sweeter and lower

Iris Touliatou


Iris Touliatou
sweeter and lower, 2022

Perspex box, ground stationery, former Grazer Kunstverein CI
Edition: 8
18,5 x 14 x 2,2 cm
Numbered and signed certificate
€ 500,00* (incl. VAT, excl. packing and shipping costs)

sweeter and lower contains some of the remnants of untitled (sweet and low), a work presented during appendage, Iris Touliatou’s solo exhibition at Grazer Kunstverein in 2022. untitled (sweet and low) was the result of having transformed the old, left-over stationery of the Grazer Kunstverein— half white / half red—into a pink pulp, which then was scattered over the floors of the building. By shredding the stationery with a blender, a pink fluff emerged from the transactional paper that in a former life used to transmit official communication, invoices, announcements, etc. sweeter and lower gathers fragments of that action and compresses them into a plexiglass box. Contained and preserved, the left-overs of what once was whole meet again and are turned into a vivid chromatic picture in hues of pink.

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Iris Touliatou (b. 1981, Athens) lives and works in Athens. Recent solo exhibitions include mothers, Rodeo, London/Piraeus (2022); appendage, Grazer Kunstverein (2022); Organs, EXILE, Vienna (2020); and Overnight, Radio Athènes, Athens (2019). Touliatou has been part of the group exhibitions SIREN (some poetics), Amant, New York (2022); 2021 Triennial: Soft Water Hard Stone, New Museum, New York (2021–22); Work and Leisure, Milan (2022), When I state I am an anarchist, PLATO, Ostrava (2022); Anabasis, Rodeo Gallery, Athens (2022); Eclipse, the 7th Athens Biennale (2021); Lives of an Object, Andreas Melas and ARCH, Athens (2021); The Way In, Haus N Athen, Athens (2021); Anti Structure, DESTE Foundation, Athens (2021); Interval, Goethe-Institut Athen (2021); The Same River Twice, Benaki Museum, Athens (2019); and Manifesta 12, 5x5x5: Selected Projects, Palermo (2018), among others.


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