The Veterans
April 13th - May 22nd, 2017

Participating artists:
Alphachanneling| Antonakis | Javier Calleja | Carl D’Alvia | Anastasia Douka | Andres Eidelstein
 Alexandra Kehayoglou| Paul Kremer | Caroline Larsen | Iliodora Margellos | Taylor McKimens
 Ana Prata | Ioannis Spiliopoulos | Honza Zamojski

Dio Horia gallery was happy to present its first group show, for the 2017 season, titled The Veterans. Fourteen international artists participated with more than 40 artworks that had been chosen on the basis of their medium. The exhibition aimed to initiate a discussion about the current importance of the traditional artworks’ categorization per medium. Historically, the artworks have been defined by irreducible or inherent qualities related to their raw material. It can be argued today, that such categorization is no longer rendered obsolete. The exhibition, aimed to address questions such as the following: To what degree is categorization by medium restrictive for artistic freedom? What do interactions between media look like today? How did the introduction of new graphic technologies and computergenerated images changed medium classifications? This examination took place by focusing on three artistic media and on their current manifestation. These are: drawing, sculpting and textile. The first tangible artifacts of human art are either small carvings in stone or bone or cave paintings traced back to the Stone Age. Today these artifacts would be considered as drawings and sculptures. At the same time, the exhibition reflected on the history of weaving, whose first traces go back to the Neolithic times and its evolution in the history of art. Since then, countless artists have pushed the boundaries of what can be considered drawing, sculpting and textile, as well as the ways that these mediums can create artworks.