CURATORIAL

LOVE MATILDA (2020)

LOVE, MATILDA: an Art Auction raising funds for the Australian Bushfires relief. 

Curated by Vasili Papathanasopoulos.

www.lovematildaart.com

February 13th at Goodspace Gallery, Sydney.

LOVE, MATILDA, a collection of works curated by Vasili Papathanasopoulos, brings together artists from around the world, contributing in a one night only exhibition to raise funds for the ongoing bushfire crisis throughout Australia.

Featuring an exclusive pop-up studio where you can receive a portrait for just a gold coin donation.

On Valentines Day we buy chocolates, flowers and cards, instead, come to the LOVE, MATILDA exhibition and give the gift of charity, all the while buying an artwork that lasts all eternity.

All proceeds raised will be donated to the Australian Bushfires relief. WIRES, Firesticks, NSW RFS and the Country Fire Authority.

Make Australia your Valentine this year.

Featuring the works of: Ella Ballhausen, Jack Barrueto, Rosie Deacon, Micaela Ellis, Emily Galicek, Isobella Grist, Jack Harman, Orson Heidrich, Jennifer Hesketh, Marcella Ho, Samuel Hodge, Tayla Jay, Johnny Jordan, Wade Kelly, Amy Kersey, Jordan Kirk, Byron Martin, Manon Mikolaitis, Daniel Mitchell, Laurence Morassut, Glenn Ne’Roi, Vasili Papathanasopoulos, Jazmin Pezzano, Louella Pleffer, Oli Poignand, Ben Robinson, Kristina Savic, Adam Spencer, Cameron Stead, Matt Viesis, Sophie Willison and Cat Wratten

CALL IT WHAT YOU WANT TO (2019)

Call It What You Want To | Sydney Fringe Festival 2019

Curated by Vasili Papathanasopoulos.

September 17-26, 2019 at Bay 43, The Rocks, Sydney.

Through photography, video and mixed media, Call It What You Want To is an immersive installation that aims to transform the perception of space and examine the way varying mediums can work in unison to create a platform, in which audience participation is encouraged to activate and reveal the meaning of the installation.

When comparing the parallels between theatre and installation, and the role of the audience within these realms, it is concluded that whilst a sense of self-density as a viewer is maintained, the viewer is also immersed within the extravagant world they have entered. 

The works within this exhibition explore the exploitation of visual mediums, the layered connections through sequence and arrangement, the use of easily accessible materials to create installations that blur the lines of contemporary art and the use of photography and video to explore the contemporary space between the mediums.

Curated by Vasili Papathanasopoulos.

Featuring the works of Ella Ballhausen, Jack Barrueto, Micaela Ellis, Orson Heidrich, Ryan Lee, Bryce Noakes, Vasili Papathanasopoulos, Jazmin Pezzano, Kristina Savic and Phoebe Taylor.

ARBITERS (2018)

ARBITERS

Curated by Vasili Papathanasopoulos & Orson Heidrich

31 January - 17 February 2018 at Kudos Gallery, Sydney.

An image is a material depiction of an object, subject or place, made visible through the action of being photographed. By focusing on these scenes visually through photography and video, the artist brings it to the forefront. Through this action, the artist becomes the author / arbiter of significance in their world.

Through photography, video and mixed medium Arbiters examines photography in an expanded sense to gauge the overall contemporary state of the image. Each work in the exhibition implicitly or explicitly explores what we accept within the realm of photography and video.

Thematics of the work include the exploitation of visual mediums, through intervention or a lack of intervention to create interaction between life and the image, the ways in which visual media and imagery specific to the female body is fabricated, editing techniques and the machinations of manipulation and considerations of where memory sits in relation to the photographic image. Each work reckons with the specific nature of photography and video as media and the meaning they produce in the world.

Featuring the works of Orson Heidrich, Vasili Papathanasopoulos, Manon Mikolaitis, Daniel Mitchell, Cat Wratten, Bryce Noakes and Tayla Jay

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Vasili Papathanasopoulos is a photo-media artist in Sydney, Australia. 

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