“Domesticated mythologies”: Art exhibition by Elina Niarchou and Jérémy Lacombe
08.12.22 @ 18:00
The art exhibition by Elina Niarchou and Jérémy Lacombe, entitled “Domesticated mythologies” opens on Thursday, December 8, 2022, at or.artspace.
The two artists draw on material from their everyday life in the place they live, the island of Tinos, and interpret it through visual means. As the two of them navigate the island, the past, the present and the future become blurred and spatial and temporal discontinuities are created. In their work, various fragments are woven together and form a new visual mythology. The mysterious world of Elina Niarchou is captured through painting, as well as through sewing, and receives within it the Jérémy Lacombe’s marble sculptures that look like fossils of mutant creatures of an era that has passed or is to come. The new landscape resulting from the collaboration between Niarchou and Lacombe takes on a dreamlike dimension, revealing another aspect of the familiar environment.
Elina Niarchou is a visual artist who lives and works in Tinos. She is a graduate of the Athens School of Fine Arts and of the Marble Sculpture Art School of Panormos in Tinos. Niarchou has participated in artistic programs in Greece and abroad (Into the ocean, Bourglinster, Luxembourg 2017/ Roder, Rodez, France, 2019 / Contemporary art practices engaging with the unexplored folk culture of Xiromero in Aetolia- Akarnania, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, 2020). Since 2018, she has been organizing art workshops for children and adults in Tinos, in collaboration with Jérémy Lacombe (Museum of Marble Crafts, PIOP). In 2022, she was awarded the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Artist Fellowship by ARTWORKS.
Jérémy Lacombe is an artist who lives and works in Tinos. He is a graduate of the Fine Art School of Bordeaux and holds a master’s degree in visual arts pedagogy for adolescents from ESA-ERG of Brussels. His artistic work has been presented in exhibitions in Greece and abroad (Ces lieux qui nous gouvernent, Gallerie du Haut Pavé, Paris, France 2018/ Murs en suspens et autres météores, Rodez, France, 2019/ Marmania, Antiparos 2022/ Zig Zag Festival, Ysternia, Tinos, 2022). Since 2018, he has been co-organizing, together with Elina Niarchou, art workshops in Tinos.
Visual communication: Jérémy Lacombe
Duration of the exhibition: 8 to 24 December 2022
Opening, Thursday 8 December, 18:00-22:00
Thursday 15 and 22 December, 18:00-22:00
Friday 9, 16 and 23 December, 18:00-22:00}Saturday 10 and 17 December, 12:00-22:00
Sunday 11 and 18 December, 12:00-22:00
Last day, Saturday 24 December, 12:00-16:00.
or.artspace was founded in Athens, in 2021, by Dr. Elpida Rikou, a visual artist and anthropologist. It is a personal working space, which remains open to collaborations. At or.artspace, at 89
Dimitrakopoulou street in Koukaki, works of art are created, exhibited and sold, while workshops are also organized for small groups, on various subject matters. The project’s aim is to explore alternatives (see or -disjunction) for self-subsisting art making in Greece.