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Oct
11
Fri
Apostolos Karakatsanis “flat drop fall flat” 11 October – 21 December 2019 @ ΔΛ GALLERY
Oct 11 @ 11:30 am – Dec 21 @ 4:00 pm

Apostolos Karakatsanis

“flat drop fall flat”

11 October – 21 December 2019

Art historian Costas Ioannidis, assistant professor at the AFSA, notes: “The spaces created by Apostolos Karakatsanis. The soft folds of the third dimension which come from this well though-out process are accessible by the gaze more than the body. Yet his sfumato strangely combines with a mechanical sense exuded by these works. They cannot fit neatly into Clement Greenberg’s modernist theory of colour field painting.

A contributing factor is that despite the painter’s apparent obsession with demonstrating his full control over the painterly process, from the initial preparation to the final brush strikes, in some works he appears willing to include the concept of serendipity in his subjects. These are the works which produce optical oscillations and thus function like op art, which Greenberg never took seriously—just as op art never took Greenberg seriously.

It was too playful for him to accept it as high art, too natural (based on optical phenomena) to assume a Kantian self-critical role. Ultimately, these works have little to do with op art as well. The lines here lack the mechanical character of op art, being quite gestural and not perfect enough to stimulate the eye. It is the reflective practice that emerges here, belying once again our expectations and defying any official classifications and interpretations.

The painting of Apostolos Karakatsanis interests me because it demonstrates how the artistic practice can ultimately transcend any limits imposed by art theory and art criticism; it can do “either” or “both”. This is a key realisation, especially in our time. In-depth understanding cannot rely on crude dilemmas; it always rests on the subtle gradations” .

Apostolos Karakatsanis explains:” My work explores issues of image construction through visual reinterpretations of the theoretical principles of modernist art as they were posed in the writings of critics who examined it. The concept of the colour field, the relationship between musical frequencies and visual art or the debate around the concept of the minimal object as it emerged after the mid-1960s are the fields of research for my painting.

Part of this is my attempt to convey experientially the diffusion of light through the vague boundaries of colour fields, as well as my research into the effect of parallel lines and their densification on visual perception. I use optical tricks on the perception of volume and depth with the aim of triggering open readings of the image, by moving back and forth between the real and the imaginary, the specific and the abstract, the concrete and the deconstructed, and by juxtaposing a brash, dazzling light “.


General Info

Opening: Friday 11 October 2019 at 20:00

Duration: 11 October – 21 December 2019

Operating hours: Thursday – Friday 11:30 – 19:30

Saturday 12:00 – 16:00


DL GALLERY

Address: 55a Mesologgiou str., Piraeus 18545

Tel:(+30) 2104631933

Email: info@dlgallery.gr

Website: http://www.dlgallery.gr


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Oct
29
Tue
Paradise lost @ a.antonopoulou.art
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 7 @ 10:00 pm

Christos Athanassiadis presents

Paradise lost

christos athanassiadiss

Christos Athanassiadis’ solo exhibition «Paradise lost» opens at a.antonopoulou.art on Tuesday October 29th 2019, 19:00 – 22:00.

John Milton (1608-1674) in his epic creation «The Lost Paradise» refers to the human course through religious causes. Man as an autonomous creature rebels against his Creator, immerses in his personal hell and therefore exits the realm of parental hearth, that of paradise. He will be punished for this act, which here carries the meaning of the ancient Greek hubris, not by its Creator but by himself.

The lost paradise for Milton is the man’s exit from a safe shelter in the adventure of his own will. His journey after leaving Paradise is self-contained, free, has his own seal and has as a result the creation of “civilization”. His removal from the essence of mythological paradise and his constant search for it are characteristics of the human consciousness over the centuries.

