Visual artist Aliki Rigou presents her solo exhibition "Akrasia" at the Chili Art Gallery and invites us to the opening reception on Thursday, December 14, at 19:00. In her latest exhibition, she presents a cohesive collection of unique mosaic works, as well as paintings and drawings that sketch a journey into the explorations of the human soul.
The exhibition is curated by Paris Kapralos.
Mr. Kapralos notes: "Through painting, drawings, watercolors, and mosaics, Aliki Rigou mobilizes us in a constant quest for truth behind our personal and collective experiences. Her representational works call upon us to recognize familiar forms and seek the essence within apparent reality. In her more abstract pieces, she invites us to delve into our inner nature and interpret the world through our mental understanding. Lastly, her non-representational works, with an almost mystical disposition, reveal the boundless complexity of existence and initiate an intuitive dialogue with us. [...] The works in the 'Akrasia' exhibition invite us into an emotionally charged yet conscious immersion into the depths of the soul and philosophy. 'Akrasia,' a word that Aristotle placed at the center of his ethical thinking, describes a state where an individual, although aware of what is right, chooses a different path, yielding to impulsive desires. In the modern experience, this concept resonates with our inability to follow the path leading to self-realization, while the pursuit of meaning in life constantly clashes with the inevitable prospect of death. The works in the exhibition can be seen as symbols of this tension, expressing the struggle for moral coherence in a world that often challenges us to abandon our ideals."
The exhibition runs from December 14, 2023, to January 6, 2024. Starting from the day after the opening, it will also be available online through the ARTgrID platform (https://artgrid.gr).
A catalog for the exhibition has been published in both Greek and English languages and is available to all visitors free of charge.
Chili Art Gallery, Dimofontos 13-15, Thissio, 118 51, Athens
Hours/Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 11:00 - 18:00, Thursday 12:00 - 19:00, Saturday 11:00 - 15:00. Closed on Monday and Sunday. Free Admission.
Aliki Rigou was born in Athens. She studied painting, mosaic, and printmaking at the Athens School of Fine Arts from 1998 to 2004. She lives and works in Athens and Kythira. She has presented 5 solo exhibitions and has shown her work in over 40 group exhibitions both in Greece and abroad. She is a member of the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece and the AIMC (International Association of Contemporary Mosaicists). For more information, you can visit her website at www.alikirigou.com
About the Curator
Paris Kapralos is a Visual Arts Curator, Founder of ARC -Art Revisited Collective, co-publisher of Arts & Antiques CCR, and Development Director of ARTgrID. Born, living, and working in Athens, he studied Economics (Athens) and Graphic Arts (Staffordshire, England). He worked as a Journalist (1999-2006), a Technology Conference Organizer (2004-2011), and shifted his career path to Art in 2011. Since then, he has collaborated with art spaces, international organizations, and presented his own projects. His achievements include organizing over 200 events and serving as a representative of the International Watercolor Society (IWS) until 2021. Detailed information: artgrid.gr/paris-kapralos/
About Chili Art Gallery
Chili Art Gallery was founded in 2010 and is located in Thiseio, next to the “Melina Mercouri” Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Athens, a stone's throw from the city's most vibrant spot, Gazi. It is a cultural space where art lovers and the general public can engage with all forms of Contemporary Art, with exhibitions presented on a monthly basis. Information: https://chiliart.gr
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