Opening: Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Exhibition duration: June 29-July 2, 2023
Location: Isaiah Mansion, 65 Patission & Ioulianou, Athens, 104 33, Greece
Back to Athens’ Curator: Georg Georgakopoulos, Fotini Kapiris, Christian Rupp
Disorientation’s Curator: THE KRANK
With the participation of 181 artists in 40 group exhibitions
Peggy Kliafa participates in the group exhibition “DISORIENTATION” curated by The Krank with the artwork:
Armour or Slimming Dress, 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
Participating artists in the Disorientation exhibition: Ioannis Avgoustis, Haotique, Peggy Kliafa, Dimitris Kontodimos, Marilena Kranioti, Thanassis Mylonas, Giannis Pappas, Dimitra Stavropoulou, The Bad Poetry Social Club, The Krank
For its 10th edition «Back to Athens 10 International Art Meeting 2023: Geometry of racional» opens in the heart of the Athenian centre at the monumental Isaiah Mansion.
This year’s meeting unfolds 40 group exhibitions and curatorial proposals, installations and performances with the participation of more than 185 artists and curators, aiming at representing the widest possible range of artistic ideas.
Since 2012, Back to Athens has created a cultural mapping of Athens by re-opening important buildings and distinctive landmarks which reveal their own Athenian story.
This year’s edition is hosted within the building of G. Isaiah in Patission Avenue which was built in 1923 in a late eclectic style.
In a contemporary, interconnected world, Back to Athens 2023 entitled “Geometry of racional, a review” organises a group of exhibitions exploring relationships within the art community, as well as the impact of artistic creation on society. Back to Athens places artistic research and artistic production on a countable scale.
Back to Athens explores 5 points and creates a value system that connects them, as well as their mutual relations. Its goal is to use concrete examples in the form of exhibitions to discuss how these values connect and how each one of them enables a new hybrid of projection and communication to develop.
Georg Georgakopoulos, Fotini Kapiris, Christian Rupp
«Disorientation» is realized in the context of Back to Athens. At the core of the exhibition, we explore the intricate relationship between socio-political issues that concern contemporary society and the widely prevalent experience of disorientation.
Through a comprehensive observation of society, we identify patterns, trends and interactions dealing with the role of mass media in relation to political propaganda, which distorts our understanding of reality. By critically examining the mechanisms through which information is disseminated, we observe the phenomenon of constructing narratives that influence collective memory.
Can we retrieve information about a significant event from our memory? And to what extent does our memory still align with reality?