In his work Athanassiadis attempts to explore the concept of the lost paradise as opposed to the cynical harsh reality. He describes man’s personal hell and how he seeks out the full beauty of the ideal paradise.

christos athanassiadis paradise lost

christos athanassiadis paradise lost

With oil and charcoal on canvas paintings and through his detailed writing, ideal landscapes are described, as well as harsh human scenes, moments of sadness, despair, anger. Negative human emotions contrast with the beauty of nature.

In his current solo exhibition, paradise has been hurt either by people’s conflicting relationships or by the hard lines of life that, like the train’s iron lines, in his homonymous painting, lead nowhere. The question that drives through the whole exhibition is whether innocence has also been lost in paradise.

Athanassiadis is accustomed in his artworks to contrast concepts, such as the cruelty of nature with the ferocity of war (in the exhibition “Nevermore“), or in the fight of good with evil (in the exhibition “Cloven Knight“).

The outcome of the opposing concepts is always tie. He believes in the balance of contrasts, because through them arises integration and evolution.


General Info.:

Exhibition opening: Tuesday, October 29,  19:00 – 22:00

Exhibition duration: October  30– December 7 , 2019

Opening hours: Wednesday – Friday 14:00 – 20:00 pm. & Saturday 12:00 – 4:00 pm.

Monday, Tuesday, Sunday closed.


a.antonopoulou.art

Address: 20 Aristofanous str., Psyrri, 105 54 Athens 

Tel.:  210 3214 994

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Nov
5
Tue
Maria Hajiandreou “Transparencies” at Gallery 7 @ Gallery 7
Nov 5 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 30 @ 8:30 pm

“Transparencies”

Maria Hajiandreou

 

KROMA/Maria Chatjiandreou “Transparencies”

 

The Artist says for her work

«Recently I have become increasingly enchanted with transparency. Τhe way a veiled figure is almost spiritually transformed, the way plastic nets may trace facial contours or impose new contours–all these glimpses into secret worlds have charmed me. As in all my work, my aim here is to find beauty in the unexpected. With ‘Transparencies’, I have tried to capture the essence of those secret worlds and to express it in a deeply personal way.»

KROMA/Maria Chatjiandreou “Transparencies”

Maria Hajiandreou was born in Rethymnon, Crete. She studied at the Athens School of Fine Art form with scholarship funding from I.K.Y. (Arts Scholarship Foundation) between 1979 and 1984 in the workshops of D. Mytaras and P. Tetsis where she graduated with first degree honors. She has presented ten solo exhibitions – Artistic Centre ‘ΟRΑ’ (1988), Gallery APOPSI (1991), Gallery DIMITO Rethymnon (1991, 1993 and 2004), Gallery Milonoyannis Chania (1992), Gallery ‘7’ (1993, 2012,2017& 2019) and the Cretan Museum of Modern Art (2012). She has taken part in selective group exhibitions such as Art Athina (Athens, 2014, 2017,2019), ‘Ploes ΧΧ’ (Andros, 2014) και RE-culture III (Patras, 2014). Her works are to be found in private collections in Greece as well as in London, New York, Paris, Edinburgh, and Vienna.

KROMA/Maria Chatjiandreou “Transparencies”


General Info

Opening Day: Tuesday, 5th November at 20:00-22:00

Event Duration: Tuesday, 5th November – Saturday 30th November

Opening Hours: Wednesday, Saturday 11:00-15:00, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11:00-14:00, 18:00-21:00

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Gallery 7

Address: Solonos 20 & Voukourestiou, Athens, Attica  106 71 Greece

Tel.: +30 210 36 12 050

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KROMA/Maria Chatjiandreou “Transparencies”

Nov
6
Wed
Art Group Exhibition “Exposing Violence” @ Tsichritzis Foundation of Fine Arts
Nov 6 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 30 @ 5:00 pm

“Exposing Violence”

ART GROUP EXHIBITION

at the Foundation of Fine Arts Tsichritzis 

 

KROMA / Exposing Violence / Yiannis Yigourtakis

Exposing Violence / Yiannis Yigourtakis

Duration:  6 – 30 November 2019

The exhibition is curated by Art historian Olga Latousaki, while Dimitris Lazarou is responsible for the concept, organization and communication of the exhibition.

