Kalfayan Galleries, Athens

The Theatricality of a Postponed Death

After his innovative rock musical with taxidermy animals “The Sea Between My Soul” at Onassis Stegi, Raed Yassin returns to Athens for yet another solo exhibition. Mirroring the artist’s well-known caustic humour “The Theatricality of a Postponed Death” raises key questions about war and grief, about trial and failure, the role of art in times of upheaval, personal and socio-political impact of artistic censorship. In a period of great economic and socio-political upheaval, Yassin’s exhibition is more timely than ever.


In the exhibition presented at Kalfayan Galleries, the inflatable Shushu, the giant head masks based on the portraits of his theatre troupe, and other memorabilia from the performance is restaged in a museum-like display, highlighting the power of these objects as the remnants of a ritual that once existed, much like a funeral. By taking them out of their original context, the objects are now new subjects to be perused and studied up close, manifesting a different future and new possibilities through them.


11 May – 24 June 2023

11 May 2023
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