At the Beginning Was the Word, Concepts - Images - Script

Group show at the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC)

Anastasis Stratakis (ARTWORKS Fellow 2018) participates in the exhibition At the Beginning Was the Word Concepts - Images - Scrip, organised by The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST) at the  National Art Museum of China (NAMOC), co-curated by Katerina Koskina and Anna Mykoniati.

The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST), in the framework of the Year of Cultural Exchanges between Greece and China started a collaboration with the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) with the aim of strengthening transnational relations and intercultural exchange in the field of art between the two countries. After the presentation of the exhibition CHINESE XIEYI: Masterpieces from the National Art Museum of China in Athens at EMST in autumn of 2017, part of the EMST Collection will travel to Beijing. At the exhibition At the Beginning Was the Word. Concepts – Images - Script approximately 80 works of 40 Greek and international artists will be presented at NAMOC from November 28, 2018 to January 17, 2019.

Two important civilizations, Greek and Chinese, contributed to several different levels for the formation of the western and eastern culture. Starting from that point, the exhibition examines the transition from the meaning to writing and the conceit within the speech and the image, with vehicle the international language of art, history, politics, and philosophy. The works of contemporary art are seen as a canal not only of the aesthetics and the artistic tradition but of the historic past as well, compliant by the optics of today.

Participating artists:
Alexis Akrithakis, Nikos Alexiou, Stephen Antonakos, Katerina Apostolidou, John Baldessari, Pandelis Chandris, Stathis Chrisikopoulos, Savvas Christodoulides, Costis, Bia Davou, Pavlos, Iran Do Espιrito Santo, Alexandros Georgiou, Phoebe Giannisi, Gary Hill, Maria Ikonomopoulou, Ilya Kabakov, Yael Kanarek, Yorgos Lazongas, Maria Loizidou, Mateo Lopez, Vlado Martek, Nina Papaconstantinou, Theodoros - sculptor, Rena Papaspyrou, Nausika Pastra, Jannis Psychopedis, Alexandros Psychoulis, Yorgos Sapountzis, Kyrillos Sarris, Angelos Skourtis, Anastasis Stratakis, Chryssa, Dilek Winchester, Pantelis Xagoraris, Georgios Xenos, Vana Xenou, Dimitris Xonoglou, Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries, Vadim Zakharov

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