Fabric Press

Story
Telling

It sounds like a cliché, but the story behind the “Ellinika Yfantiria” looks like a fairy tale. It goes back in time, into the 19th century and the cosmopolitan Ottoman Empire and it expands on Piraeus Street, in the building complex where the Athens School of Fine Arts is housed in recent decades.

“Fabric” features the life cycle of “Greek Spinning and Weaving Mills”, but at the same time it is the narration of the greater framework in which the bourgeois citizens of the Ottoman Empire acted. It focusses on the role of Athens after 1922 and on the industrialization with the many workers’ hands of the refugees from Asia-Minor, on social responsibility, and on labor ethos.

Fabric
article
Nikos Vatopulos
28 April 2017

@ Kathimerini
Greek Newspaper

The documentary “Fabric” is screened at the Old Library of the Athens School of Fine Arts (256, Piraeus Street) during documenta 14 and is accompanied by an exhibition, curated by Monika Szewczyk and Marina Miliou-Theocharaki of documenta 14.