CYCLADIC CAFE

Cycladic Café Art Project | Objects of Common Interest

OBJECTS OF COMMON INTEREST

ARCHIPELAGO
2020, Installation
Biodegradable Acrylic, Air & Light

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Objects of Common Interest is formed by Eleni Petaloti and Leonidas Trampoukis working within the realm of art and design with the focus in creating still life installations, experiential environments and objects, demonstrating a fixation with materiality, concept and tangible spatial experiences. Work roots from an amalgamation of thinking and making between two diverse poles, Greece and New York, switching between the formal and the intuitive, embracing the handmade and the tactile, the experimental and the poetic aiming to create projects that balance between the long-lasting and the ephemeral. 

Building upon the legacy of the Cycladic culture and the highly stylized marble figurines abstracting everyday or anatomical forms, presented here is a series of sculptures that simultaneously furthers the Studio’s ongoing study into softness —both in form and as a material quality. Cast as translucent inflatables, what was heavy, solid, hard is now light, airy, and soft. These shifts offer a reinterpretation of ancient forms and allow for viewers to develop new relationships to the work. The transparent archipelago of curvy forms is complemented with light sculptures, traced trajectories of glimpse passing light.

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.

Background Image Credit

Giorgos Sfakianakis © Museum of Cycladic Art, 2021

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