Opening: Monday 25 February 2019
Duration: 25 – 27 February 2019
Location: ATHENS CONCERT HALL – Foyer of the “Nikos Skalkotas” Hall, Athens, Greece
Curator: Dr Sozita Goudouna
Production Assistant: Georgia Kalogeropoulou
Production: Out of The Box Intermedia
Participating Artists: Trajal Harrell, Maria Papadimitriou, Mary Zygouri with Michelangelo Pistoletto, Chrysanne Stathacos, Twin Automat, Peggy Kliafa, Margarita Myroyianni, Hara Piperidou, Nikos Charalambidis, Yioula Chatzigeorgiou
Peggy Kliafa participates in the show with the artwork:
ARMOUR or MIGRAINE KILLER DRESS – HOMAGE TO ANDY WARHOL, 2019, 190 x 65 x 12 cm plus base (40 x 40 x 2 cm), Migraine empty pills’ blisters & painkiller pills,
aluminum sheets, plexiglass, screws
The group visual arts exhibition UN/FASHION – RETHINKING FASHION takes place in the Athens Concert Hall in the context of AFFF and presents – curated by the art historian Sozita Goudouna – different versions and challenges in the notion of fashion.
Nowadays a large part of the fashion industry is based on the production and consumption of huge quantities of clothes. The collections are manufactured at terrific speeds and are sold for extremely low or incredibly high prices. This rapidly changing industry affects and defines other creative industries in complex and versatile ways. ‘I think fashion and art meet together like a finely knit sweater,’ writes visual artist Raymond Pettibon, who also considers that Punk’s anti-fashion ideology is fashion to the extreme…
At a time of continuous experimentation with fashion, the relationship between art and fashion is vital perhaps more than ever. UN / FASHION is a group art exhibition as part of the 1st Athens Fashion Film Festival at Megaron Athens Concert Hall, curated by art historian Sozita Goudouna that presents different versions and visual challenges to the concept of fashion and seeks to redefine the timeless role of fashion as a form of art, with the participation of artists.