Chrysanthi Koumianaki
A Band Called Phaistos or Nestor or Mycanae, 2017

Installation (metal cut outs, magnets, book offset print b&w 40 pages)
Variable dimensions

Chrysanthi Koumianaki recontextualizes signs and forms to explore the value of real and symbolic currencies, to renegotiate political theories, and to create imaginary archaeologies. In the installation A band called Phaistos or Nestor or Mycenae, the artist transformed archaeological fragments from museum catalogs by keeping only the shapes of the fragments, at once voiding them of content and enabling their rewriting. A number of these fragments were reproduced as black metal panels and were recomposed to form a new score.