Photo Album, 2022, clamps, lamp, found photographs, magic arms, photo album, plywood, tripods, dimensions variable
Photo Album, 2022, clamps, lamp, found photographs, magic arms, photo album, plywood, tripods, dimensions variable

CLOSING SOON presents Photo Album, a solo exhibition of Yannis Kanakis. The installation consists of three albums with photographs, Kanakis has collected from waste bins and flea markets over the past ten years. The use of photographic equipment for the presentation of the albums, as well as the selection of photographs, intend to highlight both the artistic quality of each photograph individually and their potential as parts of a collective narrative. 

Exhibition duration: 21.10 – 27.10.2022, 19:00 – 21:00

Address and contact:
Egiidon 31, 118 53 Athens

CLOSING SOON is an artist-run space dedicated to minimum production. It hosts exhibitions that focus on subtraction, alteration and dislocation as artistic values, encouraging practices that use a plain yet evocative language. CLOSING SOON is open to works that delve into the possibilities of creation with as many elements as are necessary, but as few as possible. This working method minimizes the production costs and the storage needs; and it can be seen as a pragmatic, as well as a conceptual response to the current overproduction of objects and images.

The purpose of the main exhibition program is to support artists presenting their first solo shows in Athens, challenging them to reduce their research to the most essential dimension and treat the exhibition space as a field of experimentation. Using diverse exhibition and screening formats, the intention is to merge young, underrepresented, as well as established artists with a variety of backgrounds and nationalities.

CLOSING SOON runs on a self-financed basis and when possible, the production materials are sourced through arrangements and agreements made between the team of CLOSING SOON and a network of friends and collaborators. CLOSING SOON is often supported by in-kind contributions and the goal is to provide the exchange of goods and services, and avoid any acquisition outside of this economy.

I Was Lost In Untamed Forms Of Hidden Experiences, In Vast Places That Are Eliminated. Eva Anerrapsi.

CLOSING SOON presents I Was Lost In Untamed Forms Of Hidden Experiences, In Vast Places That Are Eliminated, a solo exhibition of Eva Anerrapsi. The installation consists of an archive of thoughts.

Exhibition view of "Bread and Digestifs" at Callirrhoë, Athens, 2022, photo: Alexandra Masmanidi, © Callirrhoë, Athens

I often get lost in the search for exhibitions that take place abroad. Through the platform Current Athens, I learned about the show „Bread and Digestifs“. The art space, Callirrhoë is relatively new, and when I see the pictures and the area, the place reminds me strongly of my hometown Tirana.

(Left) Orestis Mavroudis, Clap hands, 2010-2018, SD video, color-sound, 3 hours, 2 minutes, 11 seconds | (Right) Maria Friberg, No time to fall, 2001, SD video, color-sound, 5 minutes, 43 seconds

Projections is a series of screenings exploring the unexpected unfolding of minimal and fragmented narratives. The selected works use a plain yet evocative language and merge generations.

Giulia Savorani, IN VITRO, 2021. Exhibition view at CLOSING SOON, Athens

CLOSING SOON presents In vitro, a solo exhibition of Giulia Savorani. Giulia’s latest installation consists of 218 used glass storage jars*. As household test tubes, these jars contain ingredients.

Chapped Lips. Eleanna Balesi.

CLOSING SOON presents Chapped lips, a exhibition of Eleanna Balesi. The most recent sculptural installations by Eleanna Balesi utilize broken and melted optical discs as structural elements.

Orestis Mavroudis, Feelings, Exhibition view, 2021. From 27 January 2021 to 30 January 2021. Courtesy of the artist & Closing Soon. Photo: Nikos Katsaros

CLOSING SOON is located in Kato Petralona district of the Greek capital. It exists right in the middle of residential buildings, small industries, a farmer market, night clubs, and close to the fine arts school.