Group show “Mines and Minerals”
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.
Artists: Micol Assaël, Margarita Bofiliou, Manolis Daskalakis-Lemos, Stelios Kallinikou, Ioli Kavakou, Karolina Krasouli, Christodoulos Panagiotou, Alexandros Tzannis, Flora Yin-Wong
Mega Livadi, Serifos
Opening 25/09/2021 5pm
27/09-29/09 by appointment (+30 6945906115)
Curator : Alexandros Tzannis
Coordination and texts : Eva Vaslamatzi
The exhibition is supported by NEON Organisation.
Partners : Aegean Speed Lines, Faros Villas Serifos, Δήμος Σερίφου
Special thanks to Dimitris Stathopoulos and Vasilis and Marinos Kallios for their valuable contribution to the show.
*Margarita Bofiliou, Manolis Daskalakis-Lemos, Karolina Krasouli, Alexandros Tzannis are SNF ARTWORKS Fellows