The exhibition Pott / Pott forms part of the cycle The Folk Tradition by the Symptom Projects, which attempts to investigate the folk tradition through the reflections of contemporary thought and aesthetics.

The subject of the present exhibition is the artistic dimension of traditional pottery art. By means of the artists’ works, but also through the catalogue’s texts, a concern in the potter’s work is recognised, which lies beyond the utility horizon of his product. The abundance of colours, the glazing techniques, the strange shapes (for example, the anthropomorphic and zoomorphic pots) all say something: Something that lies beyond the obvious truth of the object, this perverse side of aesthetic pleasure.

The artists who take part at the exhibition thus attempt to “converse” with their ceramics on an equal base with a specific traditional vase: Identifying its artistic points; the eccentric indulgences of its potter, and to retract them in the experience of their own work. Their approach is not formalistic, but an abstract, reflective exploration of the gestures located in the traditional work, exposing it in this way.

Curator | Apostolis Artinos

Artists | Dimitris Ameladiotis, Evgenia Vereli, Giorgos Gerontides, Vasilis Zografos, Konstantinos Ladianos, Maria Lianou, Maria Loizidou, Natalia Manta, Maro Michalakakos, Irini Bachlitzanaki, Malvina Panagiotidi, Aliki Palaska, Panos Profitis, Zoe Sklepa, Giorgos Tserionis, Michalis Charalambous, Despina Charitonidi, Hope (Konstantinos Ntagkas)

Writers | Apostolis Artinos, Konstantinos Argianas, A Whale’s architects, Dinos Koyias, Themis Ragias, Symeon

The exhibition Pott / Pott is supported by NEON.