WHAT: Encounter the Italian street art maverick Mr SavetheWall, who featured at the 2015 International Milan Expo, and his provocative works at the opening of his new solo “experience” at one of the southside’s most stylish art and entertainment spaces.
Mr. Savethewall has been dubbed Italy’s version of Banksy — a street artist who interprets themes and morals of contemporary society in an irreverent, frequently ironic style. Mr. Savethewall does not paint on walls but respects them by using cardboard, wrapping paper, wood , metal and recycled material that have been temporarily “mounted” with four pieces of yellow tape on the corners.
The artist, who will be present on the night, has created two pieces especially for the Greek audience and this exhibition. Both of them have the Greek flag incorporated in an unexpected way, making commentary on Greece’s socio-political situation.
The whole gallery space will be curated in an original fashion, using various street props, (traffic lights, cones, street signs) and creating a “street” vibe that elevates this display into more of an “experience” than your average art exhibition!
The Blender is an exciting, ever-evolving “art cocktail” space that’s perfectly conceived for the Athens Riviera lifestyle. This pluralistic art den was the brainchild of Iason Theophanidis and his wife Anastasia Kollakis-Theophanidis. Apart from promoting the work of young Greek artists, the gallery also organizes regular special events, from all walks of art: fashion, music, graphics, photography, film, (even hairstyling). You can also source intriguing gift ideas such as affordable artworks. Meanwhile, Blender’s bright and multifunctional space makes a superb backdrop for corporate events, educational seminars and presentations, and private parties.
To find out more about the gallery, visit HERE.
WHEN: Thursday, June 1, at 8pm-11.30pm.
WHERE: The Blender Gallery, 4 Zisimopoulou St, Glyfada. Tel: 213.028.0597.
Insider Weekly, May 31, 2017.