Discover Athens through thousands of windows is what proposes the visual artist, Ianna Andreadis, in a participatory project that she prepares for three years.
The artist invited the Athenians to photograph the city from their windows and broadcasts daily on the project’s Facebook page, an image that she has selected. From Athens we discover unsuspected images, as if we were invited by the hundreds of residents / co-authors to share, from home, their intimate vision of the city. In this collective statement, we discover Athens and every neighborhood daily, but we also discover the wonders of historical monuments, apart from the usual clichés.
For her exhibition at Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine, Ianna Andreadis chose 400 photographs which will be broadcast in immersive projections, while the project continues by revealing the extraordinary poetry of Athens.
AƟHNA ƟEA which reads “Thea Athina” in French, is a play on the double meaning of the word “thea” which can mean “view”, but also “goddess” and “beautiful”.
Ianna Andreadis was born in Athens in 1960 and lives in France since 1978. Visual artist, she expresses herself through painting, drawing, photography, books and participatory projects.
This exhibition is under the auspices of the Mayor of Athens.
With the support of: Ambassade de France en Grèce et Institut français, Centre Culturel Hellénique, Office National Hellénique du Tourisme, Association Phonie-Graphie, Studio Bordas, Monumenta / Grèce.
Windows in Athens / ΑΘΗΝΑ ΘΕΑ
Friday, November 27, 2015 – Monday, January 18, 2016 | City of Architecture and Heritage, Paris