Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 11:00-14:00 & 18:00-21:00
Wednesday, Saturday: 11:00-15:00
Gallery 7 presents the new work of the painter Philippina Livitsanou.
The artist talks about her work:
“In the paintings & engravings of the period 2012-19, I showcase the anguish and the struggle of women for the emancipation of the woman’s body. In society, the woman’s chest from antiquity to the modern world has been the object of claim and desire of the male. From the sacred, erotic, political, psychological, commercial chest, the modern woman claims the exoneration of the breast, the right to the “released chest”.Chest as lifeblood and destroyer traverses history. It’s a struggle and anxiety for self-esteem. The narratives ask questions: to whom does the chest belong?
My favourite sisters and their children pose in my works, while my three portraits are the exception during chemotherapy. With these works I wanted to give courage and strength to myself, to all women with breast cancer, to help my beloved sister Stamatia who also gave battle with breast cancer and even posed when she had metastatic cancer.
Stamatia has been an exemplary model from our childhood to the end of her life when she flew like wounded amazon in the sky. The exhibition is dedicated to Stamatia and the struggle for life.”