Occupy Atopos #The_Dreamer exhibition opens in Atopos cvc on the occasion of the International Museum Day on May 18th.
While participating in the Occupy Atopos artist residency The_Dreamer redefines the UNLOCKED exhibition and its subject through his distinctive, colorful, pop style and transforms the Atopos cvc building into his personal dreamland. Using the aluminum offset printing plates of the UNLOCKED publication as his canvas the Greek artist attempts to remould the premises of Atopos cvc with his unique artistic approach.
About the artist
The_Dreamer, aka Sotiris Trechas, is a young, multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in Athens. While studying in Paris he was assigned by his university department to set up a group photo exhibition on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower, where his work has been exhibited internationally for the first time. Since then he has participated in numerous group exhibitions in galleries and cultural organizations in Greece as well as abroad (Ileana Tounta, CAN gallery, CAMP! etc.), he has created the Dreamer label that includes limited edition tees and objects and, as a photographer, he has collaborated with various international media and fashion brands. In 2013 he co-founded Neon Raum, a photographic studio – showroom for emerging designers, in the heart of Athens, while in autumn of 2015 he published his book – portfolio DREAM COLOR, which can be found in selected places such as the Reina Sofia Museum shop in Madrid and in the MACBA shop in Barcelona.
About Occupy Atopos and the UNLOCKED project
The UNLOCKED research began in 2013 and has taken various forms and versions focusing mainly in the creation of the UNLOCKED publication along with a program of exhibitions, lectures, workshops, performances and artist residencies. The whole project aims to "unlock" the depiction of the naked body in the post-photographic, digital era. The comprehensive, 512 page book titled UNLOCKED constitutes one of the first official recordings of a new visual language, which has emerged from the contemporary digital platforms and other forms of social media. In the context of the UNLOCKED research Atopos cvc launched the Occupy Atopos artist residency in October 2014. The resident artists 'occupy' the premises of Atopos cvc and present their work on the subject of the Naked Human Body using a variety of media, such as photography, drawing, video, painting, collage and installations.
Exhibition Days & Hours
Until June 24th 2016. Open every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 11:00-19:00. The rest of the week by appointment; please call +302108838151
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