Panos Profitis (ARTWORKS fellow 2018) presents his work with Despina Charitonidi at Ex Dogana Galleria (Rome, Italy).
In their last show Turtle Soup Panos Profitis and Despina Charitonidi present a series of installations and sculptural works that focus on the fragility of the body and the matter. The show opened with the performance piece which had as a starting point the anecdote linked to Aeschylus death, mixed with elements of Mediterranean rituals such as the traditional plate breaking in Greece or sword dancing in ancient Cappadocia. Both the exhibition and the performance are a fusion of contemporary references and archaic symbols depicting amongst others rituals of passage, notions of irony, liquidity and vulnerability.
The exhibition is curated by Chiara Pietropaoli and will be on view until the 15th of July at Ex Dogana Galleria.
Performers: Despina Charitonidi, Panos Profitis
Dancers: Bianca Rainieri, Giulia Avino
Music composer: Enzo Pietropaoli