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EROS – THANATOS / AGGRESSOR – VICTIM

16 June - 15 July

16/06/2017 - 15/07/2017

Dimitra IOANNOU | Turn Me Into A Country Tonight

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EROS – THANATOS / AGGRESSOR – VICTIM

16/06/2017 - 15/07/2017

1 Vissis &Aeolou str.

OPENING

16 June 2017, 20.00

OPENING HOURS

Monday – Saturday, 17.00 – 21.00

CURATION

Stavros Kavalaris

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Could Eros be the antidote to Thanatos or vice-versa? Could this rhetoric become the connection between the subconscious and the “darker” place of the human substance with the corporeality, and even the sociopolitical need, of the human being?

Based on Sigmund Freud’s theory that human nature’s duality emerged from two basic instincts, Eros and Thanatos, as the instinct for life, love and sexuality, on one hand, and the instinct of aggression and death, on the other, these two impulses advance a person either to anything that is pleasurable or to a process called cathexis: holding.

In Symposium, Plato claims that Eros is of divine and, simultaneously, demonic origins, which gravitate toward the other party involved. More so, in Phaedrus, he alleges that a lover aspires to reduce his “amorous other” to something weaker and of lower level. In this dipole then, what role do passion and beguilement play and what does that of pathos? In that sense, could Eros mean activism, revolution, freedom, while Thanatos the strife between the good and bad, or even the state of being damned?

The exhibition, through a dialectical approach, presents the works of nineteen (19) artists which will attempt to provide the answers to above mentioned, amongst other, questions, by paying attention to sentimental and sexual details and evocations of “mood”.

With the support of NEON.

Neoclassical Building

1 Vissis &Aeolou str.

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