Tuesday, 6 August 2019

The same river, twice

The Same River, Twice,

at the Benaki Museum, Pireos Avenue, Athens.

The Same River Twice is an exhibition of Athens-based artists that focuses on the city of Athens and its constantly evolving artistic landscape. The exhibition borrows its title from an aphorism attributed to the Greek philosopher Heraclitus, in which he asserted that 'one cannot step in the same river twice'. The flow of water offered an apt analogy for the continuous transformations of Athens' art scene today - the impossibility of capturing or containing it any given moment.

Giorgos Prinos, Man Talking to Himself, 2007-09, (7 pigment prints)

Giorgos Prinos, Heads, 2015, (pigment print)

Giorgos Prinos, Red Hood, 2017, (pigment print)

Giorgos Prinos, Encounter, 2019, (pigment print)

Alexandros Tzannis, Blue-Black Layers Over the White City, 2019, (ballpoint on paper, iron, magnets)

Kostas Sahpazis, Last Night's Dough, 2016, (resin, talcum powder, painted wood)

Kostas Sahpazis, Untitled, 2019, (resin, copper wire)

Katerina Komianou, Palm Leaf, 2018, (palm leaf, resin)

Katerina Komianou, 2019, (inkjet, box frame)

Nikolas Ventourakis, Leaving Utopia, 2019

Evi Kalogiropoulous, Speculations on a Battle Outcome, 2019, (marble, steel, tiles, hair)

Anastasia Douka, The actress Elli Lambeti, 2017 (paper cast)

Anastasia Douka, Tell my Horse, 2017, (paper cast)

Petros Moris, Idle Tunnel II, (Athenian Underground), 2019, (cast lightweight concrete)

Socratis Socratous, Saturday Night, 2019, (mixed metals)

Navine G. Khan-Dossos and the Greek Transgender Support Association, Silent Latitude, 2019, (digitally printed wool with cotton embroidery)

looking closer

Delia Gonzalez, Dreamers of Decadence, 2019, (sheet wall, metal, paint, sound mp3)
in collaboration with
Dimitris Tsouanatos, (Styrofoam, lace, foam and cotton fabric)

Eleni Christodouloou, BBW, 214-15, (spray paint on canvas, papier-mache, acrylic paint, polyester fillling)

Anastasia Pavlou, Towards the Surface of Everything 1, 2019, (oil, collage, pencil gesso on canvas)

Anastasia Pavlou, Towards the Surface of Everything 3, 2019, (oil, collage, pencil, gesso on canvas)

Rallou Panagiotou, 2016

Dionisis Kavallieratos, Philosophers Forming a Human Pyramid, 2014, (glazed ceramic, bronze, copper)

written at the back we can see the names of the philosophers

Simone de Beauboir


Marx and Engels

Dionisis Kavallieratos, The Old Bordello on the Hill of Old Souls, 2008, (oil, charcoal on paper)

Angelos Papadimitrious, Farewell Art, 1991-92, (iron, oil, acrylic paint, canvas)

Amalia Vekri, Under a Lucky Star, 2018, (oil and acrylic on canvas)

Behind this golden curtain:

A whole room installation by Athenian pop group The Callas, textile work by Despina Damaskou

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