Through ‘In Heaven’ installation, Nikos Artemis stages the electric circus of opera di bestia, at the Old Warehouse of 3 Chrysospiliotissis street in the center of Athens. Far from a white gallery space, the abandoned warehouse interior functions as a shell, in which the visitor/ viewer will immerse into an audiovisual environment, a labyrinth of marks, images and music, fragments of a story she/ he is called on to reconstitute.
Between promises and repeated remission for heaven - real or artificial paradises - human ruins and a cultivated and refined realm, opera di bestia introduces a world of lyricism, irony, zoomorphism and psychedelia. This constitutes an ambiguous narrative of 'In Heaven, everything is fine '... to be openly interpreted by the Athenian crowd.
‘In Heaven / Nikos Artemis’ exhibition by Athens Intersection Cultural Program, is a part of the artistic agenda through which the Athens Commercial Triangle Revitalization Program of the Municipality of Athens, implemented with the exclusive donation of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (ISN), invites us to explore the cultural and historical heritage of Athens. The exhibition is hosted at the Old Warehouse of 3 Chrysospiliotissis Street, courtesy of the Chatzikosta Foundation. The Athens Intersection Cultural Program is curated by George Georgakopoulos and coordinated by Fotini Kapiris.