2•0•0•2

DESTE FOUNDATION, NEO PSYCHICO, ATHENS 20.12.2002-30.4.2003

Curated by Massimiliano Gioni and Dakis Joannou, 2•0•0•2 is an exhibition about hidden tensions and broken symmetries. Bringing together some of the most iconic pieces from the Dakis Joannou Collection, 2•0•0•2 describes a state of confusion – the instant preceding a sudden collapse of logic and order.

Rather than a group-show, 2•0•0•2 is thought of as a mental space: it outlines an atmosphere of uneasiness, a destabilizing experience of dark shadows and possible dramas – just like a film – still charged with a sense of latent violence.

Juxtaposing Maurizio Cattelan’s helpless policemen, Rineke Dijkstra’s wasted youth, Gregor Schneider’s psychotic ruins, and Tom Sach’s fragile constructions, 2•0•0•2 captures a suspended moment of anxiety that resonates as a metaphor of today’s art and life.

Kutlug Ataman’s homonymous video, 1 + 1 = 1, shown for the first time in Europe. Ataman’s piece narrates the story of a Cypriot woman split between two different personalities, cultures, and nations. An exploration of duality and uncertainty, her schizophrenic confession reflects the complexity of history and the ambiguity of our present.  1 + 1 = 1 is both an appendix to 2•0•0•2 and its mirrored, distorted image.

INCLUDES THE WORKS OF:
  • KUTLUG ATAMAN
  • MAURIZIO CATTELAN
  • RINEKE DIJKSTRA
  • TOM SACHS
  • GREGOR SCHNEIDER
CURATED BY: Massimiliano Gioni and Dakis Joannou