ΠΑΡΑΔΕΙΣΟΣ/PARADISE – ART EXHIBITION
PARADISE is a project that was conceived as an open and exploratory concept.
The collaborating artists were asked to approach again this timeless topic in the History of Arts
illustrating their own contemporary meaning and expressions in aspects that address
the topic within social, political, religious and self- existence coordinates.
We looked deeply at provoking questions such as: Is Paradise a concept that is eternal
or time-bounded, situated on earth or heaven, a personal reward or a granted right?
This exhibition sets a framework of individual and collective explorations with the effort to also
address their interconnections. Impressions on guilt, shame, temptation, misbehavior, but also
perfection, euphoria, and our connection to nature are addressed. As the borders on these
concepts are constantly moving or redefined, we search for the ideal contemporary
definitions of Paradise through the modern pallet.
The artists through their personal search, agonies, and reflections provide the views to plot
a reference canvas for our questions on Paradise as a journey on self-existence,
and an effort to look esoterically for our placement in today’s life.
George Vaviloussakis / Vasilis Gerodimos / Takis Germenis / Leonidas Giannakopoulos /
Vasso Gavaisse / Kornelios Grammenos / Martha Dimitropoulou / Nikos Kanarelis / Vivi Demis /
Nikos Papadimitriou / Thalia Raftopoulou / Pantelis Chandris / Manos Chatzikonstantis /
Kostas Christopoulos / TIND
Curated by George Vaviloussakis
Opening: Friday 18 March at 8pm
Duration: 18/3/16 – 17/4/16
Kastoros 78, Piraeus, Greece
+30 210 4082700 / +30 6957 213213
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 – 21:00
In the quarter of St. Dionyssios, in the zone of ‘’Lamarinadika’’ of Piraeus, Pirée comes in life,
as a living cell of artistic creativity and liberation. ‘’Lab 71 Kosmas Karavas’’ company,
with long years of experience in the field of design & architecture, conceived the idea of Pirée,
acknowledging the need of the city of Piraeus for a creativity hive that would free the artistic
impulse and transformed an ex – industrial building into a bioclimatic meta-choros,
aspiring to become the cradle of free thinking and artistic expression.
Pirée is a creative platform for cultural events with different possibilities in terms of ambiances,
installations and contents and explores art as a form of liberation, a mirror of reality & metaphor.
It intends to inspire and support creative streams from seemingly asymmetric artistic poles,
synthesizing, highlighting and integrating various forms of expression, exploring the boundaries
between art & design. Pirée is a place of encounter, an open structure for creative research and
simultaneously an ever changing human resources platform that releases the artistic creativity,
redefining every possible form of art and expression as the epitome of everyday life.
– Libérez moi –
Art is the eminent way towards liberation.