Curved Arrows at Kunstraum am Schauplatz

15.05.2019

A curved arrow stresses its ambiguity through the symbolic difference of masculine and feminine design. The arrow is used here as a metaphor of the god Eros in Greek mythology, whose thin, long and pointed objects in our case do not hit their targets. An arrow that always misses reminds us that the imaginary demands are by definition, unsatisfiable and that the original desire is sustained by its lack.

This exhibition is the continuation of a recent show (Stopping Point, 2018) based on a poem by Antoine Tudal, which describes the difficulty of love through the acoustic and verbal similarity of “love” (l’amour) and “wall” (le mur) in French. The“love-wall” (l’a-mur) in the second part of this visual research is titled as “Curved arrows”.

Markela Kontaratou, Wuthering Heights 2018. Video 03:09’. Photo by Corinne L. Rusch

Participating artists:
Savvas Christodoulides , Dimitris Foutris, Alexandros Georgiou, Maria Georgoula, Zoe Giabouldaki, Dimitris Ioannou, Eleni Kamma, Chrysanthi Koumianaki, Nikos Kanarelis, Markela Kontaratou, Karolina Krasouli, Konstantinos Kotsis, Margarita Myrogianni, Theo Michael, Nina Papaconstantinou, Tereza Papamichali, Georgia Sagri, George Stamatakis, Stefania Strouza, Evangelia Spiliopoulou, Alexandros Tzannis, Panos Tsagaris, Amalia Vekri, Myrto Xanthopoulou

Curved Arrows, 2019, Installation view. Photo by Corinne L. Rusch
Tereza Papamichali, Untitled, 2019. (the shuttle cell). brass, pinewood, paperboard. Photo by Corinne L. Rusch
Maria Georgoula, Still Life, 2019. Plaster, rice cake residue, mold, naturally shed antler, natural buffalo horn, artificial feathers, neoprene fabric. Photo by Corinne L. Rusch
Curved Arrows, 2019, Installation view. Photo by Corinne L. Rusch
Curved Arrows, 2019, Installation view. Photo by Corinne L. Rusch
Myrto Xanthopoulou, Untitled. Photo by Corinne L. Rusch
Curved Arrows, 2019, Installation view. Photo by Corinne L. Rusch
Curved Arrows, 2019, Installation view. Photo by Corinne L. Rusch
Dimitris Ioannou, The One. Mailers. Photo by Corinne L. Rusch
Margarita Myrogianni, 15:30, 2016. Photograph print 1/1 + 1a. Photo by Corinne L. Rusch
Panos Tsagaris, Untitled, 2016. Diptych, acrylic, ink and silkscreen on canvas. Photo by Corinne L. Rusch
Curved Arrows, 2019, Installation view. Photo by Corinne L. Rusch
George Stamatakis, Sigismund Schlomo Freud, 2018. Oil paint on wood. Photo by Corinne L. Rusch
Curved Arrows, 2019, Installation view. Photo by Corinne L. Rusch

Info
Curved Arrows
01 May - 28 May 2019
Curated by Kostis Velonis

Kunstraum am Schauplatz
Praterstrasse 42
A-1020 Vienna
T +43 681 819 397 10
Wed-Fri 15:00-18:00

✍️ Text provided by the organisers

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