“FROM THE STREETS OF NEW YORK” – Debra Rapoport

12 February – 12 April 2020

 

Debra Rapoport, lives and breathes in New York City. Her work represents the portrait of an independent and stylish woman who challenges conventional ideas about beauty and aging with an increasingly obsession with youth.

In her hands the objects become artefacts of 21th century material culture. She embellishes the body with colorful clothes, hats and jewelry which state a personal style.  Her work with non-traditional and re-purposed materials become wearable and fun fashion items. Unlike other artists what she makes she wears. She combines them in her daily wear at her outings in the streets of New York, with friends and during events or art fairs. In this part of the world her work can be identified as the style from the “streets of New York”.

Her work is owned by major museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the L.A. County Museum; the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston; and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Debra Rapoport will travel to Athens to exhibit her work and teach the making of wear from accessible materials.

 

School Educational Programs (February – April)

From kindergarten to high school level, our curators have organized the most fun, educational and unique hands on programs to follow the arts and crafts as well as unique stories of this exhibition.

 

Guided Tours & Lectures (February, March)

Curated tours for all ages will present the process of creation using materials and items, already used for a completely different purpose.  This process gives a second chance to any item can be considered as a trash upraising the meaning of the “second-hand”.

 

Traditional Craft Workshop & Seminars (February)

The Museum invites renowned Greek and international artists to introduce arts and crafts related to the artifacts of the exhibition.  The seminars cover a rich choice of themes and give the participants stimuli, encouraging them to experiment and re make. The themes that are offered vary and include the use of many different materials and applications, for example jewelry making from recyclable or organic materials to getting to know the Japanese art of Origami.