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Marilia Stagkouraki

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Artist / Her practice is based on painting, drawing, and collage and incorporates mixed media techniques

Marilia Stagkouraki, The Golf Book, 2018, 6th Athens Biennale 2018 ANTI, photo by Nysos Vasilopoulos
Marilia Stagkouraki, The Golf Book, 2018, 6th Athens Biennale 2018 ANTI, photo by Nysos Vasilopoulos

The Golf Book, 2018

A hard-bound manual for playing golf printed in 1931 has been the inspiration, readymade, and canvas for Marilia Stagkouraki’s exhibited piece. This scribbled, pasted, scratched, painted golf book is a fruit of decadence. With its frantically ripped and smeared pornographic magazine pages, The Golf Book looks like a weird, if not creepy, attic finding, a teenager’s journal, a hermit’s companion scrapbook, or a black magic apprentice’s illustrated reader. Stagkouraki’s expressionistic draftsmanship is visible in her alternation of blackened, crossed-out, pages with scripted and collaged papers. The afterimages of the scenes get imprinted on your retina, as they are laid down in their full-frontal, reinvented obscenity, freed from the banality of the genre.

 

#golf #drawing #porn #blackarts #scrapbook #collage #grrrl #18holes


photos: Nysos Vasilopoulos
6th Athens Biennale 2018 ANTI

The Golf Book, 2018
Artist book, reproduction of book
Courtesy of the artist