EXHIBITION

Tassos Vrettos "The Feel. Backstage"

From 30 May to 19 July 2020 · Athens

Venue Details

Ag I Rentis - Kaminia

Peiraios 260

Peiraios 260 kai Polykratoys

Due to the ongoing pandemic, all performance dates are subject to change.

A multimedia presentation of Backstage, one of the most original research projects of photographer Tassos Vrettos, will take place at Peiraios 260, as part of Vrettos’ first full international exhibition. The underground clubbing experience in Athens from 2005 onwards, as experienced and captured by the acclaimed artist, will be encapsulated in a total installation comprised of prints, numerous screenings, a sound installation and live performances.

Backstage carries us to that unseen part in the life of Greek and international clubbing performance artists and the BDSM scene: those private moments right before or after their performances. The material highlights connections with the history of gender activism, the battles fought for sexual liberation, the right to pleasure and physical self-determination, as arising from a period of openness and economic prosperity, the post-Summer Olympics era in Athens (2005) and all the way to the present. Without adhering to any ‘research’ formulas, Vrettos has created a remarkable photographic testimony of the pre-crisis period onwards, with multiple anthropological and sociological signifiers, on the basis of his personal relationship with individuals of that scene (planners, musicians, performers).

The presentation of Backstage forms part of the tribute to Tassos Vrettos and his 40 years as an artist (1979 - 2019). The tribute is held under the general title The Feel - The Photography of Tassos Vrettos (20/5 - 26/7/2020, Benaki Museum, Peiraios 138), following an invitation by the Benaki Museum.

The tribute, whose specific details will be announced in due time, will also include an extensive bilingual publication on Vrettos’ body of work, in collaboration with the Onassis Foundation.

Credits:
Curators: Nadja Argyropoulou, Yorgos Tzirtzilakis
Curation and production assistants: Lydia Antoniou, Sofia Tektonidou
Audiovisual applications: Makis Faros, Antonis Gatzougiannis, Michalis Antonopoulos.
Lighting design: Nikos Vlasopoulos

As part of the Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2020. The presentation of Backstage forms part of the tribute to Tassos Vrettos and his 40 years as an artist (1979 - 2019).

Ticket Details

To be announced.

When

From 30 May to 19 July 2020

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