BUILD YOUR OWN HOUSE
curated by Jannis Varelas & Stamatia Dimitrakopoulos
July 27 - August 22, 2017
Danai Anesiadou | Lutz Braun | Voltnoi Brege | Alex Eagleton | Vaggelis Hoursoglou | Jan Kiefer | Oliver Laric | Zachary Leener | Michi Loukas | Katrina Lodge | Carly Mark | Ben Wolf Noam |
Anastasia Pavlou | Nick Poe | Max Ruf | Charlie Roberts | Bjoern Segschneider | Atelier van Lieshout | Wendy White | Sue Williams | Chloe Wise | private collection of Stamata Pardalis
The idea for the group show Build Your Own House derives from the Athenian middle class interiors. Comprising the inner part of the apartment building that had been the regnant architectural element in the city’s urban landscape from the 50s until the late 90s, these pods follow an aberrant architecture, based on standardization.
Build Your Own House observes the urgent and bland customization of the predefined personal and living space and tracks the singular optimization of the blank canvas that works as the background of the city. The works presented become the condensed redefinitions of the space they are in and reflect the romanticized condition of the user’s singularity.