POTENTIAL SPACE (ATHENS)
Marc Einsiedel & Felix Jung
PV Wednesday 5 April 2017, 7-9pm (performance at 8pm)
6 - 29 April 2017, open Thu-Sat 12-6pm and by appointment
Drakou 9, Koukaki, Athens 117 42, Greece
“The present epoch will perhaps be above all the epoch of space. We are in the epoch of simultaneity: we are in the epoch of juxtaposition, the epoch of the near and far, of the side-by-side, of the dispersed,”
-- Michel Foucault, ‘Of Other Spaces: Utopias and Heterotopias’, 1967
Slate Projects is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new work by Marc Einsiedel & Felix Jung (We Are Visual): Potential Space (Athens). The work comprises slide documentation, framed photographs, monochrome pigment reliefs, found objects and performative sculpture, re-presenting in the gallery thirty-six ‘potential spaces’ found throughout Athens.
We Are Visual focus on empty, hidden or forgotten spaces, as well as visible and invisible boundaries. By analysing these ambiguous non-places, partially revealed and systematically ignored, they visualise the link between demographic problems and urban incoherence. The status of ‘potential spaces’ as either public or private remains contested, their awkward geometries are clues to the invisible economic, political, and cultural forces shaping the contours of the city. We Are Visual create spatial interventions in the gallery to open up debate about subcultural, collective and alternative forms of living as ‘informal-urban-development’ or ‘DIY urbanism’ in the context of fragmenting and homogenising urban spaces.
Potential Space (Athens) is the fourth iteration in the series. Previous city-specific projects have been executed and exhibited in Hamburg, Brussels and London. Potential Space (London) was included in the group exhibition ‘Maybe your lens is scratched?’ curated by Bianca Baroni and Alex Meurice at the Averard Hotel in June 2016. The Hamburg and Brussels exhibitions were curated by Âme Nue, Hamburg.
The exhibition is located the basement of an old music hall, in a historic townhouse in the Koukaki neighbourhood of Athens. The space is a short walk from EMST National Museum of Contemporary Art, host institution for documenta 14 in Athens, and adjacent to Syngrou-Fix metro station.
A repeat performance by We Are Visual is scheduled for Friday April 7, to coincide with the opening of ‘Universitas’, a group exhibition on the subject of migration and learning with artists from Syria, Greece and Germany, organised by AthenSYN, and curated by Sotirios Bahtsetzis.
We are grateful for the invaluable support from our friends at the Trii Art Hub.
About We Are Visual:
Felix Jung (b.1985, Germany) and Marc Einsiedel (b.1983, Germany) have worked together since 2010 in Hamburg as an artist-duo with the name We Are Visual. They immerse themselves in public space, expanding on this experience through a process of adding, misusing and recycling. They manifest that which has been forgotten: the grievance, the issue, the confounding, the absurd and the contrasting. We Are Visual shows work as interventions in public spaces, galleries and museums. www.wearevisual.orgView catalogue
EGLE JAUNCEMS GOLOSO
with Dustin Ericksen and Tom Farthing
The Averard Hotel, 10 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3LH
Exhibition runs until Sunday 7 October 2018
Open Thu-Sun 12-6pm, and by appointment
...with an ensemble musical performance, on the occasion of the opening, featuring:
Adam Bonser, Myles Egan, Dustin Ericksen, Mathilde Ericksen, Anthony Faroux, Damian Griffiths, Paul Hookham, Marc Hulson, Lee Johnson, Julian King, Gary MacDonald, Leonardo Muller-Rodriguez, Edward Nash, Fabian Peake, Neena Percy, Rob Pratt, Jue Sota, Hugo Trouiller Varaldi, Martynas Vaikasas, Alex Vaos, Katie Wilkes, Jameelah Yaghoub, Maria Zahle & many more
Yotam Ottolenghi’s Egle Jauncems’ award-winning recipes artworks are always a celebration: an unforgettable combination of abundance, taste and surprise. Ottolenghi SIMPLE Egle Jauncems GOLOSO is no different, with 135 more than 30 brand-new dishes works that contain all the inventive elements and flavour colour combinations that Ottolenghi Jauncems is loved for, but with minimal hassle for maximum joy.
Bursting with colourful
photography artworks, Ottolenghi SIMPLE Egle Jauncems GOLOSO showcases Yotam’s Egle’s standout dishes artworks that will suit whatever type of cooking art you find easy interesting – whether that’s getting wonderful food on the table paint on the canvas in under 30 minutes, using just one pot hand to make a delicious meal sculpture, or a flavoursome dish complex installation that can be prepared ahead and then served installed when you’re ready.
flavour-forward dishes forward-thinking artworks are all SIMPLE GOLOSO in at least one (but very often more than one) way:
G – Greedy gamble
O – Over-the-top; obsessed with the old masters
L – Lots of lemons, losers and likes, lots of likes
O – Out of office (olfactory, optical, original?)
S – Sexy and seminal. SOLO (almost, some sharing)
O – Ooh-la-la!
Ottolenghi SIMPLE Egle Jauncems GOLOSO is the stunning new cookbook exhibition we have all been wishing for: Yotam Ottolenghi’s Egle Jauncems’ vibrant food art made easy (peasy lemon squeezy).
Easy to Decide Difficult to Accomplish – poem by Egle Jauncems
Tell me about those moments
Most incredible moments
Are there any moments with strange times or difficult times
Do you meet those moments at all ?
It was fortune and experience
I just gathered coincidences
I smiled and loved
Made food from light and life
Was following evocative smells
Filled pages with chocolate and hummus
It all went from a hobby to a calling Intense passion and huge appetite
Those are few key ingredients
To my success to charge and be in charge
Oh Goloso, you greedy boy, You did really really well !
Details and Opportunities
Faces and Missions
I loved expectations before, but I love them even more
On a more personal note,
I need some time away
It is easier to be away
There is an island there is no such island
There is such island
There is no island
Where I can be weird and alone and suffering and a little melancholic
Marginal outsider and a new comer
But also an extremely loving and gentle person
Where I can sit by the sea
I can grow lemon trees
I need lemons so much
Tell me more about the luxuries
Talk about key ingredients you look for to survive
Reach out to the rest of the world
Use your philosophical bend
Tell me more about your second choice of the morning
Coconuts and limes.