Blackware-Exhibition suspended until further notice

Group exhibition of ceramics...

Group exhibition of ceramics at the Hellenic American Union

In light of the latest measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus, the opening of the ceramics exhibition "Blackware" has been postponed until further notice.

The group exhibition Blackware showcases the work of 50 contemporary 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: Vasilis Anastasopoulos, Vangelis Anetopoulos, Stelios Anetopoulos, Antonis Atsonios, Giorgos Vavatsis, Maria Vlandi, Mica Vogiatzi, Katerina Giannaka, Irini Gonou, Mirka Drapaniotou, Maro Theodorou, Karmela Iatropoulou, Tina Karageorgi, Kostas Karakitsos, Maro Kerasioti, Maro Kornilaki, Haroula Koropouli, Iosifina Kosma, Vassiliki Kyriaki, Nancy Livathinou, Chrysanthi Liberaiou, Maria Linardaki, Fotis Lykos, Giannis Mamoutzis, Maria Marinoglou, Barbara Mavrakaki, Kyriaki Mavrogerorgi, Marilena Michopoulou, Ilias Bountaniotis, Panagiotis Brentas, Kostas Panaretos, Menandros Papadopoulos, Angeliki Papadopoulou, Liana Papalexi, Maria Papanikolaou, Maria Petratou, Aggeliki Politi, Giorgos Pontikis, Nikos Rodios, Nikos Sklavenitis, Anthi Soultani, Vasso Triga, Kleopatra Tsali, Dora Tsirakoglou, Theodora Tsiatsiou, Stamatis Filippaios, Manousos Chalkiadakis, Ilias Christopoulos, Theodora Chorafas.

Also on display are archival works by the Kourtzis and Rodios families.

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.

Information

Organizer Hellenic American Union, Hellenic American College/Hellenic American University
Venue Hellenic American Union Galleries
Gallery Hours/Duration Monday-Friday: 12:00-20:00, Saturday: 10:00-14:00, closed on Sundays
Type Exhibition
Interpretation Provided: No
Registration Required: No
Reservation Required: No
Admission Fee Admission is free
Last Update At: 2020/11/05 - 11:07:07

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