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S(tr)ay a little prayer for me | Art Group Exhibition

June 25 - July 25, 2020

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S(tr) ay a little prayer for me | Art Group Exhibition @ TSICHRITZIS FOUNDATION for Visual Arts

The exhibition is curated by the art historian Olga Latousaki, while Dimitris Lazarou is responsible for the concept, organization and communication of the exhibition.

The exhibition is presented in the emblematic environment of the Tsichritzis Foundation for the Visual Arts, 18 Kassaveti St, in Kifissia. The Foundation’s interior and exterior spaces help not only to portray the message of the exhibition but also to properly maintain the safety rules governing cultural events during this period.

A total of 31 contemporary artists are presenting paintings, sculptures and photographs, which refer to the life of strays, the difficulties and dangers, plus the transformation of strays when they find affection, care and love. The exhibition’s message can be taken further, by focusing also on the destruction of the environment as a whole, which is the natural habitat of many animals. The consequences of human intervention and indifference condemns many animals to be exposed to a stray and wandering life within their home which is Nature. What is taken for granted is the selfless love of an animal for man, which is also a manifestation of its very nature, when man approaches Nature with respect in general.

Art historian and curator of the exhibition Olga Latousaki points out in her text:

"In an economic and humanitarian crisis, in a society in which development is slow paced, one of the side effects is the frightening increase of stray animals on the streets of Greece. This effect shouldn’t be considered as collateral in any case. It is no coincidence, after all, that one of the key features of an orderly modern society is the sensitivity and correct behaviour towards animals, and in particular towards its strays. Most people are shocked to see neglected, sick and abused stray animals, but forget to associate these images with their own actions. Humans in most cases can be the creator of the problem, but at the same time they are also the ones who can reverse it. Parents, together with teachers, must help children to assimilate the right attitude towards animals. We seem to forget that a child’s "innocent game" of teasing an animal at an early age can easily turn into the attitude of an adult which will not hesitate to abuse an animal. So let's not confine our tenderness and affection to our social environment and loved ones. It is certain that a stray dog or a kitten that we found abandoned, will return to us tenfold the love and attention we will give it. Let a beautiful visit to our exhibition be the occasion for families and schools to combine the love for our four-legged friends with the value of art, that has been so underestimated in today's Greece. "

Participating artists: Anna Patrou, Cécile Balthazard, Georgio Babili, Elena Arsenidou, Thodoris Arfanis, Daphne Votanopoulou, Froso Vizovitou, Vivian Zotali, Elena Kalapothakou, Iakovos Kollaros, Giannis Korbos, Anna Kounadi, Niki Kiriaki, Efi Manou, Liza Vasilatou Merlin, Stavroula Mitzifiri MiSt, Ioanna Michopoulou, Valantia Moraitaki, Olga Xythali, Popi Palatianou, Marietta Papageorgiou, Angeliki Papakonstantinou, Chryssa Papachatzaki, Vicky Sarri, Panagiotis Sarris, Stella Sevastopoulos, Maria Stamati, Margarita Taliadorou, Eleni Tsotsorou, Olga Aikaterini Tsouri, Aristidis Chrysanthopoulos

GENERAL INFORMATION

Concept - Organization - Contact: Dimitris Lazarou - email: repdla@hotmail.com // dimitriolazarou@gmail.com

Curator: Olga Latousaki

Translations into English: Maria Syrri & Stella Sevastopoulos

Creative - Editing of publications: Sofia Papadopoulou

We thank the artist Stavroula Mitzifiri - Mist for her valuable help in designing the poster and the electronic invitation of the exhibition.

Exhibition duration: June 25 to July 25, 2020

Artist: Anna Patrou | ArtWork: Soul salvation | 40x28cm | Oilpastel on paper | mail: artandicons@yahoo.com

Artist: Cécile Balthazard | ArtWork: Amis pour la vie | 90x60cm |Acrylics on canvas | ncd@ath.forthnet.gr mail:

Artist: Georgio Babili | ArtWork: Tears of confinement | 100x70cm |Mixed media | mail: Georgiobabilimilos@gmail.com

Artist: Elena Arsenidou | ArtWork: Until the end of the world | 40x53cm | Photomontage | mail: earsenidou@gmail.com

Artist: Elena Arsenidou | ArtWork: Hidden cat | 40x47cm | Photomontage | mail: earsenidou@gmail.com

Artist: Thodoris Arfanis | ArtWork: Survival | 70x100cm | Acrylics on canvas | mail: Teoarfanis@gmail.com

Artist: Thodoris Arfanis | ArtWork: Mutation | 50x60cm | Plastics on wood | mail: Teoarfanis@gmail.com

Artist: Thodoris Arfanis | ArtWork: The eye of conscience | Ceramic | mail: Teoarfanis@gmail.com

Artist: Daphne Votanopoulou | ArtWork: Gorilla | 100x80cm | Oil painting | mail: votanopoulou.d@gmail.com

Artist: Froso Vizovitou | ArtWork: Bumerang | 100x80cm | Acrylics | mail: efrosiniprem@gmail.com

Artist: Vivian Zotali | ArtWork: Hold me | 42,5x36cm | Mixed media | mail: vivianzotali@gmail.com

Artist: Vivian Zotali | ArtWork: At newspapers | 40x50cm | Mixed media | mail: vivianzotali@gmail.com

