From the exhibition catalogue ‘Bloodflames 1947’ at the Hugo Gallery (The Elena and Nicolas Calas archive, Nordic Library at Athens)

The exhibition will present artworks and installations by contemporary artists. Based on primary research in the Elena and Nicolas Calas archive, the artists probe the archive and through mixed forms and media attempt to locate and reactivate the timeliness and relevance of Calas’s concerns and critical idiom. The works will be presented in dialogue with some of the archival material that was the point of departure for the artists’s works. The archival material in the exhibition will be presented with the kind permission of the Nordic Library Athens and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, the Hellenic Literary and Historical Archive, the Cultural Foundation of the National Bank of Greece (ELIA-MIET) and the Archives of the Hellenic Broadcast Corporation (ERT-Archives).

Participating artists

Maria Georgoula,Constantinos Hadzinikolaou, Dimitra Ioannou, Vassilis Noulas – Kostas Tzimoulis, Nina Papakonstantinou, Tereza Papamichali, Nana Sachini – Iordanis Papadopoulos, Kyrillos Sarris, Yiannis Sinioroglou, Eva Stefani, Vassiliea Stylianidou, Antonis Vathis, Myrto Xanthopoulou