Monday 26 February 2024

"They deem you as a statue, I hail you as a woman" international exhibition in Athens

Art curators Paris Kapralos and Vera Katranidou, in collaboration with ARTgrID and 42 visual artists from Greece and abroad, invite you to the opening of an exhibition titled "They deem you as a statue, I hail you as a woman," on Friday, March 8th, from 19:00 to 22:00 at Luminous Eye Gallery (Mitsaion 2A, Acropolis area, Athens 117 42), in celebration of International Women's Day.

Visitors will have the opportunity to view paintings, constructions, visual objects, collages, photography, sculptures, digital art, and video art. The exhibition will take place physically in Athens from March 8th to March 17th, 2024, and will also be available online in collaboration with ARTgrID  for one month after the opening.

A bilingual (Greek and English) digital catalogue will be issued for the exhibition, available free of charge to all visitors.

In the documentation text of the exhibition, the curators note:: "International Women's Day, celebrated in over 100 countries worldwide, is widely recognized as an opportunity to acknowledge women's achievements towards equality, raise societal awareness on related issues, and encourage further action. However positive the message of March 8th may be, it remains somewhat overshadowed by the grim reality of daily life, as gender stereotypes persist with schematic representations attributing supposed "natural" characteristics to women and men, based on generalizations and subjective oversimplifications. Violence against women remains a growing global epidemic. Economic inequality and disparities in wages persist, while women's access to and participation in the full spectrum of political, professional, and social life is still undermined. The lack of equality in education and limited access to science and technology pose further obstacles. Inspired by a verse from Kiki Dimoula, "Everyone calls you directly a statue, / I address you directly as a woman" (from the poem titled "Sign of Recognition - a woman statue with tied hands", collection "The little of the world", published by Stigmi Publications - inspired by the marble sculpture "Northern Epirus" by Konstantinos Seferlis, 1951, located in the park next to the Archaeological Museum of Athens depicting a tied woman), we propose that the issue transcends Law or Ethics. We suggest that promoting human civilization through gender equality is not simply a social demand but a fundamental parameter for the development and well-being of all.".

The participating artists with their works are: Catherine Tsirigkouli, Yemi Tubi (Moyat), Magda Dimoudi, Alexander Tarelkin, Popi Koumanioti, Leanne Borria, Chrysoula Demagkou, Vivian Kalomiri, Michaella Karagiorgi, Elena Arsenidou, Annita Stefanidou, Lena Zikou, Tina Gourvelou, Marina Zografaki, Stella Kyriakou, Salome Pantelidou, Dora Mavromatidou, Maria Kokkini, Mandy D., Aida Seranaj, Despina Stathaki, Eleni Lapantzi, Asimina Skiada, Fotini Livani, Christos Georgakopoulos, Gina Stavropoulou, Youla Tsianti-Papadopoulou, Katerina Kalitsounaki, Sophia Konstantinidi, Eva Anastopoulou, Vasia Sereti, Lena Glynou, Nikolas Fotiadis, Jenny Kalantzi, Chrysa Papandrikou, Kalliopi Katsidoni, Katerina Voltari, Spyros Dimitriadis, Maria Christina Vryoni, Irini Dalampira, Spyros Beis, Ioanna Kapsiocha, Rous Horeatropo -Katerina Pyrini.

Hours/Days: Wednesday 14:00 to 18:00 and Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 17:00 to 21:00. Admission is free.

During the exhibition, books from "Oxy" and Brainfood editions will be available for purchase at the art space.

Instagram #iwdartexhibition24

About ARTgrID
ARTgrID is a company dedicated to the promotion and advancement of quality visual art, primarily through a website providing digital services but also through the organization of physical events, activities, and collaborations with various stakeholders in the Arts sector. It offers a digital platform providing specialized services at, including the organization of physical and online exhibitions/conferences/artistic events, the creation, hosting, and promotion of websites for visual artists, and more. For more information:

About Luminous Eye
A space for the arts focusing on photography, combining and expressing the ideas and spirit of its founders Vasilis Gerontakos, Haris Kakarouhas, Evie Karagiannidi, Katerina Karanika, and Pavlos Pavlidis with a program that includes exhibitions, seminars, presentations, lectures, activities, publications, and collaborations with foreign galleries. In a friendly, bright, modern space, with a small café and an updated library always at the disposal of its visitors and friends, Luminous Eye leaves its mark of quality on the artistic scene of Athens. For more information:

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