Cycladic Cafe Art Project | SERAPIS MARITIME
15.12.2019 - 10.02.2020
SERAPIS MARITIME | Liquid Soul
The idle black giant that stands empty since 1972, was built by the architects Vikelas, Molfesis and Loizos and the genius engineer Aristarchos Economou. A symbol of the development of Greece at the time as well as the port’s, the Tower of Piraeus was an ambitious undertaking that as opposed to many other edifices of its time were in operation then and are now in decline, this building was never finished. For the first time in its history, the eighty-four meter building is used as a medium for the production of an artwork and all the twenty-two floors have been activated from within for the transmission of the symbolic act LIQUID SOUL. The already existing monument, that unintentionally has become the symbol of the unrealized dreams of great humans that worked hard for the reconstruction of the country but also its post - junta decline, becomes a double monument with the act of SERAPIS MARITIME. It is an honour and a dedication to the history of this port and the relationship of the liquid element with commerce, the soul of Piraeus and the people behind the world and the work of shipping but also a spiritual push towards the future.
SERAPIS MARITIME is a shipping corporation which creates work inspired by the aura of Greek shipping, by the port of Piraeus, the sun and the sea. It aims towards an expansion of the boundaries of artistic production and distribution and bases its narrative on its core identity of a maritime company which creates art and fashion among other works and activities. This results in a human centric novel which takes place inside the universe shipping, which is yet instilled by an intense spirituality throughout its imagery and references. This artistic production can also be read as a contemporary seascape.
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.
Aphrodite Gonou & Atalanti Martinou
Background Image | Liquid Soul // Archival pigment print on cotton paper mounted on dibond aluminium frame // 80 x 110 cm // 2019 Edition 1/10 & 4AP
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