STILL HERE TOMORROW – Exhibition View
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
Nefeli Papadimouli, The Veracity of Living Phantoms (On Systems, On Objects), 2019
Giannis Delagrammatikas, plot hole_ to what is fair!, 2019 & Dimitra Dimopoulou, Dark Shaded Monastic Rocks, 2018
Valia Papastamou, Do we hear the lime stick's trill?, 2018
Malvina Panagiotidi, It was evening all afternoon 9,5 Hz, 2018
Foteini Palpana, Grafi #1-8, 2017
Christos Vagiatas, But the darkness got that too, 2019
Chrysanthi Koumianaki, I Saw Some Lines Having Small Talk, 2018-2019
HYPERCOMF (Ioannis Koliopoulos - Paola Palavidi), Smoothed by long fingers, 2018
Petros Moris, Hands, Tools and Automations, 2018 (detail)
What do we really share when we co-exist in the same space?
How is our identity extended through our relations with others?
The exhibition STILL HERE TOMORROW begins with the idea of the poetics of relations and unfolds as a rhizomatic map with multiple connections among the works. The title functions affirmatively and constitutes a necessary assertion against the conditions of precariousness. Coexistence, exchange of ideas and creative tensions become a means of resistance to uncertainty. The 45 artists in the exhibition propose narratives that dispute the conditions of the present as they open up the debate to the future.
Painting, sculpture, video, photography, performance, installation, new media and sound works activate spaces in the building of the National Library of Greece and the Southern Walks of the Stavros Niarchos Park. The exhibition spaces are seen as an open archive of arguments. The works put forward distinct narratives, converse with one another and with the venue itself, live together without losing their autonomy, and at times question the very structures in which they have been placed.
The artists focus on research and experimentation, while their theoretical explorations are accompanied by persistent renegotiations of both form and material. The construction of history and nature, which is symbolically linked with the spaces where the exhibition unfolds—in the Library and the Park respectively—challenge our present social condition.
With these works, the artists explore the potential of personal narratives and reflect on the role of digital and physical archives, the expectations and the challenges of technological evolution, while questioning humans’ relationship with other forms of existence and the individual’s relations to the community. They employ elements from everyday life in order to approach the ‘uncanny’, and return to past mythologies in order to create different ones for the future. They rethink the concepts of ownership, automation, work, production and identity, discerning their exclusions and delineations, thereby imagining tools to both disrupt and break free.
More about STILL HERE TOMORROW and the full list of artists exhibiting and their work, here