The exhibition has a message of support from the organization “TO HAMOGELO TOU PAIDIOU – The Smile of the Child“.

59 contemporary artists exhibit paintings, sculptures and photography, exposing VIOLENCE in the eyes of viewers.

KROMA / Exposing Violence / Aggeliki Kostalou

Exposing Violence / Aggeliki Kostalou

Art historian Olga Latousaki states in her text for the exhibition:

“From school and work to the street and the fields, behind closed doors and into condemned human relations, violence puts its gloomy stamp on indefinitely marking optimism and innocence. It takes only a few moments for one to pass from the shore of joy and carelessness to the nightmare of fear and humiliation. Annihilation often accompanies victims for the rest of their lives, and few are the luminous exceptions of people who, with power and determination, are able to heal deep wounds completely, whether physical or psychological.

But what reason exists for an art exhibition to deal with violence by giving it weight and substance? The answer is that art can not only entertain and give delight, but also has the power to raise questions and awaken consciousness. So, by exposing works in space, we are not just creating an art exhibition but at the same time exposing, in the negative sense of the word, violence, literally illuminating all its dark sides. The exhibition’s 62 contemporary works of art are 62 thunderous voices against violence in all its forms, obvious or hidden behind doctrines and distorted ideas.

The spirit, then, against violence may be its greatest threat: a battle fought by artists, their work, and therefore by the everyday people who are motivated and take a clear position against it. The enormous power of anti-violence art can work accurately to the extinction of this mentality and make us truly believe in a world free from oppression and phobias, giving way to dreams and hope. ”

KROMA / Exposing Violence / Fedra Ritoridou

Exposing Violence / Fedra Ritoridou

The participating artists are:

Christina Pancess, Christine Abou Negm, Kim Roberts, Lydia Z., Zaxaroula Bongard, Christina Angela, Athanasia Agorastidou, Nektarios Antonopoulos, Elena Arsenidou, Dimitris Asteriou, Liza Merlin Vassilatou, Niki Vassilopoulou, Evangelia Vekiaropoulou, Niki Gargalianou, Yiannis Yigourtakis, Sotiris Gioldasis, Kostis Daras, Vassiliki Dimitrakou, Alexandros Emmanouilidis, Ilia Liakakou Theofilidou, Manolis Kaloudas, Yiannis Kaminis, Maria Karageorgiou, Maria Karassavidou, Stella Katergiannaki, Christina Katergiannaki, George Kevrekidis, Georgia Kokkini, Iakovos Kollaros, Nina Kotamanidou, Mina Kouzouni, Marina Koutsospyrou, Angeliki Kostalou, Lina – Irakleia Thanou – Barba, Eleni Louki, Keli Mela, Niki Michailidou, Kostas Bardosas, Theodoros Brouskomatis, Maria Darla, Anastasios Nyfadopoulos, Othon Xenikoudakis, Olga Xithali, Sotiris Papagiannis, Christos Papagiannopoulos, Aspa Papalexandri, Eva Parsotaki, Yiannis Petrou, Fedra Ritoridou, Yro Roussi, Anastasia Zoi Souliotou, Maria Stamati, Madalena Tani, Georgia Touliatou, Dimitra Fakarou, Thomais Feka, Senti Haniadaki, Maria Harkoutsi

KROMA / Exposing Violence / Christina Angela

Exposing Violence / Christina Angela

The exhibition is accompanied by a 32-page catalog, which is FREE!

On Saturday, November 30, the last day of the exhibition at 2 pm, a lecture for VIOLENCE will be organized by TO HAMOGELO TOU PAIDIOU (The smile of the child).

