On affection

Christodoulos Panayiotou

Barcelona
Jul 20 - Jul 20, 2017
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NoguerasBlanchard is very pleased to announce a version of Christodoulos Panayiotou’s work Dying on stage as the final iteration of On Affection, a group exhibition extended in time in the gallery’s space in L´Hospitalet. A series of individual presentations, this project focuses on performative practices that emphasize bodily experience and its ability to affect and be affecte. The participating artists are: Mercedes Azpilicueta, Fermin Jimenez Landa, Benoît Maire, Jacopo Miliani, Bruce Nauman, Christodoulos Panayiotou and Cally Spooner.

What we call performance these days is not the same as it was in its beginning. The practice has gone through many changes across the years while the supremacy of the object has been questioned. What hasn´t changed through the past years is the affective potential of performative practices upon audiences. Affection is the process whereby affect – in the Deleuzian sense – is transmitted between bodies and there is no secure distinction between the ‘individual’ and the ‘environment’. In short, Affect cannot be fully realised in language but only through the body grammar.

Taking as starting point Rudolf Nureyev’s 1991 staging of the classical ballet La Bayadère, choreographed while his health was critically deteriorating, Panayiotou’s lecture-performance Dying on Stage is a meditation on the impossible theatrical representation of death. Exploring various literal, metaphorical, and symbolic deaths, the artist is examining the vicious relationship between the spectator, the actor and the characters trapped in the action.

Dying on stage has been previously presented (amongst other) at the Stromboli Volcano Extravaganza 2015; at the Serpentine Galleries (2015); Performa 15 and more recently at the Onassis Foundation in Athens and at the CND (Centre National de da Dance) after the invitation of Jérôme Bel (Lab Bel) the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco (2017) and the Centre Pompidou (2017).

With the participation of dancer Jean Capeille.

Panayiotou’s wide-ranging research focuses on the identification and uncovering of hidden narratives in the visual records of history and time. Solo exhibitions of his work have been held (amongst others) at the 56th Venice Biennial, The Cyprus Pavilion; Casa Luis Barragán, Mexico City; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Kunsthalle Zürich; Casino Luxembourg; CCA Kitakyushu; Museum of Contemporary Art, St. Louis; Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig; Centre d’Art Contemporain de Brétigny; and at Point Center of Contemporary Art, Nicosia. His work was also shown in a number of group exhibitions including: the 13th Sharjah Biennial; dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel; 8th Berlin Biennale; 7th Liverpool Biennial; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Museion, Bolzano; Migros Museum, Zürich; CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco; Joan Miro Foundation, Barcelona; Witte de With, Rotterdam; Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Ashkal Alwan Center for Contemporary Arts, Beirut; Artist Space, New York; MoCA Miami.

Christodoulos Panayiotou was born in Limassol, Cyprus in 1978 where he lives and works.

With special thanks to Rodeo, London.

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Installation

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Selected Works

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Fermín Jiménez Landa
Bamboleo de Chandler

2017

C-Print (5 frames)

51 x 51 cm (20 332 x 20 332 inches)

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Fermín Jiménez Landa
Untitled

2017

Pencil on canvas

15 x 20 cm (5 2932 x 7 78 inches)

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Fermín Jiménez Landa
Untitled

2017

Pencil on canvas

15 x 20 cm (5 2932 x 7 78 inches)

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Fermín Jiménez Landa
Study for Bamboleo de Chandler

2017

Collage on paper

41.5 x 31 cm (16 1132 x 12 316 inches)

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Mercedes Azpilicueta
Visuales mnemonicas lll

2017

Linen, cotton yarn and organza silk

300 x 130 cm (118 18 x 51 316 inches)

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Mercedes Azpilicueta
Visuales mnemonicas lV

2017

Linen, cotton yarn and organza silk

300 x 130 cm (118 18 x 51 316 inches)

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Mercedes Azpilicueta
Untitled / visuales mnemonicas (m1l)

2016

Photopolymer engraving on Hahnemühle paper

24 x 30 cm (9 716 x 11 1316 inches)

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Mercedes Azpilicueta
Untitled / visuales mnemonicas (m2l)

2016

Photopolymer engraving on Hahnemühle paper

24 x 30 cm (9 716 x 11 1316 inches)

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Mercedes Azpilicueta
Untitled / visuales mnemonicas (m3l)

2016

Photopolymer engraving on Hahnemühle paper

24 x 30 cm (9 716 x 11 1316 inches)

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Mercedes Azpilicueta
Untitled / visuales mnemonicas (m4l)

2016

Photopolymer engraving on Hahnemühle paper

24 x 30 cm (9 716 x 11 1316 inches)

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Mercedes Azpilicueta
Untitled / visuales mnemonicas (m5l)

2016

Photopolymer engraving on Hahnemühle paper

24 x 30 cm (9 716 x 11 1316 inches)

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Mercedes Azpilicueta
Untitled / visuales mnemonicas (m6l)

2016

Photopolymer engraving on Hahnemühle paper

24 x 30 cm (9 716 x 11 1316 inches)

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Benoît Maire
Peinture de nuages

2017

Oil and spray paint on canvas

152 x 102 cm (59 2732 x 40 532 inches)

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Benoît Maire
Peinture de nuages

2017

Oil and spray paint on canvas

152 x 102 cm (59 2732 x 40 532 inches)

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Benoît Maire
Castling Pieces, Piece 1 to 14

2017

Wooden platform, objects, DVD with instructions

496 x 250 cm (195 932 x 98 716 inches)

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Jacopo Miliani
Language is a dancer

2016

Screen, laquered wood

180 x 240 cm (70 78 x 94 12 inches)

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Jacopo Miliani
Voguing

2012

Print on silk

120 x 90 cm (47 14 x 35 716 inches)

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Jacopo Miliani
Fumar abajo

UV print on aluminium

20 x 30 cm (7 78 x 11 1316 inches)

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Jacopo Miliani
Fumar arriba

2016

UV print on aluminium

20 x 30 cm (7 78 x 11 1316 inches)

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Jacopo Miliani
Fumar arriba

2016

UV print on aluminium

20 x 30 cm (7 78 x 11 1316 inches)

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Jacopo Miliani
Parti

2016

Mirror, wood, cigarettes

22 x 32 cm (8 2132 x 12 1932 inches)

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Jacopo Miliani
Chat

2016

Mirror, wood, cigarettes

22 x 32 cm (8 2132 x 12 1932 inches)

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Jacopo Miliani
Últim cigarret

2016

Mirror, wood, cigarettes

20 x 30 cm (7 78 x 11 1316 inches)

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Jacopo Miliani
Thinking POW!

2016

Polished brass

65 x 80 cm (25 1932 x 31 12 inches)

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Jacopo Miliani
Thinking KA-BOOM!

2016

Polished brass

65 x 80 cm (25 1932 x 31 12 inches)

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Jacopo Miliani
Thinking WHAM!

2016

Polished brass

65 x 80 cm (25 1932 x 31 12 inches)

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Jacopo Miliani
Le voyeur

2016

Resin hands, book

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Jacopo Miliani
Tentazioni

2016

Fabric

150 x 700 cm (59 116 x 275 1932 inches)

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Jacopo Miliani
Fags

2016

Photograph

60 x 90 cm (23 58 x 35 716 inches)