Andreas Ragnar Kassapis: Τo see a block of flats as a cave

10.11.21 @ 18:00

Kalfayan Galleries

Room 1, 2021 © Andreas Ragnar Kassapis, courtesy Kalfayan Galleries, Athens-Thessaloniki

to see a block of flats as a cave

I started counting distance through fatigue.

Νot experience but fatigue.

I start counting with that that is caused by distance to the neck and feet.

We live in the city.

We live in the block of flats.

We see the block of flats as a cave.

He says:

Look at these plants below. How does it sound like?

From this man? Outside.

What is it heard from inside of the door?

I asked them :

When is it that you are not yourselves? He replied :

I am not myself when I change room.

I started counting distance through fatigue.

Not exactly perspective but fatigue

© Andreas Ragnar Kassapis, 2021


Kalfayan Galleries present the solo exhibition of Andreas Ragnar Kassapis titled “Τo see a block of flats as a cave”.  In his solo exhibition at Kalfayan Galleries, Andreas Ragnar Kassapis presents a diverse installation consisting of paintings, text and archival photography. At the same time, the exhibition is accompanied by a music work that is presented and available digitally. As the artist observes regarding the new series of works: “My subjects are landscapes or at least ‘areas’ that keep within them the objects inseparable. I continue with my investigation into the concept of Nuance and consequently into the concept of Mood (Stimmung); the concept of Duration (la durée) and consequently subjective experience and lived time; the notion of distance and therefore the concept of perspective and its distortions “. Having psychoanalysis, phenomenology and contemporary cultural criticism as basic methodological tools, the work of Andreas Ragnar Kassapis focuses on themes concerning the mechanisms of perception, memory and representation. Having as a starting point cognitive theories of object perception, his paintings raise questions about the imprint of technical images on perception and memory in modern times.

The exhibition opens on Wednesday, 10 November 2021, 18.00 – 21.00
Duration: 10 November – 11 December 2021

*Andreas Ragnar Kassapis is SNF ARTWORKS Fellow 2020