Group Exhibition at CheapArt, Athens
At first one must define the term Vandalism as the deliberate cause of damage or destruction of art work, sculptures, architectural works.
Curator Nikos Giavropoulos makes use of this term as referred to at present; (he has inflicted self-vandalism) to conclude upon the fact that the act of destruction concerns not only the works of art but any destruction of public or private property. The term is yet to be interperated by the beholder of the act itself, whether he be a political or religious leader, or a citizen. N. Giavropoulos speaks of aesthetic vandalism, vandalism of symbols and/or values.
Participating artists of the exhibition are invited to make themselves vandals and create work based on their own interpretation of vandalism. It is interesting to review the extent of the meaning of this term. Every artist may sense vandalism - in his work, within the city, in his/her everyday life, his/her feelings and human interactions. Vandalism during the 21st century has developed, perhaps become more sophisticated, reaching out to values and social behaviors, ideas, symbols.
As Nietzsche says: "Art is the force that resists chaos, not to be carried away by this but to give form, meaning and direction, making life feasible despite the chaotic reality."
Maria Andonatou, Nikos Giavropoulos, Valia Gouzia, , Giannis Grigoriadis - Giannis Isidorou (Salon De Vortex), Fotini Kapiris, Babis Karalis, Giannis Kardasis, George Lintzeris, Anna Maneta, Eleanna Martinou, Natassa Poulantza, Marina Provatidou, Georgos Raptis, Georgos Striftaris, Georgos Tserionis, Dimitris Halatsis.
Curated by: Nikos Giavropoulos
Duration: November 25th - December 7th, 2015