Fleeting Memories (solo exhibition) & Exquisite Corpse Now (group show)





Solo Exhibition

Kasia Kay: Fleeting Memories


SNEHTA Residency - I.Drosopoulou 47, Kypseli

Opening Day: 23/09, 20:00

Duration of the Exhibition: 24/09 - 29/09, 2021

Opening times and by appointment: Daily from 5-9 pm.

SNEHTA is happy to announce a new body of work by Polish American artist Kasia Kay who has been an artist

in residence since early September.


The exhibition will showcase Kay’s sculptural and mixed media works inspired by her three-year-long stay in Athens during the years 1998-200 and her return to the city now to pursue a solo residency at SNEHTA. Through her works in the exhibition the artist reflects on her life cycle that connects the past years and the present time. Often in her artwork Kay dives into introspection, her personal life journey inspired by everyday ritualistic objects such as universal “prayer beads.” Such objects become personal allegories and material epigrams of the circle of life. The use of the string of beads (κομπολόι), and closed circles are perennial expressions of the notion of equilibrium and flow. Stemming from a deeper impression of the Attican landscape the artist has returned to commemorate her previous venture by creating a new one.

“All we have to open the past are five senses…. and memory.” Louise Bourgeois



Exquisite Corpse Now,


Curated by Kasia Kay.

*Same dates and times apply as above.


"Exquisite Corpse Now" is inspired by the games Cadavre Exquis and Exquisite Corpse which were popular in the Parisian artistic circles during the 1920’s. Kay decided to reappropriate the Surrealist game by inviting a selection of international contemporary artists to craft new works based on the game’s true essence imbued by concepts of the ‘Absurd’ and the ‘Accidental’.

Considering the current social conditions imposed by the pandemic the game adopted a new meaning as a distant means of artistic collaboration. Participating artists were asked to reflect on either the 'new normal' that they conceive of now or on their hopeful and positive vision of the future.

Initially, the curator assigned three initial artists to be the ‘leading players’ who in their turn invited further contributors into the project. Drawn in three parts: The first artist would start with the head of a fantastic creature then conceal the drawing by folding the paper, the second artist would draw the torso beginning at the end of the contour of the first drawing then conceal their part, then the third artist will finish the drawing with the legs. Lastly, the paper gets unfolded, and a hybrid, absurd creature comes to light. The works reveal our inner need for expression through pastiche and drawing, mediums that poignantly reflect collective imagery ‘Weltgeist’ as a form of visual commentary.

*Visitors are invited to make their own ‘Exquisite Corpse’ upon their visit to the space. Drawing material will be provided at the exhibition venue.

Participating artists

Paulina Olowska, Sylwia Rams, Martyna Borowiecka, Azadeh Hussaini, Yasaman Moussavi, Catherine Norcott, Susan Aurinko, Kasia Kay, Neha Vedpathak, Tadeusz Torzecki, Alexandre Maroutian AKA AMAR, Naomi Scully AKA Rx (Rho X), Kim Curtis, Rosalyn Schwartz, Jo Birdwell, Jyl Bonaguro, Gail Mancuso, Eve Ozer, Mary Lou Zelazny, Jess Bass, Jessica DuPreez, Irini Karayanopoulou, Xenia C.I. Vitos, Marina Velisioti, Robin Dluzen, Kristin Mallison, Erica Everage, Frances Lightbound, Anna Showers-Cruser, Joshua Patterson, Rachel Linnemann, Michael Stillion, Batres Gilvin.

Kasia Kay is a Polish American artist and an independent art curator collaborating with international cultural partners. Founder and curator of Kasia Kay Art Projects, she has been working in the contemporary art field for 16 years. Before focusing on curatorial projects and her artwork, she was a highly respected gallerist for 12 years. She has worked with an international clientele and participated in renowned international art fairs since 2006. Interested in eliminating conventional experiences from the gallery space, she has curated and produced exhibition projects and site-specific installations at venues in Chicago, Miami, and New York.

kasia@kasiakayartprojects.co



COVID-19 Entry to the exhibition space will be admitted to visitors who comply to all personal health measures concerning the Covid-19 epidemic.

four people max allowed per time of visit



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Ατομική Έκθεση

Kasia Kay: Fleeting Memories

SNEHTA Residency Ι.Δροσοπούλου 47, Κυψέλη

Εγκαίνια: 23/09, 20:00

Διάρκεια έκθεσης: 24/09 - 29/09, 2021

Ώρες λειτουργίας και κατόπιν ραντεβού: Καθημερινά 5-9 μμ.

Η SNEHTA είναι στην ευχάριστη θέση να ανακοινώσει ένα νέο έργο της Πολωνοαμερικανίδας καλλιτέχνιδος Kasia Kay που φιλοξενείται στο residency του οργανισμού μας από τις αρχές Σεπτεμβρίου.

Στην έκθεση θα παρουσιαστούν τα έργα γλυπτικής και μικτής τεχνικής της Κέι, εμπνευσμένα από την τριετή παραμονή της στην Αθήνα κατά τα έτη 1998-2002 αλλά και κατά την τωρινή της επιστροφή στην πόλη. Μέσα στα έργα της έκθεσης, η καλλιτέχνις αποτύπωσε την εμπειρία από μια πορεία ζωής που συνδέει τα προηγούμενα χρόνια με το παρόν. Συχνά στα έργα τέχνης η Kay βυθίζεται σε ενδοσκόπηση, το προσωπικό της ταξίδι εμπνέεται από καθημερινά τελετουργικά αντικείμενα όπως χαρακτηριστικά τα καθολικά «χάντρες προσευχής». Τέτοια αντικείμενα αποδίδονται ως προσωπικές αλληγορίες και υλικά επιγράμματα του κύκλου της ζωής. Το δέσιμο των χαντρών (κομπολόι) και οι κλειστοί κύκλοι είναι αρχέτυπες έννοιες της ισορροπίας και της αέναης ροής. Παρακινημένη από μια βαθύτερη εντύπωση του αττικού τοπίου, η καλλιτέχνις επέστρεψε για να αποτιμήσει το προηγούμενο εγχείρημά της δημιουργώντας ένα νέο.

Cadavre Exquis

Επιμέλεια Kasia Kay.

*Ισχύουν οι ίδιες ημερομηνίες και ώρες όπως παραπάνω.

Το "Exquisite Corpse Now" είναι εμπνευσμένο από τα παιχνίδια Cadavre Exquis και Exquisite Corpse που ήταν δημοφιλή στους καλλιτεχνικούς κύκλους του Παρισιού κατά τη δεκαετία του 1920.

Η Κέι αποφάσισε να επαναπροσδιορίσει το σουρεαλιστικό παιχνίδι καλώντας διεθνείς, σύγχρονους καλλιτέχνες να δημιουργήσουν νέα έργα βασισμένα