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MFA alumni Nicole Economides and Natalia Almonte (Paradoxluxe) are presenting a solo exhibition, ‘Do not panic if caught in the current’

MFA alumni Nicole Economides and Natalia Almonte (Paradoxluxe) are presenting a solo exhibition, ‘Do not panic if caught in the current,’ at 2/3 Two Thirds Project Space in Athens.
Opening May 6th from 18:00-21:00.
On view from 6 May – 21 May 2022
Exhibition Hours: Tue, Wed, Fri: 17:00 – 21:00
“Paradoxluxe presents a site-specific installation in Two Thirds Project Space that explores matters of gentrification, cultural identity, locality and ownership. The exhibition titled, Do not panic if caught in the current, is composed of various elements designed in a sense to resemble a vacation rental or a staged hotel apartment, transforming the space to what can be perceived as in-between with a “neutral” identity: “neutral” considering that cultural specificities are replaced by westernized architectural and commercial aesthetics. This is a transformation happening in whole neighborhoods, instigated by massive real estate companies, a globalized phenomenon systemically mechanized by capitalistic practices.
Paradoxluxe, a collective founded in 2018 by Greek artist Nicole Economides, and Puerto Rican artist Natalia Almonte, critically engages the reductive perceptions of both places through the deconstruction of their immediate environment via a range of media, including video, photography, sculpture, and performance. Do not panic if caught in the current carries on with a subject-matter they have experienced and started researching on their previous curatorial project titled, We Are Here To Serve You, a group exhibition that was presented at the Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries in New York City in 2020. The exhibition addressed a common anxiety related to gentrification, the instability of housing and the feeling of lacking a home, however, the urgency of this issue demanded further investigation. “
Excerpt from Press release written Odette Kouzou
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