"A thousand stories stitched on a piece of cloth. 1821-2021" - Digital Exhibition of the CMLE
12 Video/Digital Art by contemporary visual artists form a serial streaming exhibition with clothing as a point of reference.
The exhibition "A thousand stories stitched on a piece of cloth. 1821-2021" includes small stories within a larger one, having as a point of reference the garment, its transformations, its symbolic dimension as well as its political and other uses from the Revolution era to today.
From the foustanela of the revolution fighters and the versions worn by “King Otto” and by the Evzones, to Mick Jagger’s famous “heretic” variation but also to that of “Iasonas” of Bost’s Medea. From the women of Zalongo to their “motion picture” and other analogues and from the black uniforms of the Sacred Band to those of the Messolonghi Philarmonic Band in their image. In a parallel manner, from the ottoman salvar all the way to the fashion of the bloomers and the spandex, and from the philhellenic fashion à la Bobelina to the commemorative scarf of Hermès Fashion House, offering alternatives and maybe unexpected narrations.
The themes are developed through Video/Digital Art, where the combined total of the works forms a serial streaming exhibition concluding in 12 individual episodes.
Participating Visual Artists
Marilena Aligizaki, Alexandra Anagnostopoulou, Aggeliki Bozou, Maria Kotsou, Elektra Stampoulou, Mary Thivaiou, Maria Varela, Iro Vouvoueli
Concept – Supervision and texts
Tania Veliskou, museologist
The Sponsorship is part of the framework of the Sustainability Programme DOING GOOD of the Henkel Hellas Laundry and Home Care Division, in support of the work of the Lykeion ton Ellinidon for the preservation and conservation of its national costume collections.