“Cryptids” By Karl Heinz Jeron At FokiaNou Art Space

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“Cryptids” By Karl Heinz Jeron At FokiaNou Art Space
FokiaNou Art Space is pleased to present a solo show of the work of Karl Heinz Jeron, a sculpture exhibition in concrete that incorporates electronics, plastic plants, sound and video. Cryptozoology is the study of animals that are rumored to exist.

Such creatures are called “cryptids.” Some, like the gorilla, giant squid and okapi, are no longer hearsay and legend but real creatures recognized by science. Others, like Bigfoot and the Loch Ness monster, continue to tempt the hopeful and the adventurous with the possibility of their existence.

Jeron’s cryptids are enactments of anti-anthropocentrism, placing importance on the symbiosis of humans, animals, plants and things. The work refers to the ecological relationships of the species without separation of the biological and the social in the context of “natureculture” thinking (Donna Haraway).

It shows creatures which do not exist, or rather, which nobody has seen before, and confuses the authentic with the fake. Karl Heinz Jeron was born in Memmingen, Germany in 1962. He lives and works in Athens since 2018. His art deals with every day culture, media perception and information processing.

He creates experiences rather than objects. Jeron's works span from the singing and dancing robot Sim Gishel, to compositions for electrified rotten vegetables and audio tour guides in onshore wind farms. Recent exhibitions, events and collaborations include Athens Digital Arts Festival, ZKM Karlsruhe, Ars Electronica Linz, Documenta X, ICA London, Walker Art Museum Minneapolis, Berlinischen Galerie Berlin and the Museum of Modern Art San Francisco. You can learn more about Jeron's work by clicking HERE.

Hours

Opening: 19:00

Thursday to Saturday: 17:00 - 20:00

EVENT INFO

  • When: 31 Oct 2019 - 23 Nov 2019
  • Where: Fokianou 24, 7 th Floor, Pagrati
  • Title: “Cryptids” By Karl Heinz Jeron At FokiaNou Art Space
  • Email: info@fokianou247.gr
  • Website: www.fokianou247.gr/