase their body of work at the Museum of Cycladic Art for four months. The prize of 10,000[…]

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ARMENIAN PAVILION, VENICE BIENNALE // INTERVIEW WITH AIKATERINI GEGISIAN

In Coversation with Kostas Prapoglou The National Pavilion of the Republic of Armenia is this year’s Golden Lion award winner of the 56th Venice Biennale. Entitled Armenity—a term inspired by the diaspora of Armenian artists and intellectuals around the world—the pavilion embraces the work of eighteen contemporary artists, all of which are descendants of Armenian[…]