I am exhibiting but am afraid of being exposed…
Anarchy in Nostalgia
What I am trying to say is that I am trying to say something. I am trying to say something years now, and I am trying to say it by talking, travelling, working, designing but mainly I am trying to say it by drawing. What I am trying to say is that I am trying to say something. That I have something to say while I don’t have to say something. It is neither required nor asked from me, but I really feel that somebody has to say something. So it would be good that I should say something, and so I probably have something to say.
What I am trying to say since a long time ago, is that, no, I don’t remember the good old days. Neither the old nor the new ones. What I am trying to say is that the glorious past, the past of others and my own as well, makes me feel like am trying to enter a packed and full metro, and I am desperately trying to get in but I can’t, because inside it are the good old days together with all their friends and they have taken all the seats and the corridor and the doors as well and they have no intention of getting off, and I can’t fit, and I can’t get in and I can’t go where I want to go. And I am trying, and I am pushing and I am squeezing and I am stressed and I will be late and I am not ok and I think I will never manage to get in and I will stay out, stressed and worried, while time goes by, endlessly without me. What I am trying to say is that I am trying to say something, and this something is that I don’t remember the good old days. Neither the old nor the new ones. I only run into them in the metro and I get furious. And I don’t want anybody to remind me of them. And in this voyage of time, I also want to get in, not through the back door, not as an exception and not as a favor. I want to get it when I want to, the way I want to and where I want to. Thank you.
The Rabbit Knows 2018.
It’s all, oh so souvenir to me presents the first personal exhibition of sketch artist The Rabbit knows!
The concept behind the exhibition “Anarchy in Nostalgia” focuses on ancient Greece, on the Greek tragedies, on the Greek philosophers and the Odyssey and, of course, on the contemporary Greek culture and modern history. Through a series of sketches, dedicated to (what else?) anarchy, The Rabbit knows raises points such as self-awareness, nostalgia, compassion and stubbornness. His clever, black humor, may come across as innocent and childish, in the same way as his sketches, but his sharp tongue and controversial points of view stand out and are, in fact, disarming!
The Rabbit Knows was born in Thessaloniki at 1983. He has lived and worked in Thessaloniki, Utrecht, Amsterdam and Athens. He is a self-taught cartoonist and is creating through this nickname for the last ten years. His work includes the series “Anarchy”, “Mice who prefer to fail” and “Little People”. He has illustrated education books on communication and personal development, has presented his work in another solo exhibition in Utrecht at 2012 (“Mice who prefer to fail”) and has participated in group exhibitions in Amsterdam and Thessaloniki. Since 2016 he is living in Athens where he makes cartoons with satirical, social, political and philosophical content and is freely experimenting with various forms of the visual arts.
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Normanou 5, Monastiraki / T. 210.3238757 & 211.0128233
Monday to Sunday: 11.00 – 21.00
Opening: 22 March on 20.00
Till the 15th of April 2018