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Jubilee Realism by Andros

27 July 2014 / 20:07:07  GRReporter
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Completing 20 years of age, the successful summer festival of PLOES is celebrating its anniversary with an exhibition, which was opened on Saturday in the Kidonieos Foundation on the island of Andros. The exhibition will be open until 28 September.
Entitled Reality: Living Real! and featuring 20 artists (their number corresponds to the number of festival years), the exhibition whose curator is Athina Shina is dedicated to those who have contributed towards the festival acquiring its prestige and gravity.
The most representative edition of post-war ''realism''. 
The purpose of PLOES is to highlight the most representative versions of post-war "realism," a term that has experienced many ups and downs, and a lot more misinterpretations (over the past 20 years), while being rehabilitated today with its balanced adoption among the dominant expressive idioms of our time both in Greece and abroad.

Angeliki Vaxevanidou
Quality Decentralisation and Representative View
Over the past 20 years, works by more than 100 artists have been exhibited of both the older and younger generation who support the efforts and goals of the Foundation, among which were and continue to be the quality decentralisation and educational nature of the works of art (via accompanying texts and publication of bilingual catalogues) and dissemination of cultural production in Greece.
Angelos Andonopoulos
Dialogue motivating thought
Every year, the title of PLOES focuses on the issues displayed in the exhibition, exploring the options of modern and international "realism" through dialogue. It presents a dialogue, which provokes sensitivity, stimulates and encourages the viewer to reflect on: the diversity of such "realism", versatility, critical dimension and the various contradictions or changing the recognisable elements of the "image", a fact which reinforces the desire to review its role and function in the difficult times we are experiencing.
Artemis Potamianou
Works of art in two directions
The two floors of the foundation exhibit works in two directions - to make clearer the differences of depiction. On the one hand, the viewer comes into contact with works that suggest a series of missed images one sees and feels, without excluding their issues, internal contradictions and ambiguities.  On the other hand, one can see the projects pursuing social criticism, combining "realism" with caution, mystification, twists and revisions of reality.
The choice of artists (except for the recognised quality of their work) is based on the diversity of their expressive means and mostly on their dialectical juxtapositions within the exhibition space of the Kidonieos Foundation.
Antonia Griva
The artists
The exhibition list comprises the names of: Christos Athanasiadis, Lida Aleksopoulou, Angelos Andonopoulos, Angeliki Vaxevanidou, Alexandros Vasmoulakis, Maria Grigoriadi, Antonia Griva, Theodoros Zafiropoulos, Christos Kalfas, Stavros Kikas, Stamatis Laskos, Miltos Michailidis, Eleni Pavlopoulou, Artemis Potamianou, Aris Stoisdis, Christos Tsintsaris, Katerina Hadoulou, Pandelis Handris, Maria Hadziandreou, Alexandros Psihoulis.


Tags: Andros summer Festival of PLOES Kidonieos Foundation Athina Shina Angeliki Vaxevanidou Angelos Andonopoulos
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