Gold und Liebe, Liebe für Gold



Haus N, Αthens

Members of Arbit City Group and ARTWORKS Fellows 2018, Dimitra Dimopoulou, Natasa Efstathiadi and Manolis D.Lemos, as well as the creative duo Hypercomf (Paola Palavidi & Ioannis Koliopoulos) participate in Gold und Liebe, Liebe für Gold group show, curated by Amalia Vekri. The show takes place at Haus N and runs through 21.04.2018.

Gold und Liebe, Liebe für Gold

It’s a Saturday night and I am at a basement club in Athens dancing to Liebe Auf Den Ersten Blick by the German band D. A. F. Everything is so smoky and dark. The dance floor is so crowded that everybody is pushing you around. I try to move but the smoke is so deep that I loose my sense of place. As I try to come out of the smoke I turn around and I see a man with a golden head. I move closer and I see an old inscription on his forehead: ‘You are excrement. You can change yourself into gold’. According to alchemical thinking body and soul should reach unison. Through gnosis gold finds a canal to a higher state, symbolically creating the philosophers stone. Gold the most precious of materials, its benevolence abide materiality and wealth. Its capital evokes the pursuit of happiness and satisfaction through possession. Love a feeling of lust simulating a higher goal in life, one that in accordance can lead to true happiness or denial. Life without love. Can one go on without it? To love and feel loved is a step closer to spirituality and perfection. Can love exist without gold? Do they feed each other or do they devour each other?

Curator: Amalia Vakri

Participating artists: Arbit City, Margarita Bofiliou, Manolis D. Lemos, Dora Economou, Sokrates Fatouros, Hypercomf, Stelios Karamanolis, Harrie Kourkoulis, Panos Papadopoulos, Ilias Papailiakis, Sofia Stevi, The Callas / Lakis & Aris Ionas, Iris Touliatou.