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Notes on an outcast monument 2017


Giorgos Papadatos, Notes on an outcast monument 2017

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Transitional monument for the future (Repubblica di Napoli in grayscale) 



Giorgos Papadatos, “ Transitional monument for the future (Repubblica di Napoli in grayscale), 2016


The work is an altar-monument (altarino) dedicated to a city-circumstance in which I happened to traverse one of my three youths and to which I have no wish to return.

The monument is aesthetically optimized. Without the baroque realisms which this city deserves (grey is perennially safe and never ludicrous).

And naturally is is transitional and ephemeral like all honest monuments.

It moves between two basic principles.  The text by Paolo Virno The horror of homelands and part of the film Youth by Paolo Sorentino, who is the same age as me, where the double appears of the retired Diego Maradona, a monument of himself, doing soccer practice with time's ball and answering that he belongs not to youth but to the future.

So, then, using as tools the concepts of monument-youth-horror of homelands, with the aid of the deified Diego Maradona and with the help of the small oxymorons which make up our present, the work aspires to function subversively, even ironically, in relation to the concepts of return-memory-homeland- pubescence etc and think of the future which is the homeland of us all.
Giorgos Papadatos, Nice Athens, Feb 2016


Giorgos Papadatos, “ Transitional monument for the future (Repubblica di Napoli in grayscale), 2016
Giorgos Papadatos, “ Transitional monument for the future (Repubblica di Napoli in grayscale), 2016
   






Radical Resort L.t.d


Giorgos Papadatos, Radical Resort L.t.d, 2014





Five square meters for all

Giorgos Papadatos, five square meters for all, 2014


Giorgos Papadatos, five square meters for all, 2014





Giorgos Papadatos, five square meters for all, 2014



Notes on a transitional monument


Giorgos Papadatos, notes on a transitional monument, photocopied portrait of Jürgen Habermas ,wood,cord,photocopy, 30x25x20, 2013

 

Giorgos Papadatos, notes on a transitional monument, photocopied portraits of Noam Chomsky,wood,rock,tend etc 2012






Giorgos Papadatos, notes on a transitional monument, photocopied portraits of Ranciere,Chomsky,
notes on Iridanos river, 2013








Notes on trapping





Giorgos Papadatos,notes on trapping, (Balibar with bow trap),32x15x5,2011






















Notes on trapping, 2009,
cyclopedia Iovani 1979 pages, print,
dim 20x20

 Notes on trapping 1B, 2010
 35X50 cm
 marker on paper

Thinking system with mouse trap, 2010
Dim 70X30X15 cm
wood, print, metal mouse trap


Noam Chomsky – David Barsamian, Propaganda and the public mind, 2001
Cornell Capa, Old prospector with bear trap used for trapping, 1947


Bear trap, primitive deadfall instructions


Siberian bow trap





vietnamese human traps







































































































































































The houses of the guards of water, air, fields etc
( a mausoleum for illuminism )



The house of guards of the flights (after Dennis Oppenheim),
marker on paper,
dim 50X70 cm, 2011




The house of the guard of water, 2009
Wood, print, roofmate
Dim 90x80x35 cm

Houses of guards, 2009
Marker and pencil on paper
Dim 50x70 each



Marcel Raval: CLAUDE-NICOLAS LEDOUX: ARCHITECTE DU ROI 1736-1806. Paris: Arts et
Metiers Graphiques, 1945. First edition.
Plan of the ideal town of Chaux, surrounding the royal saltworks of Arc-et-Senans


Yona Friedman, Spatial City, 1960
Frank Lloyd Wright, Sketches for Boadacre City, 1932
Paul Maymont, Ville Flottante, 1960