THE BREEDER
Athanasios Argianas
The length of a piece of string cut at the width of its circumference
PREVIEW
10 Feb. 2011  8-10pm
DURATION
10 Feb. 2011 to
19 Mar. 2011
HOURS
Tues. to Sat. 12 – 6pm
PRESS

The Breeder is pleased to present Athanasios Argianas’ second solo exhibition at the gallery. Argianas’ new body of work explores the idea of linear strands of information, such as musical score or a cassette tape and string theory propositions, as an attempt to imagine non-perceivable time and spatial dimensions. On the ground floor of the gallery Argianas’ “Song Machine”, a spindly wiry and elegant construction, appears as if a thin shiny ribbon folded over a right-angled minimal sculpture; upon closer inspection the material is brass, a hard metal bent and curved as if it is soft. Still, a closer look reveals the phrase: “the length of your arm unfolded, of the width of a strand of your hair, … the length of a piece of string, of the width of its circumference”. The text itself almost alludes to a virtual sculpture, one we cannot see. The strips actually form a Möbius loop again – there’s only one surface, which twists round – the text is endless thus. In a second piece of the same series, a piece of silk is hung on a structure, which gives its shape definition and solidity. The second part of the show constitutes of the installation “A Centimeter Running Down From Your Eyes To Your Collar Bone”, a series of five Y – shaped objects, standing at different heights, each one representing the height of the person the artist used as model. Thin strips of silver and brass casts, physically materializing the distance travelled by tears, as indicated in the title. Argianas’ work proposes “a broadening of the category of things we might consider to be instruments of mensuration”, explains writer and curator Tom Morton in his review of the artist’s work on Frieze magazine and concludes that what Athanasios Argianas is calling for through his work is actually “new yardsticks and new clocks”. Athanasios Argianas (Athens, 1976) is based in London and is a graduate of Goldsmiths College in London. Argianas has presented his work in the 2nd Athens Biennial Heaven in the exhibition “For the straight way is lost” curated by Diana Baldon, Athens (2009). He was nominated for the DESTE Prize 2009, which was presented in the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens. Currently he is working towards two different performances, that will be respectively presented in Tate Britain as part of Art Now (London, March 2011) and in Barbican Art Gallery (London, April 2011). Argianas’ selected solo exhibitions and projects include: “The Length of a Strand of Your Hair, of the Width of Your Arms Unfolded”, National Museum of Contemporary Art, EMST, Athens (2009), project room commission, curated by Daphne Vitali, We All Turn This Way, The Serpentine Gallery Pavillion, The Serpentine Gallery, London (with Nick Laessing), The Breeder, Athens (2007). He has also presented his works in numerous group shows in institutional and private spaces in Europe.

 
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