CHANIA.- The Match More Art Gallery in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art Museum of Chania Olivepress and the art program CHANIART-2023 present the contemporary art exhibition “The Fundamental Fallacy” by Katerina Tsebeli, on Saturday September 23rd , 2023, at 8:30 p.m., in Match More Art Gallery, 351 Mikis Theodorakis Avenue, Platanias, Chania, Crete.

Editor: Dr. Konstantinos V. Proimos and Ioannis N. Archontakis.

In the exhibition “The Fundamental Fallacy” mainly mixed media works are presented. Katerina Tsebeli makes free use of her materials, without being particularly interested in the form of the work, the artistic composition and aesthetics. Her concern is primarily ethical: she critically examines the culture of shame surrounding organic matter, especially when it is in a state of decay and characterized as dirty and disgusting. This kind of matter that surrounds us every day. In our culture the predominance of ephemeral things that are close to useless garbage has a particular application in modern art, as the example of Tsebeli shows. The artist, and even more so the collector, has the power to transform these ephemeral things into things of enduring value with messages by bringing them to the foreground in a certain way, through the system of the art world. Tsebeli does not simply wish to encourage the viewer to accept what is considered absurd, abnormal and paradoxical in culture, unlike all those who would like to banish such monsters from art. Rather, she aims even deeper, to remove the guilt and shame from contacting with all that is considered dirty and polluting and to strike with her artistic hammer the idols that society glorifies.

The art historian and co-curator of the exhibition Dr. Konstantinos Proimos notes: “Katerina Tsebeli  favors the love of all that is earthly, regardless of their situation, following the great tradition of Joseph Beuys who degraded the form for the sake of moral activism. What appears to us as trash or useless, in Tsebeli’s universe turns into a weapon of affirmation of life, nature and the earth and carries the possibility of changing the conventions not only in the field of art but also in the world as such. The change invoked by Tsebeli combats the shame, guilt and remorse that only weakness bequeaths to human existence and favors strength, happiness and optimism for the destiny of our world.”

The exhibition is organized by the Match More Art Gallery and is part of the art program CHANIART-2023 to celebrate the 15 YEARS of the Contemporary Art Museum of Chania Olivepress, it is co-organized by the Region of Crete, the Regional Unit of Chania, the Municipality of Platanias and Zeuxis Art Studio.

The duration of the exhibition will be until Saturday 21 October 2023.

Open from Monday to Sunday 12:00-22:00 with free entry.

Katerina Tsebeli was born in Athens in 1963. She initially studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts with professors Panagiotis Tetsis and Nikos Kessanlis and later completed postgraduate studies in Graphic Arts and Multimedia at the Hellenic Open University. She has presented her visual work in five individual exhibitions and has participated in dozens of group exhibitions in Greece, Belgium and Russia. For a number of years he taught Middle School Visual Arts, Free Drawing and Art History and also volunteered to teach Elements of Painting to groups of adults. She is a member of the Greek Chamber of Visual Arts. She lives with her large family and creates in Chania, Crete.

Source :  XANIaRT