The Arch is honoured to present Greek artist and world-wide teacher Antonis Pittas. Mainly addressing social and political issues through historically-laden visual forms, Pittas’ works actively provoke the viewer’s thoughts. His large hand work, derivative of the artist’s own hand, functions both as an autonomous sculpture and piece of furniture. Used in revolutions, campaigns, rituals and daily greetings, the human hand plays a vital part in countless stories, symbols and myths. By presenting his own enlarged hand as a mushy object, Pittas challenges us to rethink the presence of the hand within history and contemporary culture.
'Throw Hands', 2015
Artificial leather, furniture stuffing
240 x 50 x 103 cm
€ 10.000 - € 15.000