PRESS RELEASE | 80+1 years of absence | LORCA

Maltezou Marina

At Dépôt  Art Gallery, 5 Neophytou Vamva str. Kolonaki, in collaboration with the Institute Cervantes of Athens, under
the auspices of the Spanish Embassy, an art group exhibition is opening on Friday June 9th from 8p.m until
, having as its main theme “80+1
years of absence | LORCA”
and it is dedicated to the completion 80+1 years
since the death of the Spanish poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca. The exhibition is being curated by the Art
Historian and Researcher of Athens University Constantine Vapheiades. The exhibition will last until Thursday June 29th 2017.

At the dawn of August 19th 1936 ex-military
men, followers of Franco executed Federico Garcia Lorca, ending the short life
cycle of one of the greatest poets of our century.
He, himself it had anyway stated:
“I will never become a politician. I am a rebel as there isn’t a true poet who
isn’t rebel.”

Loukidi Christina

His tragic and premature death didn’t give him away
into oblivion. His colossal work is alive. It travelled outside the borders of
his country and it has never stopped being read and move people because it is
true, original poetry with rhythm and musicality like pure running water.
In this exhibition 43 contemporary artists “interpret”
the life, the work and the death of Federico Garcia Lorca.

Kevgas Michalis

Art Historian mr. Constantine
“Inspired Greek artists hasten to pay tribute to
Federico Garćia Lorca’s memory, one of the most important European dramatists
and uncompromising  opponent of the
literary conventions of the 20th century, eight decades after his odious
assassination († 1936).
Forty masterpieces, paintings and sculptures,
undertake to interpret and, at the same time, to recompose Lorca’s Vision and
his faith in the revolution of feelings, which form what we realize as the
truth. However, this exhibition is not a conventional veneration to the great
Poet of love. It is a tribute to his unblemished and unburied body and to his
adolescent spirit, which demands justification continuously. It also claims the
immediacy of the inspiration and the fresh breeze of the Truth. Ultimately, it
demands our existential restoration within the bounds of Right and of Love.

Petranaki Alexandra

Obviously, the works of Art, exhibited here, agree to
the demands mentioned above. These artistic essays try to look deep into Lorca’s
life and action in order to reshape his beautiful spirit under the soot of the
contemporary “self-referred” European culture. Many of them are artistic
adaptations of Lorca’s dramatic and poetic work. Other paintings look for the
point of his thought, so as to enlighten our painful reality. Finally, few of
them reject not only the Poet’s absence, but also the “death” of his thought by
the power of dominant today’s Speech.”

Papadopoulou Sofia

The participant artists are:
George Androutsos // Magda
Apostolou // Maria Apostolou // Constantine Vapheiades // Anastasia Gkinaki //
Nikos Danalis // Voula Daskalopoulou // Tassos Dimos // Eva Divari // Loukia
Dragatsi // Frini Dragatsi // George Dritsas // Tania Drogossi // Ioanna T. //
Angela Karalis // Michael Kevgas // Nikos Kolokithas // Maria Koliva // Sofia
Rose Kosmidou // Penny Konstantinou // Christine Loukidi // Marina Maltezou //
Penny Manavi // Katerina Mavroleon // Vassiliki Bloukou // Angeliki Bobori //
Vaggelis Boboris // Panayiotis Nezis // Fotini Othoneou // George Papadimitriou
// Sofia Papadopoulou // Nikolas Perdikaris // Alexandra Petranaki // Nadia
Rapti // Natassa Rachovitsa // Konstantis Skantzis // Sofia Stavrou // Stathis
Sotirchos // Nikoletta Tzanne // Kerassia Touliatou // Sylvia Fessa // Maria
Fili / Aristidis Chrysanthopoulos

Sotirchos Stathis

During this exhibition on Friday June 23rd
at 8p.m Antonio Armani and Armani musical and theatre center are
going to present a musical performance with highlights from Federico Garcia
Lorca’s works, Lorca’s verses adapted into songs and Spanish songs, in
cooperation with the actor and director Maria

The exhibition is accompanied by a 48 pages catalogue in Greek and Spanish which
is distributed at no cost.

Stavrou Sofia

Curator: Constantine
Concept – Organization – Communication: Dimitris Lazarou
Music and radio spot edit: Tasos Petsas
Videos edit: Zois
Translator in English: Mara Sirri
Opening date and hours: Friday June 9th, 20:00hrs – 23:00hrs
Duration: 9th
up to 29th June 
Nezis Panagiotis

Dépôt  Art Gallery
Vamva str. 5         
106 74 Kolonaki – Athens
Tel :+30 210 3648174                                                                           
official site :
hours: Tuesday to Friday, 12:00 – 20:30
                            Saturday: 12:00

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