A World of Votive Offerings
An exhibition with votive offerings from all over the world as well as depictions of present-day devotional practices and works of contemporary art inspired by votive offerings…
The Hellenic American Union and the Hellenic Folklore Research Centre of the Academy of Athens present the exhibition A World of Votive Offerings. Even today, the votive offering, which was found in religious ceremonies in many ancient civilizations, remains a widespread devotional practice. The exhibition features votive offerings from all over the world as well as present-day dedicatory practices and works of contemporary art inspired by the votive offerings. The works on display come from Nikos Papageorgiou’s collection of votive offerings, the Museum of the Hellenic Nobel Collection, the Jewish Museum of Greece, the Museum Kresow in Poland and the 21st Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities in Corfu.
A show of works by Greek artists entitled Wishes and Miracles will be held parallel to the exhibition.The different artistic approaches to the theme transform the exhibition into an interesting aesthetic and thematic journey.
Art historian Louisa Karapidaki curates the exhibition.
Participating artists: Apostolos Chantzaras, Apostolos Fanakidis, Iotoff, Harris Kontosphyris, Spyros Kritikos, Afroditi Liti, Tasos Mantzavinos, Kallirroi Marouda, Panos Mitsopoulos, Kostas Moudatsos, Ilias Poulos, Kalirroi Spyridonos, Magda Tammam, George Tsakiris, George Tserionis, Kostas Tsolis, Eleni Tzatzalos, Andreas Vousouras, Kyveli Zachariou, Apostolos Zolotakis
|Organizer||Hellenic American Union|
|Venue||Hellenic American Union Galleries|
|Opening||Thursday, December 2, 2010, 20:30|
|Gallery Hours/Duration||Monday to Friday: 12:00 – 21:00, Saturday: 10:30 – 14:30, closed on Sunday|
|Participants||Louisa Karapidaki, the Hellenic Folklore Research Centre of the Academy of Athens|
|Admission Fee||Admission is free|