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Topos Embodied: Beauty Constructs and Female Landscape

An exhibition of female-led, interdisciplinary art.

  • 25th July 2023 - 15th September 2023
  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

In this exhibition, recent mothers Justyna Borucka and Cat Vitebsky respond to MOCA’s cast collection via a return to the original marble quarry on Paros, the source of the marble from which so many ancient Greek masterpieces were sculpted. Theirs is a return, also, to the human figure through the idea of topos (in Greek, τόπος), exploring layers of time and transformation in myth, in the material of the marble itself, and in the worldview of the people of Paros today.

Paros Creatives

Justyna Borucka and Cat Vitebsky are both founding members of Paros Creatives, a unique collaborative project of all-female members working across and between both Greece and the UK. They met as students at the University of the Arts, London in 2006, where they questioned the rejection of humanism and beauty in modernist and postmodernist artistic practices. In 2019 they created the collective Paros Creatives, which has since expanded into an exciting female-led, collaborative interdisciplinary project exploring the Parian marble quarry and its surrounding landscapes through the lens of beauty, womanhood and motherhood.

The Paros Creatives are:

Justyna Borucka, mixed-media artist
Cat Vitebsky, sculptor
Maria Birmpili, geologist
Moshoula Capous-Desyllas, sociologist
Anastasia Kanli, philologist
Vassia Katseria, videographer
Elena Symeonidou, ecologist

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  • Accessibility Guide
  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Facilities for Disabled Guests
  • WI-FI

Accessibility Facilities

  • Accessibility Guide
  • Designated wheelchair public toilet
  • Staff available to assist
  • Wheel chair accessible

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