Currently on view at Galleri Riis Oslo is “Liquid Degrade,” a solo exhibition with the Greek artist Rallou Panagiotou. Rallou Panagiotou creates sculptural assemblages and installations that come forth as series of composite topologies, where traces of objects, activity and gestures are converted into architectural fractions. Reconstructing and associating fragments of cultural environments, from holiday resorts to museum spatial arrangements, her work is concerned with systems of display in relation to the preservation of power and shifts of cultural value.
In Panagiotou’s works, the immediacy of specific built environments is linked with Rem Koolhaas’ notion of ‘junkspace’: that what remains after modernization has run its course. The works present an assimilation and transformation of sensory reality, shifting from facades to details of walls. In her work, commodities and common spaces appear to have an esoteric and experiential value.
“Liquid Degrade” is on view through January 18th, 2014.
For more information visit Galleri Riis, Oslo.