The Island Club presents One Minute, One Hour, One Month… One Million Years, a group show with works from the Kerenidis Pepe Collection.
One Minute, One Hour, One Month… One Million Years operates at the interstices between day and night, wake and sleep, work and rest. Where time bends and boundaries become porous. Where language, in form and function, surrenders to the weight of interpretation.
For the duration of the exhibition The Island Club will be open from 17:36 to 21:36. As the sun sets and commercial activity gives way to leisure time, the exhibition unfolds across buildings – shopfronts and public spaces in proximity to The Island Club – and can be explored through a walk.
With fleeces, with vestments, I have tried to cover the blue-black blade.
I implored day to break into night. I have longed to see the cupboard dwindle, to feel the bed soften, to float suspended, to perceive lengthened trees, lengthened faces, a green bank on a moor and two figures in distress saying goodbye. I flung words in fans like those the sower throws over the ploughed fields when the earth is bare. I desired always to stretch the night and fill it fuller and fuller with dreams.
Virginia Woolf, The Waves, 1931
Participating artists: Ignasi Aballí, Eva Barto, Alejandro Cesarco, Daniel Gustav Cramer, Angela Detanico and Rafael Lain, Haris Epaminonda, Aurélien Froment, Dora García, Mario García Torres, David Horvitz, On Kawara, Jochen Lempert, Julien Nédélec, Nina Papaconstantinou, Mario García Torres, Vittorio Santoro, Ariel Schlesinger, and Elsa Werth.
The Kerenidis Pepe Collection was established in 2006 by Iordanis Kerenidis, Research Director in Quantum Computing at CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research – Paris, France) and Piergiorgio Pepe, lecturer at Sciences Po (Paris, France) and ethics advisor. The collection reveals a rigorous interest in conceptual art that is both political and intimate. In 2014, Kerenidis and Pepe founded the association Phenomenon which organises a biennial program of artists’ residencies and exhibitions on the island of Anafi in Greece (www.phenomenon.fr). They also host interdisciplinary events and have a publishing activity that includes artists’ books and catalogues.
With special thanks to:
Yioula Economou (Sunoptical), Evangelos Evangelou (Foto Matik), Marios Demetriou (Marios Locksmith), Panayiotis Pieridis (#20 Stoa Anexartisias), Spyros Polycarpou (Collector’s Shop), Georgia Raounas (Georgia Raounas Jewellery Design, #44 Stoa Anexartisias), K. Salamiotis & Sons, (Salamiotis Souvenirs).
The Island Club is a non-profit exhibition space initiated and programmed by artist Christodoulos Panayiotou and managed by Denise Araouzou. Located in Agora Anexartisias — a shopping arcade built in 1991 in the commercial centre of Limassol —, The Island Club appropriates the name of the NAAFI (Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes) family club that was established during colonial times in order to provide entertainment for the members of the British Armed Forces. As access to the club was restricted to service-men and their guests, it is now largely forgotten.