The exhibition “Metabolism” is an invitation to a pictorial feast.
Food, from Eve’s forbidden fruit till today’s genetically modified soya,
is not only an absolute necessity to survive but it can be many more things
like enjoyment, guilt, communication, art or medicine.
Food has a thousand uses and symbolisms. The exhibition approaches
the meaning of food aesthetically and philosophically. The portrayal of still life
is part of a long tradition in art. The Flemish baroque portrayals of luxurious food,
the smell of hot chocolate from Liotard’s painting «La Belle Chocolatiere»
and the gummibear chandelier by Ya Ya Chow, which reminds us that food
can also be a chemical enjoyment. The show touches on our relationship with food,
the symbolisms accompanying it but also raises issues and problems relating to
the production and disposal of food in an overcrowded and hungry planet.
Curated by: Fiona Mouzakitis, Despina Stavrou
The exhibition consists of two parts:
1st part: November 15 – November 27, 2013
2nd part: November 29 - December 11, 2013
Participating artists, Part 1:
Aris Baraboutis, Anastasia Charokopou, Erica Gutenschwager, Anna Maria Hatzistefanou, Eleana Haviara, Panos Haviaras, George Nesis, Eri Skyrgianni, Nectarios Stamatopoulos, Martha Tsiara, Stella Tsistraki
Participating artists, Part 2:
Petros Batsiaris, Athina Hatzi, Eni Koukoula, Ulrike Lekkas, Dorina Malliou, Eva Maragakis, Fiona Mouzakitis, Sotiris Papanikolaou, Akrivi Simeonidi –Evagelos Georgakopoulos, Giannis Tzortzis, Kiveli Zachariou
For more information:
Στρατάρχου Παπάγου 13
152 34 Χαλάνδρι
T. 210 683 3620