Archimidous 15, Athens. 08 Apr – 16 Jul, 2017
Nikhil Chopra, Otobong Nkanga.
“The industrial district of Moschato is characterized by workshops, tavernas, wholesale shops, and low-income housing blocks, while also hosting the Athens School of Fine Arts Pireos Street campus. Blocks away are two adjacent spaces at the same address. The first, a former print shop with high ceilings and concrete floors, houses Otobong Nkanga’s production of new soap recipes with eight different oils that carry stories from various geographies across Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. Next door, in a former taverna, Nikhil Chopra stages a three-day performance in which he makes a wall drawing of the open sea, before setting off for a road trip to Germany through Eastern Europe. The road trip is punctuated by further performances, public drawings, and collaborative events, with the cycle completed upon his arrival in Kassel.”*
* text sourcedocumentor: kerry leonard camera: xt1