LILA PAPOULA WALLS THAT WERE HIDING OUR FACES
Sometime during the 1980s Lila Papoula started to take photographs of walls of derelict houses. These initial images constituted a personal diary, a method of remembrance, a nostalgia for a lost home and decayed traces of everyday personal stories from the house that she had previously lived in but that no longer exists. Eventually, these are transformed into paintings, personal frescoes filled with emotion and memories. This deeply personal language constitutes a visual alphabet and a structured narrative, an experiential approach that makes the visitor an interpretive participant. The dust from the images of weariness and the nostalgia of Papoula’s paintings penetrates us all. And then, paradoxically, these images overpower us and at the same time empower us.
General coordination: Prof. Alexandra Goulaki-Voutyra
Curator – Exhibition Designer: Dr. Vicky Kertemelidou, architect – museologist
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