KROMA / Exposing Violence / Maria Darla

Exposing Violence / Maria Darla

Concept – Organization – Contact: Dimitris Lazarou

mail: repdla@hotmail.com // dimitriolazarou@gmail.com

Curator: Olga Latousaki

Exhibition’s video and radio spot edited by: Tasos Petsas (Tasos P. Music)

The instrumental composition “Give High Love” that accompanies the exhibition’s video and radio spot is by creator Tasos Petsas.

Translations into English: Maria Sirri

Creative – Publishing: Sofia Papadopoulou

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KROMA / Exposing Violence / Anastasios Nyfadopoulos

Exposing Violence / Anastasios Nyfadopoulos


General Info

Exhibition opening: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Exhibition duration: 6 to 30 November 2019

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 10am – 5pm

Sunday – Monday closed

KROMA / Exposing Violence / Theodoros Brouskomatis

Exposing Violence / Theodoros Brouskomatis


Foundation of Fine Arts Tsichritzis

Address: Kassaveti 18, 145 62 Kifissia

Tel.:  (+30) 210 80 19 975

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KROMA / Exposing Violence / Lydia Z.

Exposing Violence / Lydia Z.


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KROMA / Exposing Violence / Georgia Kokkini

Exposing Violence / Georgia Kokkini

 

KROMA / Exposing Violence / Kim Roberts

Exposing Violence / Kim Roberts

Nov
8
Fri
Christos Kechagioglou – Solo Show “The Other Wind” 8 November – 7 December 2019 @ Gallery Cube
Nov 8 @ 8:00 pm – Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm

Christos Kechagioglou

The Other Wind

8 November –7 December 2019

Cube Gallery, launches its collaboration with the artist Christos Kechagioglou and hosts his new work, with a Solo Show, entitled The Other Wind.

According to Christos Kechagioglou: “The other wind comes from the imaginary archipelago, where when we were kids, we built its mythology and travel through it”. Or maybe it called us and traveled us, but growing old we stopped to believe in it. And yet, its wind never stopped to breathe freely inside of us, it’s this light wind we feel sometimes, that disrupts our logic and free us from everyday’s life delusions. It comes from that far, that in its breath you can still hear the language of the first human, the language of wizards, the ancient language of creation. Let’s eavesdrop its whisper through painting, that whisper which names things in a secretive way, and explores things in their deep and primordial entity”.

 

 

Short CV

Christos Kechagioglou was born in Thessaloniki in 1960. He paints systematically from 1978, up to this day. He studied engineering at Polytechneio University of Thessaloniki, Film Direction in Athens, and then he made his master studies on Philosophy of Art in Paris.

He has worked for 20 years as an art director and director of film and commercial. His experimental movies and video art works, have been showed in international festivals, museums, and art rooms.

He has realized 36 solo shows and he participated in more than 70 group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. During the summer of 2014, the Picture Gallery of Cyclades showed in Syros a complete retrospective exhibition of his work.

His paintings can be viewed at galleries, museums and major collections throughout Greece and abroad (National Gallery, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Vorres Museum, Vogiatzoglou Gallery and other). There have been published many books, albums, and music productions that include his work (Patakis Publishers, Kedros, En Plo, Kaleidoscope, Kritiki and others).


General Info:

Opening: Friday, 8 November 2019,  at 20.00

Duration: 8 November – 07 December 2019

Operating hours: Monday – Wednesday – Saturday 10.00 – 14.00

Tuesday – Thursday – Friday 10.00 – 14.00 & 18.00 – 21.00

Sunday Closed


Cubes Gallery

Address: 39, MIaouli str., 26222 Patras

Tel:(+30) 2611110069

Email: lianazoza@cubegallery.gr

Website: www.cubegallery.gr


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Nov
16
Sat
“THE STRING PROJECT” @ Blank Wall Gallery
Nov 16 @ 8:00 pm – Nov 21 @ 9:30 pm

“THE STRING PROJECT”

by

Chelsea Nix & Mariano Cortez

The String Project 5

Blank Wall Gallery hosts the work of two award-winning American photographers entitled “THE STRING PROJECT”as part of their international tour.

