Athena Papadopoulos: The New Alphabet
For her first institutional solo exhibition in Canada, MOCA Toronto has commissioned Greek/Canadian artist Athena Papadopoulos to create a site-specific exhibition of large-scale sculptural works, generated in response to MOCA’s columned space and the local context it inhabits.
In the past, Papadopoulos has been known to create richly dense sculptural works that play on stereotypical feminine signs. Built up of layers of material excess juxtaposed with personal imagery and drawings that are “tattooed” onto fabric skins. Her sculptures can be likened to abstract sculptural manifestation of a misidentification with notions of contemporary femininity.
The New Alphabet will open at MOCA Toronto as part of the Spring 2023 exhibition alongside artists Kapwani Kiwanga, Susan for Susan and Serkan Özkaya.