Myths 2015 / Mythen 2015: A contemporary insight in precious Greece

Exhibition  /  11 Mar 2015  -  17 Mar 2015
Published: 10.02.2015
Sofia Zarari. Piece: The Prince of Fields, 2014. Photo by: Myrto Koutoulia. Sofia Zarari
Piece: The Prince of Fields, 2014
Photo by: Myrto Koutoulia
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A sculptural, walk-in installation with works from thirteen visual artists, architects, designers and four guest stars that turn their daily experience in Greece into jewellery. The Greek myth has been an enormous rich well to draw and on this show the artists present their Greek background as a focal point.

Artist list

Anna Kitsou, Christina Karababa, Eleftheria Spantidaki, Elina Kakourou, Eugenia Feroussi, Heleni Siousti, Katerina Glyka, Katerina Kolonellou, Konstantina Tzavidopoulou, Loukia Richards, Margarita Skokou, Marianna Tzouti, Maro Kornilaki, Sofia Paschou, Sofia Zarari, Systemalab, Yakinthi Oikonomou
The Greek drama is taking place right now, almost a third of the young do not have a job, many people live hard lives. Their hardships can be connected to the suffering that heroes from the great Greek stories underwent. Our contemporary dramas both in world politics as in our personal lives resemble those tragedies described in the great Greek theater.
We lose a loved one, we encounter unfaithfulness, we are in warlike situations due to real war or we seem to be in a battle to keep our health or sanity and all of us cope with these things in different ways. All these themes are expressed in the great Greek myths. Every Greek is steeped in her or his heritage as I know from having travelled many times in Greece.
For the artists of this show their Greek background is a focal point that one can always go back to. In the jewelry and other art, made by the exhibiting artists the Greek myth has been an enormous rich well to draw from as you will see.

Marietta de Bruïne, Art historian, Amsterdam.

Thirteen visual artists, architects and designers and four guest stars turn their daily experience in Greece into jewellery: family violence, mother's Alzheimer, unconditional love, negation of death, bankruptcy, androgynous sexuality, Charlie hebdo's impact on freedom of speech etc.
Exhibits make part of a sculptural, walk-in installation reminding of a broken ancient Greek temple or a human-sized trap, a double symbol for the Greek crisis. Daily art performances inspired by contemporary Greek culture reflect on archaic uses of jewellery.

Guest stars: Eugenia Feroussi, Elina Kakourou, Katerina Kolonellou, Sofia Paschou.
Maro Kornilaki. Necklace: Primitive, 2014. Photo by: Maro Kornilaki. Maro Kornilaki
Necklace: Primitive, 2014
Photo by: Maro Kornilaki
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Yakinthi Oikonomou. Necklace: Bonds, 2014. Photo by: Orestis Rovakis. Yakinthi Oikonomou
Necklace: Bonds, 2014
Photo by: Orestis Rovakis
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Heleni Siousti. Necklace: Spirals/Brain, 2014. Photo by: Μatina Zigra. Heleni Siousti
Necklace: Spirals/Brain, 2014
Photo by: Μatina Zigra
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Loukia Richards. Necklace: Sirens, 2013. Photo by: Christoph Ziegler. Loukia Richards
Necklace: Sirens, 2013
Photo by: Christoph Ziegler
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SYSTEMALAB. Ring: Peristerionas Rings, 2013. Photo by: SYSTEMALAB. SYSTEMALAB
Ring: Peristerionas Rings, 2013
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