kontakt < contactus:
- touch (intangible or natural)
- transmission (of a thought, of an emotion, of an illness?)
Is contact nowadays allowed only through the eyes?
Contact is one of the most basic existential needs of a human being and plays a significant role in our lives as a non-verbal form of communication. It is established long before speech and is much more developed, even if sometimes we do not realize it. Humans have an innate ability to recognize and express their emotions spontaneously through human contact and in many cases to instinctively embody them.
We have an insatiable thirst for contact, for interaction, for immediate irritations; whether it is with other people or with art itself. Nowadays, however, it seems that the concept of contact is constantly being reshaped and therefore there is an urgent need to redefine it in modern reality, especially after the recent global developments.
There is, therefore, an interesting dipole; on the one hand, the excessive communication that -fatally- leads to suffocating friction, to conflict, to disharmony, while on the other hand, the avoidant contact or otherwise its lack that leads to alienation, isolation, suspicion. Nevertheless, any kind of contact can prosper if the golden ratio its special nature is found, and thus bring pleasure, satisfaction, balance. After all, the desire for human contact, whatever its appearance, will remain unquenchable.
«Only with fiery patience will we conquer wonderful happiness».
Visual artists participate in the exhibition
Babak Ahteshamipour // Dorothea Amenta // Aggeliki Germakopoulou // drunk ® // DUSB // Vasilis Thalassinos // Panagiotis Kampilis // EvinaKat // Thodoris Laios // Panos Bakas // Nikos Neskes // Dimitris Papadopoulos // Sofia Papadopoulou // Peter Shevchenko // Vasilis Sjögren Tzanetopoulos // Sotiris Fen // Vasilis Stogias // Phaedra Harda // Katerina Christou
Concept – Organization – Curating – Communication
Ioanna Antzaka & Marina Ziavra
Opening Days & Hours
1-11 September 2020
Tuesday to Sunday 17:00 – 22:00
At the exhibition venue of T.A.F. The Art Foundation
5 Normanou Str., Monastiraki, Athens, Greece
Due to the measures for Covid-19, the entrance of the public in the space will be gradual and for a certain period of time, as well as the necessary distances will be observed. It is necessary to use a protective mask. Maximum number of persons present at the same time: 40.