Contemporary Art Exhibition: “The Amazing Light of Your Own Existence! – 8 + 8 women” – Dromonero until 11th November

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.Dromonero Amazing Light of your own existence
Free entrance.

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.


I'm Austrian living in Tavronitis, love nature, music, good books, sunsets, the sea, travelling, socializing and more. I came to Crete as a student in the early 70s, exploring the west and southwest of the island with friends by motorbike. When you are young everything is important and, there are lots of things to do...I did. Job, family,children, travelling the world. But I never lost my love for Crete for a minute. And seven years ago I ended up in this convenient corner of Crete, not only for holidays, but to stay and haven't regretted it for a minute.