1. CURRENT SHOWS
EIDYLIA ODOS / ΕΙΔΥΛΛΙΑ ΟΔΟΣ
Contemporary Art Museum of Crete
Concept / Curation: Maria Marangou
33 participating artists
The exhibition travels from Technopolis, Athens to Rethymnon, Crete. The Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete presents Eidyllia Odos, with works by 33 artists from Greece and abroad. The exhibition was conceived and curated by Maria Marangou.In the midst of the pandemic, the global confinement and the atmosphere of the threat of death, we try to escape thoughts and dreams. We wander in an Athens without people, on the paths of Lycabettus, the Roman Agora, Anafiotika, beautifully abandoned by passers-by. The different sense of time, the thread of history and the cracks, social, economic, ideological. A moment in time that creates the need to re-approach what we call the collective memory of the group, the myth of origin that is passed down through genealogies. Art, as always, accompanies and sometimes dares looking for new ways through the conflicting atmosphere, in the issues of art and society.In this version of the exhibition, Danae Stratou participates with a documentary presenting the installation Upon the Earth Under the Clouds.
Venue: Contemporary Art Museum of Crete
Address: Mesolongiou 32, 74 100 Rethymno, T: +30 28310 52530
Opening days-hours: open: T,W,T,F 09:00-14:00 & W,F 18:00-21:00
RESILIENCE | COMPASSION
Metaxourgeio – Municipal Art Gallery
Exhibition curators: Katerina Koskina, Efi Kyprianidou, Myrto VoreakouThe exhibition invites Greek and Cypriot artists, in an effort to explore the correlations between the rhetoric of resilience, ecology, urban planning, sustainability and social organization. The participating artists are invited to explore the ways in which artistic gesture can contribute to the understanding of resilience within a compassionate and consoling discourse that can – ultimately – reconcile the private with the collective. By opening a dialogue between artists and philosophers, this proposal seeks to emphasize the importance of a different understanding of the role of resilience (as a concept, rhetoric and process) in aesthetic and artistic experience.Danae Stratou participates with the sculpture Javelin – prototype, 1987.
2. UPCOMING SHOW
INAUGURATION – ΕΓΚΑΙΝΙΑ
Wednesday, 25th May 2022 – Τετάρτη, 25 Μαίου 2022
Time – Ώρα: 18:00 – 22:000
City of Athens Art Centre – Κέντρο Τεχνών Δήμου Αθηναίων
Freedom Park – Πάρκο Ελευθερίας
Exhibition curator: Christoforos Marinos
The Municipality of Athens presents a solo exhibition by the distinguished artist Danae Stratou. Organised by the City of Athens Culture, Sports and Youth Organisation (OPANDA), the exhibition will be hosted at the City of Athens Art Centre from 25 May to 10 July 2022.
Titled “Burning Issues – Merimbula,” the show consists of two installations which dramatically transform the Arts Centre’s space. Danae Stratou constructs an immersive environment, highlighting fire, its symbolism and destructive consequences. Visitors enter a space of spiritual awakening and purification. This exhibition by Stratou, who is internationally renowned for her sophisticated large-scale installations, speaks to pressing issues of our time – the urgency of developing environmental awareness and strengthening environmental responsibility.
The two key features in Danae Stratou’s exhibition are a healthy forest, in one installation, and a video of a sheet of paper burning incessantly at a very slow pace in the other. Australia’s forests engender a rich symbolism related to the contradictions of modern human society. The Merimbula Forest is a coastal area in south-eastern New South Wales that in 2019-20 was destroyed by unprecedented forest fires, sparking a heated debate about climate change among communities that had previously refused it. The photographs featured in the installation were taken by the artist in 2010, along with recordings of Australian bell magpies, which have now turned silent.
Images: Merimbula (detail), Burning Issues, (video still). Copyright Danae Stratou, 2022.
Opening Days & Hours: Tuesday – Friday 11: 00-19: 00, Saturday and Sunday 10: 00-15: 00
(closed on Monday)
Venue: City of Athens Art Centre
Address: Vas. Sofias, Eleftherias Park, Athens 11521, Greece
Private Collection: Fadi Otaqui
The Athens School of Fine Arts for the allocation of Nikos Kessanlis Hall for the video recording of the Merimbula