Athens Open Studio
Athens Open Studio is an artist-run space founded by Ileana Arnaoutou and Lily Hassioti, focusing on practice-led inquiry and education.
Serving off Matter
We all have an instinctual, a sensorial and a cultural relationship to food. The act of eating is a state that binds us all to our mortal condition, while draws links to pleasure, disgust and tradition. During the process of ingestion, the body opens up for matter incorporation and enacts a transformation. The physical world acts on the individual, allowing a direct encounter between the somatic and edible substances, blurring boundaries of interior and exterior while making us aware of the processes of our living system and the inevitability of mortality.
This exhibition is an invitation to four scheduled servings that will activate exhibited works, asking questions around the relationship between the body and edible matter, subject and object, protection and threat, life and death, appearance and trace. Following the serving on Saturday evening, a still life drawing session of the aftermath will take place as a process of subjective documentation.
Ileana Arnaoutou, Ekavi Arvaniti, Lily Hassioti, Ismene King, Elena Konstanidi, Alexia Psaradelli, Katerina Psaradelli, Ariadne Strofylla