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Polyphonous 2020: #streetview by Popeye loves Olive / VIRTUAL EXHIBITION

Exhibition  /  MunichJewelleryWeek2020   VirtualExhibition  /  12 Mar 2020  -  15 Mar 2020
Published: 20.01.2020
Atelier Cepissakova
Management:
Kouloubi Erato
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Intro
Throughout the years Athenas Street has been the market where the western world met the world of the East. It mutated from glorious with its merchants’ residencies, to a ghetto of workers, petty traders, prostitutes, and criminals as a constant battlefield. In contradiction to that, it was named after the goddess Athena, a beloved deity of the ancient Greeks, the personification of wisdom, knowledge, and art. It connects the Monastiraki area (the way to ascend the sacred hill of Acropolis) with Omonia Square (the heart of the city) and is one of the main streets of Athens.

Due to the COVID-19 issue, this exhibition at Atelier Cepissakova was cancelled during MJW2020. In the coming weeks, we show you all impressions online through our #VirtualExhibitions.

Artist list

Maria Cepissakova, Xenia Deimezi, George Giannoutsos, Lily Kanellopoulou, Angelos Konstantakatos, Erato Kouloubi, Yakinthi Oikonomou, Vasia Pachi, Constantinos Papadoukas, Antria Prasinou, Aliki Stroumpouli, Niki Stylianou, Maria Tsimpiskaki, Anna Vlahos, Yiota Vogli, Elli Xippa, Marina Zachou
Popeye loves Olive has invited 16 Greek and one international artist, to comment on how history prevails and how daily life has changed over the centuries, by selecting their materials from this particular street and by creating a community through social media to exchange their inspirational seeds, photos, and stories.
Elly Xippa. Pendant: Ruins #1, 2020. PVC Sheet, PVC Fabric, PVC Pipes, leather.. Athenas Street! I just want to wander on it, recall memories of it, smell its perfume - that of her old days, when I was young; a newcomer in this beautiful place. When the photos were black and white, and the phones were hanging on the wall, when Athinas Street wore its amazing, beautiful old buildings! Unfortunately, nowadays they are derelict, dirty, worn-out... I have seen Athinas Street at night too when the market used to open its doors to the people long before dawn when it was full of life, colors smell and sounds; traders, gamesters, prostitutes!. Elly Xippa
Pendant: Ruins #1, 2020
PVC Sheet, PVC Fabric, PVC Pipes, leather.
Athenas Street! I just want to wander on it, recall memories of it, smell its perfume - that of her old days, when I was young; a newcomer in this beautiful place. When the photos were black and white, and the phones were hanging on the wall, when Athinas Street wore its amazing, beautiful old buildings! Unfortunately, nowadays they are derelict, dirty, worn-out... I have seen Athinas Street at night too when the market used to open its doors to the people long before dawn when it was full of life, colors smell and sounds; traders, gamesters, prostitutes!

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Xenia Deimezi. Brooch: Geometry of despair, 2020. Woolen Carpet, Silver 925, Cotton Thread, Steel.. “Calm down. With a little bit of control, we'll make it through. The class that would bring the change fell asleep. We can play leadership too. Sleep ... now it's quiet. Our times. Sleep, food, and fuck. The bullies pray on our pillow And the killers are working for us’’ / Katerina Gogou 1978. Xenia Deimezi
Brooch: Geometry of despair, 2020
Woolen Carpet, Silver 925, Cotton Thread, Steel.
“Calm down. With a little bit of control, we'll make it through. The class that would bring the change fell asleep. We can play leadership too. Sleep ... now it's quiet. Our times. Sleep, food, and fuck. The bullies pray on our pillow And the killers are working for us’’ / Katerina Gogou 1978

