RADIO ATHÈNES: OLD-EYED PREMIÈRE, BY KOSTAS SAHPAZIS
Outset Greece supports Old-Eyed Première, an exhibition by Kostas Sahpazis, presented by Radio Athènes. Kostas Sahpazis continues his material reveries with an exhibition of new sculptural works that find their way to the rooms of a former office space in a distinctive neo-classical building on 14 Apollonos Street. In Old-Eyed Première, the artist assembles a body of work around the ideas of repetition, movement and the instantané, taking his cue from Gwendolyn Brooks’s 1987 poem Boy Breaking Glass. Sahpazis follows the conditions of the space placing objects where there have been abrasions, as with accidents that take place with greater ease at the same spot where a previous one has occurred.
Kostas Sahpazis was the recipient of the Deste Prize in 2013. Previous works include The Gift of Screws, his first one-person show in Athens in 2012, with Emily Dickinson’s poem Essential Oils being his departure point, and What a Tailor Can Do, presented at Art Basel Statements in June 2013, where Sahpazis worked after Goya’s homonymous “Lo, que puede un sastre!”, the 52nd plate of Los Caprichos. Sahpazis lives and works in Athens.
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Image Credits: For the duration of Kostas Sahpazis' solo exhibition, Radio Athènes is hosted temporarily in a neoclassical building in the historic centre of Athens, reflecting the nomadic philosophy of this enterprise.