POTENTIAL SPACE (ATHENS)

Marc Einsiedel & Felix Jung (We Are Visual)

Slate Projects is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new work by Marc Einsiedel & Felix Jung (We Are Visual): POTENTIAL SPACE (ATHENS). The work comprises slide documentation, framed photographs, monochrome pigment reliefs, found objects and performative sculpture, re-presenting in the gallery thirty-six ‘potential spaces’ found throughout Athens.
We Are Visual focus on empty, hidden or forgotten spaces, as well as visible and invisible boundaries. By analysing these ambiguous non-places, partially revealed and systematically ignored, they visualise the link between demographic problems and urban incoherence. The status of ‘potential spaces’ as either public or private remains contested, their awkward
geometries are clues to the invisible economic, political, and cultural forces shaping the contours of the city. We Are Visual create spatial interventions in the gallery to open up debate about subcultural, collective and alternative forms of living as ‘informal-urban-development’ or ‘DIY urbanism’ in the context of fragmenting and homogenising urban spaces.
POTENTIAL SPACE (ATHENS) is the fourth iteration in the series. Previous city-specific projects have been executed and exhibited in Hamburg, Brussels and London. POTENTIAL SPACE (LONDON) was included in the group exhibition ‘Maybe your lens is scratched?’ curated by Bianca Baroni and Alex
Meurice at the Averard Hotel in June 2016. The Hamburg and Brussels exhibitions were curated by Âme Nue, Hamburg.
The exhibition is located in the old ‘Alchemists’ nightclub in Psirri, close to the ancient Agora, the historical potter’s quarter and cemetery Kerameikos, and the Temple of Hephaestus, god of artisans, sculptors and blacksmiths.


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www.slateprojects.com,

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Address: Christokopidou 3, Psirri, Athens 105 54, Greece
Opening: Wednesday 5 April 2017, 7-9pm
Performance: Wednesday 5 April 2017, 8pm
Dates: 6-29 April 2017
Hours: Thu-Sat 12-6pm, and by appointment

Marc Einsiedel & Felix Jung, Potential Space (Athens) #35, 2017
“The present epoch will perhaps be above all the epoch of space. We are in the epoch of simultaneity: we are in the epoch of juxtaposition, the epoch of the near and far, of the side-by-side, of the dispersed,”

-- Michel Foucault, ‘Of Other Spaces: Utopias and Heterotopias’, 1967


About Slate Projects:

Slate Projects is an itinerant curatorial project founded by Alex Meurice in 2013, and based between London and New York. We organise a regular programme of group and solo exhibitions, in close collaboration with artists, curators and galleries. Shows have been held in various locations across London, from old factories to derelict mansions and hotels. The building itself plays the role of stage and protagonist equally, compelling us to experiment with the typical exhibition format, and offering visitors a peek into shifting urban dynamics. Until October 2016, Slate Projects was based in the Averard Hotel, an empty nineteenth-century townhouse in West London. This is the first Slate Projects exhibition outside London. www.slateprojects.com


About We Are Visual:
Felix Jung (b.1985, Germany) and Marc Einsiedel (b.1983, Germany) have worked together since 2010 in Hamburg as an artist-duo with the name We Are Visual. They immerse themselves in public space, expanding on this experience through a process of adding, misusing and recycling. They manifest that which has been forgotten: the grievance, the issue, the confounding, the absurd and the contrasting. We Are Visual shows work as interventions in public spaces, galleries and museums. www.wearevisual.org

We Are Visual, Potential Space (London), Averard Hotel, 2016
 
We Are Visual, Potential Space (Brussels), Poppositions (Âme Nue), 2016