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Jan
9
Thu
The Passage from journalism to canvas – Yorgos Coyannis at Michael Cacoyannis Foundation @ Michael Cacoyannis Foundation
Jan 9 @ 7:30 pm – Jan 29 @ 10:00 pm

The Passage

from journalism to canvas

Art Exhibition Yorgos Coyannis

Curation: Popi Anastouli

KROMA / Yorgos Coyannis at MCF

“THE PASSAGE” is the first personal painting exhibition of the journalist Yorgos Coyannis and is an invitation for those who desire to be guided to the path from journalism to canvas.

A few words about Yorgos Coyannis and his exhibition “THE PASSAGE”

Yorgos Coyannis is a journalist born in Trikala in 1959.

He studied Journalism at a Media Professional Training Institution in Athens and he started working actively on Communications field. His craving for inculating the facts and reporting kept him for a long period on the streets. He used to capture with his pen and his camera lens the signs of the times.

Vigorous and dynamic, he distinguished on crucial positions in studios, press and more recently on Web with his principal collaborations with Rizospastis, Nea, Prwti, 24wres, Flash Radio 96,1, ERT, TheTOC.gr and TVXS.gr as editor of the educational reportage and next up as political editor, news chief editor and news director at ERT, TheTOC.gr and TVXS.gr. Today, he is an anchor at ERT.

KROMA / Yorgos Coyannis at MCF

Pencils and paint brushes never stopped being for Yorgos Coyannis a mean of personal expression and balance. He still remembers today, while being married and having children, the period of his student years, when he used to leave behind for a while his pencils and his notes in order to work with his paint brushes, his markers and his colors.

The heritage of the journalist’s long and perpetual inquiry, the grand plainness of the pen and the crowded studios of madness, made Yorgos Coyannis share by his painting the craving of the restless journalist that never stops. A quest starting from the first ink stain that he let flow freely on the paper, in order to observe its truth, and ending at the techniques that he cultivated with steadiness and control in order to answer his queries within clear limits, bright and dark shades, colors and shapes.

KROMA / Yorgos Coyannis at MCF

Writing and painting have many characteristics in common. The main characteristic of writing is not the typical beauty of letters and the truth that emerge within them but the sense of inspiration found in each sentence. In the same way, we find at painting the attachment in every mark and every stain that the color leaves on canvas, in an honest and simple way.

Art, as a steady progress keeps changing and Yorgos Coyannis after 40 years of self-taught painting has created a rich painting map which includes stimuli of everyday life as well as personal memories, preferences, agonies, dislikes and sympathies. His expressive power and directness makes him reveal the amplitude of techniques and the influence that he has conquered all these years by using colors and shapes, forms and multilevel synthesis.

KROMA / Yorgos Coyannis at MCF


INFO

Thursday 9 January until Sunday 26 January 2020

At the Exhibition Hall and the 2nd floor Foyer of MCF

Opening Hours: 18.00-22.00

Opening Ceremony: Thursday 9 January 2020 at 19.30

Free Entrance


Michael Cacoyannis Foundation: 206, Piraeus Str. (near Chamosternas Str.) Tavros, Athens 177 78

Tel. 210 3418550 & 210 3418579

Facebook: Michael Cacoyannis Foundation

Twitter: @MCF_MCacoyannis

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KROMA / Yorgos Coyannis at MCF

Jan
11
Sat
Nikos Kavvadias 11.01.1910 | an art voyage starting from Piraeus @ Gallery tou Notou
Jan 11 @ 1:00 pm – Feb 1 @ 3:00 pm

“Nikos Kavvadias 11.01.1910 | an art voyage starting from Piraeus » |

ART GROUP EXHIBITION

@ Gallery tou Notou,  Kountouriotou 152, Piraeus

DURATION: 11 January to 1 February 2020

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

KROMA / Aγγελική Μπόμπορη, Ναυτική Εποποιία, 70x50cm, Κολάζ

Aγγελική Μπόμπορη, Ναυτική Εποποιία, 70x50cm, Κολάζ

39 contemporary artists present paintings and photography about the life and work of “the poet of the seas”, Nikos Kavvadias.

KROMA / Δώρα Κεντάρχου, Ο κόσμος όλος, ένα ταξίδι, 70x60cm, Ακρυλικά σε μουσαμά

Δώρα Κεντάρχου, Ο κόσμος όλος, ένα ταξίδι, 70x60cm, Ακρυλικά σε μουσαμά

The exhibition was inaugurated by the Minister of the Internal Affairs, Mr. Panagiotis Theodorikakos.

