Art exhibition “Ney Matogrosso – Handsome as a Greek – Greek Mythology inspires a Revolutionist” – Chania until 30 March

The art works by Alkistis Michaelides are presented within the framework of the 10th anniversary of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Chania – Olive Oil Mill (Dromonero).

WHEN: until 30th March, open from Monday to Saturday 10 am – 1 pm and Monday & Thursday 6 pm – 8 pm, with free admission.

WHERE: Municipal Library of Chania, 30 Ypsilando, Chania, Crete.

Tel. 2821 341662

The art historian Dr. Megaklis Rogakos notes for the exhibition: “For Michaelides, Ney Matogrosso is an emblematic figure, a symbol of freedom, and a lone rebel who, through art, has claimed individual liberties. He  boldly defends what the real and genuine man has within him.In addition, with his ability to masquerade and transform, he awakened  the archetypal images and elements of Greek mythology. ”

The title of the exhibition is inspired by a verse by the prominent Greek poet Nikos Engonopoulos (1907-1985) from the poem “Bolivar” referring to the conquest of freedom in Latin America.
Nikos Engonopoulos was a renowned Greek poet and artist, one of the most prominent representatives of the Greek generation of the 1930s, and the leading figure of the Surrealist movement in GreeceNey Matogrosso exhibition

Source: eparxies.gr

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