Extinction / New Years Resolution
3 years anniversary Stoa 42!
Dimitra Petsa, Marilia Stagouraki, Marina Velisioti
Opening: Saturday 4 January 2020, 20.00 – 23.00
Duration: 4 - 30 January, 2020
Stoa 42, Panepistimiou 42, Athens
- Improve your physical well being
- Look for your mental well being
- Take a big trip
- Take a deep breaths
- Volunteer, help the others
- Spend more time with your family and friends
- Spend less time on social media
- Work less
- Improve your finances
- CHANGE THE WORLD
Each New Year's Eve we set new goals in an attempt to improve the quality of our personal and social life. In 2014, 35% admitted to fail, setting unrealistic goals, 33% did not keep track on their progress and 23 % forgot about them. What can one wish and what will 2020 bring after a terrible 2019, when climate emergency, political and social economic crisis were the basic protagonists. "What lies between us and extinction is horrifying enough"- Wallace Wells. For its 3 years annniversary Stoa42 invites Marina Velisioti, Marilia Stagouraki and Dimitra Petsa to express their New Year's Resolution.
Interdisciplinary artist Dimitra Petsa was born in Greece and now lives and works in London. Dimitra is working in the mediums of fashion, performance and films and she is focused on the narratives of the human body.
Marilia Stagkouraki was born in Greece and is now lived and works in London. She holds a Masters degree in Fine Arts from Chelsea College of Arts and Design and a Bachelor degree from Athens School of Fine Arts. Her practice is based on painting, drawing, and collage and incorporates mixed media techniques. She exhibits both throughout the UK and internationally and has shown artwork at the ICA as part of the show "Bloomberg New Contemporaries", Liverpool Biennale, 6th Athens Biennale, Artorama, Art-Athina, and various galleries and museums.
Marina Velisioti is inspired by U.F.O.'s, monsters and sci-fi culture. Born in Thessaloniki, Greece she studied at the Department of Applied Arts at the School of Fine Arts in Thessaloniki. During her university studies she attended courses and seminars of scenography. Amongst her interests are video art applications and music themes of psychology,
psychoacoustics and documentary. She is the founder and editor of the art zine Bebabebo.