KROMA / Ιάκωβος Κολλάρος, Σταυρός του Νότου, 80x100cm

Ιάκωβος Κολλάρος, Σταυρός του Νότου, 80x100cm

The exhibition opened at noon (13:00 – 16:00), giving to the public the opportunity not only to get in touch with Art, but also with Piraeus, as “the Gallery tou Notou” is at a neuralgic point of Piraeus, a few meters away from the Municipal Theater, Town Hall and future metro station.

KROMA / Νίκος Λεοντόπουλος, Βάρδια, 50x70cm, Φωτογραφική σύνθεση εκτυπωμένη σε καμβά ζωγραφικής

Νίκος Λεοντόπουλος, Βάρδια, 50x70cm, Φωτογραφική σύνθεση εκτυπωμένη σε καμβά ζωγραφικής

Art historian and curator of the exhibition Olga Latousaki notices for the exhibition:

He was born in Russia, raised in Piraeus and lived all over the world. A corduroy, an intellectual fully accustomed to the harsh living conditions of seafarers, “an ideal lover of long voyages and sea-points”, a traveler who, when he was free from the shifts and not wandering through the infamous bars and houses, reads Baudelaire, Ouranis, Kariotakis and studies the painting of the Paris School.

KROMA / Αθηνά Κάρκα, Όχι, δεν προκόβουνε τα λουλούδια στα Σαμπάν, όμως όταν έχουν στην πολιτεία λουλουδογιορτή έρχονται Σαμπάν γιομάτα κόσμο

Αθηνά Κάρκα, Όχι, δεν προκόβουνε τα λουλούδια στα Σαμπάν, όμως όταν έχουν στην πολιτεία λουλουδογιορτή έρχονται Σαμπάν γιομάτα κόσμο

All the above refer to Nikos Kavvadias, or the otherwise Petros Valhalla, A. Tapeino (Humble)  – as he originally signed – “Marabu” – from his homonymous poem – or, for his closest person, Kollia. No matter what was said by the world of Athenian intellectuals and classical poets about himself, he was a tender, sensitive soul. Indeed, according to his painter and friend, Vassilis Sperantza, whom the poet greatly inspired during his life, Kavvadias was “a bright ray in a harsh world”. The ships and the sea were his pretext for the dream, the escape from reality, the means for the elusive concept of the infinite.

KROMA / Zaxaroula Bongard, Μ΄ ακολουθάς στο Αιγαίο. Τρυφερό πλάσμα, κοριτσάκι αγαπημένο, 100x80cm, Μικτή τεχνική

Zaxaroula Bongard, Μ΄ ακολουθάς στο Αιγαίο. Τρυφερό πλάσμα, κοριτσάκι αγαπημένο, 100x80cm, Μικτή τεχνική

Of course, the concept of loneliness and lack of companionship is not negligible in the work of the devil, which is a very common and familiar to all sailors. The woman in Kavvadia’s work is one of the most central axes and he refers to her both with admiration, passion and nostalgia,  often unfulfilled. The poems “Fata Morgana”, “Marabu”, “Woman”, “Antimony”, “Thessaloniki” strongly contain the female presence and the sense of absence and search for lost or unknown love.

KROMA / Μαρία Διακοδημητρίου,Το ρέλι, 60x80cm, Μικτή τεχνική

Μαρία Διακοδημητρίου,Το ρέλι, 60x80cm, Μικτή τεχνική

For Seferis, Kavvadias was the best operator of the Greek language. Parts of the ship, harbors and natural phenomena are described by means clearly influenced by literary texts of many previous authors. It seems that the interaction between the sea-born sailors and the admirer of Greek and foreign “poètes maudits”, the mixture of popularity and sophistication, compiled a neo-Romantic writing with vivid realistic elements and nautical idioms, putting him in complete contrast to aristocracy and boredom, with an unprecedented culture.

KROMA / Όθωνας Ξενικουδάκης, Μουσώνας, 50x70cm, Μικτή τεχνική

Όθωνας Ξενικουδάκης, Μουσώνας, 50x70cm, Μικτή τεχνική

Kavvadias was then sailing in dangerous waters, this time metaphorically. In the ’40s, issues such as drugs, prostitutes, aphrodisiacs, racism towards the colored, and the harshness of the ports of the time were to be rejected and fingerprinted. In these years, in the midst of intense civil conflict, Kavvadia’s poetry, and in particular the “Pusi (Mist)” collection, was characterized by the journalist and critic of the time, Emilio Hurmuzio, as ” the poetry of escape”, apolitical and detached from reality. Easy tags from those who didn’t feel vague in entirely “misty” times.

