May 19 - June 30
Curated by Vassiliki Vayenou and Blanka Amezkua, Video research by Dr. Konstantina Drakopoulou
Olga Alexopoulou, Lebaniz Blonde, Cleo43, Dizi, Simoni Fontana, Nique
In Greece, graffiti emerged in the early 80s, in big and small cities, suburban neighborhoods and rural areas, coinciding chronologically with other European and American cities. In recent years, Greek street artists have been painstakingly recording and commenting upon the changes caused in Greek society by the financial crisis–both on personal and social levels through their art. At the same time, they join the larger international dialogue around political and social issues. The force of graffiti as a tool for activating the public's critical skills and awareness, the immediacy of its message, its easy free accessibility and transformative powers render it one of the most democratic artistic practices.
The exhibition In Broad Daylight features the work of Greek female street artists distinguished by both the quality of their work and their dynamic attitude towards freedom of expression. It includes artworks, audiovisual material, articles and books on Greek graffiti and is complemented by a series of public events, providing general information of Greek street art with the hope of arousing further interest in this scene's impressive diversity and social impact.