Pushing two collection shows for 2019, T. A. Gkekas – the Office Collection, together with PARTY Contemporary in Nicosia present the exhibition, “NAPK – THR // NIC Intonations”, which remains on view until January 11, 2020. As a keen writer, Anastasios often writes the press release:
The show features three sculptures by Phanos Kyriacou, and three framed works and one sculpture by Nazgol Ansarinia, part of the T. A. Gkekas – the Office collection. The title, “NAPK – THR // NIC Intonations”, an acronym for Nazgol Ansarinia Phanos Kyriacou, signals the coming together of two artists from the same generation, one living in Teheran and the other in Nicosia, who have never met or influenced each other.
From a holistic point of view, the site-specific show focuses on temporary, spatial connections and correspondences, direct and indirect, accidental or intentional, arbitrary and mystical, between the selected works. While “NAPK – THR // NIC Intonations” suggests a relationship that does not exist, it questions in parallel the possibility of a slow, progressive dialogue and examines via the dynamics created by this process and those very dialectic principles, if any space is truly left for mystery within an ultra-connected, self-aware, self-conscious, globalised world, ‘united’ through ideology, politics, internet and the press. In other words, via this ‘semi’-controlled temporary spatial meeting of the two artists and in this setting becomes a priority, is what is left rightfully unsaid – indeed visually profane, and resists to be automatically translated, decoded, or manipulated as yet another art narrative and cultural commodity of our era.
The visitor is invited to view the works, but also to seek, if there is something in common between the two artists sensibility – regardless of the fact that their chosen visual strategies might not be classified as one of the same. The two artists might not even follow similar logic or share a common discipline, yet their own work stays fluid and evolves over time, having variations and developments in between the corpus of works, already separated in thematic series and periods.