An illustrated guide to Greek Art by Alexandra Kollaros
Until how old can you consider yourself a young artist? What does a curator do for a living? What constitutes an alternative space? What is the significance of an art collector?
These questions and many more are addressed in this comical exposé of the Greek Art World, written by a person who has experienced it from the line of fire: artAZ founder Alexandra Kollaros.
The 24 letters of the Greek alphabet host respective entries and terms that help unfold the Greek art system and its mechanisms. Written with a humorous demeanour as well as love towards art and its workers, the book portrays the protagonists and unveils the secrets and the practices that compose the local art scene. Complex concepts are deconstructed and rendered in simple words for everyone to grasp and have an insider’s peek into the insides of art world to understand its workings. The author takes things a step further and illustrates the concepts herself, through a collection of hilarious, naive designs.
Satiric, at times biting, but essentially tender «Greek Art form A to Z» is the product of 25 years of active involvement with the art world.
Whatever your relationship with art is, this book is bound to make you laugh.
Alexandra Kollaros is artAZ's co-founder and chief curator. She was born in Athens, Greece, studied Art & Design in London and Florence and lives and works around the world. She is an active member of the art community but first and foremost she is an art enthusiast.
Greek Art from A-Z is her first book.
Greek Art from A-Z is published by Key Books and will be released at the end of October 2018.
The author will discuss the book with radio producer George Mouchtaridis within the frame of the "60 minutes with a book" talks program he is hosting, at Public Café (Sydagma Square, Athens), on Wednesday 28 November 2018, at 21:00.
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