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Aliki Stroumpouli. Bracelet: Raw, 2020. Steel, paper, glue, ink, pencil.. Raw is the emerging feeling inspired at Athenas street.
 Lots of people, all sorts of faces, loud voices, vulgar noises, packed products, stacked food, strong smells, dirty pavements, a plethora of information, a chaotic order.
 Quite appalling yet intriguing is the area selling meat situated in the heart of the main food market of Athens.
 Raw is the meat pilled, raw are the carcasses hanging, raw is the way that it is transported into big trucks, raw is how it is displayed. Raw is the process through which animals become food for humans. 
Raw is unfiltered and at times cruel yet it feels so attractively real.. Aliki Stroumpouli
Bracelet: Raw, 2020
Steel, paper, glue, ink, pencil.
Raw is the emerging feeling inspired at Athenas street.
 Lots of people, all sorts of faces, loud voices, vulgar noises, packed products, stacked food, strong smells, dirty pavements, a plethora of information, a chaotic order.
 Quite appalling yet intriguing is the area selling meat situated in the heart of the main food market of Athens.
 Raw is the meat pilled, raw are the carcasses hanging, raw is the way that it is transported into big trucks, raw is how it is displayed. Raw is the process through which animals become food for humans. 
Raw is unfiltered and at times cruel yet it feels so attractively real.

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Lily Kanellopoulou. Brooch: Memory views I, 2020. Resin, Wood, Bronze, Stainless Steel, Pigments.. My father who was always making things with his hands inspired me as a child and influenced my life as an adult. He had taken me for my first walk at Athina’s street, to show me the buildings he was constructing at the area, the shops he was buying tools, the fish market and the handmade production of copper and bronze pieces at my grandfather’s shop nearby. Omonia-Athena’s-Monastiraki is a walk full of childish memories. Today the changes, the disasters, the alteration of surroundings and people, the taste of the things that are lost, leave a void in my soul....... Lily Kanellopoulou
Brooch: Memory views I, 2020
Resin, Wood, Bronze, Stainless Steel, Pigments.

My father who was always making things with his hands inspired me as a child and influenced my life as an adult. He had taken me for my first walk at Athina’s street, to show me the buildings he was constructing at the area, the shops he was buying tools, the fish market and the handmade production of copper and bronze pieces at my grandfather’s shop nearby. Omonia-Athena’s-Monastiraki is a walk full of childish memories. Today the changes, the disasters, the alteration of surroundings and people, the taste of the things that are lost, leave a void in my soul......

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George Giannoutsos. Pendant: Sound pot I, 2020. Pink rock salt terrazzo, sterling silver, electronic parts, fabric.. According to Greek mythology, the goddess Athena gave to the Athenians the first olive tree.  It brought wood, oil, and food,  and became a symbol of Athenian economic prosperity.  Nowadays Athena's str. is the main gastronomic source of the city where the meat and fish markets and small spice shops are based among tools, apparel and flea market shops. In the core of the city, below Parthenon, the temple dedicated to Athena, this street attracts a variety of people: Greeks, tourists, immigrants, old, young, mentally ill, homeless, working, shopping or ambling. This mix of people, goods, and transports creates a special atmosphere, stimulating the senses of smell, sight, and hearing.. George Giannoutsos
Pendant: Sound pot I, 2020
Pink rock salt terrazzo, sterling silver, electronic parts, fabric.
According to Greek mythology, the goddess Athena gave to the Athenians the first olive tree.  It brought wood, oil, and food,  and became a symbol of Athenian economic prosperity.  Nowadays Athena's str. is the main gastronomic source of the city where the meat and fish markets and small spice shops are based among tools, apparel and flea market shops. In the core of the city, below Parthenon, the temple dedicated to Athena, this street attracts a variety of people: Greeks, tourists, immigrants, old, young, mentally ill, homeless, working, shopping or ambling. This mix of people, goods, and transports creates a special atmosphere, stimulating the senses of smell, sight, and hearing.