Artist: Elena Kalapothakou | ArtWork: Scream | 80x60cm | Mixed media | mail: elenagraph@yahoo.gr

Artist: Iakovos Kollaros | ArtWork: I am Free - The eye of my God | 100x150cm | Acrylics on canvas | mail: iakovoskollaros@gmail.com

Artist: Giannis Korbos | ArtWork: Male and Female cat | 19x35x17cm & 22x39x24cm | made by stone | mail: korbosgiannis@gmail.com

Artist: Anna Kounadi | ArtWork: Love everything that lives | 75x42cm | Oil on canvas | mail: ankounadi@hotmail.gr

Artist: Niki Kyriaki | ArtWork: Home I | 40x37cm | Mixed media quilt | mail: androkyr@gmail.com

Artist: Niki Kyriaki | ArtWork: Home II | 50x26cm | Mixed media quilt | mail: androkyr@gmail.com

Artist: Niki Kyriaki | ArtWork: Cat Hearts | 55x35cm | Mixed media quilt | mail: androkyr@gmail.com

Artist: Efi Manou | ArtWork: Discover | 60x80cm | Oil on canvas | mail: manouefi2@gmail.com

Artist: Efi Manou | ArtWork: White cat | 30x20cm | Oil on canvas | mail: manouefi2@gmail.com

Artist: Liza Vasilatou Merlin | ArtWork: What is left - Tsunami | 44x56cm | Oil pastel | site: www.lizamerlin.com

Artist: Stavroula Mitzifiri - MiSt | ArtWork: Τhe odyssey of a dog | 90x60cm | Oil on wood | mail: mitzifiri@hotmail.com

Artist: Ioanna Michopoulou | ArtWork: At the road corner | 60x60cm | Acrylics on canvas | mail: iomixop@gmail.com

Artist: Valantia Moraitaki | ArtWork: Friends | 50x50cm | Acrylics on canvas | mail: moraitakiv@gmail.com

Artist: Valantia Moraitaki | ArtWork: Black cat | 50x50cm | Acrylics on canvas | mail: moraitakiv@gmail.com

Artist: Olga Xythali | ArtWork: Save the planet | 80x80cm | Acrylics on canvas | mail: olgaxyth8@gmail.com

Artist: Popi Palatianou | ArtWork: Daphne | 50x40cm | Synthetic resin with hagiography powder | mail: popi.palatianou@gmail.com

Artist: Popi Palatianou | ArtWork: Holi | 45x35cm | Synthetic resin with hagiography powder | mail: popi.palatianou@gmail.com

Artist: Marietta Papageorgiou | ArtWork: Untouched by Humans | 70x80cm | Acrylics on canvas | mail: mariet.pap@gmail.com

Artist: Angeliki Papakonstantinou | ArtWork: Look at me | 70x50cm | Watercolor & indian ink | mail: apapakost@gmail.com

Artist: Chryssa Papachatzaki | ArtWork: At the neighborhood of stray angels | 50x70cm | Oil on canvas | mail: cpapachatzaki@gmail.com

Artist: Vicky Sarri | ArtWork: The blues of the road | 40x50cm | Ink, watercolor and acrylic on paper | mail: vicky.sarri@yahoo.gr

Artist: Vicky Sarri | ArtWork: Wandering creatures | 50x40cm | Ink and acrylic on paper | mail: vicky.sarri@yahoo.gr

Artist: Panayiotis Sarris | ArtWork: Untitled | 100x70cm | Mixed media | mail: pansarris@yahoo.gr

Artist: Stella Sevastopoulos | ArtWork: Like a Lion | 70x50cm | Acrylics on canvas | mail: stelsevas@yahoo.com

Artist: Stella Sevastopoulos | ArtWork: Olive tree and a cat | 40x30cm | Acrylics on canvas | mail: stelsevas@yahoo.com

Artist: Stella Sevastopoulos | ArtWork: Fluffy Pregnant | 35x25cm | Acrylics on paper | mail: stelsevas@yahoo.com

Artist: Maria Stamati | ArtWork: I am not a pillow | 30x30x30cm | Mixed media | mail: libo@libo.gr

Artist: Margarita Taliadorou | ArtWork: Two friends | 50x35cm | Acrylics | mail: mtaliadorou@gmail.com

Artist: Margarita Taliadorou | ArtWork: My friend STRONG | 50x50cm | Acrylics | mail: mtaliadorou@gmail.com

Artist: Helen Tsotsorou | ArtWork: Playful Existence | 100x150cm | Mixed media on canvas | mail: htsotsorou@yahoo.gr

Artist: Olga Aikaterini Tsouri | ArtWork: Untitled | 40x40cm | Charcoal on paper | mail: oktsouri@gmail.com

Artist: Olga Aikaterini Tsouri | ArtWork: Untitled | 50x70cm | Acrylics on paper | mail: oktsouri@gmail.com

Artist: Aristidis Chrysanthopoulos | ArtWork: Love did not take a day | 50x40cm | Watercolor | site: www.chrysantopoulos-artpainter.gr

A short tour of the exhibition "S(tr)ay a little prayer for you" @ TSICHRITZIS FOUNDATION for Visual Arts, Kassaveti str.18, Kifissia

The official poster of the exhibition incl. communication sponsors