Opening prayers by Pinelopi Triantafyllou

4 Apr 2019

Event times

April 04, 2019 | April 19, 2019
Tuesday to Friday : 2pm-7pm
Saturday : 2pm-6pm


Lisbon, Portugal


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  • Avenida metro station

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Foco Gallery presents prayers, an exhibition by Pinelopi Triantafyllou.


How does it feel to be alone in a crowd ?

How can you take care of yourself as a unit in a world that seems like it is threatening you? And how difficult can it become to maintain your autonomy when you feel unsafe and afraid?

Humans have a need for beliefs that help them find meaning in their lives; such beliefs can influence their feelings, their behavior, and their mental condition. Research has shown that religion fulfills the basic desires of our existence.

The main question in this project is how one’s faith affects one’s personality. Examples from modern history and our present socio-political situation abound with the ugly truth: political and religious leaders can easily weaponize religious feelings in response to social, financial, and political injustices. Due to the difficulties of survival and growing feelings of oppression, the faithful can easily be manipulated. The installation Prayers has been conceived as an examination of this human necessity to believe and to fulfill the need to belong somewhere. In a chaotic world, the safety of a smaller community in which one can feel significant is a relief.
However, despair can create a weakness that makes one lose the real meaning of their faith and, eventually, reality.

Pinelopi Triantafyllou was born in Athens, Greece. She studied scenography and costume design and she has a master degree on lighting design. She collaborated
with several theatres in Greece as set and costume designer. After she finished her studies, she started finding interest in the sector of lighting installations and visual art. since then, she has participated in art's exhibitions in Greece and
abroad exploring the
use and abilities of different lighting and space aspects. She has been resident artist in La Napoule art Foundation in France. She has worked with mosaics, ceramics, photography and the last years she is working with fabric.
Since 2017 she is based in Lisbon working on her own studio and in a parallel way she works as a freelance photographer,
stage and lighting designer.

Opening Thursday, April 04th 2019, from 19pm

April 04, 2019 | April 19, 2019
Tuesday to Friday : 2pm-7pm
Saturday : 2pm-6pm

For more informations : contact@focolisboa.com // +351910867976

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Pinelopi Triantafyllou


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