Is still life still alive? This becomes a valid question nowadays, as still lifes do not seem to be a part of contemporary artistic exploration, when the whole world is in turmoil and the news shows us wild lives; hungry and violent. But art continues to showcase “new” still lifes on an international level; immaterial, videotaped, photographed, altered, full of passion and personality; “different”. In her Still life series, Ralli photographs her “silent lifes” in the same straightforward, affectionate and revealing manner as she did with her Archetypes of the Feminine series in 2008. The current exhibition comprises portraits of objects that have emerged from the protection of cupboards to stand, modest or proud, before the lens and confront us, the viewers, and, above all, those of us who are willing to get seriously to grips with their meaning: the so-called “artists with a devoted sight”.
Place: Zoumboulakis Galleries
Hours: Tu-Fr 11.00-15.00 & 17.00–21.00, Sa 1100–14.00