Yiannis Papadopoulos at WIELS, Brussels

Yiannis Papadopoulos



Solo Exhibition at Wiels Project room, Brussels



Yiannis Papadopoulos

Performance: "reading stones"

a piece for one bass tuba and five stones

Thursday 27 June 2019, 19:30h

Kalfayan Galleries, 11 Haritos Street, Kolonaki, Athens

proposition by Yiannis Papadopoulos

read and performed by Sarah De Wilde**

Special publications in limited editions are released on the occasion of the performance.

In the context of his solo exhibition titled "the book of stones", Yiannis Papadopoulos proposes the shapes of the stones depicted in his paintings, to be read as a score for a brass instrument (bass tuba).low frequency

On this instrument sound comes from a vibrating column of air inside the instrument. The sound is round, earthy, cavernous and resonant.

The performance is an attempt to synch both sonic and visual frequencies in order to produce one singular vibe. It is a short walk through the subtle qualities of resonances in the spaces between things. One could say for instance, under hitherto unobserved circumstances stones were able to speak*.

* from Robert Musil's "The Man Without Qualities"

** Sarah De Wilde is an artist working with film and sound

Yiannis Papadopoulos

Residency at WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre

Yiannisʼ work is inspired by his deep interests in the classical sources of the arts and sciences, their impact on modernity and their continued relevance in the contemporary understanding of the world. The range of his references –from geometry and Greek philosophy to European Scholasticism and the Enlightenment– reflects Yiannisʼ historical awareness and through this, his commitment to addressing some of the most pertinent cultural and political issues which define –and divide- todayʼs Europe. His practices drawing simultaneously on the traditions of the performing and plastic arts, literature and poetry, making his work notable from its sparse formal qualities and aesthetic economy.

Yiannis Papadopoulos (b. 1975, Patras GR) lives in Athens and Antwerp and has studied Mathematics, Fine Arts and Typography, in Greece, The Netherland and in Belgium. Nominated for DESTE prize 2015, granted from Kunsten en Erfgoed and V. Valambous prize GR. Selected recent exhibitions include Unpacking my library, cur. T. Pandi, A. Mykoniati, EMST, Athens (2018); Perished Sun, Kalfayan galleries, Athens (2017); Actopolis, cur. e. Karaba, Goethe Athens, PAT (2016). He is editor of OMBLOS imprint.




Yiannis Papadopoulos


Group show Le Bouc Divin at WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre
Av. Van Volxemlaan 354, 1190 Brussels
05 - 09 December 2018, 11:00 - 18:00



Yiannis Papadopoulos


Residency at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels

For further information: http://www.wiels.org/en/residencieslist/147/Yiannis-Papadopoulos




Nina Papaconstantinou and Yiannis Papadopoulos


Nina Papaconstantinou and Yiannis Papadopoulos are participating in a group show Unpacking my Library at EMST Reading room / Library from 14 June - 15 July 2018


Yiannis Papadopoulos and Kostis Velonis


ACTOPOLIS / H Τέχνης της Δράσης at the Athens School of Fine Arts (ASKT) Pireos 256, Athens.
3 November - 16 November 2017