Art exhibition of Mina Katsouli “Cycladic Forms on Aegean Stones” at the National Archaeological Museum’s Cafe
In the new art exhibition titled “Cycladic Forms on Aegean Stones” organized at the Cafe of the National Archaeological Museum from March 5, 2023 to March 31, 2023, Mina Katsouli presents a series of micro-sculpture works inspired by Cycladic figurines. She explains: “Forms, isolation, nostalgia, redefinitions of values… I started with these thoughts. I recalled my travels to the beloved Cyclades and their exquisite heritage. I identified within myself the confinement that humanity experienced in the 21st century, with the way humans were creating 5000 years ago in their effort to express themselves and communicate by using the few means they had.
I started this minimal, in its austerity, small-scale figurine sculpture, which was determined by my basic reflections on the precious, as this is defined in each era. I chose the pebble as main material, retrieving it as an entity from the pile and carved it to give it form, life, attention and value. It was my way of saying that something obscure, does not cease to be remarkable. I attached to it the same importance as the value normally assigned to the marble and semi-precious stones added to the collection. Thus, I somehow balanced out my thinking.”
Exhibition opening: Sunday, March 5, 2023, 12:00-15:00
Exhibition duration: March 5, 2023 – April 4, 2023
Editing/Coordination: Emilia Kougia
Entrance to the Cafe is free