The String Project 3

Chelsea Nix (USA) and Mariano Cortez (Argentina) are a husband and wife photography team recognized by National Geographic. They have been awarded for their work in a variety of photography competitions such as: Photographer International of the Year, Chromatic Photo Award and National Geographic’s Travel Photographer of the Year. Their work, THE STRING PROJECT, is a series of portraits that connect people from all over the world using a simple string. When exhibited, all their photos form one continuous line, a “visible representation symbolizing an invisible connection,”said Nix. It is both an art and a social experience sharing the idea that we are all connected. The project has since won the top vote at Art Prize, one of the world’s largest international art competitions.

The String Project 4

THE STRING PROJECT features photographs from Africa, Europe, Asia, North and Latin America. To create this body of work, the couple traveled to over twenty countries in six months on budget of $30 a day. “Besides our cultural and physical differences there are essential similarities in all human beings that bring us together,”said Cortez. “The project highlights some of the most valuable things humans crave in life: respect, hope, peace, love, integrity… authentic and genuine interactions.”

The String Project 1

In October 2019, the team took off for THE STRING PROJECT World Tour for viewing at outdoor public exhibits and indoor private galleries. The World Tour will take the team to five continents, as they continue to capture new “string photos,” inviting thousands to experience the project. Cortez and Nix are particularly excited to return to the communities where people have never been photographed before, giving them the opportunity to view their photograph and experience the impact of THE STRING PROJECT. The exhibit encourages cultural awareness, understanding, and unity through the common thread of art, conversation, empathy, and compassion.

The team will return to the states in May 2020 to prepare for the launch of their 1st Edition Book of and a short documentary to be shared with the public in the Fall of 2020. The string’s journey can also be followed around the world through Instagram, Facebook, and the “Behind The String”blog.


Opening: 15.11.2019 at 21:00

Duration: 15.11.2019 -20.11.2019

Exhibition Opening Hours: Monday – Tuesday – Wednesday – Friday: 16:30 – 21:30, Saturday: 12:00 – 14:30, Sunday – Thursday: Closed 


Blank Wall Gallery

Address: Fokionos Negri 55 Street, Kypseli

Tel: +30.211.4052.138

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Nov
18
Mon
“THE STRING PROJECT” @ Blank Wall Gallery
Nov 18 @ 8:00 pm – Nov 23 @ 9:30 pm

“THE STRING PROJECT”

by

Chelsea Nix & Mariano Cortez

The String Project 5

Blank Wall Gallery hosts the work of two award-winning American photographers entitled “THE STRING PROJECT”as part of their international tour.

The String Project 3

Chelsea Nix (USA) and Mariano Cortez (Argentina) are a husband and wife photography team recognized by National Geographic. They have been awarded for their work in a variety of photography competitions such as: Photographer International of the Year, Chromatic Photo Award and National Geographic’s Travel Photographer of the Year. Their work, THE STRING PROJECT, is a series of portraits that connect people from all over the world using a simple string. When exhibited, all their photos form one continuous line, a “visible representation symbolizing an invisible connection,”said Nix. It is both an art and a social experience sharing the idea that we are all connected. The project has since won the top vote at Art Prize, one of the world’s largest international art competitions.

The String Project 4

THE STRING PROJECT features photographs from Africa, Europe, Asia, North and Latin America. To create this body of work, the couple traveled to over twenty countries in six months on budget of $30 a day. “Besides our cultural and physical differences there are essential similarities in all human beings that bring us together,”said Cortez. “The project highlights some of the most valuable things humans crave in life: respect, hope, peace, love, integrity… authentic and genuine interactions.”

