Reverb: New Art from Greece
September 9–October 18, 2014
Press inquiries, contact Brooke Daniels

Greece's recent political and social turmoil has had profound effects on the country's cultural landscape, creating shifting notions about its identity. September 9–October 18, 2014, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA), will showcase eleven emerging and mid-career Greek artists who illustrate the way artists are interpreting the reverberations of social, political, and economic conditions during this crucial time in Greece's history.

Guest curated by SMFA alumna Eirene Efstathiou and independent curator Evita Tsokanta, "Reverb" will present an authentic view of the way citizens of Greece have experienced recent history, in stark contrast to the way the media and political leaders have depicted the situation. The eleven artists, many of whom live and work in Athens, will exhibit both existing work and pieces specially commissioned, including photography, video, painting, and mixed media installations.

Loukia Alavanou, Anastasia Douka, Eirene Efstatiou, Andreas Kassapis, Dimitris Papoutsakis, Eftihis Patsourakis, Nana Sachini, Yorgos Sapountzis, Vangelis Vlahos, Paky Vlassopoulou, and Myrto Xanthopoulou

Tuesday, September 9, 5–7 pm
Opening Reception

Wednesday, September 10, 12–12:30 pm
For All the Reasons in the World, performance by Eirene Efstathiou
In this investigation of theatricality of dissent and the legibility of civil unrest, Efstathiou will walk along Newbury Street in Boston reciting slogans in Greek with an antiquated megaphone. Begins at Mass Ave intersection (*Not at SMFA).

Thursday, September 11, 12:30–2 pm
Curatorial presentation and tour of the exhibition with curators Eirene Efstatiou and Evita Tsokanta
Mrs. E. Ross Anderson Auditorium

Thursday, October 9, 7:30 pm
Film screening and conversation, "History Zero" by Stefanos Tsivopoulos
Mrs. E. Ross Anderson Auditorium
A film screening of "History Zero," and conversation between Stefanos Tsivopoulos and SMFA faculty members Jane Gillooly and Tina Wasserman. "History Zero," which represented Greece at the 2013 Venice Biennial, takes as its starting point the multi-layered contemporary crisis in Greece, which Tsivopoulos sees as an opportunity to interpret an alternative visualization of the future. The film depicts three human experiences relating to notions of value systems and in so doing explores the role of money in the formation of human relationships and political and social elements relating to the ownership of money.

September 9–October 18, 2014
"Reverb: New Art from Greece"
Barbara and Steven Grossman Gallery
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
230 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115

Exhibition hours: Monday–Saturday, 10 am–5 pm; Thursday, 10 am–8 pm; closed Sundays and holidays.
Admission to the exhibition and related events is free.

Generously funded by Fotene Demoulas and Tom Cote, FAGE USA, David and Nicole Kokolakis Borden, and the Leo and Eve Condakes Charitable Foundation.

Press release