An Iconic Disturbance: ‘POSTCARDS from ATHENS’

Ithaca Restaurant

An interview of my visual research on Athens…

These last five years I have been living in the historic center of Athens, here the neoclassical past is very present.

My studio is situated in Monastiraki one of the borders of the triangle that is defined by the two other squares of Syntagma and Omonia, an urban development that was designed in 1834 in order to give Athens the feeling of a state capital.

A lot of the buildings are from that period and they give the area a unique character, but is the mix of all the contradictory elements that really makes the city exciting for me, along with all the myths that I feel are somehow still present in Athens.

After all, the myth says the city was founded and got its name from Goddess Athena, this place is built on myth.

…follow the link below for the whole interview:

https://theathensproject.wordpress.com/2017/03/10/an-iconic-disturbance-postcards-from-athens-by-alexandros-maganiotis/