Aikaterini Gegisian’s "Who Doesn’t Like a Good Old Story?" opens at Kalfayan Galleries in Athens


ATHENS.- On Tuesday, 21 February 2012, Kalfayan Galleries, 11 Haritos Street, Athens, between 20:00 and 22:00, will present the opening of Aikaterini Gegisian’s solo exhibition “Who Doesn’t Like a Good Old Story?” with new work based on images of Soviet Armenia collected from commemorative photo albums and tourist guides dating from the 50s to the 60s and salvaged from flea markets and second hand bookstores in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. As images of Soviet modernity have become, over the past 20 years, another modality in consumer nostalgia and are treated as “exotic” variations of the modern, works presented in this exhibition react precisely against this impulse to consume the “world as image”, reflecting instead on the construction of historical memory and the representation of space. In the series of collages titled “A little bit too much, A little bit too late&