Re-Surface, Mariana Kassianidou's first solo show in London, amplifies the historic traces of the gallery space's past inhabitants, and responds to each surface, referencing patterns and echoing scratches, dirt and stains in the actual gallery space.
The placement of the works re-activates elements, while investigating notions of texture and surface. Kassianidou's installation includes 'pseudo-hidden art,' such as the placement of linoleum pieces on a similar floor, oscillating between being a piece of art or a piece of floor, between presence and absence. By partially blending into its surroundings, the work relates to the notion of a 'fugitive' image/artwork and offers an alternative discourse.
'Kassianidou is moving away from art that is about other art and towards processes such as ageing and weathering that eventually give a surface its character [...] The artist's marks make more evident the traces left on the wall from people's movements through space, such as fingerprints or smudges.'
– Andrew Smaldone
* Hal Foster, ‘Real Fictions’, Artforum, April 2017
3.00 – 4.10pm, Screening Programme
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Héloïse Delègue, Beverley Gadsden, Varvara Shavrova, Marios Stamatis, Joseph Steele, Emily Willey, Johanne Wort
4.30 – 6.40pm, Guest Contributors
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4.30 – 5.00pm, Ellen Kenyon Peers, 'Ana Key is Imagining Utopian Futures: Can art be used as a tool for change in contemporary politics?’
5 – 5.30pm, Emily Rosamond, 'Distortions'
5.30 – 6pm, Simone Rowat,' Forensic Aesthetics'
6.00 – 6.10pm, Guest Film Screening, Joey Holder, ‘Adcredo’ (2018)
6.10 – 6.40pm, Q&A
7 – 9pm, Private View
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8 – 8.10pm, Performance, Paul Gaudet, 'A Glimpse Inside (Introducing Darren Reeves)', Performed by Darren Reeves (2018)
Exhibiting Artists, Héloïse Delègue, Beverley Gadsden, Paul Gaudet, Samantha Greer, Parinot Kunakornwong, Norman Mine, Denis Mortell, Miriam Naeh, Serkan Sarier, Varvara Shavrova, Marios Stamatis, Joseph Steele, Emily Willey, Johanne Wort
Conspiracy of the Real: Artistic Perspectives in a Post-Truth Climate was developed by:
Paul Chapellier, Héloïse Delègue, Saskia Fischer, Beverley Gadsden, Paul Gaudet, Samantha Greer, Parinot Kunakornwong, James Low, Norman Mine, Denis Mortell, Miriam Naeh, Phillip Reeves, Serkan Sarier, Varvara Shavrova, Marios Stamatis, Joseph Steele, Emily Willey, Johanne Wort. Project supervision by: Kate Pickering and Sam Plagerson. Special thanks to Michael Newman and Borbála Soós. Produced in collaboration with Tenderpixel and the MFA Fine Art programme at Goldsmiths College.
Marina Kassianidou is an artist and writer based in Limassol and London. Upon graduating from Stanford University in 2002 with a BA in Studio Art and a BS in Computer Science, she was awarded the Arthur Giese Memorial Award for Excellence in Painting. In 2005, she obtained an MFA at Central Saint Martins and is currently pursuing a PhD in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design. Her work has been exhibited internationally and her writings have appeared in journals in the USA and Europe.
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