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Case_L

  • Georgia Sagri
Georgia Sagri, Birthmark, 2022, Laserprint on 3M vinyl-sticker, 1.35 x 1.98 cm

Case_L is the deployment, in the form of an exhibition, of artist Georgia Sagri’s practice of self-recovery and her ongoing research on the physiological and pathological conditions of the body in hyper-capitalist society.

A series of techniques (breathing, movement, voice) named IASI (recovery in greek) are used for the preparation of and self-recovery from demanding performance pieces and shared to help others in one-to-one sessions that follow a protocol of confidentiality.

Case_L is the study of a recurring case that emerged through IASI sessions, namely that of panic attack. The exhibition unfolds in Friart as a spatial, metaphysical, felt and ideological structure. Its steps include the manifestation, expression, treatment and recovery in a path favoring transversality and connectivity over the segregation of knowledge and perception.

Through attention to the diaphragm — metaphorically suggested by the artist as horizon — the exhibition opens up the possibility of recovery from the mechanisms of aggression and fragmentation in which the body is considered an extractable resource.

In Friart, Georgia Sagri continues her unique approach of the exhibition as a multi-faceted assemblage of mediums and relationships, including a week-long performance piece entitled Shelter_Refuge along with her works, drawings and writings.

The exhibition catalogue will be released on the first day of the performance. With texts by Nicolas Brulhart, André Lepecki, Georgia Sagri and Monika Szewczyk.

Georgia Sagri is an artist. She is the tenured professor of performance at the School of Fine Arts, Athens. In 2011 she was one of the main organisers of the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York. In 2015 she initiated her studio Ύλη[matter]HYLE (hyle.gr), as a semi-public, semi-private cultural space in the heart of Athens. Her first monograph catalogue was published by Sternberg Press in 2018, following her solo exhibitions Georgia Sagri Georgia Sagri at Kunstverein Braunschweig, and Georgia Sagri and I at Portikus, Frankfurt. She is the author of the book Stage of Recovery (Divided, 2021).

Events:

9 JUN, 18:00
Opening

10 JUN, 18:00
Conversation between the artist, Mai-Thu Perret and Bea Schlingelhoff (EN)

15–23 JUN
The performance Shelter_Refuge by Georgia Sagri takes place everyday during regular opening hours at Friart.

25 JUN, 18:00
Conversation with the artist and Nicolas Brulhart (EN)

8 JUL, 18:00
Guided tour with the Friends of Friart (FR–DE)

30 JUL, 19:00–23:00
End of season Fribar

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Curator

Nicolas Brulhart

Assistant curator

Eleni Riga

Thanks

The Breeder Gallery, Central Fine

Support
  • Ernst & Olga Gubler-Hablützel Stiftung
  • Stiftung Temperatio

Georgia Sagri would like to thank

All the authors for their contributions to the catalogue. Martina Buzzi, Delphine Chapuis Schmitz, Lara D.maso and Arianna Sforzini for their invaluable creative and intellectual contribution to the performance Shelter_Refuge. Marina Vishmidt for her essential role in the film selection and Ana Janevski for her kind advice. ‘The World of Lygia Clark’ Cultural Association, Daria Halprin, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and Jim Newman, Leticia Parente’s family and Galeria Jaqueline Martins for trusting us with the works of these essential artists.

Mai-Thu Perret and Bea Schlingelhoff for sharing their thoughts and connecting their art practices with Case_L. Freddy Gizas for his essential help and technical expertise and Alegia Papageorgiou for introducing us. Stathis Mamalakis for his incredible work on photographing the exhibition and his friendship. Stefania Stouri for her continuous studio assistance. The team at Friart for making the exhibition and catalogue possible. The Breeder Gallery (Stathis Panagoulis, George Vamvakidis, Nadia Gerazouni, Alkistis Tsampouraki and Eleni Lozou), Diego Singh and Central Fine, Miami for their sustaining support. And my mother Maria Sagri for her unassuming care.