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Yorgos Sapountzis

Michsich Hotel

21 Jul - 16 Sep 2018

Yorgos Sapountzis, Michsich Hotel / a scenography, 2018. Foto: Ivo Corrà
Yorgos Sapountzis, Michsich Hotel / a scenography, 2018. Foto: Ivo Corrà
Yorgos Sapountzis, Michsich Hotel / a scenography, 2018; Flowers and a gold vase, 2018; Bear, bull and carafe with red ornaments, 2018; Dears and a green vase, 2018. Foto: Ivo Corrà
Yorgos Sapountzis, Die Landschaften Griechenlands, 2014; Ithaka – Die Landschaften Griechenlands, 2014. Courtesy the artist and Barbara Gross Galerie, München. Photo: Ivo Corrà
Yorgos Sapountzis, Naked man with a Fish, 2015; Naked woman at the hospital, 2015; Nacktes Erbe: Hockender Junge; Sitzender Knabe, 1947/48, 2017; Sikyon mit Korinth, Olympia, Sparta – Ebene, Naxos – Die Landschaften Griechenlands, 2014. Courtesy the artist and Barbara Gross Galerie, München. Photo: Ivo Corrà. Athen – Die Landschaften Griechenlands, 2014 / Nacktes Erbe: Junges Paar, 2017
Yorgos Sapountzis, Raster Baste – Familie sammelt Wildspargel, 2012; Black figure from ornaments with potatoes, 2015 / Black figure from ornaments with carrots and peas, 2015. Courtesy the artist and Barbara Gross Galerie, München. Photo: Ivo Corrà
Yorgos Sapountzis
Michsich Hotel
21 July - 16 September 2018

In his installations, videos and performances Yorgos Sapountzis (*1976 in Athens, lives in Berlin) brings new awareness to the places of public life, involving their present as well as their past. For his solo show at Kunst Meran he has engaged with the semi-public spaces of hotel rooms, and based on that orchestrates a scenographical sequence of situations, objects and narratives on the first two floors of the museum. Objects from hotels and materials from the artist’s studio blend into a dense narrative, which combines the visitors’ collective and personal experiences as well as memories. “I like creating chaos with my materials, which I must then put back in order,” Sapountzis says. “And more still I like the surprise and feeling of success when things work out. The process is more important than the result”.

Curator: Christiane Rekade
 

Tags: Christiane Rekade, Yorgos Sapountzis