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Lizzie Calligas - Dark Waters – Eleusina, 1994-2013

CODE: 978-618-80384-5-5

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Texts by Denys Zacharopoulos and Athina Ioannou
Edited by Eleni Saroglou
Designed by Studio Christos Lialios
English translation by Nicholas Kaloudis
German translation by Irene Soltermann

236 x 167 mm
152 pages / Cover Softback with flaps & silkprint
Trilingual edition (german-greek-english)
1.000 copies, of which 100 are numbered and signed by the artist
ISBN: 978-618-80384-6-2 (2013)
Price: 20 €


Photographs, drawings and prints are the outcome of Calligas’ first encounter with the Eleusinian area, during the creation of Iera Odos (Sacred Way), in 1994. Her Swimmers is an ongoing project, that started from a small bay in Eleusina at that time, and denotes that Eleusina has been a place of constant inspiration throughout her career as an artist.

“Dark Waters simultaneously concerns the process of art production, its raison d’être, the very material on which it is captured and through which it emerges. The title, moreover, conveys an almost symmetrical correspondence with its point of reference, Elefsina, as a medium in which images, faces, experiences, memories, concerns, trajectories, and revisits are submerged, and from which they emerge, in alternation, spanning an indeterminate scope of time that encompasses our childhood, modern history and ancient myth, harking back to the distant origins of human existence”.

Denys Zacharopoulos Artistic Director of Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art

The book was published on the occasion of Lizzie Calligas' exhibition Dark Waters at the L. Kanellopoulos Cultural Center, presented in September 2013, in the context of the City of Eleusina Aeschylia Festival.