The Trial of Joseph K.

Mar 19, 2015

Event on the occasion of the publication of Yiannis Kolios’ illustrated book "The Trial of Joseph K." by Technochoros Art Editions…

Engraving by Yannis Kolios from his book "The Trial of Joseph K.", to be presented at the Hellenic American Union

The importance of Kafka’s The Trial is undeniable and so is its timeliness. As Manos Stefanidis puts it “If books could change the world, if ideas had the power to chasten the human beast, then merely reading the Trial should have prevented the Holocaust”. He continues by adding “books, as is the case for all works of art in general, possess the magical ability to transcend time, become independent from the era they were created in, and emit their energy ad infinitum”. This is the part that Yiannis Kolios’ engravings, included in The Trial of Joseph K, are trying to serve by examining and highlight the “obsessive, bleak images the author describes” and by transforming the text’s invisible essence in “painfully, tangibly, controllably visible”. Each engraving is accompanied by excerpts of Franz Kafka’s The Trial, selected by the Greek artist, thus making the book readable even for someone who has not read the original.

The book will be presented by: Manos Stefanidis (Art Historian, Assistant Professor of Theater Studies at the University of Athens), Yorgos Veis (Poet and Ambassador) and Yannis Kolios. The journalist Ritsa Masoura, will moderate the discussion.


Artist Yannis Kolios
Organizer Hellenic American College, Hellenic American Union, Technochoros Art Editions
Venue Hellenic American Union Theater
Start Date 19/03/2015
End Date 19/03/2015
Starting Time 19:00
Type Talk - Presentation
Participants Manos Stefanidis, Yorgos Veis, Lida Kazantzaki, Ritsa Masoura, Yannis Kolios
Languages: EL
Interpretation Provided: No
Registration Required: No
Reservation Required: No
Admission Fee Admission is free
Last Update At: 2015/03/20 - 11:13:38



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