As part of Art-Athina 2015, the Scattered Open Museum of Attica held its “opening” on June 6 in Keratea with an exhibition of contemporary art that was based on private collections belonging to people from the community of Keratea. These collections comprised of ancient and modern artifacts that tell the region’s and the community’s history, customs, rituals, legends and oral traditions, art, handicraft and economy; its biopolitical and aesthetic relations. These artifacts were put in a creative dialogue with works of contemporary art, that focused on and animated selected sites in Keratea, intermingling with local art and crafts works, archaeological findings and bio political objects from the collections of Keratea inhabitants. The spectator was invited to experience with all his senses the site / exhibition material: the objects can be touched, material and information can be added. His/her body is welcomed to participate fully at SOMA.

Venues in Keratea: Association “Xrisi Tomi”, Childrens Library, Impregnable Castle, Municipal Choir, Old Railway Station I, and Stephanos Athanassiou House, Eleni Zaroliangi House, Courtyard of Vogoatzis’ House.

Works, photographs, drawings and texts by: Vasilis Vasilakakis, Kostis Velonis, Katerina Velliou, Vangelis Gokas, Nikos Kazeros, Alexandros Kioupkiolis, Rika Krithara, Panos Mentzos, Metoo, Katerina Papazissi, Eleni Petouri, Maria Sarri, Angelos Skourtis, Angela Svoronou, Kostas Tsolis, Katerina Zafeiropoulou, Omada Filopappou. Selection of works from the permenant collection ( private collections ).

Curated by Hariklia Hari and Yorgos Iatrou.

Τhe exhibition was organized in collaboration with the Cultural Association of Keratea “Xrisi Tomi” that kindly provided the space of the association for part of the exhibition and the discussion. We would also like to thank Stephanos Athanassiou, Eleni Zaroliangi, Mr.Vogiatzis, inhabitants of Ketatea,  for their collaboration as collectors and curators, and for hosting part of the exhibition.

Eleni Zaroliangi House. The artist Maria Sarri is talking about her work.

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Beyond Walden, video installation by Rika Krithara station_krithara (4)

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