Beton7 Gallery presents Katerina Athanasiou's solo exhibition entitled “(test) in between”.
Opening: March 17, 2016, 20:00
Lea Petrou/The one and the other
Petros Batsiaris/The Garden of Winter
Works by Tassos Vrettos/Benaki Museum
Beton7 Gallery presents Katerina Athanasiou's solo exhibition entitled “(test) in between”. The artist’ s new work constitutes of an installation that extends in three areas. The solo exhibition becomes a collective project: through associations and conciliation with the architecture of the space, a particular individuality reveals itself,
which is attributed to the interaction and the collaborative practices.
At first, the artist welcomes the visitors by inviting them to participate in a specific performance intervention by the artist Lea Petrou. The audience is invited to participate in a process of choice related to color and taste, which converts the viewing of the piece into a living experience.
Then, the viewer encounters a large wall piece by Katerina Athanasiou, based on her personal collection of photographs by Tassos Vrettos, as well as Petros Batsiaris' red carpets environment, exploring the contemporary ways of worship. The artist redefines a new frame for images and objects by other visual artists, creating a new place and invites us to experience the deep sense of faith during a ritual ceremony, freed from social structures and restraints.
Finally, in the third gallery space, the artist invites us to contemplate, to make an imaginary trip, facing the endless, moving away from the body, based on a perspective that fills our consciousness with seduction and becomes a site of worship. The face no longer matters, in contrast with the headless body of ecstasy, where the face is closer, next to you.