Artist Antigoni Tsagkaropoulou’s Fluffy Library is coming to Arnolfini, all the way from ATOPOS cvc in Athen – featuring Fluffy, an ageless, gender-fluid, snow-white sprawling beast.
Antigoni Tsagkaropoulou (b. 1993, Athens) is an artist whose work combines large-scale participatory installations with interactive performances and is deeply influenced by queer feminist dialogues. She explores the notion of playfulness as a political act and also as a tool to create alternative senses of desire, self-expression and co-existence. Her fluffy, intimate installations are safe spaces that embrace uncommon narratives and blur the boundaries between different ages and genders. Through collaborations, workshops for kids and fluffiness she is trying to connect art together with alternative pedagogy and activism.
Her work has been showcased at the 6th Biennale of Thessaloniki, the 10th Berlin Biennale “We don’t need another hero” in collaboration with Fabiana Faleiros at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, the National Opera of Greece. Her latest project “Fluffy Library”, commissioned by ATOPOS cvc, lasted for one year as part of ‘’UNESCO’s Athens 2018, World Book Capital”.
ATOPOS Contemporary Visual Culture (ATOPOS cvc) is a non-profit Cultural Organization, founded in 2003 in Athens by Stamos Fafalios and Vassilis Zidianakis who is also the Artistic Director of the organization. Its aim is to implement innovative projects of contemporary visual culture, with particular emphasis on the human figure and costume.
The word ‘atopos’, from the ancient Greek “άτοπος”, refers to that which is the strange, the unwonted, the eccentric and the unclassifiable.