Konstantinos Manolakis

Konstantinos Manolakis is a representative of the younger generation of Zurich artists. In his artistic practices he experiments with the methods of Constructivism and Minimal Art – not only in terms of abstraction and invention, but also of the interrelation between constructions, objects on display, the viewer’s walking movements in the space and their changing perspective. The artist’s constructions cause familiar spatial conventions to sway. His approach is characterized not only by deconstruction, but can be seen as new forms of territorialization in which the artist intervenes in the space by building an architecture within the architecture, which introduces new temporalities in the relation between space, installation and viewer.