The Transcendental Portals of Anna Lascari

02.11.2018

The solo exhibition Extreme singularities of artist Anna Lascari presents a series of works whose materiality render a gestural setting that raises tension between a manifold of images and movement, sculpture and sound, painterly winks and fragile fragments of impressions. Many of the varying materials have been recovered from the artist’s studio. Nothing is abandoned; values are redeemed through the devised ways by which these unfold themselves and their relationship to each other. Strips of PVC transform like doorways that lead to a further layering of knotty conditions where the individual and collective traverse space, as the title of the exhibition suggests; where the parts coalesce into an altered belt of animation when they otherwise seemingly draw apart from the whole, from the full perception of the viewer and from between the tremors that hold them together.

The precarious “bases” of these pieces whose (im)balances are never detrimental enough to cave-in, in effect, hold resilience. Their emphasized materiality seems to steadily matter and to carry on; and their autonomy escapes the authority of representation. Part of the contact between the work and the viewer is in the intimate relationship of materials between them, with their surroundings, and in the viewer’s own exercise of observation and reflection.

Anna Lascari, all narrations are grand, 2018. Wood, stainless metal and paint on fabric. 220x100 cm. Photo by courtesy of the organisers.

Anna Lascari has exhibited in international venues including: National Museum of Contemporary Art, (EMST) Athens and Tinos Quarry Platform, Tinos (2018); Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy and I Bienal del Sur: Pueblos en Resistencia, Caracas, Venezuela (2016); TRANSMEDIALE/festival, Berlin (2015); Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (2013); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012); Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki, Warehouse B1 (2011) and Suspended Forces and PINK, a.antonopoulou art, Athens, Greece (2013 and 2010). Recent public projects include: Athens Report (athensreport.org) an interactive Internet platform based on crowdsourcing (2014-on going); Cargonauts the demo, an on line 3d game (2015-ongoing).

Anna Lascari, identity addictions, 2018. Metal, resins on PVC, aluminium, wood and artificial plants, 100 x 62.5 x 8 cm. Photo by courtesy of the organisers.

Info
Anna Lascari: Extreme Singularities
24 Oct - 1 Dec 2018

a.antonopoulou.art
Aristofanous 20, Psyrri, 105 54
Athens, Greece
T + 30 210 3214 994
Wed – Fri 14:00 – 20:00
Sat 12:00 - 16:00

✍ Text by Maria Petrides, independent writer

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