“THE DEEP END” group exhibition

01.04.22 @ 19:00

Two Thirds Project Space

‘…we know that we are foreigners to ourselves, and it is with the help of that sole support that we can attempt to live with others’.
—Julia Kristeva

The Deep End draws on the anguish of being cut off, estranged, and exiled. It deals with moments when humans experience themselves as separate, tapping into a state of disconnectedness from earth or from one another. The deeper one sinks into this disorienting mood, the more inaccessible the world around them becomes. When even a return to everydayness and the guise of familiarity fail as inauthentic attempts to evade our ‘thrownness’, we find ourselves hovering over the weight of our own existence.

Humans move away from the state of awareness of their environment, thoughts, and sensations due to actions that render the world they live in uninhabitable. This experience is an underlying existential or ontological condition of humankind. It can lay bare the subjugation of the individual, reconciling oneself to the uncanniness of the world. This group show investigates the ways in which this speculative sense of outsiderness can be generated by specific modes of artistic practice that reciprocate a certain kind of encounter.

Without strictly speaking a specific set of stylistic techniques, the exhibition brings together richly varied works by artists who employ diverse material and aesthetic strategies across a range of mediums, including painting, sculpture and photography.

Some of the exhibited works confront the viewer because they are predicated upon a sense of collective uncertainty, while others allow space for the viewer to step into a zone of destabilization and defamiliarization through the confrontation with an unknowable vanishing point. These mechanisms become integral to the works’ psychological impact, probing the complexities of selfhood and identity and producing evocative and enigmatic narratives.

Curated by: Dinos Chatzirafailidis
Participating artists: Ellie Antoniou, Dario Carratta, Laetitia de Chocqueuse, Konstantinos Giotis, Johan F. Karlsson, Dimitris Kontodimos, Karolina Krasouli, Lulù Nuti, Yorgos Papafigos, Rudolf Steiner

*Konstantinos Giotis and Karolina Krasouli are SNF ARTWORKS Fellows.

Opening: 01/04/22, 19:00-22:00
Duration of exhibition: 01/04-16/04
Gallery hours: Tues, Wed, Fri: 17:00-21:00, Sat: 11:30-14:30

Two Thirds Project Space
Themistokleous 42, Exarchia, Athens
5th floor, #2