The contemporary art exhibition Plankton: wonders of life presents artworks inspired by plankton and aims to demonstrate the aesthetic qualities of plankton along-side its vital significance. The exhibition is accompanied by a program of lectures by specialized scientists which aim to increase people’s aesthetic and ecological sensitivity towards nature and the living world.
Participating artists: Ioanna Assani, Demosthenes Davvetas, Yiannis Dimitrakis, Yannis Gavalas, Iotoff, Vassilis Karakatsanis, Theofilos Katsipanos, Maria Kelaidi, Aggelika Korovessi, Nikos Lagos, Athina Latinopoulou, Christos Lazarakis, Aggeliki Loi, Dimitra Maltabe, Irini Matsouki, Eleni Michalakopoulou, Antonia Papatzanaki, Helene Pavlopoulou, Vangelis Rinas, Helene Sidiropoulou, Dimitra Skandali, Panagiotis Tanimanides, Antonis Triantafillou, Giorgos Tsakiris, Katia Varvaki
Curator-project management: Dr. Nina Fragopoulou, Marine Biologist
Art director: Athina Latinopoulou, Artist
Duration of the exhibition: 18 April – 16 June 2018
Opening: Wednesday 18 April, 19:30
The lectures will be in Greek and the program appears under «NEWS».
The exhibition is under the auspices of the Hellenic Center of Marine Research (HCMR) and the University of Patras.
Sponsors: Kefalonia fisheries Polyar Shipping Co Ltd.
Plankton: wonders of life
Lectures program (in Greek)
Saturday 28 April, 11:00-12:00
Vital and aesthetic value of plankton, Nina Fragopoulou, fmr. Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biology, University of Patras
Saturday 5 May, 11:00-12:00
Plankton: wonders of life, guided tour of the exhibition, Dionissia Giakoumi, Art historian-Curator, G. Gounaropoulos Museum
Saturday 12 May, 11:00-12:00
The last wild food on our plate was once plankton, Constantinos Koutsikopoulos, Professor, Dept. of Biology-Dean of School of Natural Sciences, University of Patras
Saturday 19 May, 11:00-13:00
11:00-12:00 From Darwin to Matisse, in all the languages of the world, Constantinos Stergiou, Professor, Dept. of Biology, AUTh, and Director of Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters, HCMR
12:00-13:00 Plankton: wonders of life, Guided tour of the exhibition
Saturday 2 June, 11:00-12:00
The jellyfish in Greek waters, Epaminondas Christou, Research Director, HCMR
Saturday 9 June, 11:00-12:00
Art and ecology: advocating for life, Dr. Theoni Anastasopoulou-Kapogianni, Dr. of Philosophy, University of Sorbonne