About the work
A visual exploration of the interchangeable concepts of poison and remedy and the area (social, political, emotional) where these two elements coexist. A Pharmakós (Greek: Φαρμακός) in Ancient Greek religion was the object of annual ritualistic sacrifice or exile of a human scapegoat or victim, in order for a community’s sins to be wiped clean.
About the artist
Theo Bargiotas is a visual artist and ex-attorney from Athens, Greece who grew up in Tennessee. He received his BFA in Painting from the Athens School of Fine Arts, MFA in Fine Art from The University of Oxford (Ruskin School of Art) and his Doctor of Design from Louisiana State University, College of Art & Design. He is currently the Director of The Benaki Museum Drawing and Painting School and teaches Studio Art at the Department of Digital Arts & Cinema at the University of Athens.