Dear iDEALS,inspired by the expression Objet petit a (object small letter a) of the French philosopher Jacques Lacan, which refers to the unattainable object of desire, the exhibition is analyzing the relation of the artist with his own work of art. Could the work of art be for the artist an objet petit a? That stimulates, that causes desire and covers the lack which the subject experiences- in this case the artist- in himself and the Other.
If the process of art is a “mode of seduction”2, it is for the artist a mode of seduction of the self. Could seduction take various forms in objet petit a - which is always as absent as seduction is - through and within it, to seduce desire and to allow desire’s continuation? Thus to allow the artist to continue creating.
Objet petit a Group exhibition Isnotgallery 21.09.2012 – 12.10.2012 Friday 21.09.12 - 8:30 pm Exhibition opening by Mr. Nasos Ktorides Artists: Nikos Arvanitis, Kyriaki Goni, Lito Kattou, Giannis Kondaratos, Eva Marathaki, Christos MIchaelides, Efi Spyrou, Leontios Toumpouris, Pantelis Chandris, Erato Hadjisavva Curators: Kyriaki Goni, Christos Michaelides Communication: Leontios Toumpouris
11, Odysseos St. Old Nicosia
Monday - Friday 10:00 - 13:00
& 16:00 - 20:00
Saturday 10:00 - 13:00
Pantelis Chandris, Untitled, 2007
Efi Spyrou, Bed-Line, 2010
Eva Marathaki, I'll be your mirror, 2012