In House: Waiting
If you are interested in attending the event, please RSVP by 23 March 2018 to: . As capacity is limited, we will confirm your RSVP on a first-come, first-served basis.
As part of her year-long residency at Gropius Bau, Wu Tsang invites you to the intimate launch of her series “In House”, hosting a conversation with Athens-based photographer and photojournalist Eirini Vourloumis. Wu Tsang has curated a selection of works by Eirini Vourloumis from the photo series “In Waiting”, which are presented throughout the building.
“In Waiting” explores a number of predominantly empty spaces in Athens: waiting rooms, passageways and unnoticed, hidden spaces within bureaucratic structures. With Eirini Vourloumis’ discerning and playful eye, these environments become narrators of stagnation, dysfunction and resilience – in quiet, unexpected ways.
This intervention takes advantage of the Gropius Bau’s momentary empty state. Eirini Vourloumis’ poetic images are choreographed through various spaces and stairwells by Wu Tsang and placed in dialogue with the historic architecture, highlighting contrasts between transition and stasis.
The evening will begin with a conversation in the cafe between the artists about their upcoming film collaboration, followed by a book launch reception. You are then invited to explore the empty building and Eirini Vourloumis’ photography.
Eirini Vourloumis is a photojournalist and photographer based in Athens. She is a regular contributor to international publications including “The New York Times”, “The Wall Street Journal”, “The New Yorker”, “Time”, “Le Monde”, and “The Guardian”; focusing on the ongoing economic and refugee crises in Greece. Her artistic work combines documentary and conceptual practices, exploring complex social and political environments within the context of Greece.
Wu Tsang, the 2018 artist-in-residence, moved into her studio at Gropius Bau earlier this year. Wu Tsang is an award-winning artist and filmmaker whose work explores various states of connectedness and ‘in-between’-ness within society and with regard to personal identity. Often this fluidity manifests itself as collaboration, or in the merging of disciplines, such as performance, moving image, sculpture, and installation. Wu Tsang’s work collapses the boundaries between documentary and fiction, as a way of reflecting, reformulating and destabilising the meanings associated with traditional forms of image creation.
Wu Tsang in conversation with Eirini Vourloumis