“Danai Skaraki: the past is always now”, exhibition of a series of women’s portraits entitled “Danai Skaraki’s Mediterranean Women”.
WHERE: Centre of Mediterranean Architecture (Grand Arsenal), 31, Akti Tombazi, Katechaki Square,Chania.
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WHEN: opening: Friday, 27th January, 20.00
The exhibition will be open daily from 27/01/17 until 02/03/17.
Opening hours 10.00 – 14.00 and 18.00 – 21.00
About the exhibition:”Danae Skaraki’s Mediterranean Women”
This is the first presentation of the painting project of Danai Skaraki in public. It includes portraits of women, children and and adolescents.The models are the vivid memories of women who passed Danai’s home in Benghazi, Libya, when she was young – women from all over the Mediterranean.
Danai painted these memories with quick and powerful brushstrokes, bold colors and forms. Bodies and eyes of women, resisting the photographic impression of the moment, encourage the viewer to look behind the apparent image of a photo.
Danai Skaraki was born in Benghazi, Libya, where she also spent her school years.
In 1977 she acquired her diploma in Architecture from the Architecture School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
Along with architecture and painting she has been experimenting with materials and forms since her studies at university.