The Eternal Substitute, George Gaitanos

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The Eternal Substitute, George Gaitanos

Opening: Saturday February 20th, 2016, 19:30

Duration: February 20th – March 15th, 2016

Numerous film reels assemble the unconventional landscapes of artist George Gaitanos, as single-entity figures reach to the sky seeking light to release their chemical image. Gaitano’s installation uses expired celluloid film to repossess and reassemble harmony within society.

Prior to the Second World War and mass production of plastic, cellulose (the main component of film and primary material in Gaitano’s work) – was established as cutting edge technology through the introduction of the moving image. Amid thermoplast and cellulose, Gaitanos positions himself as the contemporary art breeder, switching the void values of an outdated medium, for a contemporary landscape.

Composer Iannis Xenakis reflects on the new condition of art generated in the mid course of intense social reformation.

“The creative process basically means neo-looking / speculating. And neo-looking results in new forms and new ideas … in the history of art, of ideas, of human relations, there is always continuity, although there is a general notion that revolutions cast completely new, unexplored concepts. New concepts always share a part of the past”

In breeding and cultivating his materials, history and time, George Gaitanos suggests a new order of social understanding.

The original concept of the artwork is a collaborative idea among artists George Gaitanos and Maria Karavassili.


ARTWALL Project Space

26 Sofokleous Str., Athens 10552



Visiting hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 17:00 – 20:30, Saturday 13:00 – 16:00

The ARTWALL is  a committed contemporary art incubator, located in the center of Athens, Greece. Initiated in 2012, the ArtWall brings together artists of all mediums, who produce ideas and projects that reflect the contemporary art scene of Athens. The ARTWALL cultural program is designed and implemented by Fotini Kapiris, artist, curator and co-founder of CAMP! Contemporary Art Meeting Point, so as 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.



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