The foam of the days
The foam of the days
19/04/2022 - 21/05/2022
Gallery 7, Athens
Curated by Chloe Akrithaki
Spring may be late this year, but it's here for good, like every year. We close our eyes for a while and listen to this little flower that grows wherever it finds and whispers tender words to us, about love, passion, love, about the beginning of a new life. For all the things that make our lives beautiful, special and unique. All these and so many other secrets that we do not know and may never learn, no matter how much we look at a blooming flower or a field of poppies.
In Boris Vian's "Foam of Days" a water lily grows in the heroine's lung, the doctor advises the patient to surround herself with flowers. Flowers, medicine and poison at the same time. The walls are rounded. The room narrows. The world around us is getting dangerously small. Once again the sound of war is upon us.
In The foam of the days are exhibiting 40 contemporary Greek artists with themes around the flower. All of us have drawn flowers since childhood. All artists have at some point dealt with the theme of the flower, tracing its symbolism or simply capturing its beauty. Some works pre-existed, some were adapted, but also many were created for this specific exhibition. Thus all the works in the exhibition are "flowers from my friends"*, where not only the multifaceted symbolism of flowers is important but also the meaning of the gesture itself. Works as diverse as their creators.
The exhibition includes works on paper, canvas, collage, craft, construction, ceramics and photography.
Works that represent spring, the joy of sight or smell, the coolness of dew, the warmth of earth or the passion of fire, or that deal with memory, pain and healing, war and peace.
The whole, a fantastic garden that blooms from April 19th to May 15th in gallery 7.
*In 1990, Alexis Akrithakis exhibited at Gallery 7 "Flowers for his freehand friends".
Dimosthenis Avramidis, Christos Athanasiadis, Akrithakis Alexis, Chloe Akrithakos, Eugenia Apostolou, Kostis Velonis, Alexis Veroukas, Martha Dimitropoulou, Athena Ioannou, Lizi Kalliga, Ekaterini Kanakaki, Apostolos Karakatsanis, Nikomachi Karakostaniglou, Peggy Kliafa, Haris Kourkoulnikis, Vasiliki Lemba Lemba , Cleopatra Mursela, Liana Markaki, Irini Miga, Christos Bouronikos, Nikomachi Karakostanoglou, Nikos Papadopoulos, Ilias Papailiakis, Alexios Papazacharias, Hara Piperidou, Lila Polenaki, Dimitris Redoumis, Georgia Sagri, Ivi Samara, Nana Sahini, Kostas Sahpazis, George Stamatakis Tammam, Tolis Tatolas, Filippos Tsitsopoulos, Costas Tsolis, Efi Haliori, Mandalina Psoma, Captain, Paolo Colombo.
Athina Ioannou | Silver plated gardens
Medium: Oil fingerprint on poems
Dimensions: 55cm x 66cm