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Dec
5
Thu
Where are the Lotus Eaters @ The Blender Gallery
Dec 5 2019 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 1 2020 @ 4:00 pm

Where are the Lotus Eaters

Exhibition of Alexandros Maganiotis and Konstantinos Patsios

Where are the Lotus Eaters?
Through this unexpected question, Konstantinos Patsios and Alexandros Maganiotis present in an imaginative and subversive way, their answers, seeking the imperceptible lines that connect their work, related to the concept of memory and to references to myths, monuments and artworks of antiquity.

Konstantinos Patsios combines the art of collage with painting whilst maintaining a contemporary point of view, looking for new possibilities of representation and storytelling. His compositions raise existential and ontological questions, his references cover a wide range, whereas the use and exploitation of photographic archives are of pivotal and decisive importance to the artist. With a critical spirit, Patsios presents fragmentary images – ruins of a complex world – a world of contradictions and entrapments, of certainties and subversions – to the extension of the social and political reality, of ideologies and history, of the future and the present, of the personal to the collective experience, anticipating the participation and the complicity of the viewer, who must immerse deep into the work and trace all the connections which unify conceptually the images.

Konstantinos Patsios, The night of the pencils, Μixed media on canvas, 100×120, 2019

Alexandros Maganiotis’ compositions form, on the verge of the “normal”, the “paradox” and the “ambiguous”,imaginative, conceptual and aesthetic, collages in which the surrealistic spirit and catalytic humor are in dialogue with the concept of memory, of symbols, of history and the everyday life, the world of ancient myths and of the Homeric Odysseus. The unexpected meetings, the game of transformations, the projection of inner fears, fantasies and obsessions, trigger a different condition. At the same time, the investigation of the limits between image and speech/text, the interactive and mutual relationship between them is the source of his main reflection. The section with the words (one for each letter of the alphabet) and their images, where the heads of animals or plants rise from humans’ bodies, is indicative of his intentions towards the pre-mentioned direction, defining at the same time, an original alphabet of the adventure of life and life itself.

Alexandros Maganiotis, Νοone, Acrylics οn Semi Transparent Film, 205×150, 2015


 

General Info

Opening: Thursday, 05 December 2019,  at 19:00

Duration: 05/12/2019 – 01/02/2020

Operating hours: Monday-Tuesday: 10:00-18:00
Wednesday-Friday: 10:00-20:00
Saturday: 12:00-16:00
Sunday: Closed


The Blender Gallery

Address: Zisimopoulou 4 – Glyfada 16673

Tel: (+30) 213 0280597

Email: info@theblendergallery.com

Website: www.theblendergallery.com


 

Dec
14
Sat
Les Fleurs du Mal at the Project Gallery @ The Project Gallery
Dec 14 2019 @ 12:00 pm – Feb 2 2020 @ 11:00 pm

Les Fleurs du Mal

at the Project Gallery

KROMA / Les Fleurs du Mal / Yannis Psihopedis

Les Fleurs du Mal / Yannis Psihopedis

The Project Gallery presents the group show entitled, Les Fleurs du Mal with 49 contemporary visual artists. The exhibition revolves around Charles Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal, not only one of the most innovative and modern literary works of its time, but also one of the most influential poetry collections in the history of world literature. Written (for the most part) in the 1840s, the book stirred up great controversy when it was first published, while several “immoral” poems were banned. 

KROMA / Les Fleurs du Mal / Vassilis Vassilakakis

Les Fleurs du Mal / Vassilis Vassilakakis

Baudelaire “portrays” a world in transition, where the elements of tragedy, pessimism and despair, misery and pain, coexisted with melancholy, lyricism and a romantic-mystical disposition; it was a world in which the material coexisted with the intellectual, negation and rejection of reality with the imposition of the imagination, a feeling of happiness with death and the threat of a menacing, overwhelming and lasting catastrophe, the masculine and emblematic presence of Satan with the Revolution against God, beauty with ugliness, light and exoticism with darkness and shadows, the intensity of sexual desire and attraction with the sensual paths of sin and lust;

