Justice is Mine
Opening: Thursday 23.2.2012
Duration: 23.2- 18.3.2012
Gallery visiting hours:
Monday-Sunday 14:00 – 21:00
Justice is mine. Within the context of the exhibition justice also includes the meaning of revenge. An act or transaction delivered either as a passionate attempt for justice as perceived by the avenger, either with surgical precision, an emotionally detached act that purges guilt from him who provokes it.
Where justice is valued and good and evil have no place for revenge, this journey is simile to a situation of darkness of existential despair. Without actual moral documentation, with a vague understanding of meaning of justice, the avenger sinks into a non-ending circle of violence without cause.
A classic avenger within the film “The Cab Driver” by Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro plays a hero who is gradually separated from reality as he continues to pursue his individual crusade. On the hand surgical, precise and emotionally detached revenge. This needs not moral documentation. Nature is not human.
It is an act of “katharsis”, relieving the avenger while at the same time feeding from the guilt of those to endure it. In the film “The Exterminating Angel” by Luis Buñuel a group people within an urban set are ‘tortured’, to gradually lose all social behavior and be transformed into beasts. The alternatively frigid Michael Pitt and Brady Corbet in “Funny Games” by Michael Haneke, silently invade a wealthy summer house in the countryside wearing white uniforms, white shoes and surgical gloves. The distinguished family that resides within the home is initially humiliated and eventually led to inevitable extermination.
Justice – revenge, twin concepts that seem to relate to each other in no obvious way yet very often come together as supplementary acts.
Participating artists:Stefanos Alafouzos, Dimitrios Antonitsis, Kostas Basanos, Stavros Bonatsos, Dimitris Chalatsis, Dionysis Christofilogiannis, Dimitris Foutris, Nikos Giavropoulos, Giannis Grigoriadis, Dimitris Ioannou, Georgos Lintzeris, Eva Marathaki, Dimitris Merantzas, Aggelos Petroutsas, Poka Yio, Natasa Poulantza, Maria Tsimbourla, Thodoris Zafeiropoulos.