Radio Athènes's new show elegantly reintroduces Bia Davou’s work back into the cultural landscape of Athens, following the announcement that the art space will jointly represent the artist’s estate with Andreas Melas.
Showing just three works on paper made in the 1970s, this concise yet engaging presentation demonstrates the artist’s ability to blend mathematics and poetry. Using simple lines and dots, Davou explores the beauty of systems, the drawings appearing somewhere between the workings of an electronic circuit board, sheet music and a human cell.
Davou was an important Greek artist born in 1936, exhibiting at the Desmos Gallery and engaging with the artistic and scientific polemics of the day. A large portion of her estate was gifted to EMST following her early death in 1996 and her large installation Sails (1981-82) is currently on display as part of their permanent collection.
Radio Athènes will work with Andreas Melas to promote the artist internationally, researching and archiving her estate and placing pieces with museums. They aim to create a permanent space to hold the archive and make this accessible to the public.