KROMA / Les Fleurs du Mal / Vally Nomidou

Les Fleurs du Mal / Vally Nomidou

this was a “damned”, degenerate  but also immensely attractive world, an ambiguous and agitated world of passions and divisions, of torturous memories, indelible experiences and deep reflections, a world of escapism and abandonment, surrendered to alcohol, drugs and artificial paradises – the symbolic and riveting scene in a bewildering theater staging the adventures of life and existence, in direct analogy to fragile and complex emotional states and behaviors, in the course of revealing a cryptic message, of diving into and wandering through the unexplored and uncharted areas of the human psyche and condition.

KROMA / Les Fleurs du Mal / Mantalina Psoma

Les Fleurs du Mal / Mantalina Psoma

With Les Fleurs du mal serving as both their starting and reference point, the works presented by the visual artists participating in this exhibition approach Baudelaire’s world not by depicting it, but rather by transliterating its power, intensity and fascination, in a way that is original and personal, suggestive and insightful, associating that world with contemporary realities.

KROMA / Les Fleurs du Mal / Konstantinos Patsios

Les Fleurs du Mal / Konstantinos Patsios

 Participating Artists: Angelos Antonopoulos, Annita Argyroiliopoulou, Giorgos Alexandridis, Andreas Vais, Vasilis Vasilakakis, Babis Venetopoulos, Ioulia Ventikou, Maria Vozali, Andreas Voussouras, Nikos Giavropoulos, Leonidas Giannakopoulos, Kornelios Grammenos, Vasilis Zografos, Antigoni Kavvatha, Nikoletta Katsamperi, Aris Katsilakis, Theofilos Katsipanos, Christos Kountouras, Despina Konstantinou, Nikos Lagos, Afroditi Liti, Alexandros Maganiotis, Thanos Makris, Dimitris Merantzas, Christina Mitrentse, Lina Bebi, Xenofon Bitsikas, Emmanouil Bitsakis, Nikolas Bliatkas, Vally Nomidou, Laura Dodson, Lysimachos P., Maria Panagiotou, Nikos Papadimitriou, Antonis Papadopoulos, KonstantinosPatsios, Natassa Poulantza, Vasilis Poulios, Ifigenia Sdoukou, Stefania Strouza, DimitrisTataris, Nikos Tranos, Theodora Tsiatsiou, Kostas Tsolis, Marios Fournaris, Kyriakos Chatzimichailidis, Pantelis Chandris, Yannis Psychopedis, Mantalina Psoma.

KROMA / Les Fleurs du Mal / Despoina Konstantinou

Les Fleurs du Mal / Despoina Konstantinou

Curated: Alexandros Maganiotis, in collaboration with Yannis Bolis.

KROMA / Les Fleurs du Mal / Annita Argiroiliopoulou

Les Fleurs du Mal / Annita Argiroiliopoulou


General Info

An Opening Party will be held on the 2nd floor of Couleur Locale with a DJset by Nikolas Gale.  
Exhibition Duration: 14-12-2019 until 2-2-2020
Gallery Visiting Hours: TuesdaySunday 12:00 – 23:00

The Gallery will remain closed during Christmas holidays

25-26 /12/2019 , on the 31 /12/2019 the gallery will be open 12:00 – 19:00 and 1/1/2020 the gallery will be closed.


The Project Gallery

3, Normanou str. (inside the passage),

on the 1st floor of the all-day-bar, Couleur Locale building.

www.theprojectgallery.gr

KROMA / Les Fleurs du Mal / Aggelos Antonopoulos

Les Fleurs du Mal / Aggelos Antonopoulos


Jan
17
Fri
Man on the Moon at Cube Gallery @ Cube Gallery
Jan 17 @ 8:00 pm – Feb 8 @ 2:00 pm

Man on the Moon

art project

KROMA / Leonidas Vassilopoulos / Man on the Moon at Cube Gallery

Leonidas Vassilopoulos / Man on the Moon at Cube Gallery

At Cube Gallery, we believe in nice collaborations, and this is the reason that the first exhibition of this year will be the art project Man on the Moon, in collaboration with The Project Gallery, curated by Alexandros Maganiotis and Yannis Bolis.

