ATHENS, May 30 (Xinhua) — While negotiations between Greece and its creditors are at a critical point, with the country warning it is running out of cash by the end of the month, a new public sculpture in Athens highlights the devastating effect of the crisis on the Greek society and the people.
Situated next to Vouliagmenis Avenue, a few kilometers from the center of Athens, the impressive sculpture with the title of “Crisis”, about 7 meters long and 4 meters high, is a giant stock exchange index that crushes on the ground, broken into pieces. On the top of it, a man is about to fall as the index collapses.
“This work started as a result of the economic and social conditions that we are experiencing in Greece but also abroad and my attempt was to give the opportunity for social expression through art,” Tasos Nyfadopoulos, the 22-year-old self-taught artist, told Xinhua.
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