Athena Tacha, From Public to Private Sector

Athena Tacha

Athena Tacha

Athena Tacha

Athena Tacha

Athena Tacha

Athena Tacha

Athena Tacha

Athena Tacha

Athena Tacha

Athena Tacha

Athena Tacha

Athena Tacha

This is an exhibition with a retrospective character supervised by Katerina Koskina – Syrago Tsiara, in cooperation with the Public Gallery of Larissa-Y.I. Katsigra Museum and the John F. Kostopoulos Foundation. In the exhibition, over 100 works of Athena Tacha are presented, substantiating, for the first time in Greece, her important work in sculpture and conceptual art.

Works, incorporated by over 45 architects – sculptural configurations of public spaces (squares, recreational areas, fountains, and public spaces with multifaceted functions) - which have been implemented in many American states, such as Florida, Ohio, Arizona, Alaska, Philadelphia, and New York, from 1970 until today.

Examples of her work have been presented in Greece only in group exhibitions in Thessaloniki and Larissa (Dromologio II, Genius Loci- Thessalian Creators, Visual Center of Modern Art of Larissa, Dromologio IV, Citizens of the World, Visual Center of Modern Art of Larissa (2000), Modern Odysseys, Thessaloniki, State Museum of Contemporary Art (2001), Disguises, Femininity, Virility and Other Certainties, State Museum of Contemporary art, (2006-7).

Parallel with her “public” works, she works on a series of works which she expands mainly through conceptual projects – some of which continue up to today – with the general area of study being the body (heredity studies, self-portrait studies, etc.). Also, not so well-known is her research on art history and her diligent organization of exhibitions in America.

Visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to view over 100 of her works. From these, the public ones will be exhibited in large dimensional photographic reproductions, as well as the early conceptual works focusing on the body and the more recent, dealing with elements of nature.

The exhibition also includes photographic reproductions of her sculptures, authentic sculptural work, sculptural designs-architectural large scale designs, photographs from temporary structures, models of completed works, and current movies concerning the interconnected political and social character, as well as prototypes, in situ, which bear witness of Athena Tacha’s journey over 40 years in the private and public sector.

The exhibition will travel to Larissa from April 22nd until the end of September, 2010.

Exhibition Duration: January 16, 2009 – April 11, 2010

Location: Center for Modern Art of Thessaloniki. Warehouse B1, Port

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