Los Super Elegantes perform and sing their songs on the roof garden of the Athens Imperial hotel with the Parthenon as their backdrop. The exhibition featurex the video clip of their latest single, Nothing Really Matters which they produced in Athens. The video clip brings together a synopsis of Greek history as interpreted through films, music and the media with Onassis era clothing, ancient ruins, an infamous Acropolis nightclub as well as many a toga clad backup dancer.
Meanwhile, Pablo León de la Barra, inspired by the Greek War of Independence Hero, Karaiskakis (on whose namesake square the exhibition is taking place) and his eminent moustache, will produce a monument in his honor. Through research into the social and urban fabric of the surrounding area of the square León de la Barra will investigate the construction of myth, identity and masculinity in contemporary Greece through the aesthetic politics of the moustache.
Milena Muzquiz (Tijuana, 1974) and Martiniano Lopez-Crozet (Argentina, 1968) formed Los Super Elegantes in San Francisco in 1995; they live and work in Los Angeles. Their first musical album Channelizing Paradise was released in 2002. Los Super Elegantes were featured in the 2004 Whitney Biennial, in the same year they created the highly successful Slow Dance Club as part of the Frieze Art Fair 2004 Art Project Commissions. Los Super Elegantes work has been reviewed in numerous publications including ArtForum, Index, Purple, Interview and many others.
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