KROMA / Μαρία Καραγεωργίου, ΜΑΝΤΙΚΟ, 100x70cm, Μικτή τεχνική

Μαρία Καραγεωργίου, ΜΑΝΤΙΚΟ, 100x70cm, Μικτή τεχνική

The poet’s contact with art did not, of course, end with his study and literary influences. Due to the intense visualization of his work, his poetic collection “Pusi (Mist)” is accompanied by woodcuts by Moralis, Tasos, Vakalos, Korogiannakis, Dimou, and many others. On the cover of his poetic collection, “Traverse” is dominated by a Yannis Moralis work, while works by Yiannis Tsarouchis, a childhood friend and classmate of Kavvadia, co-decorated the poetic collection “Pusi” and one of the poets’ prose stories». Many of his poems were later composed by great composers, such as Thanos Mikroutsikos, Yiannis Spanos, Dimitris Zervoudakis, Mariza Koch, etc., who managed to make Kavvadia’s lyrics sung until present days. He passed away on February 10th, 1975, not being able to witness the effect his poetry had on the audience in general. 

KROMA / Αγγελική Παπακωνσταντίνου, Γυναίκα, 30x40cm, Ακουαρέλα

Αγγελική Παπακωνσταντίνου, Γυναίκα, 30x40cm, Ακουαρέλα

It would be a big mistake to remember Nikos Kavvadias as a “sailor poet” or a “seadog with a good pen”. His superficial theme may have been the sea, but his word penetrates the reader, making him forget the unknown words and nautical terms and become fascinated by his truth. The latent subject was always utopia; the personal utopia of the poet by which he thrusts people towards boldness, courage, and pursuit. As the great composer and man Thanos Mikroutsikos has said, “if we compare Kavvadia with an art painting, the painting might have been full of sailors and ships realistically painted, but surely some of the fish would fly out of the “water”.

KROMA / Αλέξανδρος Εμμανουηλίδης, Black and white, 50x70cm, fine art photografia σε forex pvc

Αλέξανδρος Εμμανουηλίδης, Black and white, 50x70cm, fine art photografia σε forex pvc

Participating artists:

Lydia Z., Zaxaroula Bongard, Athanasia Agorastidou, Vasiliki Antonopoulou, Rena Vallianou Roula Vassilaki, Lisa Merlin Vasilatou, Fani Gavala, Palida Georgoulakou, Maria Diakodimitriou, Alexandros Emmanouilidis, Elena Kalapothakou, Leonidas Kabanakis, Maria Karageorgiou, Athina Karka, Domniki Kastanaki, George Kastanakis, Stella Katergiannaki, Christina Katergiannaki, Dora Kentarhou, Iakovos Kollaros, Giannis Korbos, Angeliki Kostalou, Nikos Leontopoulos, Niki Michailidou, Dimitra Bakogiannaki, Angeliki Bobori, Othon Xenikoudakis, Aristea Panagiotakopoulou, Kaiti Panagou, Marietta Papageorgiou, Susana Papakaliati, Angeliki Papakonstantinou, Dora Pasaloglou, Katerina Sakellaridi, Athina Tzei, Mary Triviza, Helen Tsilili, Olga – Catherine Tsouri

KROMA / Δήμητρα Μπακογιαννάκη, Χόρεψε πάνω στο φτερό του καρχαρία..., 70x100cm, Μικτή τεχνική

Δήμητρα Μπακογιαννάκη, Χόρεψε πάνω στο φτερό του καρχαρία…, 70x100cm, Μικτή τεχνική

The exhibition is accompanied by a FREE catalogue of 16 pages.

At the opening of the exhibition a PERFORMANCE is presented, curated by the award-winning director and actress Maria Katsioni, whο also acts in it with the actress Georgia – Taygeti Karamerou and the actor Christos Glykos.


Information

Concept – Organization – Contact: Dimitris Lazarou – email: repdla@hotmail.com // dimitriolazarou@gmail.com

Curator: Olga Latousaki

Creative – Catalog & Publication: Sofia Papadopoulou

Editor of exhibition’s video and radio spot: Tasos Petsas (Tasos P. music)

Translations into English: Maria Sirri

Opening: Saturday 11 January at 13:00 – 16:00

Duration of the exhibition: 11 January to 1 February 2020

Facebook links of the exhibition:

https://www.facebook.com/LazarouMyExhibitions/?modal=admin_todo_tour

https://www.facebook.com/dimitrislazarou1969/


Gallery tou Notou

Kountouriotou 152

18535 Piraeus

tel. +30 210 4122912

gallerytounotou@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/GalleryTouNotou/

www.instagram.com/gallerytounotou_kapsiotis/145 62

Working hours:

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00 – 14:00 & 17:00 – 21:00

Wednesday, Saturday 10:00 – 15:00

FREE ENTRANCE


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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