Getting closer_but not too close, 3 décembre 2016 19:00, Galerie FOE 156
getting closer _ but not too close
Anita Edenhofer_Byron Kalomamas_Giorgos Nikas_Matthias Numberger
Opening: 3th of December 2016, 7pm
Dinner will be served around 8pm
The exhibition „getting closer … but not too close“ is a playful approach on the concept of communication
In this context, Anita Edenhofer (DE), Byron Kalomamas (GR), Giorgos Nikas (GR) and Matthias Numberger (DE) developed an exhibition set-up, that deals with various forms of collaboration: Collaborating as artists but also collaboration in the sense of giving people new possibilities of getting in touch in the exhibition space/context.
The center pieces of the exhibition are a specially designed and casted table and specially assembled stools. The particular shape of the table as well as the layout of stools hopes to encourage new ways of conversation, sitting and dining.
On the opening night of the exhibition, dinner will be served on the table, that also carries a variety of symbols on its top: Letters made of copper, rolled one-cent coins, ripped of mercedes stars, plates that carry fb profile pictures as well as star signs. All reminders of childhood and playfulness.
The idea of „getting closer … but not too close“ for this show arose in Athens (Greece) some months ago, where the artists met and were part of the hybrid
symposium „K 2016“. Byron Kalomamas and Giorgos Nikas as well as Anita Edenhofer and Matthias Numberger were working on collaborations there and decided to make their two collaborations meet in Munich at FOE 156.
In „Language Gap Explanation Key“, 2016 Giorgos Nikas and Byron Kalomamas invited participants to a dinner, where in a special table setting, a whole lamb was eaten with any possible support: Hands, silver or plastic cutlery, chop sticks. While existing in between the cultural gap, occurring after translating the word affect in greek.
„The Tile Thing“, 2016 of Anita Edenhofer and Matthias Numberger approached the existing architecture of the project space, where „K 2016“ took place. The piece intervened by finishing the space with sorted out tiles. The tiles were used as seats, a bar or side board.