Metaphor Athens X Callirrhoë
Dorileou 10, Athina
10 - 21 May 2022
Metaphor Athens hosts Callirrhoë with the exhibition Narrative Framings
Metaphor Athens hosts the independent art space Callirrhoë from 10 to 21 May presenting the ‘’Narrative Framings’’ art exhibition. Curated by Olympia Georgi the exhibition shows works by Selma Köran, Fleur Melbourn, Erika Skourti, Valinia Svoronou, George Tserionis and Amalia Vekri.
Visitors are invited to explore what could be a perfect narrative, a beautiful story, the perfect beginning or the perfect end to a story.
Could a single narrative be flawless? Is the world we live in perfect?
Selma Köran, Fleur Melbourn, Errika Skourti, Valinia Svoronou, George Tserionis and Amalia Vekri create their own the microcosms balancing between fiction and reality, while examining contemporary issues by working with “majestic” narratives and giving us the necessary space for thought and reflection. Entering the showroom is like a passage into the potential future of a parallel world. Visitors are confronted with seemingly familiar stories and facts that work effectively as modern metaphors.
Selma Köran’s video installation dealing with an alternative ending to the myth of Hesiod’s Theogony, the ceramic sculptures with the anthropomorphic features of George Tserionis and the mural with the liberating lines of an abstract body by Amalia Vekri create the specifications for a surrealistic path to exhibition space. The main goal of a visual language of exaggeration is to emphasize the imperfections of human nature and at the same time to release its user from the burden of mortality and his social position.
Walking upstairs, the fragments of Valinia Svoronou’s Endymion series serve as a starting point for exploring romantic ideas in relation to the modern world. Two darkrooms, on the left the video Body Scan by Erika Skourti and on the right the first episode of Naked Lunch by Fleur Melbourn, look at human nature as a spectacle. Body Scan attempts to analyze and redefine the human body and Naked Lunch presents a person’s emotions without censorship.
Nevertheless, we are all different but at the same time we are all part of a larger universe that aims at harmonious coexistence. The whole work functions as a fantastic narrative and the images deepen into an existence trapped between myth and reality, both individual and collective. Therefore there is the possibility of being restructured.
Callirrhoë is hosted for the first time in the space of Metaphor Athens which in turn aims to transform into a multidimensional exhibition space for installations, performances, video projections and artistic experiences that everyone discovers in their own way.
The Narrative Framings exhibition is part of the festival of the Municipality of Athens “this is Athens City Festival”
Duration: 10-21 May
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 20:00
Closed on Sundays
Admission is free
The event follows all required guidelines of the public health authority to prevent the spread of COVID 19.
Closest Metro Station: Megaro Moussikis
Metro to Venue: 5 minutes walking
Wheelchair Accessibility YES