Tuesday 28 January 2020

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ViZ Laboratory for Visual Culture presents three recent works by Vangelis Vlahos. In his recent projects, the artist appropriates newsreel footage sourced from different online networks. The themes of this found footage are mostly related to political meetings, forensic investigations and police arrests in Greece and abroad in the last 30 years. The found videos are converted into texts, which recreate a detailed outline of the videos’ original action, incorporating also technical information involved in the production of these videos: 47 seconds of an unofficial meeting between Slobodan Milosevic and the former Greek Premier Constantine Mitsotakis in 1999, the TV coverage of a meeting between Alexis Tsipras and Kyriakos Mitsotakis in 2017, and a photo of the Greek ex-Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos from a Eurogroup in 2015.  By shifting attention to infraordinary details, these hyper-documents serve as meditation on the political economy of attention, virality and their role in the fleeting idea of accountability.

Exhibition info
Opening: 12 February 2020, 19:30
Duration: 12 February - 6 March 2020, Tuesday to Friday, 17:00 - 21:00
ViZ Laboratory for Visual Culture (Plateia Theatrou 10, Athens, Greece)

About Vangelis Vlahos
Vangelis Vlahos was born in 1971 in Athens, Greece where he lives and works. His projects have been included among others in Manifesta 5 and the 3rd Berlin Biennale in 2004, at the 27th São Paulo Biennale in 2006, at the 11th Istanbul Biennial in 2009, at the exhibition Monument to Transformation in Prague's City Galley in 2009, at To the Arts, Citizens! at the Serralves Museum in Porto in 2010, at the exhibition The End of Money at Witte de With Rotterdam in 2011, at the exhibition Gesture at the Kunstverein Stuttgart in 2014, at The Kids Want Communism (Notes on Division) at the Museum of Fine Arts in Tel Aviv and at the presentation of the collection of the National Museum of Contemporary Art of Athens at the Fridericianum Museum in Kassel in 2017, at 7th Thessaloniki Biennial and at When the present is history at Depo in Istanbul in 2019.

ViZ – Laboratory for Visual Culture is an initiative of Athens School of Fine Art’s Labs 11 & 12, powered by Onassis Foundation and the City of Athens Development and Destination Management Agency. 

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