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Alex in Wonderland, ACT II: If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there - 3D virtual exhibition by artAZ

Alex in Wonderland, ACT II: If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there

Sun, 11/15/2020 to Thu, 01/07/2021

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Curated by Alexandra Kollaros

Α curatorial proposal examining the allure of art and the relationship between different art forms through an eclectic collection of works reflecting the creative energy of our times.

Unpredictable events have drastically altered our circumstances and the world, as we know it, is no longer there. The new normal is well outside everyone’s comfort zone, appearing almost surreal. It feels as if we are part of a bizarre fairy tale, anxiously bargaining for a happy end.
In the face of chaos, artistic activity has not ceased. acting as the glue that keeps the fabric of our society together.

«Art has always been comforting people in trying times, it is an archetypal survival tool. There is no such thing as giving up for artists: they persevere, continuing to produce art to save the soul, both their and ours.» notes curator Alexandra Kollaros.

The recently created works, authentic psychograms of the artists’ and the collective subconscious alike, illustrate a broad range of emotions, like the ones we all experience: from hope and awkwardness to irritation and daydreaming. The need to believe in something eventually triumphs, there is a suggestive promise that everything will be all right.

Through a diverse group of artists the exhibition explores the boundaries between different art forms and the power of context to direct the relationship between image and audience. Multiversity doesn’t just regard scale, colour and material, but extends to the style and type of the exhibits; from naturalistic painting to stencil and spray-paint, typographic installations to embroidered tableaus, life-size animal sculptures to kinetic art. “Who the fuck is Alice?”, the experimental soundtrack, especially composed for the exhibition by pianist Lefki Karpodini and composer Periklis Liakakis (www.lamdaensemble.com), accompanies the show, infusing a different art form into the mix. The different elements merge to create a timeless, magical Wonderland we are invited to explore through this contemporary proposal that highlights the work of artists worth knowing and supporting now.

At the dawn of a new era, at a time tinted with uncertainty art offers a way out, art is the answer.

This is the second instalment of the Alex in Wonderland art trilogy (2011-), a series of exhibitions inspired by Lewis Carroll’s «Alice’s adventures in Wonderland», initiating the viewer into art’s magical dimension.

The physical version of the exhibition is presented at The project Gallery, Athens, Greece.

Participating artists: Dimitra Chanioti, Sarah Ettlinger, Panagiotis Ferentinos, Vassilis Georgiou, Christos Ghionis, Heart Factory, Itsmi, Vasilis Karouk, Kalliopi Kouklinou, George Koutsouris, Loula Leventi, Dimitris Liossis & Harrison Lambert, Paraskevi, Kostas Protopapas, Argiris SER, Maria Spyraki, The Krank, Katerina Tsaligopoulou, Iakovos Volkov, Constantine Vraziotis.

About Alexandra Kollaros
Alexandra Kollaros is actively promoting contemporary art for the past 26 years, aiming to make it accessible to all. She is the author of «Greek Art from A to Z». @alexandrakollaros ▪ www.alexandrakollaros.com

Visit the exhibition’s microsite & online viewing rooms to explore further:
www.artaz.gr/alex-in-wonderland-ii/

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