UNLOCKED Exhibition by ATOPOS cvc, Athens
Curator // Vassilis Zidianakis
Opening // Wednesday February 24th 2016 from 19:00 to 23:00
Duration // Until Wednesday April 6th 2016. Open every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 11:00-19:00. The rest of the week by appointment only
Location // ATOPOS CVC // 72 Salaminos str. // Athens // Greece
As part of the UNLOCKED publication launch ATOPOS cvc presents an exhibition where the book is presented as an art object. Through a number of site-specific installations Vassilis Zidianakis unravels his research and the production process of UNLOCKED, a unique book in the form of a photo narrative. Jérôme Delormas, director of la Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, and honorary guest for the evening, underlines in his Foreword for the book that "UNLOCKED is political because it reverses the order of dominant thinking".
The new book of ATOPOS cvc attempts to "unlock" the depiction of the Naked Body in the post-photographic, digital era. The comprehensive, 512 page publication constitutes one of the first official recordings of a new visual language, which has emerged from the contemporary digital platforms and other forms of social media. From Ren Hang's raw, avant-garde photography and Maisie Cousins' hedonistic and full of colour images to Robert Wilson's unconventional video portraits of Lady Gaga, UNLOCKED presents the works of 145 international photographers and artists including Aaron McElroy, Andrey Bogush, Asger Carlsen, Bill Durgin, Cheyenne Sophia, Czar Kristoff, David Marinos, Francesco Nazardo, Gorsad, Hobbes Ginsberg, Jacopo Benassi, Jess T. Dugan, Kate Peters, Kostis Fokas, Martin Petersen, Maxime Ballesteros, Maxime Leyvastre, Momo Okabe, Nico Krijno, Peter Kaaden, Romain Brunet, Sasha Kurmaz, Synchrodogs, Thomas Mailaender.
The new publication will be on sale throughout the exhibition at a discount price.