Opening: Friday 20 December 2019
Duration: 20 December 2019 – 29 February 2020
Place:Municipal Museum of Malevizio, Heraklion Crete
Curators:“Dipola” group – Efthimis Lazogas, Dimitris Karatzas, Dimitris Lambrou
Co-curator:Chrysa Vathianaki – Director of the Municipal Museum of Malevizio
The exhibition is supported by the Lola Nikolaou Gallery, Thessaloniki
Honorary participation of artworks by Nikos Kessanlis and Pavlos (Dionyssopoulos) – Courtesy of the Roma Gallery, Athens
Design – poster – invitation – catalogue: Chrysanthi Nika
Participating Artists:N. Kessanlis, Pavlos (Dionyssopoulos), G. Lappas, G. Lazogas, P. Charalabous, G. Charvalias, Th. Chioti, G. Tsakiris, A. Liti, A. Voutsas, V. Betsou, P. Siagris, A. Skourtis, H. Kondosphyris, N. Kryonidis, H. Kalfas, P. Kliafa, Σ. Καραλέκα, G. Androutsos, D. Ameladiotis, D. Efeoglou, D. Karatzas, M. Petrova, E. Martinou, A. Petranaki, K. Damoulakis, V. Alexandrou, H. Papaioannou, H. Nikolaidou, B. Ralli, M. Kalognomou, S. Laskos, Th. Gatzouli, G. Ieromonachou, G. Pandazis, A. Shena, S. Bakirtzi, O. Soulachaki, A. Triandopoulou, S. Mavridis, L. Misiou, L. Christina, Th. Makinatzis, F. Balas, K. Koletsos, G. Trouli, M. Parlamas, M. Papandoniou, S. Kallias, E. Zinonos, M. Provatidou, K. Stasinopoulou, S. Michalakopoulou, L. Charitou, S. Koukoulaki, A. Papageorgiou, L. Jaric, G. Politopoulos, K. Androulaki, E. Vardaka, E. Stoikou, M. Tsiblaki, O. Fthenaki, E. Berdousi, K. Kalatzidou, K. Grigoriou, K. Paraskevopoulou, M. Kaloudas, A. Katsabani, N. Panagopoulou, M. Dimitropoulou, M. Milioti, N. Stergiou, D. Bogiatzis, T. Karamanou, D. Palantzas, V. Koskiniotou, G. Brouzos, H. Adam, S. Petsoura, D. Triandaphyllopoulou, H. Skepetzi
…the central notion of the exhibition is how the past slips into the present in a way that the future is produced. James Joyce emphasizes: “If there is a future in every past, that is present”…
…Artworks of established visual artists will be exhibited with the work of emerging artists of the new generation…
Efthimis’ Lazogas text about the exhibition:
The Greek creators of the decades ’60 – ’80 affected indelibly the visual arts imprint of the visual arts reality until today. They have been the communicator of the new modernity, the revolutionary movements in the art during that period and despite the cultural shock of the Junta which put first of all in plaster the aesthetics and the occurring in Europe and in America, they were undoubtedly the first ones who dared to end definitely the introversion and the false Greekness which characterized the domestic cultural events at the time.
They participated dynamically in the international art scene, mainly the European one, shaping a new visual arts identity that tasted the fruits of the French May and that was seduced by the charms of questioning, of the rupture with the authority, of the sexual revolution, the overthrow, the Utopia.
These new generations of artists, which disposed of a new visual arts narrative with bold sometimes openings, they listened to the international movements, they fought between abstraction and realism, the form and its deconstruction, the dynamics of the writing, the dilemma of the narration or its total denial, they experimented with the performance art, the space and the installation, they converted critically the society’s consumerism into art. Simultaneously they opposed to the commercial character of the art, the galleries circuit, the academicism of the schools of Fine Arts.
About Peggy’s Kliafa participation:
Peggy Kliafa participates in the exhibition with her artwork entitled “Bacteria VII or Map”, 2019, 84,5 x 84,5 cm. It represents the image of a bacteria colony as it is viewed in the microscope, but enlarged. It is an assemblage made of the small round aluminum foil pieces taken from the back side of the pills blisters, which are placed on a canvas prepared with acrylic spray.