Extension of the group exhibition “La Divina” and new opening hours – Voukoulies until 31st October

The exhibition “La Divina” presenting works of design, painting, sculpture, engraving, ceramics, photography, constructions and installations, will be open to the public until 31st October.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10.00 – 13.00, and Saturday 17:00-20:00
WHERE: Polycentre in Voukoulies, (as you enter Voukoulies on the left, next to the Church Transfiguration of the Savior and the primary and secondary schools)

The exhibition is dedicated to Maria Callas, honouring the 100th anniversary of the birth of Maria Callas and is curated by Mr. Konstantinos V. Proimos, Doctor of Art History and Mr. Ioannis N. Archontakis, Director of the Contemporary Art Museum of Chania – Elaiourgeion (the former Olive Mill, now  museum in Dromonero) .

The artists participating in the exhibition are:
Christos Alatsakis, Pelagia Androulakis, Yiannis Gavalas, Nikos Giavropoulos, Fanis Goulis, Maria Kelaidi, Hara Kolaiti (Anna Goula), Filippos Koutrikas, Marina Krontira, Andreas Laskaris, George Leonidopoulos, Kosmas Lilikakis, Chrysanthi Lymberaou, Mattheos Makaronas, Yiannis P. Markantonakis, Erietta Markantonatou, Ioannis Monogyios, Evi Baloo, Nikos Basias, Alexandra Benaki, Lamprini Boviatsou, Cleo Bolieraki, Konstantina Bolieraki, Rena Braudaki, George Petrakis, Panagiota Pitsiri, Chrysoula Skepetzi, Angelos Skourtis, Costas Spanakis , Gregory Stamou, Antonis Triantaphyllou, Irini Tsiraki, Apostolis Filippou, Antonis Franzeskakis, Loes Huis In’t Veld, and Kyriakos Hatzimichailidis.
Curator Dr. Konstantinos V. Proimos notes: “What was truly wonderful about Callas was her lyrical personality that gave her performance a unique and moving sense of truth and sincerity in emotion. Although lyricism as a quality and value originates in music, it also had a career in the visual arts. According to Robert Reiff the lyric is that which is related to the lyre and by extension to the voice and means an intense connection with feeling that results in a form that is incomplete, subtle and suggestive. To the extent that visual artists also seek to communicate emotional states, the adjective lyrical applies to them as well.”

Municipality of Platanias, the Regional Unit of Chania and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Chania-Elaiourgeion (which is located in Dromonero). 
Co-organisation by the Match More Art GalleryZeuxis Art Studio, the exhibition is also part of the visual CHANIART 2023 programme.

School visits:
There are special guided tours and educational programmess for primary and secondary school children. 
For students’ visits please contact the curators ( cproimos@otenet.gr , ioannis2000@gmail.com ).

Source: Muicipality Platanias


Ann.: The Polycenter is a multipurpose centre created by the Municipality of Platanias in 2014, under Mayor Ioannis Malandrakis. It is located in the social, educational and sports centre of the village of Voukolies, next to the Church of the Transfiguration of the Savior and the primary and secondary schools, on the banks of the Tavronitis River, in a calm and peaceful surrounding.


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