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27 09 2012 to 28/10/2012


Supernova-Miltiadis Petalas

'Super new' phenomena / social conditions and engraving

metamatic:taf is pleased to host the exhibition Supernova that opens on Thursday, September  27th and will run until October 28th, 2012.

The exhibition is included in the frame of the 2nd Athens Print Fest,  organized by the Greek Printmakers Association.

The very first moment incision begins, it marks the beginning of a story, whose purpose from that moment on is to keep unfolding, until it is ruined in order to create something new, a fresh ground. There is a constant parallelism between Printmaking, as we perceive of it, and the story of Supernova, this “Super new” phenomenon that is directly related to today’s social standards. They resemble two voices that whisper to each other two versions of the same tale.

At the same time, our objective is the creation of a new reality through the noisy destruction of the past.  Whether we refer to ideas or to lifestyles, the concept implicitly addresses today’s situation, the current conditions that prevail as our daily life as we knew it has collapsed. Therefore we are called to adjust by solving all the problems that have been caused by this collapse.

In July of 185 ac, astronomers in China who were observing the sky, observed and registered a new star that 8 months later couldn't be located any more. A giant star had exploded and the shining of that explosion reached our planet after having travelled in space for a few thousand years. It was a Supernova, the first Supernova to be seen and recorded by humans. It “ lived” for as long as the main explosion lasted, and then it vanished from human sight, leaving behind remnants and parts that are known as the Centaurus’ Nebula.

Curated by: Paraskevi Papadimitriou

Participating artists: Matina Georga, Kleves Krisico, Paraskevi Papadimitriou, Miltiadis Petalas, Nikos Staurakantonakis, Orestis Symvoulidis, Marilena Synodinou

Opening: Thursday 27 September 2012, 20:30

Free Entrance

Exhibition Duration: 27.09-28.10.2012

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12:00-21:00, Sat-Sun 12:00-17:00

Address: 5 Normanou st., 105 55 Athens, Monastiraki 

tags: Greek engraving / engraving / contemporary art