Nudas Veritas , Eleni Marneri Gallery
Contempoprary Jewellery Exhibition inspired by the Naked Body
"Contemporary Art jewelry itself, whether applied art form, microsculpture, or craft, is above all a form of wearable art that adorns the body and is an eloquent means of self-expression not only for the artist but also for the wearer.As such it is an art form that is woven tightly into the fabric of everyday life."
El. Marneri Galerie is located at the southern foot of the Athens Acropolis, in a space erected upon the exposed remains of a Late Antiquity villa urbana. These cherished traces of the city's distant past, a hushed but compelling presence across the gallery's immaculately modern space, perhaps evoke a metaphor for the valuable contents of the gallery itself: jewelry, which, whether precious or not, has been a constant companion of the body throughout human history.
The gallery has been active for over two decades. It was in fact the first space of its kind in Greece, that is, the first gallery to be entirely concerned with showcasing and promoting contemporary and art jewelry. Its role in both shaping and providing support for what is currently the Greek contemporary jewelry scene, a vibrant space that seems to be gaining momentum increasingly, has been crucial.