Chthonian and Anthropocene, a new captivating exhibition curated by Dimitris Trikas (the mind behind the hauntingly fascinating P.H.A. Dromokaiteio: Egkleismoi exhibition,) is hosted at Marconi in the area of Eleonas. 41 artists engage in a dialogue with the area by focusing on the effects of the anthropocene era on the environment. In simple terms, the anthropocene era is the time we are living in, defined by the significant impact humans have had on Earth's surface, atmosphere, oceans, and nutrient systems. The name "Anthropocene" comes from Greek and means the "recent age of man." The exhibition’s setting (the area of Eleonas) is seen as the “battleground” of opposing forces: once a fertile agricultural land of ancient times, as well as an area connected to the Sacred Way (Iera Odos) leading to Elefsina, it’s now largely barren due to its rapid industralisation in the 1960s.
The exhibition includes contemporary art pieces, performances, archival and photographic material showcasing the area's history by photographer-geologist Mania Benisi and artist Maria Papadimitriou, and thought-provoking discussions. Among the participants are artists Mikhail Karikis (Because We Are Together), Dimitris Alithinos, Nikos Kessanlis, Danae Stratou, as well as directors Yorgos Zamboulakis and Thodoros Terzopoulos.