SECCMA Trade: Details of Love

02.04.22 @ 16:00


When was the last time that you inadvertently broke out a little smile? Or felt warm inside, albeit fleetingly? Or your body and mind were moved, even if just by a tiny bit? When was the last time that you observed or obsessed with a fragment that points somewhere else but is so powerful in and of itself? Anxious about its sweeping force, we often forget the love that is in the details. Unruly, ungovernable, radical, delirious, transformative love inhabits everything that it is part of, no matter how small. These fragments, details of an ever expansive, changing cosmic flow, once released and observed, are capable of raising waves. Beyond the categories of the human, beyond attempts to define or control it, love is a catalyst of change, perhaps the most powerful. Its pieces, like transgressive undercurrents, set the pace, they track the movement, like the bass hitting the body allowing for the melody to travel, change and express itself.

The artists who are part of this initiative are asked to send their details of love, to share a piece that perhaps has been operating alone somewhere, which, once in focus, can emanate new light and foster new connections, by becoming part of a networked expression of love in all its forms, registers and channels.

Moving like vessels in the sea, details of love produce waves that can travel its expanse until the shore feels their impact, big or small. Aware of the depths of the world beneath them and of its currents, they precipitate like foam that fleetingly marks its vast, fluid surface. The inaugural SECCMA Trade, curated by Kostas Stasinopoulos, looks at the details of community, solidarity, collectivity and of loving. Details of Love forms a collection of different things that are important to those who love and a connection across shared principles that have allowed their existence.

Text by Kostas Stasinopoulos

All profits of SECCMA Trade: Details of Love will be donated to Emantes International LGBTQIA+ Solidarity , a charitable social cooperative enterprise that provides psychosocial support to LGBTQIA+ refugees/migrants.

With works by Chioma Ebinama, Adham Faramawy, Menelaos Karamaghiolis, Pennie Key, Chrysanthi Koumianaki, Karolina Krassouli, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Spyros Rennt, Giles Round, Sin Wai Kin, Himali Singh Soin, P. Staff, Bones Tan Jones, Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen.

SECCMA Trade is an initiative of SERAPIS & SECCMA Trust* that expresses a vision of synergy and community through art projects based on exchange and support. It forms a network or a hub port of collaboration in order to establish a method of ever-expanding openness.

*SECCMA Trust is a creative venture of SERAPIS that aims to form an alliance supporting the growth and expansion of contemporary art locally and internationally.

Preview: Saturday 2 April, 4-9pm at SECCMA Trust, Likomidon 13, Athens GR

Pennie Key, Chrysanthi Koumianaki, Karolina Krasouli and Spyros Rennt are SNF ARTWORKS Fellows.