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Kiki Smith Where the sea meets the sky

It all started with a drawing that American artist Kiki Smith made seven years ago of the long and wandering Hydra, the sea serpent in the sky, and its adjoining constellations Corvus (crow), Noctua (owl), Crater (chalice), Sextans (sextant) and Felis (cat). Smith turned all the celestial elements to symbols in ​Memory,​ the installation she conceived for Deste Foundation’s satellite project space, a former slaughterhouse on the Greek island of Hydra, ​“There are about four or five different groups of work in the show; whether or not they fit together, I can’t say,” says the artist. Read more

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David Shrigley Thumbs up

British visual artist David Shrigley attempts to rock climb on the Greek island of Hydra and within minutes he draws an appreciative crowd. While he may be improvising for a photo shoot, performing isn’t new to him. Shrigley was an extra in the film Trainspotting. Read more

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