1-900 Mirror Mirror will be shown at Frieze NY with The Breeder, Athens from May 5- May 7th – ( we will have the interactive component readings on every day for two hours – more info to come) Here is the link to the book on the history of the project 1993-96 – With text by AA Bronson and photographs by Maxine Henryson
January, 2017 –
The Breeder Gallery, Athens presented Chez Anne, on January 26-28, 2017- a performance and salon intervention by Chrysanne Stathacos, in the artist’s old Athenian home on Lycabettus Hill. Stathacos spoke of histories both recent and past as she has been conducting home archeology to explore themes of intimacy, identity, and the connection between the artist, family and history within an unchanged space that still embodies the history of the early part of the 20th century. The artist’s collection of vintage costumes and handmade laces that are over 100 years old have been installed within her large scale wall-based works which act as interventions to create new dialogues revealing memories of the past including the occupation of Greece during the World War II. A highlight of the salon is a 74-year old hand knit stocking with a note from the artist’s grandmother (who immigrated to Canada in 1920):
This stocking was knitted by your great-grandmother during the German Occupation of Greece. At that time as you know nobody had a way to find food let alone buy stockings so your great grandmother used to knit stockings for Aunt Lela who was a visiting nurse at the northern part of Greece.
The newly placed works and found everyday objects reveal modes of perception and identification in an active living space which seems stuck in another era and among other things includes a working well. The collection includes pieces from Stathacos’ great grandfather’s textile shop in Tripoli, Greece in the late 1800’s, hand-made laces from her family dating back to 1900, along with costumes she bought from Monastiraki in the 1960-70’s and wore as a young woman. Stathacos’s stories act as a healing proccess, with the revealed memories of the past mirroring today’s events.
Artforum’s Diary – Andrew Durbin on Franco “Bifo” Berardi and “the Destruction of Europe”
A book and video of Chez Anne will be introduced later in 2017.
Recent Press includes:
A mention of 466 Bathurst early history in Toronto in Kathy Acker goes to Toronto in Canadian Art
The Banquet inspired Abby Hertz in Cosmopolitan – “Hertz credits the inspiration for the dinner portion of the evening from past works by artists Méret Oppenheim, and Hunter Reynolds and Chrysanne Stathacos,
Trail Blazing Artists Using Scent in Toronto Star
This Stocking, Performance Biennial, Athens Greece
Tht Temptation of AA Bronson: A Finissage– Witte de With, Rotterdam
Were You Here, (1984-2015) with xxx/888 books and Ho Tam
Delphi: The Womb of the Eurotic World, EROS, Scapegoat Journal, Spring,2016
The Rose Mirror Mandala series at Salzburger Kunstverein (AA Bronson’s Garden of Earthly Delights)
and Grazer Kunstverein, (AA Bronson’s Sacre du Printemps).
The Rose Mandala Mirror ( of Three Reflections) in The Temptation of AA Bronson at the Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam
The Wish Machine in the Toronto Star
The Rose Mandala series and the inspiration behind them was featured in the September 2013 issue of Shambhala Sun
Floating poems – Los poemas flotantes de Chrysanne Stathacos