‘’It never happened‘’
Opening: Friday June 24 , 2016 8:00 pm.
Duration: June 24 – July 18, 2016
‘’It never happened’’ examines the potential between individual and public space. That ‘”which never happened, or might have happened or might happen’’ refers to a sequel of probabilities that are set in motion yet are never executed.
The potential to influence, intervene and act upon one another multiplies constantly, every day and infinitely, yet their actualization becomes more and more unlikely to occur. In creating a restrictive and closed system, this project attempts to reinforce and support that which will actually happen.
A “monument”, a perpetual symbol of public space that implies both power and indifference, is set up in the ArtWall exhibition space, constructing an environment that implicates the interior and exterior (outdoor) space. As a result of this emerging environment, new potential and dynamics develop, creating new associations among individual and public space.
New spaces form within the existing, commenting on the methods and practices necessary to the individual in co-existing with h/his surrounding environment. Yet at the same time this process emphasizes one’s inadequacy to do so, as one waits for an intervention, in order to exist.
It is in the observer’s hand to fill in the intermediate space, either physically or mentally.
Within the ArtWall, which is by definition an “intermediate space” a combination of indoor and outdoor, of private and public space, the observer is guided through a crossing of paths and intersections with the artwork. S/he is called upon to piece as a whole within the environment, but also with h/him self, whom he discovers in his journey.
Christos Vagiatas solo presentation entitled ‘’It never happened’’ is a part of the Offspring Young Artists for the cultivation and facilitation of new generation artistic practice.
Text written to accompany the exhibition: Angela Hadji.
Born in Athens in 1990. Graduate and postgraduate studies at the Department of Fine Arts and Sciences of Art at the University of Ioannina, Greece.
The work of Christos Vagiatas examines the concept of the limit, in terms of representation and meaning. By using limit as a structural element, and with the use of linear traces, he renegotiates simple forms and familiar symbols by marking and intervening in space to create new conditions. On the other hand, boundaries take up the form of a coded speech; seeking answers and acquiring concerns on the very nature itself, of limit as a form of experience.
Participation in group exhibitions, workshops and sculpture symposiums.
Back to Athens 2016, Who is afraid of rhinoceros?, Athens-GR, 2016 / Babel Fragments: Revisited, metamatic:taf, Athens-Gr, 2015 / EPITOPOU 15, Andros Island-Gr, 2015 / Afresh, A New Generation of Greek Artists, EMST National Museum of Contemporary Art, 2013 – 2014, Athens-Gr / Tradition today, Cultural Office of the Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus, Athens-Gr, 2014 / Boundaries, Artscape and Snehta, 2014, Athens-Gr / uP, metamatic:taf, 2014, Athens-Gr / I need a hero, ACTION FIELD Κodra, Thessaloniki-Gr, 2014 / NOTHING, Tint gallery, 2013, Thessaloniki-Gr / REMAP 4, LOXODROME, 2013 Athens-Gr / Déjà vécu, an[a]mesa, 2013 Athens-Gr / RE:ACT VOL II, BLOCK 33, 2013 Thessaloniki / Message in a bottle, Municipal Gallery of Mythimna, 2013 Lesvos, Gr. / ACTION FIELD Κodra, What We Want, 2012 Thessaloniki-Gr / INSPIRE festival, Macedonian Museum Of Contemporary Art, 2012 Thessaloniki-Gr / XV Biennale de la Mediterranee “Symbiosis?”, 2011 Thessaloniki-Gr / ACTION FIELD Κodra -Kodra Fresh, 2011 Thessaloniki-Gr / Athens Video*/Art Festival, 2011, Athens-Gr, Awards 2011, Visual Arts exhibition, Municipal Gallery of Ioannina City, 2011.
Information: Christos Vagiatas / It Never Happened / ArtWall
Offspring Young Artists
Offspaces International Research Program
ARTWALL Project Space
26 Sophocleous Str., 10552, Athens, Greece
Opening: Friday June 24 , 2016, 8:00 pm.
Duration: June 24 – July 18, 2016
Visiting hours: Tuesday, Thursday 5:00 – 9:00 pm., Saturday 1:00 – 4:00 pm.
The ArtWall Project Space was initiated in 2012, as a showcase for contemporary art and a catalyst for discussion and collaboration among artists and art professionals. The ArtWall program is designed and implemented by Fotini Kapiris, artist, curator and co-founder of CAMP! Contemporary Art Meeting Point, to meet requirements and standards of contemporary artistic production. Fresh Hotel, actively supportive of this effort, recognizes the demand for this cultural spot within the center of Athens.