Foretold. Stories that draped the body

25 Sep - 15 Nov 2020

An international collective art project

Maria Papatzelou, Vaya Politi, Everett Kennedy Brown, Masashi Nakamura, Stavros Parcharidis

The exhibition presents artworks that negotiate the confrontation or coexistence of the female body with the dominant representations reflected in stories and myths of different cultures. Vaya Politi, Greek artist who lives in France, created the artist books "The Pandora's Box" and "Aphorisms: Book I (Mea Culpa), Book II (Awakening), Book III (De Facto)" starting from representations of the female in ancient and modern European art; Maria Papatzelou inspired by Japanese mythology and tradition participate with her installation "Second Skin" consisting of a handmade Japanese Washi paper kimono with painted flowers and gold leaves and Washi Obi belts three metres long. Papatzelou's installation is also presented through the photographic work of three male artists: Everett Kennedy Brown, American based in Kyoto and internationally known for the 'archaic' processes in his photography, Masashi Nakamura, Japanese researcher, writer and photographer and Stavros Parcharidis, director.

A coexistence of artistic narratives at the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, a place of knowledge, stories and interactions that highlights the importance of cultural heritage as a source of creative learning.

The exhibition is part of the activities of the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki for the international celebration "European Days of Cultural Heritage" with the theme for 2020: "Cultural Heritage and Education: lifelong learning".

With the nominal support of the Embassy of Japan in Greece
and of the French Institute of Thessaloniki