Yorgos Sapountzis

Berlin, Germany
APT Berlin
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  • 10 Exhibitions Opening This Week

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  • Documenta 14 is so vast, dispersed, and enigmatic, that it is literally impossible to experience all of it (not to mention that the other half of the quinquennial exhibition has yet to take place, in Kassel, Germany). Yet the earnest visitor should make the effort, while in Athens, not only to take in what he or she can of the international offerings of documenta, but to wander off the beaten path of the biennial map, and sample what the local art scene of Athens has to offer.

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  • A group exhibition titled 'Grand Gestures' is currently on view at the Freymond-Guth Ltd. Fine Arts.

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  • Ursula Blickle Foundation in collaboration with Westfälischer Kunstverein Münster will present the two-part solo show Videos and Picnic and The Gadfly

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  • The Centre Pompidou presents “Image into Sculpture”, a new exhibition devoted to young contemporary creation in Espace 315.

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  • Yorgos Sapountzis will create an imaginary park of public sculptures in the galleries of Arnolfini. The artist often takes public monuments as his

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Yorgos Sapountzis was born in 1976 in Athens, Greece. Ηe lives and works in Berlin, studied Fine Art at Berlin University of the Arts and University Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art at Athens School of Fine Art.
Sapountzis’s multi-media work engages both public and private spaces, taking often as his starting point public monuments and everyday images, objects that represent some aspect of collective and personal memory. At the core of most of his works are sculptural installations that employ such materials as aluminum sheets and rods, brightly colored fabric, pins, knots and straps. The daily encounter with the materials and objects that he comes across in his routes, reconstruct within the works, the scenography of a city. Buildings, machines, bodies, all generate power, heat; only the fluidity of the memories rescues his personal narrative. The closed nervous system of the city with the countless images in high resolution dominates and imposes. Within this inhospitable condition, the abstract precedes as an imperative need.
Recent solo shows include Freymond-Guth Fine Arts, Zurich (2015); Barbara Gross, Munich (2014); Arnofini Gallery, Bristol (2013); Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin (2011); Simone Subal Gallery, New York (2011); He has participated in noumerous group shows in museums and institutions as 57. La Biennale die Venezia (2017); Kunsthaus Hamburg (2015); The Kitchen, New York (2014); Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt/Main (2013); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2013); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2012); Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark (2012); Kunstverein Bonn, Germany (2012).
He is represented by Barbara Gross in Munich, Freymond-Guth Fine Arts in
Zurich, Eleni Koroneou Gallery in Athens, Simone Subal Gallery in New York.

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