The String Project 1

In October 2019, the team took off for THE STRING PROJECT World Tour for viewing at outdoor public exhibits and indoor private galleries. The World Tour will take the team to five continents, as they continue to capture new “string photos,” inviting thousands to experience the project. Cortez and Nix are particularly excited to return to the communities where people have never been photographed before, giving them the opportunity to view their photograph and experience the impact of THE STRING PROJECT. The exhibit encourages cultural awareness, understanding, and unity through the common thread of art, conversation, empathy, and compassion.

The team will return to the states in May 2020 to prepare for the launch of their 1st Edition Book of and a short documentary to be shared with the public in the Fall of 2020. The string’s journey can also be followed around the world through Instagram, Facebook, and the “Behind The String”blog.


Opening: 15.11.2019 at 21:00

Duration: 15.11.2019 -20.11.2019

Exhibition Opening Hours: Monday – Tuesday – Wednesday – Friday: 16:30 – 21:30, Saturday: 12:00 – 14:30, Sunday – Thursday: Closed 


Blank Wall Gallery

Address: Fokionos Negri 55 Street, Kypseli

Tel: +30.211.4052.138

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Nov
19
Tue
“THE STRING PROJECT” @ Blank Wall Gallery
Nov 19 @ 8:00 pm – Nov 24 @ 9:30 pm

“THE STRING PROJECT”

by

Chelsea Nix & Mariano Cortez

The String Project 5

Blank Wall Gallery hosts the work of two award-winning American photographers entitled “THE STRING PROJECT”as part of their international tour.

The String Project 3

Chelsea Nix (USA) and Mariano Cortez (Argentina) are a husband and wife photography team recognized by National Geographic. They have been awarded for their work in a variety of photography competitions such as: Photographer International of the Year, Chromatic Photo Award and National Geographic’s Travel Photographer of the Year. Their work, THE STRING PROJECT, is a series of portraits that connect people from all over the world using a simple string. When exhibited, all their photos form one continuous line, a “visible representation symbolizing an invisible connection,”said Nix. It is both an art and a social experience sharing the idea that we are all connected. The project has since won the top vote at Art Prize, one of the world’s largest international art competitions.

The String Project 4

THE STRING PROJECT features photographs from Africa, Europe, Asia, North and Latin America. To create this body of work, the couple traveled to over twenty countries in six months on budget of $30 a day. “Besides our cultural and physical differences there are essential similarities in all human beings that bring us together,”said Cortez. “The project highlights some of the most valuable things humans crave in life: respect, hope, peace, love, integrity… authentic and genuine interactions.”

The String Project 1

In October 2019, the team took off for THE STRING PROJECT World Tour for viewing at outdoor public exhibits and indoor private galleries. The World Tour will take the team to five continents, as they continue to capture new “string photos,” inviting thousands to experience the project. Cortez and Nix are particularly excited to return to the communities where people have never been photographed before, giving them the opportunity to view their photograph and experience the impact of THE STRING PROJECT. The exhibit encourages cultural awareness, understanding, and unity through the common thread of art, conversation, empathy, and compassion.

The team will return to the states in May 2020 to prepare for the launch of their 1st Edition Book of and a short documentary to be shared with the public in the Fall of 2020. The string’s journey can also be followed around the world through Instagram, Facebook, and the “Behind The String”blog.


Opening: 15.11.2019 at 21:00

Duration: 15.11.2019 -20.11.2019

Exhibition Opening Hours: Monday – Tuesday – Wednesday – Friday: 16:30 – 21:30, Saturday: 12:00 – 14:30, Sunday – Thursday: Closed 


Blank Wall Gallery

Address: Fokionos Negri 55 Street, Kypseli

Tel: +30.211.4052.138

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Nov
20
Wed
Traces Group Exhibition at Ersi Gallery @ Ersi Gallery
Nov 20 2019 @ 7:30 pm – Jan 10 2020 @ 8:30 pm

“Traces”

Group Exhibition

Painting, Sculpture

George Lazongas, George Lappas, Constantin Xenakis, Dimitris Chiotopoulos

 

KROMA / Traces / Ersi Gallery

George Lazongas / Traces / Ersi Gallery

The sense of trace emerging from pictures and the materiality of trace coming out of sculptural forms is the basic conversation web between the artworks of George Lazongas, George Lappas, Constantin Xenakis, and Dimitris Chiotopoulos.

