Aphrodite’s Palace | Efrossini Chaniotis


Acrylic on canvas and mixed media wall sculpture
60 x 60 cm

Aphrodite’s Palace incorporates one of my painted sculptures with two small painted canvases. It depicts Aphrodite standing between two pillars of her temple. Poised and proud, she holds out a shell in her hands to the viewer; and on the canvases, she is surrounded and balanced by more of her symbols Aphrodite is the Ancient Greek goddess of love, desire, fertility and beauty. A deeper look at her qualities reveals that she was also a warrior goddess. A symbol of the complexity of feminine power in all its forms, she stands proud and defiant yet open to sharing her wisdom and grace with others. The Greeks were not the only ones to worship her: ANAHITA Persia, ASTARTE Phoenicia, ISHTAR Mesopotamia, ANAHITA Sumeria, VENUS Roman Empire.

Ladder Art Space and the curator team do not take any profit or commission from this exhibition.

Purchased artworks can be collected from Thursday 1 December, 6:30 pm* during gallery hours
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday 12-6 pm, Saturday 11 am-6 pm
*Gallery is open until 8:30 pm on the 1 December for the next opening night


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Exhibition Statment

The advancement of globalization has led to growing interdependence between nations, whereby their ideologies and cultures are constantly fused. This has, in turn, augmented the understanding between mankind and made them part of a larger whole – humanity. A key element that facilitates the conversation between human beings, regardless of their nationality and language, is art. Art has the capacity to, in its own way, give expression to human sufferings and challenges in the face of conflicts, and facilitate the dialogue between nations.

The ‘Zan, Zendegi, Azadi’ exhibition is an artistic attempt that aims to portray the current women’s & freedom movement in Iran, make their voices resonate across the world, and convey Iranians’ emotions. In doing so, it hopes to represent a realistic image of the courageous acts, sacrifices, and resistance of Iranians while their suppressive government is ceaselessly attempting to choke their voices by shutting down the Internet. More than eight centuries ago, the famous Iranian poet, Saadi, wrote that “if you have no sympathy for human pain, the name of human you cannot retain”. It is hoped that this exhibition increases understanding about and, by extension, sympathy for Iranians.


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