ELIAS KARNIARIS – 115 CAPITAL GEES
EXHIBITION FEBRUARY 2016
OPENING 29.01.2016 – 7 PM
FINISSAGE 12.02.2016 – 7 PM
CLUB – BIEBRICHER STRASSE 14 – 12053 BERLIN
Why so many Gees? Isn’t only one or one and a half enough?
Given the admiration of so many of us for the 7th letter of the latin alphabet, 115 Capital Gees pay an ultimate ode to it. There are so many of them to choose: 115, as the fonts I have installed on my computer. You don’t need to hurry. Scroll through them at your own pace—you will be fine, you don’t need to take any notes, you can drink as much alcohol as you want, nobody will judge you.
What does this fucking letter stand for? Is it pleasure/fun/orgasm/collapsing/dancing like there is no tomorrow? Maybe it stands for greed—or maybe gay/garbage/gender/generous/genuine/giant… Whatever, pick your own favorite gee. As I said, nobody will judge you.
Elias Karniaris was born and raised in the Greek Wild West. He studied architecture in the University of Thessaly. In 2014 he translated in Greek the primal postmodern manifesto “Learning from Las Vegas” by Venturi, Scott Brown and Izenour and completed his diploma thesis “Disgrace! Five on-the-edge Proposals for the Acropolis,” which sought to redefine the conceptual perception of Athens’ Sacred Rock. He is not sure whether he is an architect, but he is sure that he is not a vegetarian. He has collaborated extensively with artists, curators and publishers. The interactions of mass culture and digital hyperreality with everyday life and its practices is a recurring theme of his works, which he considers primarily and mostly a status update. He lives and works in Athens and Berlin.
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