March 27, 2015 nyfadopoulos

THE IDEA BEHIND “CRISIS” SCULPTURE

by Fotopoulou Dimitra

Communication manager of “Crisis” sculpture

The creation for the artistic project crisis was made possible thanks to the inspiration and initiative of the sculptor Tasos Nyfadopoulos, who conceived the idea for creating a sculpture addressing crisis in 2011. During 2011, the financial as well as social crisis affected people’s daily lives in Europe and America dramatically.

The sculptor, Tasos Nyfadopoulos, was inspired to portray this difficult situation by creating a sculpture. The materialization of the artistic project “crisis” was undertaken by the nonprofit Organization LOGIKI, which in turn, donates the sculpture to the municipality of Elliniko-Argyroupoli.

The main objective of the sculpture is to present in the most vivid and imminent manner the consequences of crisis, focusing mainly on man’s suffering and expresses the way he lives through with a view to portray its multidimensial character.

The sculpture, mainly consisting of a financial index and a man, vividly portrays the man’s psychological condition. Statistical data, percentages or numbers are insufficient in depicting people’s suffering from crisis, frustration.

LOGIKI, through the project “Crisis”, attempts to convey an internal and moral message to society that we owe to learn from our mistakes, change our behavior and take necessary precautions in order to prevent crisis in the future. We should not forget our history but learn from it and the sculpture will stand there to remind us of this historical and crucial period that affected all people’s lives dramatically.      

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