Tag Archives: PROJECTS

The Bride (1998)

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The Bride (stripped bare by her bachelors, even), 1998. Multi-channel video installation. Video (Betacam SP/VHS), 90min.
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Seven directors from the fields of theatre, cinema, documentary and television were invited to play a game with three rules. They were each requested to rehearse the phrase “I want you to trust me” with the same actress and produce a film of this interaction. I provided a rehearsal space, a film crew and editing … Continue Reading ››

Leng Tch’e (2002)

Sophia Kosmaoglou Leng Tch’e, 2002 Wood, mirror, 159 x 159 x 14 cm.
Leng Tch’e, 2002
Wood, mirror, 159 x 159 x 14 cm.

 

EXHIBITIONS Sophia Kosmaoglou: The Diamond Body, Ileana Tounta Con/Temporary, Athens. 2002
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Lovesong (1996)

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Lovesong, 1996. Fuel tank lids, automotive enamels, colour code, dimensions variable (Petrarch 188.9 x 154 cm)
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A study of the emotional interaction between two individuals is charted on a graph, measuring intensity of emotion against time. A specific range of colours is used to indicate the range of emotions experienced throughout the relationship. Each emotion is colour-coded according to the following process: the emotions are arranged in a sequence according to … Continue Reading ››

The Fold (2002)

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The Fold (Jan Smuts Airport), 2002. Lambda print, 103 x 103 cm - Sophia Kosmaoglou The Fold (Jan Smuts Airport), 2002. Lambda print, 103 x 103 cm
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EXHIBITIONS Sophia Kosmaoglou: The Diamond Body, Ileana Tounta Con/Temporary, Athens, 2002
COURTESY National Museum of Modern Art, Athens & the artist EDITION 1 + artist’s copy
Sophia Kosmaoglou THE FOLD (2002)
Series of mounted Lambda prints in aluminum frames, approx. 100 x 100-150cm each.
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Trial Separation (1995)

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Trial Separation, 1995. Glass, acrylic, metal, gravel, power filter, heaters, fluorescent lamps, peat, piranha, 167 x 102 x 147 cm. 5th İstanbul Biennial, 1997 - Sophia Kosmaoglou Trial Separation, 1995. Glass, acrylic, metal, gravel, power filter, heaters, fluorescent lamps, peat, piranha, 167 x 102 x 147 cm. 5th İstanbul Biennial, 1997
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A functioning aquarium

Sophia Kosmaoglou, 1996

Sophia Kosmaoglou Trial Separation, 1995. Glass, acrylic, metal, gravel, power filter, heaters, fluorescent lamps, piranha, 167 x 102 x 147 cm. School of Fine Art graduate show 1995. National Gallery, Athens. Trial Separation, 1995. Glass, acrylic, metal, gravel, power filter, heaters, fluorescent lamps, piranha, 167 … Continue Reading ››

The Politics of Art (2012)

THE POLITICS OF ART

SOPHIA KOSMAOGLOU 2012
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ABSTRACT

Current debates about political art or aesthetic politics do not take the politics of art into account. How can artists address social politics when the politics of art remain opaque? Exhibiting artists self-consciously acknowledge the institutional frame around their work, and their own complicity with it. This compromised role that … Continue Reading ››

The Posers (2005)

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The Posers, 2005. Performance, 45min, video [Mini DV/DVD], 18min (Greg McLaren) - Sophia Kosmaoglou The Posers, 2005. Performance, 45min, video [Mini DV/DVD], 18min (Greg McLaren)
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The tableaux vivant was a 19th-century form of entertainment, typically involving the staging of scenes derived from popular paintings and sculpture, or moral and literary themes. In these elaborate stagings, the participants held their postures and expressions for up to twenty minutes. The tableau vivant can be traced to Emma Hamilton’s performances in Italy at the end of the … Continue Reading ››

Skinner-Box (2000)

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Skinner-Box, 2000. Double laminated spy-glass, spotlights, double time relay switch, DVD players, video projectors, CD players, amplifiers, speakers, 520 x 170 x 760 cm - Sophia Kosmaoglou Skinner-Box, 2000. Double laminated spy-glass, spotlights, double time relay switch, DVD players, video projectors, CD players, amplifiers, speakers, 520 x 170 x 760 cm
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…if one puts a creature into a Skinner Box, it will behave as one expects a creature in a Skinner Box to behave (Koestler, Arthur (1975). The Act of Creation. London: Picador, p. 248)

Two spaces of equal size are separated by a sheet of spy-glass. Each space is accessed through a different entrance. At intervals of 17 seconds the … Continue Reading ››

Walkthrough (2001)

WALKTHROUGH

Sophia Kosmaoglou, 2001

Episode 1. An Ideal for Living

At the sound of the engines you strap the seat belt on tight and settle down anticipating take-off. The flight is brief, a routine landing, you get ready and wait in the aisle, glancing around at the others who are travelling alone, they stare back. … Continue Reading ››