An ordinary object, strictly connected to the survival of the migrants, and elevated it to the status of an artwork, just like Marcel Duchamp's ready-mades. The bag used by delivery boys, most of whom are migrants, to carry food becomes a symbol of survival. Not only this bag carries food, which I crucial for people's survival, but also is the means through which migrants earn their survival. This multifaceted work comprised of a series of photographs and a "sculpture". The life-size photographs allude to the bags of the most well-known food delivery companies in Cyprus, whereas for the sculpture he has created his own branded bag. In a gesture of transformation, Papamichael converts the food bags from something cheap to an art object of high value worth to be looked at. Dimitrios S. Spyrou, curator

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