XYZ OUTLET #20: Panayiotis Koulouras | Im-pressions

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XYZ OUTLET #20: Panayiotis Koulouras | Im-pressions | Tuesday October 25th from 20:00 to 21:00 strictly | Perdika 8 & Achileos, Metaxourgeio, 104 36, Athens

XYZ Outlet continues, “DRY: No drinks, no party, just an art quickie”. On Tuesday 25 October we are presenting, and in parallel with the 3rd Athens Biennale 2011 MONODROME, the installation  Im-pressions by Panayiotis Koulouras.

XYZ Outlet will be open to the public for one hour only, as always, between 20:00 and 21:00.

During September and October XYZ Outlet’s projects are presented within the framework of the international contemporary art platform ReMap 3.
About Im-pressions

2011: constant, overwhelming and contradictory, the news contribute towards a climate of instability. Panayiotis Koulouras collects images - symbols  from the news, and prints them on pieces of broken marble he collects from the streets. Bin Laden, Gaddafi, Julien Assanz and Lady Gaga, amongst others, are made into stamps and impressed en masse, in red colour, on the surface of the broken marble - a material heavily associated with the notion of “greekness”, and, on occasion, used as a weapon, as demonstrated by recent events.

Impressions transforms the perception of a reality filtered via the Mass Media - “news” that formulate the collective consciousness -  into an unstable ground, strewn with the fragments of a memorial that never arises.

Koulouras observes and records on the stone. He formulates and reconstructs an image, an impression, and at the same time challenges the way we perceive a defunct memorial, a memorial installed as ruins, a memorial of amnesia and of the ephemeral.

About Panayiotis Koulouras

Panayiotis Koulouras was born in Kalamata in 1973. He graduated from the Painting Department of the Fine Art School of Athens in 2007, where he studied under Professor Chronis Botsoglou.
He worked with the artist Vlassis Caniaris from 2004 to 2011. In 2010 he participated in the exhibition Time people and their stories curated by Manos Stefanidis in Benaki Museum, and he also presented his work “Ephemeral Memorials” at the Siakos-Hannape gallery.