As part of Remap 3, The Breeder presents a solo exhibition by HOPE entitled “Time will not give me time”. Exhibition dates are from September 12th to October 30th 2011 while the artist will perform on Monday September 12th at 8.30pm.
HOPE is a street artist and has stood out with his interventions at the streets of Athens. His practice is a diverse collage directly on the walls of various buildings, compiled from different elements and imagery from ancient civilizations and subcultures into large-scale totemic assemblages. While most of HOPE’s works are two dimensional, they usually give out the illusion of having three dimensions. His multi faceted practice ranges from posters and collages to performance, works on canvas and fanzines. For his project at Remap 3 he will create new site-specific works that will be in direct dialogue with the building and the area of Metaxourgio and Keramikos.
Marina Fokidis, curator, art critic, Director of Kunsthalle Athena, states the following regarding HOPE’s practice: “Although his works first appeared in the streets, they organically made their way inside the buildings of the art world, without changing in style or adapting to any kind of rules. For HOPE the notions of inside and outside are qualities open to intervention, making it thus hard to distinguish between public and private space. This seems to be his march for resistance towards dominant and authoritative structures. At the exhibition “Time will not give me time” the series of collages inside the space constitute a sequence, which traces our path around the exhibition and invites us from the interior to another potential route outside the building. This way the exhibition space is rendered “unimportant” or at least not more important or exclusive in any sense, of the everyday reality out in the streets.”
Solo exhibitions include: Kunsthalle Athena (2010) curated by Marina Fokidis, K44 (2008) and gallery KNOT in Athens (2010) and Starter gallery in Dresden (2010). He recently participated in NY Art Book Fair that took place in MOMA, New York with his publication “thesewarsareoutburstofhypnosisonlythemasksareforreal” (2009), as part of the curated exhibition “Journal of Aesthetics and Protest”. HOPE is participating in the Thessaloniki Performance Festival, which takes place in parallel to the 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art. He will also be presenting a large scale (12×3.6m) site-specific work at Frieze Art Fair in London under the auspices of The Breeder.