Despite the Greek economic crisis, art is thriving in Athens thanks to
a growing number of nonprofit and alternative exhibition venues.
One such space, the Contemporary Greek Art Institute (iset), a nonprofit
archive and gallery, recently featured the work of an unusual
sculptor in the exhibition "Devalue/Value/Surplus Value: between
'work' and 'art,'" curated by Charis Kanellopoulou.
Martha Dimitropoulou, who studied painting at the Athens School
of Fine Arts, received her MFA in sculpture from London's Royal College
of Art and a Professional Doctorate in Fine Arts from the University
of East London on a scholarship provided by the Greek State
Scholarships Foundation. She has participated in numerous group
shows in Greece and abroad, contributing works made exclusively
of pine needles.
...see the entire article in the print version of Jul/Aug's Sculpture magazine.