MINES AND MINERALS
25/09/2021 - 29/09/2021
Mega Livadi, Serifos
Curator | Alexandros Tzannis
Coordination and texts | Eva Vaslamatzi
Saturday 25 September | 5pm
25 September | 5 – 9pm
26 September | 12-2pm
27 – 29 September | by appointment +30 6945906115
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The group show Mines and Minerals is inspired by the unique landscape of Megalo Livadi Bay in Serifos and highlights the dialectical relationships that develop between the natural environment, the abandoned industrial facilities and the contemporary artworks.
Connected with the operation of the iron mines from antiquity until the 60’s but also with one of the first strikes in Greece in 1916, the settlement of Megalo Livadi is today an informal open industrial museum with the underground mines, the rails and the wagons of the facilities as well as the loading bridge resisting the passage of time. The landscape’s natural colors, the rusty aesthetics of the industrial remnants and its historical weight define the common ground of the exhibition, that hosts works of different media and in situ installations, characterized by metallic and black and white elements and references to the concept of labor as well as the role of the artist as craftsman. By displaying works in most part of the bay, in front of the neoclassical mining administration building, and inside an emblematic house on the edge of the settlement, the exhibition Mines and Minerals aims to create a path for the visitor to get acquainted with the place and its history, reactivating through the artworks the echo of the past.
Participating Artists: Micol Assaël, Margarita Bofiliou, Manolis Daskalakis-Lemos, Stelios Kallinikou, Ioli Kavakou, Karolina Krasouli, Christodoulos Panagiotou, Alexandros Tzannis, Flora Yin-Wong.
Mines and Minerals is organised with the support of NEON.
Megalo Livadi, Greece
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