ATHINA HADJIYANNAKI Journey into the World 1993 = - x +
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CN: HaYa1993jour

MT: mixed media: paper, glue, acrylic, synthetic cord and found plastic (192x219x5)

DN: Mr. Ian Reininger - 2008

LC: ACG - John S. Bailey Library

CM: Athina Hadjiyannaki created the Journey into the World in an attempt to study and demarcate the universe around us. Influenced by the structure of designs on textiles woven in the loom, Hadjiyannaki used cords to organize the space in various sections. The Journey into the World creates the sense of a map with areas that overlap one on the other. To give a sense of the world's magnitude, Hadjiyannaki used a large canvas surface and placed on it few tiny figurines, which takes time for the viewer to discover. These figures are naked, as -accodring to Hadjiyannaki- becomes a place undetermined by history, ethnicity and culture. Made largely of mixed materials - paper, glue, acrylic, trim and plastic - the work evokes the feel of primitivism as a critique on civilization. The Journey in the World is an anthropological, intellectual and empirical investigation of a healthy, orderly, democratic and decentralized world. Hadjiyannaki intends the Journey into the World for the viewer as an adventure without end beyond space and time.

[Megakles Rogakos 02/2008]

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