CHANIaRT 2017 – Exhibition “The Muses Project: A Dialogue between Art and Science,” Dromonero until 29th October

An exhibition definitely worth a visit, as for the location I’d recommend the time before sunset !

The Muses Project: A Dialogue between Art and Science  an exceptional exhibition presenting the works of 27 Greek artists, connecting the visual arts  with  nine fields of scientific study.

Venue: Contemporary Art Museum of Chania – Olivepress in Dromonero. For map click here.
Address: 33rd Km Chania-Paleochora
Exhibition Duration: 8 July through 29 October 2017.
Opening Hours: Every Sunday 11:00 – 21:00; daily upon arrangement with Mr Arhontakis (+30 6937 383 500).

P r e s s R e l e a s e

The Region of Crete, the Regional Unit of Chania, the Municipality of Platanias, the A. G. Leventis Foundation Scholars Association of Greece in collaboration with the Contemporary Art Museum of Chania – Olivepress present the exhibition “The Muses Project: A Dialogue between Art and Science,” which is based on a proposal by Megakles Rogakos for 9 curators and 27 artists.

Reflecting their prehistoric heyday, the nine muses have remained connected with their traditional objects. As the arts and sciences have evolved through the centuries, the muses have become emblematic of man’s general ability to study and investigate. Therefore, “The Muses Project” is inspired by their ancient variety to bring the visual arts into fruitful dialogue with the following nine fields of scientific study, in the order in which these deities appear in the “Sarcophagus of the Muses” (c. 125) of the Louvre Museum – Clio, muse of history with physics / chemistry; Thalia, muse of comedy with sociology / gender studies; Erato, muse of lyric poetry with computer science; Euterpe, muse of music with geometry / mathematics; Polyhymnia, muse of hymns with biology / medicine; Calliope, muse of epic poetry with economic & political science; Terpsichore, muse of dance and chorus with geography / geology; Urania, muse of astronomy and astrology with astronomy; and Melpomene, muse of tragedy with anthropology / ethnic studies.

In the context of the exhibition Dr Rogakos supervises 9 curators and 27 artists. In response to the A. G. Leventis Foundation Scholars Association of Greece’s mission, the exhibition fosters communication among its scholars and strengthens their common scientific, professional and social interests.

Communication Officer: Ioannis N. Arhontakis, Artistic Director of Olivepress.
Source: Press Release


Exhibition "Art and Science"
Exhibition “Art and Science”

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