Key to the Kuffs
Eleftheria Tseliou gallery is happy to present David Sampethai's solo show. The show opens on Wednesday, June 14 and will be on display till the 30th of September 2017.
In his new solo show titled Key To The Kuffs, David Sampethai presents a series of 64 small diptych paintings and a large painting made with watercolors and gouache. The key has a dual meaning, that of the guard that locks with it and that of the guarding angel who uses it to unlock and set free. This duality emerges in Sampethai’s new work. With ever- present black humor and a mysterious associative atmosphere, the works create a feeling of calm before the storm and of repressed energy that needs to be let out. The title of the exhibition is borrowed from American rapper MF DOOM’s album by the same name, him being known for his associative lyrics and his use of non-linear narrative techniques.
Opening: Wednesday, June 14 / 20.00 - 22.30
Duration: till September 30, 2017
Working hours: Tuesday - Friday 12.00 - 20.00
Saturday: 12.00 - 15.00
A show about artist books I co-curated currently running at Eleftheria Tseliou Gallery
-Sir, I told the captain, thank you for placing the library at my disposal. There are scientific treasures here, and I'll take advantage of them.
Jules Verne, Twenty thousand leagues under the sea, translated by F. P. Walter. Paris, France: Hetzel
David Sampethai and Eleftheria Tseliou first discussed Sampethai's idea for a show with artists' books in May 2016. 'The Library Show' opens at the Eleftheria Tseliou gallery almost a year later.
The gallery space is being turned into a library with a reading section, where one can see, flip through or read, books by contemporary artists and historical editions we have borrowed from private collections by Marcel Duchamp - Richard Hamilton, Gerhard Richter, Nobuyoshi Araki, Gilbert and George, Edward Ruscha, Allan Kaprow, Yannis Tsarouchis, William Kentridge, Richard Hamilton, Dan Flavin, Ito Jakuchu, Ulisses Carrion, Nikos Engonopoulos, Tom Phillips, Robert Filliou, Felix - Gonzales Torres, Wolf Vostel, Anne Carson, Roni Horn, Daynita Singh, Jan Voss, Alexis Akrithakis, Marcel Broodthaers, Arnulf Reiner, Boyle family, Yannis Kefallinos, Jean - Francois Bory, Luis Jacob, Bruno Munari, Hanna Schimek, Tom Wasmuth, Demetrios Galanis, Claes Oldenburg, Christian Boltanski as well as by Antonakis, Stemna Asemi - Christina Tzialla, Maria Efstathiou, Max Eulitz, Iannis Ganas, Maria Georgoula, Ioanna Gouzeli, Kostas Gouzelis, George Hadjimichalis, Markos Kampanis, Apostolos Karastergiou, Peggy Kliafa, Aidan Koch, Ilias Koen, Dimitris Kontos, Andreas Lymberatos, Giannis Michailidis, Margarita Myrogianni, Despoina Nisyriou, Aliki Panagiotopoulou, Nina Papaconstantinou, John Ryaner, David Sampethai, Kyrillos Sarris, Sophia Stavropoulou, Kostas Tsolis, Antonis Vathis, Cube Art Editions, The Deste Foundation Publications.
Opening: Thursday, April 27 2017 / 20:00 - 22.30
Duration: till June 3, 2017
Working hours: Tuesday - Saturday 12.00 - 20.00
Saturday: 12.00 - 15.00
Artforum review on Two Johns by Stephanie Bailey