Phoenix Athens: ART INSTEAD
- by XpatAthens
Phoenix Athens presents the opening for the exhibition: ART INSTEAD on Thursday the 25th of June. This exhibition features works by Athens-based artists who participated in the online program and residency that Phoenix Athens created during the COVID-19 lockdown. Art Instead explores the distinctions between the virtual and the physical, the digital, and the palpable while showing how artists found inspiration and survived despite the conditions they faced during the “lockdown.”
The title for the show is informed by the contextual factors of isolation and confinement and the sense of fear and apprehension that so many of us experienced and had difficulty coping with in certain cases. ART INSTEAD proposes art as a pathway to purpose and enlightenment, a way of maintaining hope and optimism while re-examining the familiar through a more focused lens. Art Instead is a manifestation of the global state of quarantine, one in which the audience can now be physically engaged. These highly engaging and personal works span a range of mediums to include video, painting, photography, sound, printing, and rendered imagery.
The exhibition includes works by Electra Stampoulou, Clemence Barret, Vassiliki Koukou, Ilias Georgiadis, Smaragda Nitsopoulou, Catherine Chatzidimitriou, Irini Makri & Angelina Mavrogianni’s, Feeleash Katerina Papazissi.