Souvenirs d’ Athènes: A pop-up store
A Hue of Greek Blue, Achileas Michaelides (Paparazzi), Aladastra, Antonis Kastrinakis, Asteris Kanousis, Beetroot Design Group, Cacao Rocks, Christos Gakas, Clickware, Colour Greece, Constantine Lianos, Cubearteditions, D. Theodoridou-Krents, Damiss (Glow in the dark), Danae Sargologlou, David Fenwick, Dimitris Naiplis, Efi Vlachava, Elina Detsi, Ellie Rassia, Ellie Tsatsou, Foivos Thanos, Giorgos Kyprianidis, Grigoria Vryttia, Iakovos Volkov, Ilias Katsikis, Ingrid Fragantoni, Ismini Black, Jola818, K. Lazarides, Katerina Georgopoulou, Kostas Boukouras, Leda Athanasopoulou, Lenousa Holeva, leti.A, Lockbird, Louisa Peratikou, Lydia Antrioti, Maganiotis Alexandros, Maria Kokkini, Marilia Kolibiri, Markos Petrakopoulois (Miaou), Mulumu, Naya Magaliou, Objects of Common Interest (OoCI), Panagiotis Brentas, Panagiotis Tzannetakis, Pascaline Bossou, Petroleum Concept, Sofia Gaafar, Sofia Metsoviti, Taaz, The Sea Urchins, Tsevnik, Vaggelis Choursoglou, Yannis Dimitrakis, Yannis Selimiotis, Zie
Curated by Filippos Michailidis (with the help of many)
Athens-based artists, after many years have begun to reinvent the city’s identity, creating a new scene, a feeling of rejuvenation and revival in amidst its own, individual chaos.
The 50+ artists participating in the exhibition Souvenirs d' Athènes, a pop-up souvenir shop hosted in Alibi Gallery, Monastiraki, in the very centre of Athens itself, are proof of Athens' new, debate-rich and culturally enlightened identity.
The project poses the question, what is a souvenir, and how does it connect to art? If you can project and store a memory in an object, and years later you re-visit the very same time and space you are now in, doesn't it make it a souvenir? Irrespective of size and form, this exhibition will give you fertile ground to create and store your own memories of Athens.
Souvenirs d' Athènes features the work of Greece based artists – both emerging and established – working across mediums and coming from diverse backgrounds to bring colour and a unique view to canvas, postcard, clay, wood, and other materials, offering a piece of Athens to take home that out-does your standard souvenir-offering. Forever remember your summer days strolling the streets of our lively city with your own souvenir d' Athènes.