Athens Show “Footprint”
Petrou Ralli ke Pireos
Athina 118 54
Dates: July 6 – 19, 2018
Opening reception with workshop: July 6, 2018 @ 5 pm
Closing and performance: July 18, 2018 @ 5 pm.
I have received an invitation from the Mayor’s Office in Athens to present an exhibition titled “Footprint: Storytelling with Saris.” The show will take place in the galleries of the new Serafio Sports, Culture and Innovation Center in the heart of Athens during the important UNESCO World Book Capital 2018 event. The exhibition will take place in July 2018 and be curated and organized by Vasia Deliyianni. Vasia’s Greek calligraphy will also be used in new woodblocks for my new collaborative saris.
“Footprint: Storytelling with Saris” is a large-scale interactive installation (using saris, printmakng and video) on the issues of climate change and migration. “Footprint” uses the arts to activate awareness about climate change and trigger people to reduce their carbon footprint and to build global trans-border communities through collaboration and conversation between people in Washington DC and its sister city of Athens. The project hopes to collaborate with artists, curators, writers, poets, migrants, and non-artists in Athens.
The show is supported in part by a generous grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, which is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. We are grateful to the Mayor’s Office in Athens for its support as well.