EDRA participates as a partner to the organisation of the exhibition “Sacred Acquaintance” in Bouzianis Museum, 27-31 Bouzianis Str, Dafni, from 7/04/2016 to 7/06/2016.
About the exhibition:
During 1927, in a letter to his German gallerist Barchfelt, Bouzianis wrote about the thrill of watching a young painter’s work:”It was for me a great joy and a sacred and rare moment to be able to include in our itinerary,- us, thirsty for unspoken conversations- things that concern us, things that are pushing us more and more to a corner of silence. Such elegance, when such beautiful moments lead to a Sacred Acquaintance, which can lead to a turning point in the journey of life. ”
Bouzianis, one of Greece’s greatest expressionists, is considered remarkable because he depicts the cyclone of human nature but never disfigures the human soul. If he hadn’t fled Nazi Germany back in 1934, he would probably be as famous as Nolde and Dix. The concept of the exhibition is based on the certainty that his sensitivity must be ‘resurrected’ by artists of the most popular contemporary form of expression: Street Art. Most of the show’s artists haven’t ever even seen paintings by George Bouzianis. Inspired by photos of a monograph by D. Deligiannis and within 15 days, they conversed with his works and transformed them streetwise, into a new contemporary version of their own.
Through the playful glance of Alex Martinez, Billy Gee, Cacao Rocks, Exit, Kez, Lune82, Pupet, Yiakou, Zie and Manolis Anastasakos, the public will rediscover one of the greats, in the very place Bouzianis lived the last 25 creative years of his life: the Bouzianis Museum. Curator: Foivos Kypraios
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