Rena Athanasiadou - Metamorphoseis 1&2

Rena Athanasiadou. Metamorphoseis 1&2
Benaki Museum- Pireos st. Annexe, Athens, Greece
15.01.2015 till 12.02.2015
A showing of works by Rena Athanasiadou, one of a series of exhibitions entitled Material Quests, which will be organised by and at the Benaki Museum Shop at the Pireos Street Annexe.
Metamorphoseis 1: In 2010, Rena Athanasiadou processes the material of the plastic shopping bag and explores the limits of its possible sculptural transformations through volume and foldings; as a result, she creates the collection of sculptural jewelry that she names "Metamorphoseis".
Metamorphoseis 2: In 2014, "the object attains large scale volume and converts into a sculpture. Dragons and monsters. Imagery of mystical reflections and fantasies, imprinted in memory, they appear before the eyes. Enchanted creatures, ethereal of the seas, they submerge from the underwater of our being. Here they are! They weigh with their image within us or with the other ones existing (transgressing) in light."
Rena Athanasiadou was born in Chania, Crete. She studied architectural design at the National Technical University of Athens and she had been practising the profession until 2004. In 1996 she began to experiment with the crafting of sculptural objects by reusing materials that are outsourced from the remains of her daily activities; in her work she investigates the perpetual transformations of mundane objects by creating art of exploding forms and volumes.
Her work has been displayed at the Benaki Museum Shop in Athens, at the international art exhibition Art Athina 2011 and in various private art galleries. Her collaborations include the noted Greek costume designer Loukia, for MAD WALK 2011 music and fashion event.
Event Info
Benaki Museum- Pireos st. Annexe
138, Pireos st. & Andronikou St., 11854 Athens, +30-210- 345 3111,
Thursday, Sunday: 10.00-18.00,
Friday, Saturday: 10.00-22.00,
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: closed
Opening: Sunday 18 January 2015, 12.00
Free admission

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