Saturday 20 January 2024

Exploring Cultural Alchemy: 'Diagenesis' at Chili Art Gallery

 Chili Art Gallery (13-15, Dimofontos Street, Thissio, Athens) is proud to present the group exhibition "Diagenesis," conceived and curated by Art Curator Vera Katranidou. The exhibition features works of painting, sculpture, digital art, photography, collage, and mosaic art by 23 visual artists.

The exhibition opening  for the exhibition will take place on Thursday, January 25, 2024, from 18:00 to 21:00.

The exhibition will run until Saturday, February 3, 2024, and starting from the second day after the opening, it will be available online via the platform.

A catalog in both Greek and English languages has been published for the exhibition, available to all visitors free of charge.

Participating artists in the exhibition include: Aristos Panagiotou, Christoforos Botsis, Eva Katsiaouni, Katerina Spyropoulou, Georgios Moris, Constantine Saifoyntinov, Alexandra Sereti, Nana Tokatli, Thanasis Zisis, Chrysoula Demagou, Lena Spania, Despina Papandreou, Katerina Vasileiou, Eleni Lapantzi, Christos Gionis, Niki Christina Elezi, Myrto Leontidi, Niko Luccianni, Lia Konteka, Eva Anastopoulou, Marita Tselekidis, Catherine Tsirigouli, and Foti Kllogjeri.

Ms. Katranidou notes in the exhibition documentation: "Diagenesis is the set of natural and chemical processes that transform the simple germ into stone. As the sediments are buried deeper, pressure and temperature rise, and sediments compress and condense through geological processes. Transgenesis accounts for the formation of 75% of the Earth's surface, and in a unique way, the processes that constitute it closely resemble those experienced by human civilization in its historical journey. The deposits of cultural values from past generations fuel large-scale social processes when challenged by new challenges. Multiculturalism and the interconnected world of recent decades fill the gaps of the past. With the pressure created by every difficulty and resistance encountered by society, the need for cohesion, continuous improvement, and empowerment of society arises; the processes promote the creation of common identities and social values. Parallelism implies interactions within human culture that can lead to the creation of a harmonious and cohesive social fabric. Art is called upon to envision a better future, amidst the dystopia of the present. Perhaps it is the voice of a hoarse prophet or the pressure we need as a society to move forward."

Exhibition 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.


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About Chili Art Gallery
Chili Art Gallery was founded in 2010 and is located in Thissio, Athens, next to the Cultural Center of the Municipality of Athens, "Melina," just a stone's throw away from the lively Gasworks area. It serves as a cultural space where art enthusiasts and the general public can engage with all forms of Contemporary Art. Painting, sculpture, collage/compositions, installations/constructions, engraving, photography, are presented on a monthly basis through solo and group exhibitions and events. More information HERE

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