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Jun
22
Thu
The Space Age at Romantso @ ROMANTSO
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 10 @ 11:00 pm

The Space Age

Electric and Electronic Art in Greece 1957-1989 exhibition

It has been seventy years since the launching of the first artificial satellite, the soviet Sputnik (Спутник-1, Sputnik 1). It was launched on the 4th of October in 1957. Imagine that it a period in when the most common answer that children gave to the question “What will you do when you grow up?” was “I’ll become an astronaut”. If this makes you feel nostalgia, you were probably born before 1970. If this mystifies you, you were probably born much later. At some point in recent history, everyone, even children, were turned into very down-to earth citizens. The reason for this transformation was not only space research, the Berlin Wall’s fall, the Cold War’s end, the modernism’s end, the ideologies’ end, but maybe all these factors contributed in how everything finally ended up.


Starting from the USA, the term Space Age, has not only become a common saying between people, but it has also been used in official bibliography. It is a term that coincides in time, is connected and even identified with the term Atomic Age, a term that obviously regards the age that is defined by the atomic bomb in Hiroshima and the consequent fear of the absolute disaster during the Cold War. Greece never had a space program, neither atomic nor nuclear energy nor the related guns. During the age in when space exploration was in its beginning’s zenith between the two Cold War Superpowers, Greece was trying to heal its wounds from the devastating Civil War. Nevertheless, as many documents of this age confirm, suffering Greece, was empathizing the space vision as much as any other country, wealthy or poor, on the left or the right side of the Iron Curtain, on the planet during this age. As in any other country the idea of the Astronaut/Cosmonaut, the Spacecraft , the Robot and, a little bit later, the Computer, spread in scientific discussions, journalism and mass culture.


A new kind of art had to be created. The vision of a technological art will initially take the form of an electric and then of an electronic art. If, on an international level, the experimenting with electric visual art has already fruited before the World War II with Laszlo Moholy Nagy’s artworks, in Greece it will be a little late. Practically, the first use of electricity in the Greek art scene will come from the cinema projectors and preamplifiers of the musical instruments and the microphones in the light music. In visual arts, a series of artists from the 60s and on will rapidly cover lost ground.

The exhibition will explore the utopian future implementations and technologies in the fields of Music (Xenakis, Logothetis, Hristou, Mamagakis, Adamis,…), Visual Arts (Takis, Pantelis Xagoraris, Giorgos Zogolopoulos, Kostis Triantafyllou, Minons Argirakis,…), Cinema, Architecture and Urban Planning.

Minos Argyrakis, Takis, Pantelis Xagoraris, Valerios Kaloutsis, Giorgos Zogolopoulos, Thanasis Rentzis, Manthos Santorinaios, Kostis Triantafyllou, Konstantinos Doxiadis, Giannis Hristou, Giannis Xenakis, Anestis Xenakis and many more.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a book (Konstantinos Vassiliou, Thanasis Moutsopoulos) from Asini publications.

Organization: Euromare
General Curator: Thanasis Moutsopoulos
Assistant Curator: Ilia Mpoura
Architectural Editing: Nikos Patsavos
Musical Editing: Nektarios Papadimitriou
Video Art Editing: Nepheli Dimitriadi

Opening Day: Thursday 22nd of June 2017
Arrival time: 20.00
Exhibition’s Duration: Thursday 22nd of June 2017 – Sunday 10th of September 2017
Every day: 18:00-23:00
Free Entrance

Communication Sponsors: KROMA Magazine

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Jun
29
Thu
Summer Lovers’ Shot Stories at the Gallery “Art Shot”- Sophia Gaitani @ Gallery artshot | Sophia Gaitani
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 30 @ 9:00 pm

Summer Lovers’ Shot Stories at the Gallery “Art Shot”- Sophia Gaitani

The Gallery “ArtShot” Sophia Gaitani invites us to the well-established Summer Exhibition “Summer Loversfor the 5th consecutive year entitled “Shot Stories“.
 
Greek summer, hot middays, see, sun, freedom and, of course… love!
In the center of Athens, right by the Acropolis Museum, artshot-Sophia Gaitani gets together whit Hitchcocktales  to co-present the work of well-known Greek artists inspired  by the summer and the love inspired by it. 
The art exhibition will start in June 29th and will last till the end of September while at the same time several gastronomical events will be taking place along with artists who will be painting their work in the gallery.
All these great surprises together will give to those of you who visit Athens, one more exciting destination, and the sweetest, most colorful art memory that will accompany you upon leaving the country. The rhythm of the waves, the colors of the sunburt prairies, the smell of the sea and a sky full of stars will surely find their space in your suitcase.
 
Exhibition curatorsSophia Gaitani & Hera Papapostolou
 
Artists that participate
 Sophia Gaitani, Milena Dimitrokallis, Helena Lakkioti, Milly Martionou, Christina Lappa, Maria Filippakopoulou, Yianna Xanthopoulou, Yiorgos Callas, Katerina Kassaveti, Yiorgos Bounias, Yiorgos Syrigas, Dimitris Kretsis, Alexandros Spathoulas, Alexandros Liapis.
 
 CeramistSophia Velentza, Mosaics: Magda Roumelioti, Art fashion: Gaitani & kOnDe
 
Artshot Gallery launches a group exhibition called “Summer Lovers”, part of which continues Hitchcocktales 
Hitchcocktales: 10 PORINOY STR, ACROPOLIS, 11742 ATHENS GREECE
Tel: +30 210 9210023, email: hitchcock_tales@hotmail.com,