Oil on canvas, bricks, polaroid photograph
244 x 140 x 5 cm

The painting Apollo touches on the appropriation of Greek mythologies by western modern painters and serves as an act of reclaiming ancestral history. The use of language and erasure reflect on the in-between space of my dual citizenship. On the bottom of the work, the polaroid of Apollo's protome from the MET points out the access to transnational histories in universal museums and the ambiguous motives of the agents in the preservation and “safeguarding” of cultural heritage.

© Nicole Economides