Food Market, Laiki Athens- Metaxourgio

Visiting food market in Athens, during the Covid-19 outbreak for some food supply refill.

Penelope Umbrico- Exhibition influence after covid virus

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Penelope Umbrico 4,786,139 Suns from Flickr (Partial) 1/14/09 2007-2009 4″ x 6″ machine prints [detail of installation]
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Penelope Umbrico, Sunset Portraits from 12,213,894 Sunset Pictures on Flickr on May 2, 2013
(2010-ongoing)

http://www.fotofestiwal.com/2013/en/exhibitions/i-artist-everyone-is-an-artist/i-artist-transcendent-amateur/penelope-umbrico/

Quarantine Doodling

 

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Media bombarding, pen on paper, A5, Maria Paraschidou, Quarantine day 5, Athens, 2020.

 

Inspired by the over-information that is available at the moment, I tried to express my feeling in lines. The core of the drawing is supposed to be my brain, confused and tired of the news. The background is a representation of the numerous transmitters around me. This drawing was developed over the first week of my Quarantine when I was still feeling very overwhelmed and scared. As it is normal I am now a bit more accustomed to this new situation and thus more chilled.

 

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Urbanatorium, pen on paper, A4, Maria Paraschidou, Quarantine day 18, Athens, 2020.

Irrelevant information

Observatorium

[ɔpzɛrvaˈtoːriʊm]
NEUTER NOUN

Word forms: Observatoriums genitiveObservatorien plural [-riən]

observatory
place for observing the sky
Observatorium is a neuter noun. Remember that, in German, both the spelling of the word and the article preceding the word can change depending on whether it is in the nominative, accusative, genitive, or dative case.

= Urbanatorium

= place for observing the urban fabric.

 

Ha. I just made a new word.

After a good 2 weeks of isolation, the only inspiration I have is the surroundings.

I just sat at the balcony and observed.

People say that dolphins and whales are back at the surface of the seas.

Overwhelmed-Undersaturated Exhibition: Artist’s Statement

 

 

The monotony of joy.

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Repeat after me

My work is about exploring the streets that we live in. I believe that we ignore the power that we have to challenge and change our fundamental norms of public space and our civic landscape. My art tries to unveil the uniqueness of urban reality.

I call myself “a painter”. I recently stopped painting.

My latest work is a self protest against my need for labeling my art. In this attempt of working differently, I started documenting my life through photography. The slow image-making procedure of film photography enables me to spotlight the monotony and pleasure of every single experience. By framing little details that surround me on my everyday routine, I try to highlight the ignored and the not important. Inspired by the overwhelming bombarding of information through social media, I wanted to throw my work into a new, out of my safe zone, experience. The limited number of images that can be captured through film photography forces me to pay attention to the framed material that I later redevelop or reproduce, revealing the importance of slow observation.

 

I call myself “a painter”. I recently stopped painting.

My latest work is a self protest against my need for labeling my art. In this attempt of working differently, I started documenting my life through photography. The slow image-making procedure of film photography enables me to spotlight the monotony and pleasure of every single experience. By framing little details that surround me on my everyday routine, I tried to highlight the ignored and the not important. Inspired by this exhibition I wanted to throw my work into a new, out of my safe zone, experience. Through a collaboration with an artist and the use of new mediums, like video and performance,  I wanted to explore different fields of art in order to get exposed and develop different motives.

Summative Pass/Fail Assessment 13Dec

Documentation:

1 https://mariaparaschidou.wordpress.com/2019/12/11/gap-crit/

2 https://mariaparaschidou.wordpress.com/2019/12/11/my-black-and-white-film-photography/

3 https://mariaparaschidou.wordpress.com/2019/10/27/guerilla-culture-sketches/

Contextualization:

1 https://mariaparaschidou.wordpress.com/2019/10/27/documenting-the-streets-and-bleck-le-rat/

2 https://mariaparaschidou.wordpress.com/2019/12/02/david-shrigley/

3 https://mariaparaschidou.wordpress.com/2019/12/02/dan-perjovschi/

Statement 300 words: https://wordpress.com/post/mariaparaschidou.wordpress.com/1948

Attend Booster Week: Done

 

Jeff Wall, Figures and Places- Photography.

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Jeff WallThe Destroyed Room 1978
Transparency in lightbox 1590 x 2340 mm
Cinematographic photograph
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Purchased 1988

What is interesting about Jeff Wall is his choices of exhibiting his work.

I am often trapped in the idea of being a Fine Artist and a painter. I find it difficult to express myself in different ways and mediums when people are about to criticise my work, even if I think they will be very interesting and innovative.

I was looking to Jeff Walls practice and I found especially interesting his exhibition in 1978 that he chose to exhibit his photographs more as installation works. He placed his enlarged photographs into backlit photo transparencies, therefore, creating a strong feeling of depth very similar to paintings. By creating a chaotic set up of destroyed objects but also maintaining untouched ones in obvious places Wall created a juxtaposition between chaos and perfection that was an outcome that occurred by his research of the relationship between destruction and cinema.

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Jeff Wall (Canadian, born 1946) Milk, 1984 Silver dye bleach transparency in light box 6 ft. 2 1/2 in. x 7 ft. 6 1/4 in. (189.2 x 229.2 cm) The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the Mary Joy Thomson Legacy 

 

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Jeff WallPicture for Women 1979
Transparency in lightbox 1425 x 2045 mm
Cinematographic photograph
Collection of the artist. Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

bIBLIOGRAPHY:

Lauter, R., Ammann, J.-C. & Museum für Moderne Kunst, 2001. Jeff Wall : figures & places : selected works from 1978-2000, Munich ; London: Prestel.

https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/jeff-wall/jeff-wall-room-guide/jeff-wall-room-guide-room-3