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Welcome - The European Hospitality and its Borders

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The Project Gallery in collaboration with the Contemporary Art Museum of Chania - Olivepress presents the group exhibition of contemporary art "Welcome - The European Hospitality and its Borders", curated by Megaklis Rogakos and Ioannis N. Arhontakis.

The opening of the exhibition will take place on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 20:00, at The Project Gallery, 14, Platia Theatrou, Athens, Greece.

The exhibition will be open from: Tuesday to Friday 11:30-18:00 and Saturday 12:00-16:00 until Saturday, June 8, 2019, with free admission.

The theme of the exhibition “Welcome – The European Hospitality and its Borders”is timely and sensitive. Art historian and exhibition curator, Megakles Rogakos, selects, documents and presents 33 artists with an equal number of works on the central theme of hospitality and immigration in Europe.

The majority of works are created especially for the exhibition, and each artist uses her/his special vocabulary to respond to the idea of hosting and immigration, covering the topic from different angles.

The works are inspired in response to the special tradition of hospitality in Greece, and express sensitively and critically the human distress of immigration.

The 33 artists of the “Welcome - The European Hospitality and its Borders”exhibition are Hariton Bekiaris, Lamprini Boviatsou, Konstantin Fisher, Dionisis Fragias, Cris Gianakos, Nikos Giavropoulos, Elli Griva, Lydia Dambassina, John Dialinos, Lena Dimova, Antigone Kavvatha, Michalis Kalaitzakis, Nikos Kryonidis, Alexandros Manganiotis, Yannis P. Markantonakis, Dimitris Merantzas, Alkistis Michaelidou, Maria Michelogianni, Nicholas Moore, Eleni Mylonas, Barbara Knight, Antonia Papatzanaki, K.N. Patsios, Eleni Pavlopoulou, Marina Provatidou, Natassa Poulantza, Miranda Skylouraki, Rena Stollenverk, George Tserionis, Sofia Vlazaki, Alexander Voutsas, Petros Xenakis, and Mariva Zacharof .