Skyscape, Objects in Common by Flavia Stagi - Walking Backwards 2022

"Skyscape, Objectis in Common"

An In-Situ Exhibition by Flavia Stagi

Opening day: Thursday 20/10, 19:00 - 22:00

Location: Echo Hub Athens, I. Drosopoulou 29, Kypseli, Athens

Duration of the Exhibition: 21/10 - 23/10

Opening times: Daily, 15:00 -19:00

This year's Walking Backwards selected artist, Flavia Stagi presents her research in her solo exhibition "Skyscape, Objects in Common”. In the second year of Walking Backwards, theoretically inspired by Dante's Divine Comedy, the focus is further placed upon the concepts of displacement and travel. Using Dante’s case as a political exile as a point of reference, we invited artists to reflect on their own “journey”, a physical and/or imaginary displacement through their artistic research, reflecting on the current socio-political and environmental context .

Flavia Stagi sees her artistic practice as a nomadic process, a method of movement, adaptation and interaction with the surroundings, which upon completion, is captured and reflected in her works. She connects with anyone, anything and in any place. This need for connection becomes one of her primary tools for bringing people together. Using malleable techniques such as textile frottage, collecting ready-mades and interviews, Stagi respectfully connects with her environment and suggests new ways of engagement.

On a technical level, Snehta Residency collaborated with OnMaterials, a platform for creative material reuse strategies, while in terms of research and space, Walking Backwards is supported by Echo 100 Plus, Human Rights 360, Ankaa Project and Saffron Kitchen Project, organisations which hold a strong social sign. Everyone, each organisation following their own approach, consciously and creatively contributes to -and not only- the local community of Kypseli.

This year’s Walking Backwards program is under the auspices of the City of Athens.

Original Concept: Tommaso Mauriello

Program Development: Simone Niarou

Program Production: Simone Niarou and Katerina Kazou

Graphics: Katerina Kazou

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