ARTIST OF THE MONTH: GEORGIOS XENOS PROGRESSION, NUMBER 163
01/08 - 12/10/2012
Artist of the month: Georgios Xenos
Progression, Number 163
01/08/2012 – 12/10/2012
Curated By: Stamatis Schizakis
Fantasy is mythomaniac
Voice is produced from the air of the soul
The trace is a music score…
Starting on August 1st and lasting until October 12th, painter Georgios Xenos presents the work Progression, Number 163 as an audiovisual installation around the peristyle of the National Museum of Contemporary Art.
Georgios Xenos reads his sketches and paintings as music scores and creates sounds and music with clarinet, effects loop, percussion and string instruments.
A scanned ink drawing as a video projection combined with the musical theme Progression, Number 163 from the series Passers creates an atmospheric environment around the entrance of EMST for the visitors and passers by.
Georgios Xenos’ work is presented as part of the series “Artist of the month” and will continue in September in the Project Room.
The work is presented 24 hours a day at the peristyle of the museum. The projection is visible only after dark.
Short biography of the artist
Georgios Xenos (Athens, 1953) graduated in 1982 from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux – Arts, Section des Arts Plastiques in Paris. From 1988 until 1992 he lived and worked in Berlin and since 1993 he lives and works in Athens. His works have been exhibited at Galerie Jean Bernier, (1986), Pergamon Museum (1992), Winckelmann Museum, Stendal (1991, 2002), Kostis Palamas building of the University of Athens, (1997), Benaki Museum (2009), the Epigraphical Museum in Athens (2011) and elsewhere.
Photo: Georgios Xenos Progression, Number 163