Thursday, December 20, 2012

"KOTTABOS" a one-night group show curated by Marina Pinsky in Los Angeles, California

December 15, 2012

Kottabos is the name of an ancient Greek drinking game, and the name of a one night group show in a vacant storefront.

The game involves throwing wine at a target and shouting the name of one's object of desire while doing so. To quote François Lissarrague, "These two examples make it quite clear that kottabos is more than a game of skill. Whatever form it may take, it involves true aim and the disruption of equilibrium, whether it be of a disk on a pole or of a little saucer floating in water. When the balance is upset, something capsizes or falls with a crash, and this symbolizes that love has been assured. The break in equilibrium is the physical sign of the uncertainty that takes hold of a lover in the presence of the beloved."

This exhibition is centered around the disruption that takes place in the presence of the beloved. Specifically, it seeks to be emblematic of the uncertainty of aesthetic love, arrived at through a drawn out passion, that is channeled into an art object. The artworks shown here share a bodily connection - they ooze the stuff of life.

Featuring the work of:
Kelly Akashi
Michelle Kim
Kathleen Ryan
Chase Wilson
David Zuttermeister

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