WHEN THE SUN GOES UP: BAR STORIES IN 3 ACTS Vasilis Papageorgiou 25/09/18 – 03/11/18 Hot Wheels Projects Patission 41, Athens, 104 33, Greece Texts by: James Bridle, Danai Giannoglou, Paky Vlassopoulou Papageorgiou has synthesised his open enquiry from places of gathering and community into a sculptural deconstruction of the bar, one of the epicentres of the modern social space. Presenting homogenous elements of the bar, he recalls popular counterculture through exploring past times, prompting a sentiment to Athenian nightlife culture. This body of work weaves together the traits and affects of social groups that seem suspended between reality and fiction. Papageorgiou articulates the ecology of the bar at an anthropological level; the traces left behind by its characters, and factual or fictitious elements of the myths that surround these people. Although its identity is only traced and mimicked through the tangible, works are articulated through the narratives of characters that are as elusive as ghosts. Special thanks would like to be said to Viktoras Gogas, Eleni Papageorgiou, Evita Tsokanta and Amalia Vekri. Vasilis Papageorgiou (b.1991) lives and works in Athens, Greece. Papageorgiou is also the co-founder of Athens based project space Enterprise Projects. Selected solo shows include: Exhausted, cur. Nicolas Vamoukis, II Colorficio, Milan, 2017. All Eyes On Me, cur. Ornothing, Clovis XV, Brussels, 2017. Take A Long Holiday, cur. Ber Janssens & Ilektra Kalaitzaki, BRDG project, Antwerp, 2017. Somebody Had To Do It, Elika Gallery, Athens, 2016. Selected group shows include: SM project, curated by Sans Titre (2016) and Margaux Barthelemy, Marseille, 2018. How to Fall with Grace, cur. Nicolas Vamvouklis, K-Gold Contemporary, Arisvi, Lesvos, 2018. Constelations in the Dirt, cur Fanis Kafantaris & Irene Kalligas, Neon Organization, Kouphonisi, 2018. An Exercise Of Values, cur Alexios Papazacharias, Haus N Athens, 2018. 6th International Moscow Biennale for Young Art, cur, Lucrezia Calabro Visconti, Moscow, 2018. Papageorgiou is currently a recipient of the 1st SNF Artists.
Fellowship, and in 2016 undertook the Rupert Residency Programme, Vilnius.