Jadran Sturm - Exhibition of drawings @ KBK, Brussels, Nov-2022.
Four of these drawings were used for the album artwork of
Walking in Dark Walls by Merzedes & The Grind,
who also had a concert at the opening night.
VITRINE # 134
30 May - 8 July 2022
@ LUCA - Bibliotheek Sint-Lukas
Paleizenstraat 70, 1030 Brussel
Open Monday to Friday 9.00 - 18.00
Panagia Gorgoepikoos (published 2021) is an artist book by the Brussels-based artist duo Åsa Lie & Jadran Sturm. It is exhibited together with original research material, and a new video of footage filmed in 1991-93.
Panagia Gorgoepikoos, also called Hagios Eleutherios or Mikri Mitropoli, is a small 12th century Byzantine church in the centre of Athens. On the walls of the church there are stone reliefs covering a period of 1500 years, from various times and cultures, often from older monuments and buildings.
The artists Jadran Sturm & Åsa Lie investigated the history of this church and its relevance through interviews, sound, film and photographic work in 1991-93. In a text, they compare the Byzantine Empire with the European Union, both with a multilingual, multiethnic form of government.
Met de steun van
The Swedish Art Council (3 months in residence grant 1992)
The Swedish embassy in Athens (project grant 1993)
The Natsios family (1992-93)
The Nordic Library at Athens
Åsa Lie (1959) and Jadran Sturm (1957-2019) collaborated from 1988 until January 2016 when the Jadran Sturm & Åsa Lie Private Stichting was created. They continued working separately, and cooperated in duo and group exhibitions. The foundation aims at preserving and displaying their body of work.