an Anglo-Hellenic exhibition of contemporary mosaics
London – Athens – Mykonos
An exhibition, which was launched last July in London and developed into a Hellenic-British mosaic festival, is hosted at Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, showing us how an art so old can evolve to meet our era.
Because it is not just the stone which is turned to tesserae, or the primordial materials, such as clay, marble or gold: The mosaicist can create tesserae using three-dimensional micro-image technology, synthetic materials, metal scrap, found materials, or even verses from Homer’s rhapsodies.
Inspired by the great adventure of Odyssey, 11 internationally renowned British and Greek artists present 55 works and with them their own interpretation of this ecumenical subject.
An Odyssey of materials and ideas, which can be pop, abstract, political, classical or personal, becomes the journey of the soul, the drama of a refugee, a ship, the dactylic hexameter, a woven fabric, a red rug, a message, a song.
This three-dimensional reality which is neither painting nor sculpture but an artistic synthesis of many things that requires years and months and days of absolute dedication and patience to reach us, is the Mosaic Odyssey, which united two countries and their mosaic artists under a common purpose.
The artists taking part in the exhibition are:
Dugald MacInnes, Nathalie Vin, Ioannis Touliatos, Kate Rattray, Alexandros Bassadis, Lydia Papadopoulou, Arianna Puntin, Artemis Klitsi, Vasso Spanou, Eftychia Finou, and Aliyahgator who conceived the idea of this exhibition.
The exhibition, which was first shown in London (Hellenic Centre), after Michael Cacoyannis Foundation in Athens continues to Mykonos (Municipal Art Gallery September 23-30).
Where: Michael Cacoyannis Foundation (Athens-Greece)- Exhibition Area 1st and 2nd Floor
When: September 9-18, 2016
Inauguration: Friday, September 9, 2016, at 20:00
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 18.00 to 22.00
For further details on the artists please visit: mosaic-odysseys.weebly.com