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GΕORGE ANDREW MAKRIDIS- PAINTINGS

I am a painter with an affinity towards Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Brice Marden,

Matisse, Moralis, Cezanne, Richard Diebenkorn, Caravaggio, Rembrandt,

Tintoretto, Masaccio, Whistler, Monet, Pollock, Rothko, Mondrian, Bazaine,

Giacometti, Morandi, and many more.

I have gradually moved towards non-objective abstraction, but carry realistic tonal

relationships. I think painting is like philosophy. To make it one has to be serious

about it, even when mocking at it, and has to operate within certain boundaries for

the work to compare to its ancient, past, and late history.

When ever I am called to write something about my work, there arise the same

questions: Should I talk about something which after all is only silent? Am I helping

anyone talking about it? The answer to both questions is no.

The more I read about it, the more I pass on to my students. Only a handful of them

are willing to accept the difficulty that comes with it. Fewer will take on the task of

thinking and writing about it. Looking isn’t hard. Seeing is harder. Demystifying art,

now this I’d like to be there when it happens.

Perhaps what makes it interesting is its democratic character. There is no one way

of interpreting it. Painting is safe, in a way; safe from Plato, Lyotard, or any other

person who has written about it. The same goes for people who practiced it,

Picasso, Duchamp, Miro.

It will always be there for someone to study, to try to see, to listen to the subtle

nuances that give it that special character only compared to music, seducing the

senses, analyzing it.

George-Andrew Makridis

Exhibition opening 14 January 2013

IONION CENTER FOR THE ARTS AND CULTURE.

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LOUISE BENNETT Kefalonia Dreaming

LOUISE BENNETT  Kefalonia Dreaming

Εxhibition date 26 -09-2012

Louise Bennett presents new video work and objects that she has created in response to her experience on the island in her solo exhibition titled, Kefalonia Dreaming. These new art works explore her playful and personal engagements with the beach environment and tourist souvenirs.

Louise Bennett is a visual artist from Brisbane, Australia. Her art practice engages with the intersections of online and physical environments. By mixing video, performance and installation, her work poses questions about how our concepts of and engagements with nature and identity are shifting in contemporary contexts dominated by screen technologies and mediated experiences. Her seemingly non-committal performances in front of her iphone call into question our engagement with online content and the internet’s ability to inform our experiences offline.

Bennett graduated from a Bachelor of Fine Arts Visual Arts with Honours from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia. She has been shortlisted in the 2011 and 2012 National Churchie Emerging Art Award, shortlisted for the Jeremy Hynes Award in 2011 and was awarded The Melville Haysom Memorial Art Scholarship in 2010.

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MP.9 INTERACTIVE EXHIBITION- PRESENTATION OF MELISSANES MYTH

MP.9 INTERACTIVE EXHIBITION- PRESENTATION OF MELISSANES   MYTH

MYTH,  REALITY & VIRTUALITY: DISCOVERING CONNECTIONS BETWEEN

MELISSANI LAKE & IT’S MYTH WITH ART & TECHNOLOGY//

http://www.universalsubtitles.org/en/vid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SD-fMN573cg

eos/0AtPkFihMxiV/info/teaser-mp9/

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Vicky Yiannoutsos “Persephone’s Plight” Exhibition at Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture

flier VICKY YIANNOYTSOSPersephone’s Plight – The Four Seasons of Migration.

Birth, Separation, Yearning, Return

The Exhibition.

At the

Ionion Center  for Arts and  Culture – Kefalonia. September, 2012.

“Persephone’s Plight” is a multi-media installation with multiple film and video images drawn form over 20 years of filming between New Zealand and Greece.

Artists Vicky Yiannoutsos comments “’Persephone’s Plight’ is a new chapter in a body of work, which has been in progress all my life, where I continue to chose the moving image to express the complexity, confusion, richness and joy that comes from living between cultures”.

