HOW TO DRIVE di Katerina Moschou

On Friday 24, we opened the exhibition and presented the book "How to drive" by Katerina Moschou
the author dialogued with photo editor Tiziana Faraoni

The automobile is a very present subject in the life of artist Katerina Moschou, who grew up hearing about the beauty of Italian car models and the lives of their owners, or the difficulty of finding certain mechanical parts. 

Katerina Moschou immerses herself in her father's car workshop and tries to familiarize herself with the place by constructing a daily narrative around the act of driving. The essence of this project is deeply rooted in the process. Katerina records herself daily while driving. She takes time to observe each movement, consciously allowing her body to explore that language, the set of gestures associated with the subject-driver.
As she gets deeper into the exploration, the sense of personal ritual increases, a distinct dance between the body and its surroundings, limbs and car parts. In an almost cinematic way, the car is transformed into a ceremonial space. The exhibition curated by Libreria Marini presents a selection of photographs from the book How to drive published in collaboration with Zoetrope Athens and with Polycopies & Co publishing support grant and some drawing works, which reveal the Artist's creation processes and broaden the reading of his research.

Katerina Moschou was born in 1991 in Athens, where she lives and works.
Her work embraces various mediums such as sculpture, drawing, and photography. Her methodology is rooted in the observation of natural and man-made environments, capturing the intricate web of relationships that develop within them.
He received a grant from Polycopies & Co for his first photography book, How to drive, produced in collaboration with ZOETROPE ATHENS. This project was also awarded the ArtsLibris Banc Sabadell Award 2023 and was shortlisted for the PhotoESPANA Best Photography Book Award.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday, May 24 from 6:30 p.m.
Marini Bookstore, Via Perugia 18 (Rome)
The exhibition will be open until June 14
Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. / 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. / 7:30 p.m.

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