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Genesi
1991 - styrofoam, earth, glue, hay, pendulum clock

Created in 1991 for a room adjoining the artist's previous installation (Moon, 1986), Genesi later had to be relocated because of unfavorable humidity conditions. The artist successfully installed the work in the former stable area of the Cascina Terrarossa, a place that well serves the dual theme of birth and animals. Visitors cannot enter the space but can view it through a large glass window. Two large irregularly ovoid forms sit on a bed of straw, one twice the size of the other. These large eggs, covered with a layer of smooth earth, seem to foretell the birth of something extraordinary. The atmosphere of suspense is accentuated by the antique pendulum clock hung on the wall, whose hands have been removed. Its ticking increases the sense of mystery in the installation since it comes from a device that reveals neither beginning nor end.

Costas Tsoclis

Costas Tsoclis was born in 1930 in Athens where he still lives and works today. Regarding his installation at Celle it is interesting to note that the artist has a second home on Tinos, the island famous for its mysterious gigantic smooth boulders.
Among his more recent one-man shows we recall here P. & M. Kydonieos Foundation, Andros (1995); Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome (1996); Centro Rocca Paolina, Perugia (1996); "Cultural capital of Europe", Copenhagen (1996); Arco di Eumenes (Acropolis), Athens (1997);  Galleria Astrolavos, Athens (1998, 1999, 2008); Galleria Lola Nikolaou, Salonicco (1999, 2002, 2006); Centro per l'arte contemporanea L. Pecci, Prato (2000); Pinacoteca, Cicladi (2001); National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (2002, retrospective); Frysiras Museum, Athens (20o2); Eikastikos Kyklos, Athens (2003, 2007); M.S.U. Tophane Cultural Center, Istambul (2003); Palazzo Strozzi, Florence (2003); National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (2004); National Museum of Contemporary Art, Salonicco (2005); Benaki Museum, Athens; Monastiria, Tinos (2006); European Center, Delphi (2006); Ancient Theater of Philippi, Kavala (2007); Skolion, Pireus, Athens (2009).

 

 

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