Cycladic Café Art Project | Antonakis
February until April 2019
Antonakis (b. 1978) is an artist based in Athens working with painting, photography, collage, and ceramics to explore the notion of myth - how does one build a myth, how does it survive in time and how does its meaning change. He extracts interior and psychological spaces from TV series and movies and uses them to create new spaces through abstraction, distortion and a unique visual language referencing Greek modernism. He's interested in observing what one absorbs without realizing, what sort of images enter living rooms via the screen and how these are stored in the memory of the viewer and the collective consciousness. He does not want to create exact depictions but models of remembrances that question how the passing of time changes the meaning of something proving that what was once considered “trashy” can gain generation-defining status.
CYCLADIC CAFÉ ART PROJECT
As part of the Contemporary Art Program, the Museum of Cycladic Art presents the Cycladic Café Art Project connecting social spaces with art. Aiming to embrace both the greek and the international contemporary art scene, the Museum presents works by internationally acclaimed and emerging artists, which relate to current Museum exhibitions and activities. The Cycladic Café Art Project stimulates an intimate dialogue bringing art closer to everyday life.
Aphrodite Gonou & Atalanti Martinou
Background Image | Mixed Media on paper 70 x 50 cm each, Courtesy Eleftheria Tseliou Gallery, Athens, Photo. Paris Tavitian © Museum of Cycladic Art
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