Posts Tagged ‘Kostas Prapoglou’

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

ROBERT WILSON // BERNIER/ELIADES GALLERY

by Kostas Prapoglou Video Portraits of Lady Gaga is the much talked about exhibition conceived and created by the multi-titled American sculptor, painter, stage director, playwright, choreographer, performer, and video artist Robert Wilson. Initially shot in October 2013 in London, the works premiered the following month at the Louvre Museum in Paris as part of[…]

MARTIN CREED // KAPPATOS GALLERY, ATHENS

by Kostas Prapoglou Like Water At A Buffet is the title of Martin Creed’s current exhibition at the Kappatos Gallery Art Residency program in Athens, Greece. The British artist was invited to stay for nearly a month to explore Greek culture, and present his response with a solo show. Spanning the gallery, Creed’s works incorporate[…]

JOHN BALDESSARI // MARIAN GOODMAN GALLERY, LONDON

by Kostas Prapoglou EDNA: You look lugubrious – what’s wrong? LOIS: It’s the gatekeepers. EDNA: And? LOIS: I’m jealous. They reject me. EDNA: And…? LOIS: Art is about who’s in power. EDNA: (AUDIBLE SIGH) Dystopia I guess. This is one of the scripts accompanying John Baldessari’s latest works for his show at Marian Goodman Gallery[…]

VIRGINIA OVERTON // WHITE CUBE, MASON’S YARD

by Kostas Prapoglou Following her show at the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) in 2014, American artist Virginia Overton arrives in London with a solo exhibition at the branch of White Cube gallery in Mason’s Yard. Spanning the gallery’s ground and lower ground floor areas Overton has populated the entire space with three[…]

RASHID JOHNSON // HAUSER & WIRTH

by Kostas Prapoglou Departing from the disturbing image of a young black boy, broadly smiling while pointing a toy gun to his head (a work by French-American street photographer Elliott Erwitt), New York-based artist Rashid Johnson presents his first solo exhibition at Hauser & Wirth gallery in London. This exhibition follows his show Three Rooms[…]

HIROSHI SUGIMOTO // PACE LONDON

by Kostas Prapoglou “The first time I saw a diorama I was overwhelmed by the fragility of existence that it captured. Being models of nature, dioramas include many of the world’s constituent parts.” This was one of Hiroshi Sugimoto’s earliest statements that he made following his visit to the American Museum of Natural History when[…]