Project Description

A Week’s Work is a new series of artworks and installations by Lanfranco Aceti and presented as part of It’s All Greek to Me, an exhibition that ran from November 26, 2015 to January 9, 2016, @ Hallway Galleries, Toronto. This is a co-curated group exhibition by Artemis Potamianou and Julie René de Cotret, featuring the works of: Lanfranco Aceti, Campus Novel, Jefferson Campbell-Cooper, Kostas Christopolous, Yiannis Grigoriadis, Yiannis Isidorou, Jenny Marketou, Giorgos Papadatos, Poka-Yio, Artemis Potamianou, Makrigiannis Stilianos & Anonymous.

In their statement Artemis Potamianou and Julie René de Cotret explain that “One of the motivator behind this exhibition was the desire to share the art practice of contemporary Greek artists with our audience, another was to empower a direct channel for Greek cultural expressions on the current financial, social and political realities that they are experiencing. We have also included the works of two Canadian artists and other international artists who have exhibited in Athens, adding outsider experiences to the range of expressions included in the exhibition.”

“The exhibition It’s All Greek to Me attempts to document the contemporary greek art scene but also artists from other countries who have been inspired from the situation in Greece, in the present tense. It conveys the preoccupations of visual artists who use their work to articulate statements with which to describe the current reality and comment on it. The exhibition examines issues like the financial crisis and the current situation in Greece, the causes that led to it and their roots deep in the past or the attitude of other countries, while the problem of emigration in past and present times is a key point of reference in one section of the show.”