“The Amazing Light of Your Own Existence! – 8 + 8 Women Exploring Gender Identity” is an extraordinary exhibition of 8 Greek and Iranian women artists aiming at exploring the position of the woman in two worlds in an intercultural dialogue through artistic creation.
The title of the exhibition “The Amazing Light of Your Own Existence!” is based on the lyrics of Hafez, a 14th-century Persian poet.
“Το Εκπληκτικό Φως της Ίδιας σου της Υπάρξεως! / 8+8 Γυναίκες εξερευνούν την Έμφυλη Ταυτότητα” αφιερωμένη στη ΓΥΝΑΙΚΑ με έργα ζωγραφικής από 8 Ιρανές + 8 Ελληνίδες Καλλιτέχνιδες στο ΕΛΑΙΟΥΡΓΕΙΟΝ, Δρομόνερο
WHEN: until 11th November every Sunday 11.00 – 21.00
WHERE: Contemporary Art Museum, Dromonero (on the road to Paleochora, 13.7 km from Tavronitis)
The museum also houses a Café and has beautiful terrace with great views.
Iranian Artists: Azadeh Etebarian, Azita Saremi, Maryam Mousavi, Saeede Hatami, Sahar Azizi, Shaghayegh Shojaian, Zeynab Movahed & Sepideh Fathi
Greek Artists: Irini Vazoukou, Margarita Vassilakou, Antigoni Kavvatha, Eleni Manolaraki, Lamprini Boviatsou, Ismini Bonatsou , Sofia-Maria Xenaki & Sylvia Petsoura.
Curators: Dr. Constantinos Proimos & Ioannis N. Archontakis.
While in the Western World patriarchy is on the decline and the emancipation of women and the recognition of the rights of sexual minorities are increasingly being promoted, in Muslim countries religion still plays an essential role in socio-political life and influences morals. In addition, patriarchy in Muslim countries has not disappeared, and women and sexual minorities do not enjoy the same recognition.
Information about the Contemporary Art Museum Olivepress
Information about the 10th birthday of the stunning Art Museum and the opening of the exhibition
About the exhibition “8 Iranians + 8 Greek artists” in the Xaniotika Nea.
The exhibition is organized in cooperation with the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Athens, the Embassy of the Hellenic Republic in Tehran, the Region of Crete, the Regional Unity of Chania, the Municipality of Platanias and the Hellenic Foundation for Culture.