On the one hand, painting being gestural and instinctive, determined and intellectual captures in a direct way the world of sentiments and the perceptions of philosophical concepts, like time.  Painting embraces the use of materials, techniques and methods that explore contemporary ways of capturing based on the personal experience of each one.

On the other hand, sculpture generates traces or footprints on steady axes or axes out of natural limits, using materials like iron, fabric, color, and transmuting them to terms like life, time or death. Eventually, each one’s writing, as artistic methodology or as language, is captured giving emphasis to the materiality of trace.

According to George Lazongas “…traces have the features of a dormant materiality and imply the object that reproduces them.”

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Opening: November 20, 2019  at 7:30pm

Duration of Exhibition:  November 20, 2019 – January 10,  2020       


Gallery Ersi

Address: 4 Kleomenous Street, Kolonaki

Tel:(+30) 210 7220231

Email: galersi@ath.forthnet.gr

Website: http://www.ersi.gr


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“THE STRING PROJECT” @ Blank Wall Gallery
Nov 20 @ 8:00 pm – Nov 25 @ 9:30 pm

“THE STRING PROJECT”

by

Chelsea Nix & Mariano Cortez

The String Project 5

Blank Wall Gallery hosts the work of two award-winning American photographers entitled “THE STRING PROJECT”as part of their international tour.

The String Project 3

Chelsea Nix (USA) and Mariano Cortez (Argentina) are a husband and wife photography team recognized by National Geographic. They have been awarded for their work in a variety of photography competitions such as: Photographer International of the Year, Chromatic Photo Award and National Geographic’s Travel Photographer of the Year. Their work, THE STRING PROJECT, is a series of portraits that connect people from all over the world using a simple string. When exhibited, all their photos form one continuous line, a “visible representation symbolizing an invisible connection,”said Nix. It is both an art and a social experience sharing the idea that we are all connected. The project has since won the top vote at Art Prize, one of the world’s largest international art competitions.

The String Project 4

THE STRING PROJECT features photographs from Africa, Europe, Asia, North and Latin America. To create this body of work, the couple traveled to over twenty countries in six months on budget of $30 a day. “Besides our cultural and physical differences there are essential similarities in all human beings that bring us together,”said Cortez. “The project highlights some of the most valuable things humans crave in life: respect, hope, peace, love, integrity… authentic and genuine interactions.”

The String Project 1

In October 2019, the team took off for THE STRING PROJECT World Tour for viewing at outdoor public exhibits and indoor private galleries. The World Tour will take the team to five continents, as they continue to capture new “string photos,” inviting thousands to experience the project. Cortez and Nix are particularly excited to return to the communities where people have never been photographed before, giving them the opportunity to view their photograph and experience the impact of THE STRING PROJECT. The exhibit encourages cultural awareness, understanding, and unity through the common thread of art, conversation, empathy, and compassion.

The team will return to the states in May 2020 to prepare for the launch of their 1st Edition Book of and a short documentary to be shared with the public in the Fall of 2020. The string’s journey can also be followed around the world through Instagram, Facebook, and the “Behind The String”blog.


Opening: 15.11.2019 at 21:00

Duration: 15.11.2019 -20.11.2019

Exhibition Opening Hours: Monday – Tuesday – Wednesday – Friday: 16:30 – 21:30, Saturday: 12:00 – 14:30, Sunday – Thursday: Closed 


Blank Wall Gallery

Address: Fokionos Negri 55 Street, Kypseli

Tel: +30.211.4052.138

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