Beton7 Gallery presents: Fotini Gouseti (DAI, 2013) | Renkonto | with the participation of a.o. Kostas Tzimoulis (DAI, 2011), Momu & No Es (DAI, 2013), Eden Mitsenmacher Tordjman (DAI, 2013) | Opening: May 13, 2016, 8 PM

| tag: Athens

From May 13 to 28, 2016
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 14:00 to 19:00

Renkonto was a temporary playful point of interaction between artists and non artists, derived from two neighbouring countries, which happen to have strained diplomatic relations. In order for this common space to be made manifest, a wedding celebration was created in order to orientate the project's claims. The event took place in Krusevo, consisted of three parts and lasted three days. In this context and in cooperation with the Obsessive Possessive Aggression (O.P.A.), artists from both countries participated in an initial meeting. The action ended with an open party in the centre of Krusevo. Renkonto is precisely not a performance; it is rather a public gesture that extends beyond the event, and supports human interaction placed in a festive frame. Renkonto challenges the boundaries between art and real life, using the association to raise questions about the negative connotations hidden in relations between neighbouring states or close societies or groups. What happens when you meet in person the one you have learned not to like?

Artists participating in the artists meeting: Vladimir Janchevski, Vassilis Noulas, Sofia Grigoriadou, Obsessive Possessive Aggression, Kostas Tzimoulis, Ana Lazarevska, Ioanna Hatzipanigyri, Filip Jovanovski, Fotini Gouseti.
Artists participating with their works: Maria Ikonomopoulou, Momu & No Es, Chara Drandaki, Eden Mitsenmacher Tordjman

Fotini Gouseti was born in Athens (1974) and lives and works in Rotterdam and Athens. She graduated from the 5th painting workshop and 2nd printmaking workshop of the Athens School of Fine Arts (GR). She holds a graduate degree from the Dutch Art Institute (DAI). Gouseti has participated in many group and solo exhibitions including: Making Use at Van Abbemuseum, Motion/Labour/Machinery in TENT Rotterdam, Attraction of the Opposites in Cucosa in Rotterdam, and in the 4th Biennial of Athens, AGORA. Starting in 2012 with the artistic research project The Present as a Result of the Past, she has presented the results in solo exhibitions Light Beige With Little Black Flowers in the gallery Joey Ramone in Rotterdam, and in Grimmuseum in Berlin.

Gouseti is a PhD candidate in the Department of History, Archaeology and Cultural Management at University of Peloponnese. 
The solo-exhibition is kindly sponsored by ALFADOMIKI and Parthenis.

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