As part of the Public Art Festival: Multiformity, the Benaki Museum of Athens hosts the exhibition Like New!. Artists Alexandros Vasmoulakis, Vasilis Markosian, Argyris Saraslanides & Simoni Fontana, Franco Fasoli (AR) and Anthony Lister (AU) and Cacao Rocks have previously established their presence in public space and create pieces of art that incorporate elements which seem familiar by art movements that were established in the beginning of the twentieth century, such as cubism, surrealism and abstract art. In this new show in the Athenian museum curated by Andreas Fakis, they are now focusing on the manner we perceive —and subsequently characterize— material objects of various forms, which we either come across incidentally, or which we choose to surround us. Objects which were, or continue to be unknown or familiar, distinct or subtle, old or new.
What can be rightly perceived as “new”? Which criteria can lead us to such an evaluation? Visit this show that we adored until October 26th!
Cacao Rocks, one of the participants of the exhibition at Benaki, has also drawn some beautiful graffitis on the outside walls of our shop!