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Hot Wheels Athens

41, Patision Str., 10433 Athens Drive me

But we've met before

Admission: Free
Opening: 26.09.2020, 12:00

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Please join us on this Saturday and Sunday, September 26-27 between 12-8pm for Marina Xenofontos’ first solo presentation at the gallery, But we’ve met before.
Due to current Covid-19 guidelines, the gallery will allow 4 visitors inside at any time. Protective equipment is mandatory inside the gallery. We thank you in advance for respecting these measures
We are caught in frameworks: webs, relationships and Venn diagrams that never quite meet. System Failure. Relics created through friction and fiction; second-hand, mediated and shared memory snowball into reality. Collectively, the gestures in But we’ve met before are grasping, probing, searching. Layers displaced, decoded in material and technique. Personal narratives, social stories, and historical events, fuse in their head as they melt into the mirror. Darkness envelopes them, sentences and sounds surface from the void- it’s own portable cosmos. Gagarin soars, escapes from a prism of iron madness. Lost symbols, lost histories, lost futures. A holler jolts them out of it: cries of monotony, thoughts and actions being erased. Parallels untwine, as if 1-1-4 never existed.
I, you he, she lays still, wait, hang on, second chance now.
We lay still, on broken glass and asphalt.
x Aris, Marina, Hugo, and Julia
Marina Xenofontos (b.1988, Limassol, Cyprus) is based between Limassol and Amsterdam. Xenofontos recently completed Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, NL in 2019, after graduating from MFA Sculpture, Bard College, NY, USA in 2018. Recent and forthcoming solo exhibitions include: Hot Wheels Athens, Athens, GR, Sept, 2020. The Island Club, Limassol, CY, Oct, 2020. Karat Castle, Neoterismoi Toumazou, Nicosia, CY, 2015. Recent group shows include: Utters Excess in between, curated by Ioanna Gerakidi and Danae Io, State of Concept, Athens, GR, 2020. A Big Heritage with a Glorious Past, curated by mama, Critical Distance, Toronto, CA, 2020. Hypersurfacing, curated by Marina Christodoulidou, Nimac, Nicosia, CY, 2020. The future of colour, curated by Jan Verwoert, Cyprus Pavilion at Biennale Arte 2017, (Polys Peslikas, Mirene, Arsanios Valentinos Charalampous, Neoterismoi Toumazou), Venice, IT, 2017.

But we've met before