Greek Artists Interpret Various Historical Events

3a_Eirene-Efstathiou_We-Are-Not-Just-an-Image-on-TV-detail_72The Barbara and Steven Grossman Gallery of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston presents an exhibition, entitled “Reverb: New Art from Greece,” hosting works of 11 new or mid-career Greek artists who have interpreted various newsworthy historical events through their art.

The exhibition that was organized by curators Eirene Efsthathiou and Evita Tsokanta aims to show the public that everyone has their own version of how certain events actually happened. For Greek artists, recent historical events include the last four decades since the fall of the Military Junta in Greece. Their works show the social, economic and political conditions faced by Greek people during those crucial times.

The exhibition will kick off with the projection of “Ducktator,” a video created by Loukia Alavanou, and will also include works by Anastasia Douka, Eirene Efstathiou, Andreas Ragnar Kassapis, Dimitris Papoutsakis, Eftihis Patsourakis, Nana Sachini, Yorgos Sapountzis, Vangelis Vlahos, Paky Vlassopoulou, and Myrto Xanthopoulou.

“Reverb” will present an authentic view of the way Greeks have experienced recent history, in stark contrast to the way the media and political leaders have depicted the situation. The eleven artists, many of whom live and work in Athens, will exhibit both existing work and pieces specially commissioned, including photography, video, painting, and mixed media installations.


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