Trans-allegoria // in between words, visuals and their opposites

“Trans-allegoria // in between words, visuals and their opposites” Part II
A project at IFAC Athina
from Mykonos Biennale 2017
curated by Lydia Andrioti
produced by Josh Goldsmith
Opening: Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 19:00 – 23:00
Duration: 10 October – 2 November 2017
Hours: Thursday - Saturday 15:00 – 20:00 
and by appointment 
Address: 11 Galaxia Street, Neos Kosmos 11745, Athens, Greece
We are pleased to invite you to Part II of the exhibition “Trans-allegoria // in between words, visuals and their opposites,” a project initially curated for the Mykonos Biennale 2017. For the Athenian exhibition we have invited additional artists and will be showing works from the previous participants.
This project aims to generate discussions about art’s ability to enhance the understanding of our condition, up to the point where words, visuals and actions transform into opposite meaning, causing their destruction or re-creation. Our intent is to showcase the multiple ways an allegory can be transformed in the appropriate context. We use the multifunctional prefix "Trans," as it binds opposites together, and can be used to change the meaning of all words. 
“The One at variance with itself is drawn together to a new composition, an attunement of opposite tensions, like that of the bow and the lyre.” Heraclitus
From Latin, in modern culture it communicates meanings such as across, beyond, through, changing thoroughly, transverse as well as the misalignment of one's gender identity with its own biological sex assigned at birth. It has various notable scientific applications as in Astronomy where it denotes something further from the Sun than any given Planet, or in Medicine where it communicates its original meaning as well as a pair of identical atoms under specific circumstances.
From Greek αλληγορία (allegoría): "veiled language, figurative," which comes from both ἄλλος (allos): "another, different" and αγορεύω (agoreuo): "to harangue, to speak in the assembly."
Allegories have been widely used throughout history in all forms of art as they function as representations of abstract, conceptual or spiritual meanings through concrete or material forms. They can illustrate complex ideas and concepts in ways that are comprehensible to viewers, readers, listeners or participants.
Participating Artists: 
Alfredo Martinez
Anestis Anestis
Antonis Maros
Archontia Karga
Aristides Logothetis
Artemis Potamianou
Carla Gannis
Chris Coleman
Christina Noland
Deitmar Krumrey
Elias Kafouros
Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos
George Tourlas
George Tzinoudis
Ilias Koen
Kallina Maiopoulou
Leandros Pigades
Lee Wells
Leonidas Papadopoulos
Lydia Andrioti
Lydia Venieri
Margarita Myrogianni
Maria Efstathiou
Natalia Koursoumi
Nikos Kanarelis
Seth McBride
Sofia Touboura
Stathis Alexopoulos
Yannis Gazetopoulos
Yorgia Karidi 


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