A Submissive Acknowledgement of Powerlessness
Introduction by Laura Diamond
Response by Aaron White
Like the surrealists’ cadavres exquis, the architectural practice of Andreas Angelidakis is the result of violent collisions combining various contemporary obsessions: climate upheavals, celebrity culture, and the inflation of big data. Following the creation of virtual metropolises in the late 1990s, he constructed wondrous post-modern Merzbau – Babylonian collages to the glory of the digital age – with the help of 3D printers. More recently, his work has revolved around the creation of a forum of exchange and sociability.
Andreas Angelidakis describes himself as “an architect who doesn’t build.” Instead, he utilizes an artistic voice that switches between the languages of architecture, curating, writing, and the internet. He often speaks about spaces, buildings, and the society that inhabits them, with the exhibition format acting as a vehicle for his ideas and a medium for his artistic practice. Recent exhibitions include Demos- A reconstruction at MOCA Toronto, I used to build my feelings, now I watch them leave at La Loge in Brussels, Documenta 14 in Kassel and Athens. Currently he is working with Paul B. Preciado and Viktor Neuman on Bergen Assembly, Biennial of Moving Image at OGR in Torino, a large scale installation for Art Basel Unlimited, and a solo exhibition at The Breeder gallery in Athens titled A Submissive Acknowledgement of Powerlessness.
Organized by the Advanced Architectural Design program.
Free and open to the public.