ARTOPIA

         Curated  by  Javier  RAMIREX


  
   

  Helga  BORBÁS - Raquel  GARIN -  Paula HAAPALAHTI

Mirja NUUTINEN -Vilma PANULA - Javier RAMIREX


 


 




      June 10th - 30,  2017

  





MARZIA  FROZEN

Neumagener Straße 27

Haus 7

13088 Berlin  

www.marziafrozen.com



Marzia Frozen is pleased to announce an  international  group exhibition of a new generation of artists working today. This will be a group exhibition at MARZIA FROZEN in Berlin, and will feature a selection of  paintings,  drawings  and  sculptures.


 ARTOPIA is an imagined community or society for Artists that possesses highly desirable or nearly perfect qualities for its citizens. Where  the  artists  create  a  better  world  without harm  anyone . One could also say that ARTOPIA is a perfect 'place' that has been made so there are no problems.

Artopian ideals often place emphasis on  egalitarian principles of equality in artistic, economics, government and justice,  though by no means exclusively, with the method and structure of proposed implementation varying based on ideology. According to Lyman Tower Sargent "[t]here are socialist, capitalist, monarchical, democratic, anarchist, ecological, feminist, patriarchal, egalitarian, hierarchical, racist, left-wing, right-wing, reformist, free love, nuclear family, extended family, gay, lesbian, and many more utopias".


Chronologically, the first recorded Utopian proposal is  Plato’s Republic. Part conversation, part fictional depiction, and part policy proposal, Republic would categorize citizens into a rigid class structure of "golden," "silver," "bronze" and "iron" socioeconomic classes. The golden citizens are trained in a rigorous 50-year-long educational program to be benign oligarchs, the "philosopher-kings." Plato stressed this structure many times in both quotes by him and in his published works, such as the Republic. The wisdom of these rulers will supposedly eliminate poverty and deprivation through fairly distributed resources, though the details on how to do this are unclear. The educational program for the rulers is the central notion of the proposal. It has few laws, no  lawyers   and rarely sends its citizens to war, but hires  mercenaries  from among its war-prone neighbors (these mercenaries were deliberately sent into dangerous situations in the hope that the more warlike populations of all surrounding countries will be weeded out, leaving peaceful peoples).

During the 16th century, Thomas More's book Utopia proposed an ideal society of the same name.[ Readers, including Utopian socialists, have chosen to accept this imaginary society as the realistic blueprint for a working nation, while others have postulated that Thomas More intended nothing of the sort. It is believed that More's Utopia functions only on the level of a satire, a work intended to reveal more about the  England of his time than about an idealistic society. This interpretation is bolstered by the title of the book and nation, and its apparent confusion between the Greek for "no place" and "good place": "utopia" is a compound of the syllable ou-, meaning "no", and topos, meaning place. But the homophobic prefix eu-, meaning "good," also resonates in the word, with the implication that the perfectly "good place" is really "no place."

                                              
borbas

Helga BORBÁS
Striptease III, 
2016
  Mixed media on cardboard
  40 x 50 cm




zeta
Mirja NUUTINEN
  Delta, 
2016 
  
Digital print on Aluminium
  65 x 55 cm





stella


Raquel GARIN
Floating absurd painting, 
2016
  Mixed media on  paper
70  x 50 cm






paula

Paula HAAPALAHTI
Explain the mistery, 
 2014
Mixed media  on canvas
50 x 30 cm