Sun, Oct 08|
Beneath the Surface
Art Exhibition by Tiko El Outa
Time & Location
Oct 08, 2023, 8:00 PM – Oct 13, 2023, 10:00 PM
Britina, Taxiarchou Markopoulou 55, Iraklio 712 01, Greece
About The Event
"BENEATH THE SURFACE" challenges conventional notions of sexuality and delves deep into the sacred relationship between humans and snakes, inviting viewers to question long-held beliefs and rediscover the captivating allure of these extraordinary creatures.
For millennia, snakes have held a revered place in human culture and symbolism. They were once honored as symbols of life, presentness, and eternity, representing wisdom and high knowledge in various ancient civilizations. Yet, as history unfolded, repressive belief systems emerged, casting a shadow over the snake's image and associating it with evil. The character of the devil was developed from the 4th century onwards, and the word "snake" and the creature itself began to bear the weight of an unfavorable reputation.
Drawing inspiration from the faience figurines known as the "snake goddess," discovered in 1903 by the British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans in the Temple Repositories at the palace of Knossos on the island of Crete, Tiko El Outa's artwork pays homage to the enduring fascination with snakes and their symbolism.
Join us at Britina from Ocober 8-13, 2023 to immerse yourself in the captivating world of "Beyond the Surface." Explore the profound journey of transformation, question long-held beliefs, and rediscover the captivating allure of snakes. Tiko's work is an invitation to embrace the beauty, fascination, and mystery of these extraordinary creatures and to rekindle the ancient bond that once existed between humans and serpents.
About Tiko El Outa:
Tiko is an artist who seamlessly navigates the uncharted space between chaos and harmony, spontaneity and precision, realism and abstraction, perfection and imperfection. In her art, she finds meaning in the halftones, the unsaid, the hidden, the taboo, and the contradictory. She recognizes the unique beauty and charm in both the impeccable and the incomprehensible and strange, which coexist naturally in our world.
Britina is an art-focused organization dedicated to promoting meaningful and impactful artistic expressions that challenge societal norms and inspire change.