Since first visiting Greece as a young girl, Vicky has identified the myth of Demeter and Persephone as a metaphor for the migrant experience.  This has underpinned her work, resulting in the shooting of the documentary “Visible Passage”, the beginning of its follow-up work “Scattered Seeds”, the feature film script ‘Kore”, as well as many stories, poetry, journals and letters. Translations have begun on the diaries kept by her father since his arrival in New Zealand, as well as letters between him and relatives, in Greece.

In classical terms, the myth embodies the cycles of the seasons-the phases of birth, death, their activity, their dormancy and the regenerative phases of their eternal cycle. For this artist, it is a metaphor for the 20th century migrant experience as expressed through the quartets of birth, Separation, Yearning, Return.

Like Persephone, abducted by Hades to the Underworld where she yearns to return to her mother, the migrant is abducted by the New World.  Separated across the water, she and her mother yearn for each other.  But, once Persephone eats the fruits of the Under world, she is irreversibly changed, as is the migrant  when she partakes of the fruits of the New world. Though the Homeland calls, she can never permanently return – rather, she is destined to journey between worlds, and, like her mother, is trapped in yearning.

The generations that follow – the new seeds – inherit this yearning – this love of a distant culture – through music, language, food, dance and stories.

The exhibition was first mounted in Auckland, New Zealand, in July 2010. Nicolas Greanias (United States Consul in New Zealand) who attended opening night, described the work by “a serious artist with a strong vision”. 

This month the exhibition will have its first ‘return home’  viewing at the Ionian Centre for Arts and Culture on Kefalonia, Greece. This is a long-time dream for the artist, who is delighted that the work has been ‘called back’ to Ionian waters, as most of the Greek filming was done on the nearby island of Kastos, her fathers’ birthplace.

“ I carry two cultures, two languages, two worlds.

I belong to both. I belong to neither.

I am Persephone, destined forever to journey between them”

Vicky  Yiannoutsos

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WILFRIDO TERRAZAS //all journeys end in Ithaca//

Wilfrido Terrazas

Flutist and composer,Wilfrido Terrazas is one of Mexico’s most active contemporary   musicians.

Wilfrido collaborates with composers,improvisers, performers and artists of all disciplines to create musical works that defy traditional listening and build unique and bold new sound worlds.

He is a member of the Mexico city based collective Egeneration Espontanea of Liminar ensemble and teaches flute at the conservatorio de las Rosas in Morelia.

The music to be  presented  as World Premiere in the island of  Kefalonia is based and created mainly with his  love and thorough study on in Greek  Civilization. The creative sound of running the centuries of Greek History,  substantiating a perpetual primary and great musical firmament.

PROGRAMME    Wilfrido  Terrazas

Flute  recital August 21 2012 at Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture

1.Thanos Chrysakis (1971)  Eirmos II (2011)* Bass flute   World Premiere

2.Mauricio Rodriguez (1976) Nimbuscirrus (2000)*    Flute

3.Mario Lavista (1943) Lamento (1981)  Bass flute

4.Thanos Chrysakis (1971) Eirmos I (2011)*  Flute    World Premiere

5.Panayiotis Demopoulos (1977) Weberiana (2012)* Piccolo and drum World Premiere

INTERMISSION

6.Nickos Harizanos (1969) Naiads (2011) Flute World Premiere

7.Wilfrido Terrazas (1974) Ithaca, Journey for a Flutist (2012)

Nine Pieces for Flute, Piccolo, Alto flute and Bass flute

World Premiere, work composed during the residency at the Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture

I. Exordium (Epilogue)

II. Calypso (Absence)

III. Nobody (Odysseus)

IV. Nausicaa (Sea)

V. Circe (Fog)

VI. Shield (Tower)

VII. Scylla (Charybdis)

VIII. Aeolus (Proteus)

IX. Hades (Tiresias)

WILFRIDO TERRAZAS, flutist

*Works written for Wilfrido Terrazas

This project is supported by the National Fund for the Culture and the Arts of Mexico

Proyecto apoyado por el Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (Programa de Residencias FONCA-CONACYT 2011-12)

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