Valentina Karga

Fireworks out of season — Riviera

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Zoe Giabouldaki, Mike Gibisser, Joan Jonas, Valentina Karga,

Chrysanthi Koumianaki, Kosmas Nikolaou, Christodoulos Panayiotou,

Vasilis Papageorgiou, Eleni Phyla, Kostas Roussakis, Paky Vlassopoulou


Curated by: Galini Notti


30, 31 January & 1 February 2015

opening: Friday 30/1, 20.00

opening hours: Saturday 31/1 & Sunday 1/2, 18.00-23.00

Riviera open-air cinema

Valtetsiou 46, Exarcheia


The exhibition Fireworks out of season – Riviera is an unseasonal invitation. It arrives when the open-air movie theaters are not yet open or are long-closed, before or after the tourist season in the Côte d’Azur. It is an invitation to an inverted visit.

The exhibition looks at different views and aspects of the space beyond its usual use and function. It visits Riviera out of season, when it is closed, inaccessible and invisible. It aims to create an environment of contemplation through a poetic displacement, through a condition ‘out of time and place’ which shares the features of a dream during sleep.

When Riviera does not function as a cinema it leads a secret parallel life. It looks like a garden that grows by itself and a

fallow field; nature recovers its rhythm there while the enclosure separates it from its surroundings. Following Riviera’s

parallel life, the exhibition composes a parallel