Rem brand Name Project
“The authenticity of the artist”
Tehnochoros Gallery, Athens
Lola Nikolaou Gallery, Thessaloniki
Technohoros Art Gallery invites us to play a wall art-monopoly. In the
last exhibition of this year which is entitled “Rem Brand Name - The
authenticity of the artist”, we are asked to obtain an artwork by giving,
why not, even 5 euros!
This exhibition is a new project of the students of the 3rd painting workshop of Department of Fine and Applied Arts in Florina in the university of west Macedonia, and it was based on the idea of Gabriel Ftelkopulos.
The exhibition, at the same time, is taking place in Lola Nikolaou gallery in Thessaloniki and gives this game the opportunity to be networked.
As the art lovers are entering the gallery, they will see the effigy of the portrait of Rembrandt (self-portrait with the cap) dominating the room. The rest of the artworks whitch are created by 60 artists will be placed in a different place, a peculiar depot, a bank which guards the artworks.
Harris Kontosfiris, the course coordinator of the 3rd painting workshop of Department of Fine and Applied Arts in Florina writes:
“Occasioned by the self-portrait of Rembrandt with the cap, we will investigate moments of subjectivity and authenticity in the artistic, everyday life. Painter, sculptor or artist. The genuine individuality can not be other than the combination of a specific individuality with the collective. In order the subject painter-sculptor to have the ability to appear as an artist, it has to be at the same time rich in a context peculiar and still generalized. This completion comes through a series of intermediate stages that the aesthetics provide us with. What calls does the artist send to the society? What does the art industry jointly shape? Does it still remain improper towards the artist? Will we give in the fallacies of the lost tradition or will we stand to the challenge that the withdrawal of the consuming world ejects? How does an artist sees his own artist self?”