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EXHIBITION: THAT’S MINE BITCH. DO NOT TOUCH. BACK OFF (up town-down town) – Kakanias Konstantin
Rebecca Camhi gallery (down-town) and Kalfayan galleries (up-town) are pleased to present the new solo show of Konstantin Kakanias ” THAT’S MINE BITCH. DO NOT TOUCH. BACK OFF (up town – down town)”.
5 JUNE – 15 SEPTEMBER 2018
Tues : 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. Wed, Thur, Friday: 12:00 - 8:00 p.m. Sat: 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Konstantin Kakanias Untitled, 2018 36 hand-painted ceramic tiles 92 x 92 cm

Konstantin Kakanias Untitled, 2018 36 hand-painted ceramic tiles 92 x 92 cm

Mrs Tependris, the heroine of Konstantin Kakanias, comes to life again: she sees herself as a sculpture starring in performances and as a warrior taking part in fierce protests with her friends. From her house in the desert, she composes stern letters to the director of the British Museum, to the CEO of the Paul Getty Museum and Trust demanding that the Parthenon Marbles and the Elgin Throne be returned to Athens. She is angry and needs the marbles back!

Konstantin Kakanias Untitled, 2018 graphite and gouache on paper 100 x 150 cm

Konstantin Kakanias Untitled, 2018 graphite and gouache on paper 100 x 150 cm

Is comedy the best way to intrude into the artistic DNA and the safest way to send a message or to communicate? Can comedy be a catharsis, overcoming evil and corruption? Kakanias, with sarcasm and social critique, highlights immoral behaviour, allowed to persist without reaction or explanation, becomes engrained, and accepted as the norm. How much are we willing to tolerate the unjust and for how long?

Credits

REBECCA CAMHI GALLERY
Leonidou 9
Athens, 104 37
Greece

KALFAYAN GALLERIES
11 Haritos Street
106 75 Kolonaki
Athens



Author

Polis Ioannou


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