The Project Gallery presents the group exhibition “Man on the moon - 50 years after”, curated by Alexandros Maganiotis and text by the art historian, Yannis Bolis. The exhibition will open on Saturday 22 June 2019, from 20:00 to 24:00 at The Project Gallery at Platia Theatrou 14 in Athens.
The opening party will take place on the terrace of the gallery with a DJ-set by Photoharrie and the support of the bar Couleur Locale. Also a video-art projection by Nikos Giavropoulos, will premier on the opening night at 21:30.
More than an anniversary exhibition, “Man on the moon” attempts, through the works of 52 Greek and international visual artists and architects, to focus on and highlight, in an original, inventive and imaginative way, the relationship between humanity and the moon, the latter featuring prominently in the mythologies and religions, traditions and doctrines, in the arts, literature and imagination of every civilization in history: from the imaginary voyages of Lucian, Jules Vernes and Georges Méliès, to its ultimate conquest in 1969, and from the pagan, magical rituals to the concepts of melancholy and mysticism, romanticism and sensitivity, directly connected to it, the moon - with its phases, eclipses and different sides - is always there, a luminous reminder and imaginary border in the endless, uncharted Universe, a powerful symbol and source of inspiration, a captivating reflection of our emotional and psychological states of being.
The works presented in the exhibition offer their own version of the moon, presenting a multitude of references, approaches and depictions, comprising a coherent and appealing visual environment.
Participating Artists: Giorgos Alexandridis, Michalis Arfaras, Annita Argyroiliopoulou, Manolis Baboussis, Catherine Bernis, Emmanouil Bitsakis, Cacao Rocks, Romain Cadilhon, Manolis Charos, Elli Chrysidou, Alexandros Dimitriadis, Voula Ferentinou, Marios Fournaris, Nikos Giavropoulos, Ioanna Gouma, Matthieu Gounelle, Kornelios Grammenos, Mark Hadjipateras, Danae Ioannidou, Athina Ioannou, Judith Espinas, Jordan Kalimerakis, Haralabos Katsatsidis, Antigoni Kavvatha, Maria Kokkini, Christos Kountouras, Nikos Lagos, Kosmas Lilikakis, Liquifer Systems Group, Alexandros Maganiotis, Michalis Manousakis, Dimitris Merantzas, Maria Panagiotou, Leda Papaconstantinou, Artemis Papadima, Nikos Papadimitriou, Antonis Papadopoulos, Andreas Papanastasiou, Konstantinos Patsios, Aris Roupinas, Alexandra Roussopoulos, Ifigenia Sdoukou, Stergios Stamos, Dimitris Tataris, Theodora Tsiatsiou, Κostas Tsolis, Andreas Vais, Teressa Valla, Leonidas Vassilopoulos, Spyros Verykios, Iakovos Volkov, Andreas Voussouras. A bilingual catalogue, in Greek and English will issued, with the images of the artworks and an essay from the astrophysicist Matthieu Gounelle.