“ This exhibition represents the collective image of a protagonist who is an indeterminate and unclear character. However, it would be strange to demand clarity from people at a time like ours, there is one thing that is certain: our hero is a strange individual and an eccentric figure. Some may deem that the strangeness and eccentricity are more likely to harm than deserve attention in a world of people who are desperately striving to identify particularities whilst searching for some common sense in the general muddle. A new question arises: eccentricity is detached and isolated, isn’t it? If you do not agree with this and think ‘No it is not’ or ‘Not always ‘, here begins our inspirational moment. Not only is the eccentric figure ‘Not always’ or ‘ No it is not’ related to the particularity and isolation, but on the contrary, it so happens that the eccentric one, perhaps, carries a core of the whole existence at some points, but the rest of the people, by some other kind of strangeness, at times are breaking away from it.”
–Arthur Sopin and Andreas Rod
NO, IT IS NOT NOT, ALWAYS
Is a Multidisciplinary Photography Exhibition developed and ran by artists Arthur Sopin and Andreas Rod along with their project Downtown 500 Magazine
AT BY OTHER MEANS GALLERY, LONDON
AT THE CRYPT GALLERY, DYSPLA INTERNATIONAL MOVING IMAGE FESTIVAL, LONDON
Arthur Sopin is a creative director/writer/photographer/artist. Andreas Rod is a photographer / creative director/artist. They have been studying and freelancing for more than 10-15 years within the fields of art, photography, creative direction, fashion, journalism, TV, video production, etc in NYC, Berlin, Oslo, and London…. This way they have developed their original style with a metamodern narrative. Arthur and Andreas have an artisan studio and a residency at By Other Means Gallery in Heralds Street, Bethnal Green, London.
ARTHUR SOPIN AND ANDREAS ROD CREATED AN IMMERSIVE SHOW CONNECTING ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, GALLERISTS AND OTHER CREATIVES ( BY OPEN CALL) TO RECREATE THE TRADITIONS OF DOWNTOWN 500 NYC FROM THE 80IES, IN LONDON TODAY
The Main Gallery Room: The Photography Exhibition 12 portraits of uncertain and eccentric figures from NYC, London, Berlin ( Andreas Rod and Arthur Sopin). + Extra Studio and Hall Rooms = 4 performances by finalists from DT 500 MAG OPEN CALL as the interpretative collaboration to No It Is Not, Not Always’ narrative.
THE EXHIBITION AT:
PHOTOGRAPHY / MOVING IMAGE / INSTALLATION / HAPPENING / ASSEMBLAGE / PERFORMANCE ART
© PORTRAITURE BY ANDREAS ROD N ARTHUR SOPIN 2018