The Spiritual Bonds between Russia and Greece: Valaam and Athos
Exhibition of 19th century photographs that highlight the spiritual life and spread of Christianity and monasticism in the two countries…
For many centuries the peoples of Russia and Greece have been linked by a common history, culture and religion. The photographs exhibited come from Valaam Monastery and Holy Mount Athos, two centres of culture and Orthodox religion, and present a historical testimony to the sublime spiritual life and spread of Christianity and monasticism in the two countries, to the way a living spiritual tradition is carefully preserved and passed from one generation to the next.
The exhibition is based on classic photographic chronicles of two world-famous monasteries – photographs from two albums: ‘Views of Valaam Monastery’ of 1887 from the collection of the National Library of Russia (St. Petersburg) and ‘Monasteries and Sketes of Holy Mount Athos’ of 1881 (the album was presented to Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich Romanov and the materials presented are courtesy of the Indrik publishing house (Moscow), who issued them in an academic volume).
The exhibition is organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Multimedia Art museum, Moscow/Museum «Moscow House of Photography», Hellenic American University/Hellenic American College and Hellenic American Union in cooperation with the Museum of Photography Thessaloniki, the Russian National Library, the ‘Indrik’ Edition House as part of Festival ‘Days of Russian culture in Greece’.
|Venue||Hellenic American Union, Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas Gallery|
|Opening||Monday, November 10, 2014, at 19:00|
|Gallery Hours/Duration||Monday-Friday: 12:00-21:00, Saturday: 10:30-14:30, clοsed on Sunday|
|Admission Fee||Admission is free|