Curated by Christian Oxenius and Nikolas Ventourakis
Yellow Brick presents ‘Nurseries of the unconscious. Desiring-productions and group fantasies’, the second episode of A Hollow Place. This unique project, curated by Christian Oxenius and Nikolas Ventourakis, invites four internationally acclaimed artists to inhabit, with a site-specific and original project, the space of a natural cave in the centre of Athens for one day. In its second edition the works will then be presented as a collective exhibition hosted by Yellow Brick for an entire week, where the artists will have the occasion to unfold additional reflections on their topics.
For this episode, Hera Buyuktasciyan (TR), Viktorija Rybakova (LT), Augustus Veinoglou (GR) and Kostis Velonis (GR) were asked to engage with the concept of a nursery. This image serves as a reflection on a complex space where, as new-borns, we encounter a non-familiar life and face the institutions and their bio-power for the first time. Simultaneously, however, these are spaces where we construct collective fantasies about new life and the infinite possibilities entailed therein, thus becoming an epitome of desires. The cave, as a space set aside from our everyday experiences, serves as a machine for the production and reflection on that same unconscious, that starts to develop from those very first days of life. It further aids to highlight contradictions and conflicts within the bio-power apparatus of our nation-sates.
A Hollow Place
Address: Kimeon 1, 11851 Athens – 37.973454, 23.714632
May 15th, 6.30pm – 11pm, Augustus Veinoglou ‘The house father built’ (Image 3, 4)
May 22nd, 6.30pm – 11pm, Kostis Velonis ‘Goat Song’ (Image 5, 6)
May 29th, 6.30pm – 11pm, Hera Buyuktasciyan ‘Seismic Canopy’ (Image 7, 8)
June 5th, 6.30pm – 11pm, Viktorija Rybakova ‘tbc’ (Image 9, 10)
OPENING at Yellow Brick (Image 1, 2)
Address: 7 Eptapirgiou, 14231, Nea Ionia
June 19th, 6.30pm – 11pm
June 20st – 26th, 5pm – 9pm
Image credits Nikolas Ventourakis
With the support of: