SOMA permanent collection, based on private collections belonging to people in Keratea, comprises ancient and modern artefacts 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. The temporary collection comprises works of contemporary art presented in interaction with the objects of the permanent collection through periodic exhibitions. The spectator is 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.
EXHIBITION 01, JUNE 2015
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 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.
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.