Chrysanthi Koumianaki

A Band Called Phaistos or Nestor or Mycenae, 2017
Installation (metal cuts, fanzine)

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 catalogues 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. For the bus stop project these fragments reappeared as a chromatic inventory of abstract forms.