Lucas Recchione‘What remains when the story ends?’, 2020

“What remains when the story ends?” is the solo exhibition by the artist Lucas Recchione as part of Snehta Residency Program in Athens during the time and space of a pandemic.

Time and space appear to be a central relationship investigated through the artist’s work, focusing on a state of transition. The artist, during his research, gathers people’s stories and memories from different places around the world. This state can be captured in his paintings/installations in which the artist recreates the scenes before the unexpected. Those stories remain alive but always shifting their meaning depending on the time and space exhibited. United through Recchione ’s narratives, the stories are transformed into collective memories, that otherwise wouldn’t get registered or remembered. His paintings are performing as the mediations between the artist and the world around him.

The use of painting, installation, photography, and storytelling as well as the physical interaction during his research with the subjects of the stories that he is dealing with, create a spectrum of possibilities employed by the artist in order to demonstrate the multiple layers connecting those stories. In that sense, storytelling unfolds with new meanings in multiple contemporaries. Recchione constructs his stories through various forms utilizing an extended language to develop a multi-faceted show. By letting the audience navigate the remains of his installations, created to perform as the receptor of his stories, engages the public to interact with his process of work.

Lucas Recchione (b. USA) lives and works in Berlin. Recchione holds an M.A in Architecture from the University of Applied Sciences in Stuttgart (2013), a B.F.A. from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (2008), and a B.A. in Art History and Architectural Studies from Tufts University in Boston (2007).

Shows and Residencies include: 2019 Participation in Pop up group shows Signature room at Weinmeister Hotel, Berlin Finalist for Sparkasse Art Prize, Karlsruhe 2018 Stadtmuseum, Eppingen – Kinderspiel 3 Month Piliotenküche Artist Residency in Leipzig Alte Handelsschule, Leipzig– Unheimlich Kunstraum Ping-Pong, Leipzig – PP#15 2017 Riccardo Crespi, Milan – The Anthropocene Berlin Extravaganza art fair, Brussels 212 Arts (Solo), NYC– Memory glitch.

OPENING DATE: Thursday, 13 October, 18:00 – 22:00

DURATION: 13 – 26 October, 2020

VISITING HOURS: 15, 19, 22 and 26 October, 16:00 – 20:00 and BY APPOINTMENT

LOCATION: Snehta, I.Drosopoulou 47, Kypseli, Athens

Entry to the exhibition space will be permitted to visitors who comply with all personal health measures concerning Covid-19 pandemic. Space capacity: Maximum two (2) people.

With the support of Outset Contemporary Art Fund Greece.