100 years since the birth of Stratis Tsirkas
16/11/2011 - 17/12/2011


A contemporary printmaking exhibition by the students of the 2d Printmaking Studio of the Athens School of Fine Arts. The works draw on the famous trilogy Drifting cities by Greek writer Stratis Tsirkas (1911-1980).

The exhibition presents 50 prints in traditional as well as, in contemporary techniques. These are multilayered works that engage with social, political and humanitarian issues, reflecting the writer’s concerns.

Participating artists:
Christos Angelopoulos, Argyro Vasilakou, Konstantina Georga, Canuto Kallan, Vicky Kolipetsa, Ioanna Lianou, Fay Mitsani, Polytimi Benaki, Marina Provatidou, Dimitris Spanopoulos, Marilena Synodinou, Eleni Tsaldiri, Michael Falkonis, Panagiotis Feredinos, Myrto Feredinou, Sylvia Fessa

Exhibition curator: Dionissia Giakoumi, Art historian-Curator, G. Gounaropoulos Museum
Supervised by: Vicky Tsalamata, Director of the 2d Printmaking Sudio and the Printmaking Department (ASFA)

Opening: Wednesday, 16 November 2011 at 19:00

Opening night program:
– Presentation of a prize and two commendations to the participating artists
– Projection of a documentary film on Stratis Tsirkas by Takis Hatzopoulos, introduced by Chryssa Prokopaki


Saturday 26 November
– 11:00: The voices of the others. Issues of otherness in Drifting Cities, lecture by Giannis Papatheodorou (Assistant Professor of Modern Greek Philology, University of Ioannina)
– 12:00: Artists’ talks
– 13:00: Projection of a documentary movie on Stratis Tsirkas by Takis Hatzopoulos

Saturday 3 December
– 11:00: Printmaking as an independent art form, lecture by Dionissia Giakoumi (Art historian-Curator)
– 12:00: Printmaking demonstration by the 2d Printmaking Studio of the Athens School of Fine Arts

Saturday 17 December
– 11:00: Contemporary printmaking, new approaches, lecture by Vicky Tsalamata (Director of the 2d Printmaking Studio and the Printmaking Department, ASFA)
– Video projection regarding handmade paper