At the heart of Gramma_Epsilon Gallery our purpose is to connect the present female avant-garde with the climate of experimentation and the female-led emancipatory movements of the 1960s and 1970s. We aim to document the work of the artists of the era, a time characterised by
extraordinary inventiveness and experimental strength, yet of which still little is known.

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Upcoming Exhibition

Greta Schödl _Warps of Light

Curated by Paolo Cortese and Rossana Ruscio

18.06 - 05.10.2024

The solo show of Greta Schödl Warps of Light, curated by Paolo Cortese and Rosanna Ruscio, opens at Gramma_Epsilon Gallery in Athens on Tuesday 18 June at 18.00.

This is the first solo exhibition of the Austrian-Italian artist in Greece, and focuses mainly on two elements fundamental in Schödl’s poetics: writing as catharsis and nature as a point of reference. The fifty artworks on display include two-dimensional works, object-books, marble sculptures, and installations. Born in Hollabrunn, Austria, in 1929, Greta Schödl has been living and working in Bologna since the late 1950s. Starting within the realms of textile art, and then moving through more graphic practices, she soon encountered calligraphy.

After a shift from static graphic elements to freer movements and vibrations of the line, she then searched the capabilities of thread and, through this medium, the profound meaning of female existence. She uses the mediums of paper or textile, where she literally weaves her words. The emphasis of her work, however, is not limited to the verbal element but rather to its arrangement within a well-defined space and the relationship it creates with the medium in use.

In her work, Schödl has been applying a very precise methodology for over 50 years, which is demonstrated by repeating the movement of writing a word that is usually the very subject of the work.

Anna Esposito

FUTURANNA

Curated by Paolo Cortese and Francesco Romano Petillo

14.03 - 15.06.2024

Gramma_Epsilon Gallery in Athens is pleased to inaugurate on Thursday, March 14th the solo exhibition FUTURANNA dedicated to the groundbreaking Italian artist, Anna Esposito.

Two years after her latest solo exhibition, this exhibition, curated by Paolo Cortese and Francesco Romano Petillo, presents 30 works that date from the 1960s to the early 2000s in which the artist centers her critical gaze towards consumerism and the culture of waste, as demonstrated by the title of the exhibition which refers to Futurama, the famous New York exhibit of 1939.

 

Through the technique of collage, the use of recuperated materials, and the collection of discarded products and rescued advertising images, Anna Esposito engages her art around the practice of recycling, her refusal of complying with the wastefulness dictated by the dominant mass culture, the reduction of waste, and the repurposing of objects which have been rendered obsolete by the speed of capitalist economy.

Foregrounding her critique against mass production and consumerist entertainment since the early 1970s, her sharp ecological and political commentaries are very much relevant under the scope of today’s gravity regarding climate change, and the necessity of developing a culture of degrowth in order to secure a viable future.

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