Opening: Thursday, May 4, 2023
Exhibition duration: 4 – 27 May 2023
Location: Zoumboulakis Gallery, 20 Kolonaki square, Athens, Greece
Participating artists: Alexandra Athanassiades, Katerina Zacharopoulou, Nikomachi Karakostanoglou, Marina Karella, Peggy Kliafa, Nina Papaconstantinou, Elpi Saranti, Christiana Soulou, Sofia Stevi, CHRYSSA, Farida El Gazzar
Beneficiary Association: Eliza – Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Opening Sponsors: Mr. Vertigo, Kontogiannis Family
Communication Sponsors: Athens Voice, culturenow.gr
Peggy Kliafa participates with two artworks:
Armour or Slimming Dress – Blue, 2019/22, empty aluminum pills blisters and transparent pills blisters with pills for losing weight and for other metabolic problems on surfaces made of aluminum and plexiglass in a shape of hanger/question mark, silicone, led light, cable, 105 x 60 x 4,5 cm
Armory Square – Placebo Series, 2022, empty aluminum pills blisters on plexiglass surface, silicone, led light, cable, 70 x 70 x 4,5 cm
Zoumboulakis Galleries presents the collective exhibition “11 Women Artists United for Children”, in support of Eliza – Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
On the increased numbers of incidents of domestic violence, including extreme neglect, physical and sexual abuse of children, in recent years in Greece, Zoumboulakis Galleries joins forces with Eliza Society to raise public awareness and contribute to Eliza’s aim to educate professionals who work with children, so as to detect and identify cases of suspected child abuse. More specifically, the exhibition “11 Women Artists United for Children” supports Eliza’s initiative to create a National Training and Empowerment Program for Preschool Teachers for the prevention of child abuse.
The exhibition “11 Women Artists United for Children” focuses on women artists to create a collaborative project that is aligned with Eliza’s action plan and conveys the necessary sense of optimism to achieve the prevention of this poignant phenomenon.
The resounding artistic force of the participating artists intents to highlight the need for action by the competent bodies in making prevention policies against child abuse a priority. Taking drastic preventive measures would be beneficial in ensuring the better future of every country by safeguarding the future of its children.
The participants unite their voices and their work to raise awareness of this important social issue that is often perpetuated from generation to generation, without being effectively addressed.
Art can be a valuable tool to shift public opinion and attitudes/actions, to reinforce the need for awareness, but also to cultivate a fertile ground for early identification, intervention, and treatment of child abuse.
Since 2020, Zoumboulakis Galleries has established a tradition of devoting part of its annual exhibition program to a social project, turning its audience into active supporters to social issues.
Part of the proceeds of the exhibition will be donated to Eliza for the implementation of the aforementioned cause.