Cycladic Café Art Project | Panos Tsagaris

 December 2017 until February 2018

Panos Tsagaris (b. 1979, Athens, Greece) lives and works in New York. Tsagaris received his BFA from the Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design in Vancouver, Canada. He has exhibited extensively in Miami, New York, Vancouver, Athens, Berlin, Milan, Paris, Luxemburg,  Brussels and Hong Kong among others.

The artist writes about his ‘Golden Newspaper’ works: «They are based on a series of international newspaper covers that I have been collecting and which have for example as their main article the economic crisis in Greece, the refugee crisis et al. These artworks juxtapose the transformation that my home country has been going through the last few years with the symbolic transformation in the Alchemical work during which the undeveloped consciousness (lead) transforms into a fully developed consciousness (gold). Life is a “purification” process in which we, as modern alchemists, are trying daily to elevate our  “impure” self to the level where it can reunite with our “Divine” essence. The gold used in those artworks is a reminder of that process, a reminder of that ultimate goal»

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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.

CURATED BY
Aphrodite Gonou & Atalanti Martinou

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