CYCLADIC CAFE

Cycladic Café Art Project | Dora Oikonomou

JUNE - SEPTEMBER 2020

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Dora Economou, mostly known for her sculptural installations, presents drawings from her recent body of work titled “Pangrams & Slogans”. A pangram (Greek: παν γράμμα, pan gramma, "every letter") or holoalphabetic sentence is a sentence using every letter of a given alphabet at least once. There are hundreds of them online in practically every language—they are ready-made phrases, authors unknown, except in rare cases. Dora Economou selected pangrams in Greek, French and English and designed an original typeface for each language to create what you might describe as concrete poetry, or Dadaist poetry, or a form of linguistic conceptualism.

Dora Economou was born in Athens (1974) where she lives and works. She is a graduate of the Athens School of Fine Arts and Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, ΝΥ. Recent solo exhibitions include: ”Pangrams & Slogans” (2020) and “Representation” (2019), both at Radio Athènes; “Imbat Ambit” (together with Yasemin Nur) (2019) & “Mountains & Valleys” (2016) both at Francoise Heitsch Gallery, Munich. She is the recipient of a 2020 Fellowship at the Akiyoshidai International Art Village in Yamaguchi, Japan

CYCLADIC CAFÉ ART PROJECT

The Museum of Cycladic Art presents the Cycladic Café Art Project – part of the Modern Art Program – combining places of social gathering with art. With the ultimate aim of embracing the Greek and international scene of modern art, the Museum presents works by internationally acclaimed and emerging artists linked to its current exhibitions and activities at Cycladic Café. The Cycladic Café Art Project motivates the dialogue between art and everyday life.  

CURATED BY
Aphrodite Gonou & Atalanti Martinou

Background Image (Detail)
Dora Economou
Untitled (Ce Vieux Whisky), 2019
Markers on archival paper
75 x 93 cm (framed)
Courtesy the artist and Radio Athènes

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