20/06/2014

ART PINACOTHEQUE ALLOTROPYA MUSEUM, ANTIKYRA, GREECE

DRINK HELLEBORUS art project & residency

"DRINK HELLEBORUS" is a art project-concept by POLYXENE KASDA, research, writers , international artist from Athens, Greece. The Art project was born with the collaboration between Polyxene Kasda with  Dimitri Tzouvalis and Demetra Parasharaki from Antikyra. They founded in 2012 the Association Allotropya located at Pinacotheque,  Allotropya Museum.

The event will be host in Antikyra, Greece. Art Curator Pinacotheque,  Allotropya Museum is DORES SACQUEGNA 

ANTIKYRA BOETIA, GREECE - Antikyra is a coastal town of Ancient Fokis, a natural harbour in the North shores of the Corynthian gulf. Its legendary founder was heroe Antikyrefs who is said to have healed Hercules from goddess Hera-sent Mania (madness), with the regional black and white rhisome of the native herb  Helleborus, that grows  on the slopes of the local mountains of Elicon.Legendary herb Helleborus  is said to cure melancholia and madness. In the ancient times when someone was “ηλλεβορία"or, acting and speaking crazy, they were advising him: “Πιθ'Ελλέβορον"  {pronounced  "Pith' Elevoron”), meaning “Drink Helleborus!”. It is said that the mere  touching of  the herb Helleborus with bare hands, triggers hallucinations...In the present state of things, this ancient phrase acquires a special significance and we aspire to enhance it into a playful  motto of our times;  a topological game opening serious possibilities of regional development in techno-agriculture, eco-pharmaceutics,mythology-informed agrotourism, but also a window in the processes of the unconscious; an alternate psychological approach into the nature of folly and in the capacity to embrace antinomies. Paradoxical loops, mind upturning language games, on the interface of legends /landscape,  are upsurging  from the affective topology of this site, situated 28km from Delphi, which was  inhabited since prehistoric time, which has participated in the Trojan war, which lies in the vicinity of the one and only industrial town of Greece.

CONCEPT ABOUT  “DRINK HELLEBORUS”

THE TRANS-NATIONAL PROJECT  IS A  CULTURAL PROPOSAL AIMING TO OVERCOME THE POLICIES AND GEOGRAPHIC BARRIERS AND, TO ENCOURAGE KNOWLEDGE, RESEARCH AND  VISUAL ARTS DOCUMENTATION WITH A PRISMATIC  VISION OF THEMES AND LANGUAGES. THIS PROJECT BRINGS TOGETHER PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ENTITIES, CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS AND SCHOLARS FROM ITALY, GREECE, AND GERMAN ARTISTS, FOR A MEETING OF CULTURAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL DIALECTIC DIVERSITIES.THE THEME "HUMAN LIFE IS  NOTHING MORE THAN A GAME OF FOLLY," FROM THE  "EULOGY OF FOLLY" BY ERASMUS OF ROTTERDAM IS FULL OF  POSSIBLE INTERPRETATIONS AND POSSIBLE SITE-SPECIFIC INITIATIVES,  STIMULATING CREATIVITY' AND NEW WAYS TO COPE WITH SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN AN UNEXPECTED WAY.

EXHIBITION & PERMANENT COLLECTION IN ALLOTROPYA’S MUSEUM

SELECTED  ARTISTS AND SCHOLARS IN THIS SHOW, ARE CALLED TO PRESENT THEIR OWN PERSONAL IDEA ON THE CONCEPT OF LIFE AND FOLLY, IN THIS OPEN WORLD OF MULTIPLE IDENTITIES, DIFFERENT LANGUAGES, AND CULTURAL ROOTS.ALL PARTECIPANTS WHO ARE INTERESTED CAN SEND PROPOSALS OF THEIR WORK IN JPG, ATTACH YOUR CV AND CAPTIONS LIST ABOUT THE WORK. THE TECHNIQUE/,MEDIUM AND SIZE ARE FREE. AMONG THE PROJECTS RECEIVED THE ART CURATOR, DORES SACQUEGNA, WILL SELECT THE BEST WORKS WILL CARRIED IN THE COLLECTION’S MUSEUM OF ALLOTROPYA, ANTIKYRA, GREECE BY DONATION/PRESENT.

THE RESIDENCY IN ANTIKYRA

DURING THE RESIDENCY IN ANTIKYRA , ARTISTS WILL BE WORKING ON THE THEME SITE SPECIFIC. THE WORKS WILL CARRIED IN THE COLLECTION’S MUSEUM OF ALLOTROPYA, ANTIKYRA, GREECE BY DONATION/PRESENT. DAYS TO MAKE RESIDENCY: FROM 5 TO 11 SEPTEMBER 2014

Info: www.primopianogallery.com e-mail: primopianoexhibition01@gmail.com

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT WORKS IS 20TH JUNE.

FOR EXHIBITION AND MUSEUM'S COLLECTION SEND N.1 PICTURE WORK FREE MEDIUM CM 100 X 100 MAX, CV ON ENGLISH, BRIEF SHORT TEXT ABOUT WORK;

FOR RESIDENCY, SEND N.1 PROJECT/IDEA WITH PICTURE. FREE MEDIUM. FREE SIZE, CV ON ENGLISH, SHORT TEX ABOUT WORK

WELCOME ARTISTS FROM GREECE, ITALY AND GERMANY

ART PINACOTHEQUE ALLOTROPYA MUSEUM, ANTIKYRA, GREECE

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