MICRO-STORIES Of A Mutable Landscape

13.08.2022 – 13.09.2022

 

A Group Exhibition of Contemporary Art with the works created during Ios Art Residency #1

Save-Ios Association, the active citizens group for the protection of the environment, traditional Aegean character and monuments of Ios island, presents from August 13 to September 13, 2022, the contemporary art group show entitled Micro-stories of a Mutable Landscape, curated by Dimitris Foutris, with works by Dimitra Kondylatou, Orestis Mavroudis and Foteini Palpana, in the context of Ios Art Residency #1. The exhibition is realised with the support of Ios Municipality, under the Aegis and the support of Ministry Of Culture & Sports and with the support of NEON Organization for Culture and Development.

 


The story of Ios Art Residency #1

A group of people with common passion for Ios island and the unique beauty of the Cyclades started – with a few members in the beginning – with a vision to help protect the beauty of Ios from the uncontrolled development that results in the destruction of this unique and special landscape. The group grew year by year and became the “Save Ios” Association. There was a desire from all to help stop the widespread environmental destruction by different self-interested companies promoting a development completely incompatible with the island’s Aegean physiognomy. And for this purpose, it was decided to implement some actions by the association with the aim of strengthening the cultural profile of the island of Ios, and strengthening the presence of contemporary art, in connection with the cultivation of the environmental and social sensitivity of its residents and visitors.

The idea of ​​an artist hosting program was born as a possible action of the union. With the support of the Municipality of Ios and the funding of the Ministry of Culture, Ios Art Residency #1 became a reality with the subtitle “Micro-stories of a Changing Landscape”, and in the first phase invited three visual artists, for two weeks in April 2022, to get to know Ios up close. During this time they met and exchanged views with the inhabitants of the island and through field research they produced new works.

 

The exhibition

The exhibition Micro-stories of a Mutable Landscape places the concept of nature at the epicentre, aiming to explore its interaction with everyday culture. That is, to map elements of the fragility of the Cycladic landscape in the light of the different levels of history (or stories) of the island, whether these relate to the field of human relations – memories, events and emotions – or the direct identification of the relationship of the inhabitant with the landscape. It seeks -ultimately- to raise awareness towards the protection of the environment from the effects of indiscriminate human intervention in it.

 

Details:

Opening: August 13th 2022, 20:30 pm

Exhibition Venue: KDAP Building (Center For Creative activity), Chora Ios, Cyclades

Participating Artists: Dimitra Kondylatou, Orestis Mavroudis, Foteini Palpana

Curation: Dimitris Foutris

Coordination: Γεωργία Βουδούρη

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