Plankton: wonders of life
18/04/2018 - 16/06/2018

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 series of lectures by experts which aim to increase people’s aesthetic sensitivity and ecological awareness 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: Nina Fragopoulou, Marine Biologist, PhD

Art director: Athina Latinopoulou, Artist

Opening: Wednesday 18 April, 19:30

The exhibition is under the auspices of the Hellenic Center of Marine Research (HCMR) and the University of Patras.

Parallel events

(in Greek)

Saturday 28 April, 11:00-12:00
Vital and aesthetic value of plankton
Speaker: 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
Speaker: 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
Speaker: Constantinos Koutsikopoulos, Professor, Dept. of Biology-Dean of School of Natural Sciences, University of Patras

Saturday 19 May
11:00-12:00 From Darwin to Matisse, in all the languages of the world Speaker: 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
Speaker: Epaminondas Christou, Research Director, HCMR

Saturday 9 June, 11:00-12:00
Art and ecology: advocating for life
Speaker: Theoni Anastasopoulou-Kapogianni, Philosophy, PhD, University of Sorbonne