This Summer, Tinos Quarry Platform has chosen Trans-nationalism and Globality as the subjets of its exhibition entitled Reassembly at the Cultural Foundation of Tinos, in order to point out the increasing difficulties for artists to move around freely, cross borders and ship their works.
The exhibition that opened its doors to the public on 5th July till 31st October presents the creations of 15 artists coming from four continents through a variety of digitally portable media.
Petros Touloudis, a Greek artist and one of the curators of the exhibition, explained to vista that «It is very difficult in our days for an artist to travel from one country to another», thus half of the participating artists are not present in the island.
«The exhibition contains mainly works that were created in the Balkans using means as video, photography, sound and text that are easy to carry», he added.
The Tinos Quarry Platform created in 2015 is a process-focused resident program at the village of Sternia, in Tinos, that gives the opportunity to artists to experiment, research and pursuit new ideas.
«It is the place that gives me plenty of energy. There are many reasons for good things to happen in this island due to the landscape and its cultural heritage,» said Toulousis.
Douglas Barret, artist and co-curator of Reassembly said to vista that «Tinos has given me the opportunity to work with artists in an international stage and has introduced me to artists I didn’t know from different media disciplines».
♠ You bring art to the island but the themes are not related to it. Will you consider it in the following years?
Barret: «Though we are definetely interested in the island’s aspects, we much use it as metaphore power. This platform is very flexible and centers in the quarry’s interests each year».
Toulousis: « It is the place that gives me plenty of energy. There are many reasons for good things to happen in this island due to the landscape and its cultural inheritance.»
The artists that participate in this, the third year of Tinos Quarry Platform, are: Adel Abidin, G Douglas Barrett, Sari Carel, Emma Dusong, Francesco Gagliardi, George Koumendakis, Alyssa Moxley, Melody Nixon, Dora Oikonomou, Lena Platonos, Tao G. Verhovec Sambolec, Raphael Sbrzesny, Petros Touloudis, Samson Young and Hong-Kai Wang.