The project Man on the Moon that was presented at The Project Gallery (Athens) last summer, had also been of an anniversary character, coinciding with the 50 years since man first stepped on the moon, will be hosted in a new version at Cube Gallery this year, choosing by this way to continue this journey to the moon.

KROMA / Fanis Logothetis Man on the Moon at Cube Gallery

Fanis Logothetis Man on the Moon at Cube Gallery

Man in the Moon, through the works of the participating artists, attempts to focus and highlight, in an original, inventive and imaginative way, the relation of man to the moon, which has claimed an important place in mythology and religion, traditions and doctrines, art, literature and the imagination of all cultures over time: from the imaginary travels of Lucian, Julius Verne and Georges Melies to his eventual conquest in 1969, and from pagan and magical rituals to the directly associated with it, notions of melancholy and mysticism, romance and sensitivity. The Moon, with its phases, eclipses and different facets, is always there, a bright reminder and an imaginary border of an immeasurable and uncharted Universe, a powerful symbol and source of inspiration, a charming reflection of the emotional and psychological. The artworks presented in the exhibition give their own version of the moon with a multitude of references, approaches and illustrations, composing a unified and aesthetic visual environment.

Participating artists: Bleeps, Giorgos Alexandridis, Leonidas Vassilopoulos, Spyros Verykios, Nikos Giavropoulos, Antigoni Kavvatha, Jordan Kalimerakis, Nikos Lagos, Loula Leventi, Fanis Logothetis, Alexandros Maganiotis, Eleanna Martinou, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, Vassiliki Pantazi, Vivi Papadimitriou, Nikos Papadimitriou, Antonis Papadopoulos, Dionysis Pappas,  Constantinos Patsis, Konstantinos Patsios, Kostas Tsolis, Voula Ferentinou, Marios Fournaris.

Exhibition duration: 17 January – 8 February 2020

KROMA / Konstantinos Patsios / Man on the Moon at Cube Gallery

Konstantinos Patsios / Man on the Moon at Cube Gallery

 

 

Media Sponsor: KROMA Magazine

 

Opening: Friday, 17 January 2020, 20.00 – 22.30

Cube Gallery, 39, Miaouli str., Patras, Greece

In collaboration with

The Project Gallery

Curators:

Alexandros Maganiotis and

Yannis Bolis

 KROMA / Man on the Moon at Cube Gallery

Opening Hours: Wednesday Saturday 10.00 – 14.00

Tuesday Friday 10.00 – 14.00 & 18.00 – 21.00

Monday Sunday closed

 

KROMA / Constantinos Patsis / Man on the Moon_pr

Constantinos Patsis / Man on the Moon_pr

About The Project Gallery

The Project Gallery is an innovative art space located in Athens at Monastiraki area, at 3 Normanou Street. We organize and host thematic group exhibitions of contemporary Greek and international artists, as well as other art related events, like talks, open discussions, live acts and performances.

We aim to be part of the cultural life of Athens, discover and present the local visual art scene, while through international collaborations and cultural exchanges to create bridges between Greece and abroad for the promotion and diffusion of Greek art globally.

Our creative team brings together and generates young architects, graphic designers, curators and art historians who are involved in the visual arts field, embracing contemporary art. We focus on emerging, original, high quality and alternative artworks, while maintaining respectful towards artists, the public and the art world. We aspire to communicate, motivate and grant a crucial meaning to Art, as an alternative attitude to everyday life during these critical times.

 


Cube Gallery

Address: 39, Miaouli str., 26222 Patras

Tel: 00302611110069 / 00306945399754

Email: lianazoza@cubegallery.gr

Website:www.cubegallery.gr


Media Sponsor: KROMA Magazine