Friday, 26 February 2010
And now, some art
Yesterday was complicated. I woke up at the break of dawn in Volos, took the bus, came to Athens, carried along 5 kilos worth of architectural models and blueprints to downtown Athens and sat through my architect qualification exams, which are not that hard, but still a bureaucratic requirement.
And then, while I had a quite interesting invitation to watch a fashion trade show starring the Next Top Model girls, I instead chose to have a drink with friends, visit an art exhibition opening and then have even more drinks with said friends.
So, about that art exhibition...
Justin Lieberman is a well-known american artist, who studied at Yale and at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and who happened to actually be there at his exhibition opening, looking like a really nice, friendly and happy-looking guy (that's his self-portrait in the second picture of this post).
In total contrast with the cheerful artist, the exhibition is titled Salto Mortale and has a suicidal theme. Scattered around the gallery floor are portraits of people who have committed suicide and floating above them tied with string are brightly coloured hellion balloons marked with their thoughts. The happy, colouful space that resembles a children playground, yet carries a deathly theme, comes to be an interesting oxymoron.
The exhibition will be showing until April 8th at the Bernier/Eliades art gallery in Thission.