The people of Despotiko

Feb 11, 2019 - Mar 2, 2019

Photo exhibition by Mary Chatzaki, curated by art historian, Louisa Karapidaki..

Photo by Mary Chatzaki from the exhibition at the Hellenic American Union

In this exhibition, Mary Chatzaki is presenting her photographic records during the restoration of ancient monuments on the islet of Despotiko, near Antiparos, where, as revealed by the excavations, lie the ruins of a sanctuary, which used to be renowned all over Ancient Greece. Louisa Karapidaki, curator of the exhibition, remarks: “Chatzaki’s photographic captures pay homage to the material and immaterial aspect of people’s toil. True samples of documentary photography, they seek to call the viewer’s attention to the unseen and largely unknown aspects of a painstaking, almost unimaginable, task: that of the restoration of an ancient monument.”

The opening of the exhibition includes a lecture by Yannos Kourayos, Archaeologist, Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades, Ministry of Culture and Director of the excavation at Despotiko.

Following the opening at the Hellenic American Union, the exhibition will travel to the USA to be presented at the Greek Consulate in New York on October 10, 2019. The catalog complementing the two exhibitions is published by Melissa Publishing House with the support of the Welfare Foundation for Social and Cultural Affairs (KIKPE).

With the support of KIKPE ΚΙΚΠΕ logo
Sponsor: Dipnosofistirion Catering Services is the opening sponsor of the exhibition at the Hellenic American Union


View the video coverage of the exhibition by the classicus film making group, for attic.ART/Eikastika, broadcasted on atticatv-Athens.


Artist Mary Chatzaki
Organizer Hellenic American Union, Hellenic American College (HAEC), International Association of Photography & Art of Antiparos
Venue Hellenic American Union, Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas Gallery
Start Date 11/02/2019
End Date 02/03/2019
Opening Monday, February 11, 2019, 19:00
Gallery Hours/Duration Monday-Friday: 12:00-21:00, Saturday: 10:30-14:30, clοsed on Sunday
Type Exhibition
Participants Louisa Karapidaki, Yannos Kourayos
Interpretation Provided: No
Registration Required: No
Reservation Required: No
Admission Fee Admission is free

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