MONTHLY ARCHIVES OCTOBER 2014

Narcissus – The First Selfie

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As our means for communication become more and more visual, the need for creating, assimilating or holding up to a visual identity seems to grow exponentially. Among many others, the social media arguably provided the most attractive mirror to the modern Narcissi: a mirror that can be altered (by Narcissus) to show what the reflected person wants. We have reached a time where the “vain youth” can hold the reflecting pool in his hands and control his reflection, despite the fact that the result of his mythos is unaffected.

Beetroot created Narcissus – The First Selfie after the invitation of the Imago Mundi (Image of the World) global cultural project that aspires to foster openness, new horizons and the coexistence of expressive diversity. The collection, hosted by the Fondazione Benetton, is up to now comprising of approximately 2000 works of art collected since 2008 by Luciano Benetton and has no commercial aspirations and aspires to unite the diversities of the world in the name of a common artistic experience.

More at http://www.imagomundiart.com/about/


Greek Monsters in Chicago

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In Chicago, or “the city by the lake” a new monster appeared… It came from the lake Lerna in the Argolid, from a far away land called Greece. The offspring of Typhon and Echidna, Lernean Hydra,  a gigantic monster with nine heads -more or less- decided to go travelling to the other side of the globe and  took together a bunch of other friendly monsters from its little homeland. Lernean Hydra, whose heads when cut off, two grow in its place, stands as a reminder of persistence:

“Cutting is easier
Than growing…”

The NationalHellenicMuseum (333 South Halsted Street, Chicago) offered its fantastic building to host the up to now, biggest version of the Greek Monsters exhibition, since a brand new Greek monster was designed especially for the Chicago show! The grand opening took place last Friday and was visited by the wonderful people of Chicago.

The Greek Monsters liked Chicago that much, that they decided to stay until May 2015.
Thank you so much Chicago for the great time and …

Be(a)ware of the Greek Monsters!


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