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Erato Kouloubi. Set: Purple Gold, 2020. Porcelain, lavender seeds, lavender essential oil, cork, thread, embroidery.. Pendant/Object (set of 5).. This body of work investigates and comments on the contradictions of one of the most significant streets of Athens. Wealth vs Poverty:
. The ancient Greeks discovered that if the lavender flowers are crushed and burned, then the smoke released is particularly relaxing. The wealthy people living on Athenas Street used lavender to perfume their baths and to beautify their skin. It was a daily ritual.. Erato Kouloubi
Set: Purple Gold, 2020
Porcelain, lavender seeds, lavender essential oil, cork, thread, embroidery.
Pendant/Object (set of 5).

This body of work investigates and comments on the contradictions of one of the most significant streets of Athens. Wealth vs Poverty:
The ancient Greeks discovered that if the lavender flowers are crushed and burned, then the smoke released is particularly relaxing. The wealthy people living on Athenas Street used lavender to perfume their baths and to beautify their skin. It was a daily ritual.

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Erato Kouloubi. Piece: Ariadne's Thread, 2020. Cord, Bronze (Casted Pasta).. Pendant/Bondage Equipment.. This body of work investigates and comments on the contradictions of one of the most significant streets of Athens. Wealth vs Poverty: After ten years of austerity, Athens tackles the phenomenon of homelessness and hunger. On Athenas Street the stories of the homeless people talk about extreme poverty, unemployment, addiction and sometimes mental illness. Each one of them needs a thread to escape from their own Labyrinth.. Erato Kouloubi
Piece: Ariadne's Thread, 2020
Cord, Bronze (Casted Pasta).
Pendant/Bondage Equipment.

This body of work investigates and comments on the contradictions of one of the most significant streets of Athens. Wealth vs Poverty: After ten years of austerity, Athens tackles the phenomenon of homelessness and hunger. On Athenas Street the stories of the homeless people talk about extreme poverty, unemployment, addiction and sometimes mental illness. Each one of them needs a thread to escape from their own Labyrinth.

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Yakinthi Oikonomou. Pendant: Ghetto , 2020. Burnt wood, rusty chain, rusty nails, used plastic belt, leather, acrylic colour, resin, epoxy.. As a young student in the 80's, I was fascinated by the place immediately. It was the street of wonders … colours, smells, voices. Thirty-five years later, the colours, the smells, the voices are still here, but there are also drug addicts and dealers, prostitutes and immigrants. Now, all the unwanted people of the city have found refuge here.. Yakinthi Oikonomou
Pendant: Ghetto , 2020
Burnt wood, rusty chain, rusty nails, used plastic belt, leather, acrylic colour, resin, epoxy.
As a young student in the 80's, I was fascinated by the place immediately. It was the street of wonders … colours, smells, voices. Thirty-five years later, the colours, the smells, the voices are still here, but there are also drug addicts and dealers, prostitutes and immigrants. Now, all the unwanted people of the city have found refuge here.

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Maria Tsimpiskaki. Necklace: The new life of some antique silverware. 'An alloy of classy and lumpen architectural elements...', 2020. Antique silverware, silver, copper, pigments.. This body of this work is inspired by the history, the secrets, the past and the present of one of the most interesting streets of Athens: "Athena’s Street". It is the Merchants' street" or the "street of miracles" as Athenians love to call it. It is the street where you can meet every kind of people, merchants, workers, petty traders, urban residents, countrymen, criminals, and angels, and buy every kind of stool, food, spices, antique...... My material is antique silverware. I decided to give a new life to the old antiques I bought from Athena Street and to capture them some moments of the past and the present.. Maria Tsimpiskaki
Necklace: The new life of some antique silverware. "An alloy of classy and lumpen architectural elements...", 2020
Antique silverware, silver, copper, pigments.
This body of this work is inspired by the history, the secrets, the past and the present of one of the most interesting streets of Athens: "Athena’s Street". It is the Merchants' street" or the "street of miracles" as Athenians love to call it. It is the street where you can meet every kind of people, merchants, workers, petty traders, urban residents, countrymen, criminals, and angels, and buy every kind of stool, food, spices, antique...... My material is antique silverware. I decided to give a new life to the old antiques I bought from Athena Street and to capture them some moments of the past and the present.

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