We Tell Ourselves Stories In Order To Live at Callirrhöe / Athens

Eva Anerrapsi, Maria F Dolores, Anastasia Douka, Dora Economou, Selma Köran, Irini Miga, Rallou Panagiotou, Nina Papaconstantinou, Natasha Papadopoulou, Nana Sachini, Georgia Sagri, Beate Scheder, Sofia Touboura, Marina Velisioti, Kyveli Zoi and 1992 (Ioanna Mitza & Pegy Zali)

codependet curatorial by Xenia Kalpaktsoglou & Olympia Tzortzi

17.02. - 11.03.2023

Kallirois 122
11741 Athens

Installation shots Callirrhöe, Athens
Photo © Alexandra Masmanidi, 2023

"And all of the sudden I was taking my friend to the hospital. My friend smiled at me, put her fist in the air and entered through the glass door. My friend is a very strong person. My friend is a fighter. My friend is Beate and this is dedicated to her." 

In the frame of a circle of friendship, nineteen femininities come together to address the notion of receiving and providing care in order to survive in environments that challenge their very existence. Going beyond the fixed notion of the family and the recent commodification of wellness via life coaching and individualist self-care app trends, they focus on affectivity, solidarity, relationality and interdependence over charity, self-indulgence, self-preservation and resilience. They push back against disadvantages by bringing forward vulnerability and codependence, as ways to go through the world with one another, in a spirit of radical kinship and hope.