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Spyros Aggelopoulos

amusementorium

Artist / Athens School of Fine Arts / Shadow Theatre figure maker/ Boxer / Actor / Micro blading cosmetic tattoo artist

  • Lives between Athens and Los Angeles
  • 1979

Amusementorium, 2018

Spyros Aggelopoulos’s practice is off the radar. Shadow theater
has a long tradition in Greece and the East. Karagioz, the folk
hero, personifies the Ordinary Guy Archetype, a bit naïve, a bit of
a rascal, poor and beaten-up, trying to survive against the odds by
utilizing folk wisdom and tons of luck. In Aggelopoulos’s shadow
theater, a mash-up of politicians, media figures, superheroes,
cinema characters, and villains—from Donald Trump and Slavoj
Žižek to Rocky and Freddy Kruger—competes in an imaginary
arena. The big game of dominance of one hero against the other
is no less fearsome than in a trading magic card children’s game.
Like a true folk artist, Aggelopoulos creates a cosmogony of epic
dimensions with contemporary deities and heroes, which break the
boundaries of physics and escape a Media Universe (like Marvel’s)
in order to reign in our imaginary in the same way Kruger reigns in
the dream-realm. Place your bets on the winner.

📷Nysos Vasilopoulos

#shadowtheatre #heroes #postfolk #figures #tradition #comics #karagioz
Fri 26 Oct 2018
20:00 - 21:00
Performance
Amusementorium, 2018
by
Spyros Aggelopoulos

TTT building, 4th floor, room 403

Spyros Aggelopoulos’s practice is off the radar. Shadow theater has a long tradition in Greece and the East. In Aggelopoulos’s shadow theater, a mash-up of politicians, media figures, superheroes, cinema characters, and villains—from Donald Trump and Slavoj Žižek to Rocky and Freddy Kruger—competes in an imaginary arena.

Sat 27 Oct 2018
20:00 - 21:00
Performance
Amusementorium, 2018
by
Spyros Aggelopoulos

TTT building, 4th floor, room 403

Spyros Aggelopoulos’s practice is off the radar. Shadow theater has a long tradition in Greece and the East. In Aggelopoulos’s shadow theater, a mash-up of politicians, media figures, superheroes, cinema characters, and villains—from Donald Trump and Slavoj Žižek to Rocky and Freddy Kruger—competes in an imaginary arena.

Sun 28 Oct 2018
20:00 - 21:00
Performance
Amusementorium, 2018
by
Spyros Aggelopoulos

TTT building, 4th floor, room 403

Spyros Aggelopoulos’s practice is off the radar. Shadow theater has a long tradition in Greece and the East. In Aggelopoulos’s shadow theater, a mash-up of politicians, media figures, superheroes, cinema characters, and villains—from Donald Trump and Slavoj Žižek to Rocky and Freddy Kruger—competes in an imaginary arena.

Sun 04 Nov 2018
18:00 - 19:00
Performance
Amusementorium, 2018, Shadow theater
by
Spyros Aggelopoulos

ΤΤΤ building, 4th floor, room 403

In Aggelopoulos’s shadow theater, a mash-up of politicians, media figures, superheroes, cinema characters, and villains—from Donald Trump and Slavoj Žižek to Rocky and Freddy Kruger—competes in an imaginary arena. The big game of dominance of one hero against the other is no less fearsome than in a trading magic card children’s game. Like a true folk artist, Aggelopoulos creates a cosmogony of epic dimensions with contemporary deities and heroes, which break the boundaries of physics and escape a Media Universe (like Marvel’s) in order to reign in our imaginary in the same way Kruger reigns in the dream-realm. Place your bets on the winner.

 

Sun 18 Nov 2018
18:00 - 19:00
Performance
Amusementorium, 2018
by
Spyros Aggelopoulos

TTT building, 4th floor, room 403

In Aggelopoulos’s shadow theater, a mash-up of politicians, media figures, superheroes, cinema characters and villains—from Donald Trump and Slavoj Žižek to Rocky and Marina Abramović—competes in an imaginary arena. Place your bets on the winner.

Sun 25 Nov 2018
18:00 - 19:00
Performance
Amusementorium, 2018
by
Spyros Aggelopoulos

TTT Building, 4th floor, room 403

Spyros Aggelopoulos’s practice is off the radar. Shadow theater has a long tradition in Greece and the East. In Aggelopoulos’s shadow theater, a mash-up of politicians, media figures, superheroes, cinema characters, and villains—from Donald Trump and Slavoj Žižek to Rocky and Freddy Kruger—competes in an imaginary arena.

Sun 02 Dec 2018
18:00 - 19:00
Performance
Amusementorium, 2018
by
Spyros Aggelopoulos

Κτήριο TTT, 4ος όροφος, δωμάτιο 403

In Aggelopoulos’s shadow theater, a mash-up of politicians, media figures, superheroes, cinema characters and villains—from Donald Trump and Slavoj Žižek to Rocky and Marina Abramović—competes in an imaginary arena. Place your bets on the winner.

 

Sun 11 Nov 2018
18:00-19:00
Performance
Amusementorium, 2018
by
Spyros Aggelopoulos

TTT building, 4th floor, room 403

In Aggelopoulos’s shadow theater, a mash-up of politicians, media figures, superheroes, cinema characters and villains—from Donald Trump and Slavoj Žižek to Rocky and Marina Abramović—competes in an imaginary arena. Place your bets on the winner.

Sun 09 Dec 2018
18:00 - 19:00
Performance
Amusementorium, 2018
by
Spyros Aggelopoulos

In Aggelopoulos’s shadow theater, a mash-up of politicians, media figures, superheroes, cinema characters and villains—from Donald Trump and Slavoj Žižek to Rocky and Marina Abramović—competes in an imaginary arena. Place your bets on the winner.