Each and every one of us watches events unfold, silently, in front of the TV screen.
Yet, every day, even if for just a moment, something breaks through the harsh skin created by the fall and manages to penetrate deeper, bringing a little warmth to the day. It is something different for each of us: a friend’s concern, a pat on the back at work, solidarity and affection between partners. We long for intimacy in our private world, we take courage from our common destiny.
Way before we were told that Selective Default stands for financial bankruptcy, we were familiar with the term return to default settings. When something ceased to function, the only thing to do was to go back to basics, to return to what was essential.
The landscapes presented in the exhibition are portraits of a country under constant stress, faced with both financial and moral collapse. At the same time, they represent a return to the basic qualities that make this country what it is. They are my day and night, the reality I experience and the dream I hope for.
These landscapes are the country I, too, helped to bring to its knees - and the country I too need to rebuild from the beginning.
This is my country. I intend to stay.
Exhibition Opening: Saturday, September 29th (12:00 - 16:00)
Exhibition Duration: September 29th – November 7th, 2012
Visiting Hours: Wednesday - Friday 14:00-20:00, Saturday 12:00 - 16:00
20 Aristofanous str. Athens
Contact phone: 0030 210 3214994"