Thursday, July 26, 2012

Unanswered Prayers

at CAN Gallery

Participating Artists: Em Kei & Nicolaich, Dimitris Foutris, Nikos Kanarelis, Stelios Karamanolis, Maria Lianou, Eva Marathaki, Tula Plumi, Dimitris Tataris, Kostis Velonis, Versaweiss

Duration: 12.07.12 - 15.09.12

Answered prayers cause more tears than those that remain unanswered.” 
Saint Teresa of Avila

Inspired by the last, unfinished novel of Truman Capote entitled Answered Prayers, the exhibition Unanswered Prayers deals with the idea of failure as a creative process.

Success as a concept is a human fabrication. Nonetheless, everything is structured around it, people are expected to achieve certain goals, earn social and professional recognition, etc. 

The show Unanswered Prayers stands at the opposite end of this notion of producing overachievers and explores how one can actually gain from not achieving given goals, from not fulfilling their desires and how can one possibly grow and learn through failure or through the internal conflicts that are caused by unattainable desires.

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