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May 31, 2021 - Aug 6, 2021

From May 31st, we welcome you back to our galleries with a significant group exhibition of ceramics...

Group exhibition of ceramics at the Hellenic American Union


The Hellenic American Union galleries reopen with a group exhibition showcasing historic works and contemporary creations by 55 Greek ceramicists. The ceramics on exhibition, all in black, encompass a diverse gamut of delicate variations in texture and hue. Sometimes these variations are the result of the glaze that has been chosen the way in which it has been applied on the ceramic, and at other times they are due of the type of clay and the method of firing.

The artists participating in the exhibition curated by the art historian Iris Kritikou are: Vasilios Anastasopoulos, Vangelis Anetopoulos, Stelios Anetopoulos, Antonis Atsonios, Ilias Bountaniotis, Panagiotis Brentas, Manousos Chalkiadakis, Theodora Chorafas, Ilias Christopoulos,  Mirka Drapaniotou, Stamatis Filippaios, Katerina Giannaka, Irini Gonou,  Karmela Iatropoulou, Tina Karageorgi, Kostas Karakitsos, Maro Kerasioti, Maro Kornilaki, Haroula Koropouli, Iosifina Kosma, Thomas Kotsigiannis, Vassiliki Kyriaki, Chrysanthi Liberaiou, Maria Linardaki, Nancy Livathinou, Fotis Lykos, Giannis Mamoutzis, Maria Marinoglou, Barbara Mavrakaki, Kyriaki Mavrogerorgi, Marilena Michopoulou, Kostas Panaretos, Menandros Papadopoulos, Angeliki Papadopoulou, Liana Papalexi, Maria Papanikolaou, Maria Petratou, Aggeliki Politi, Giorgos Pontikis, Nikos Rodios, Vera Siaterli, Nikos Sklavenitis, Anthi Soultani, Maro Theodorou, Maritsa Travlou, Vasso Triga, Kleopatra Tsali, Theodora Tsiatsiou,TheodoraTsirakoglou, Giorgos Vavatsis, Maria Vlandi, Mica Vogiatzi.

Also on display are archival works by the Kourtzis and Rodios families, and paintings by Niki Eleftheriadi and Christos Markidis. 

The exhibition’s curator, Iris Kritikou, notes that the ceramicists taking part in Blackware are among the most talented artists in Greece today working in clay. Their work, she says, is persuasive evidence that ceramics, can stand on equal footing with the other fine arts and offer possibilities for creation and self-expression. The ceramics on exhibition reveal references ranging from non-representational prehistoric pottery and the black-figure vases of the Archaic and early Classical periods to the drinking cups and amphorae retrieved from shipwrecks and the glossy ceramic vessels of East Asia. But they are grounded, too, in the modern age, as seen in the aesthetic commentary they make on modernist and contemporary art.

The exhibition will remain closed on Monday, June 21st.

Information

Organizer Hellenic American Union, Hellenic American College/Hellenic American University
Venue Hellenic American Union Galleries
Start Date 31/05/2021
End Date 06/08/2021
Gallery Hours/Duration Monday-Friday: 12:00-20:00, Saturday: 10:00-14:00, closed on Sundays and on Monday, June 21st
Type Exhibition
Interpretation Provided: No
Registration Required: No
Reservation Required: No
Admission Fee Admission is free
Last Update At: 2021/06/16 - 12:02:37

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