Here to stay
Demitrios Amneris, Lydia Birdly, David Robert Fenwick, Maxim Heller, Alexander Jaschik
Curated by Yassonas Megoulas (Cacao Rocks)
In the past year’s artists from abroad have come to Athens. Either for international exhibitions, because of the “hype”, the rumours for cheap rent, or just for the sun. Many left quickly as they came to understand “here is the Balkans and it’s not fun and games” (D. Savopoulos). But some found a creative aura, love, or the strength to stay in this city. Young artists from different corners of the world, from the USA to Russia, have not abandoned Athens after the deflation of the dream of a creative paradise, but insist to live and create here. Among them, Demitrios Amneris, Lydia Birdly, David Robert Fenwick, Maxim Heller, and Alexander Jaschik, who participate in Here to Stay showing recent work with a variety of media, such as painting on canvas, watercolor on paper, installation, embossed wood, and street art.