NLE Curatorial Lab: The Way Out Is Through

January 10 - January 31, 2015 Thursday - Saturday, 1-7PM

Stamatogiannis, Theodoros

Untitled, 2012

Ping pong table, net and bats 

Theodoros Stamatogiannis has placed a ping pong table in the gallery space, suggesting social interaction, exchange and competition.  But through a simple yet radical positioning of the table, straddled between two walls, the rules of the game are disrupted, creating new conditions for the table itself and thwarting would be participants.  The work could be read as a comment about the way that social systems are structured keeping some “ “in” and others definitely “out” suggesting that life and access are hardly a level playing field.