Epetios: A hatrick of celebrations
WHAT: ArteVisione’s third group exhibition, curated by the indefatigable Iris Criticou, celebrates three milestones: the third anniversary of ArteVisione’s presence in the Athenian artscape, the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Greek state and a reminder we could do without – the first anniversary of the pandemic that has usurped our lives in unimaginable ways. The exhibition celebrates the significance of the original event, not its calendar place in time.
Fragments of Greece’s national identity are indelibly instilled in our collective psyche: the blue and white standard, patriotic verses, costumes rich in symbolism.
The group art exhibition ARTEVISONE, which will run until the end of the month, articulates a kind of personal diary of anti-heroic individual incarceration, under the shadow of an absolutely heroic pan-Hellenic celebration of freedom. Each artist brings his or her own personal take on these paradoxical sentiments – of liberty and confinement. This exhibition is a continuation of a largely Athenian self-referential space-time narrative initiated by the gallery’s inaugural exhibition “Pagrati – Koliatsou” in February 2018 and the second, a year later, entitled “The Way we were” / (“Our best years”), both evoking nostalgia for Athens as it once was.
Curated by: Iris CriticouParticipants in the exhibition: Christina Athanasoula – Mantzavinou, Christos Alatsakis, Nektarios Aposporis, Anna Achilleos, Nikos Vatopoulos, Kiki Voulgareli, Maria Galani – Criticou, Maria Geroula, Katerina Grafanaki, Dikaia Despotaki, Maria Diakodimitriou, Frangiskos Doukakis, Alexia Efstathopoulou, Despina Kalliga, Minas Kampitakis, Evita Kanellou, Katerina Kipeni – Thalassinou, Georgia Kokkini, Nikos Koniaris, Sofia – Roza Kosmidou, Nikos Kranakis, Michail Kritikos, Iris Criticou, Eleni Kyriazopoulou, Nikos Leontouki, Jan Liodaki, Lila Madourou, Panayiotis Marinis, Lydia Margaroni, Sissy Marinou, Minas Mavrikakis, Katerina Mavroleon, Athena Bikou, Georgia Bliatsou, Rouli Boua, Isabella Dassi, Gefso Papadaki, Christina Paraskevopoulou, Maria Pastra, Liza Pentheroudaki, Eleni Pechlivani, Vangelis Poulis, Niki Prokou, Spyros Romanos, Antanas T , Vasso Triga, Claire Tsalouchidi – Hadjimina, Agapi Fesatidou – Psaraki, Filippa Floraka, Maria Chalkia, Maria Haniou, Athena Chatzi, Nikos Chiotinis, Penny Chondrogianni, Nikolas Christoforakis.
WHEN: until the end of March
WHERE: ArteVisione, Piliou 5, Koliatsou square