The 1st international "escape" of Greek visual artists at the Espace Christiane Peugeot cultural center in Paris via DépôtArtGallery and “EVASIONS”

DépôtArtGallery, having as one of its prime targets the promotion of Greek visual artists and their art work abroad, created the "EVASIONS" insititution and presents their first "ESCAPE" - EVASION # 1 - at the Espace Christiane Peugeot Cultural Center 62, Avenue de la Grande-Armée, 75017 Paris, France) from 21 February to 4 March 2018.
It is an international group exhibition of 31 contemporary Greek and foreign visual artists, while the solo exhibition of the painter Peny Manavi titled "DANCE ME" is also presented.
The exhibitions are inaugurated on Thursday, February 22, 2018, from 18:30 to 21:00.
Iro Kovatzi
The representative of the Dépôt Art Gallery and editor of the exhibition Philippos Vazakas notes:
"DépôtArtGallery created the" EVASIONS" initiative to promote Greek visual artists and their art work abroad, bringing them in touch and dialogue with foreign artists, which ensures the osmosis between the Art trends that today mark contemporary Art under one global and borderless perspective. A practice that will eventually allow all artists, regardless of their nationality, to “escape” and communicate their work internationally, which is imperative in the globalized era we live in.
Yiannis Tzomakas
This is an ambitious project that will try to impose the quality and originality of its proposals and combinations both in the capitals and in the major artistic centers of Europe and beyond, arguing that Art has neither borders nor limits .
Within this framework, the first EVASION # 1 getaway will be held from February 21 to March 4, 2018 in Paris, hosted at Espace Christiane Peugeot, a distinguished and undisputed space of modern art and artistic expression.
It is a project that combines a group exhibition of Greek and foreign artists, a solo exhibition and events during their duration (concerts, performances, etc.)
Art has many faces as music, poetry, dance, literature, theater which are in a continuous complementary relationship with the visual arts. A relationship that has the ultimate purpose of exalting our soul and spirit, thereby contributing to our personal escape from reality and everyday life. "
Concerning her solo exhibition titled DANCE ME the visual artist Peny Manavi notes:
“My artworks are inspired by fertility and natures organic forms and biodiversity. In my paintings one finds flowers, insects, sea depths and recently animals and reptiles. I focus on detail on my subjects and discover a new perspective of things. In my work one often detects the joy of life that coexists with the darkness of death. I am fascinated by peculiar color combinations and texture which I discover in nature and enhance, reflecting my optimistic view. My paintings have dynamic color expressionism features and elements of abstract expressionism as I use gesture and dripping that attributes movement and rhythm. I use oil colors and printing ink on canvas. “
The participant visual artists at the group exhibition EVASION #1 are:
Hervé BORREL(FR), BOZENNA (FR), Gözde CAN-KÖROĞLU (TUR), Alain CARPENTIER (FR), Tasos DIMOS (GR), Rebecca DRIFFIELD (AUS), Anna GRIGORA (GR), Marlène HUE (FR), Areti KLOUTSINIOTI (GR), Iro KOVATZI (GR), KREUZ (GR), Laura LORIERS (FR), LosOtros (FR), MAJA (FR), Nathalie MANGIN (FR), Marikita MANOLOPOULOU (GR), Katerina MAVROLEON (GR), Niki MICHAILIDOU (GR), Aspa PAPALEXANDRI (GR), Elias PAPANIKOLAOU (GR), Evdoxia PAPASAVVA (GR), Natassa RACHOVITSA (GR), Cléo ROBINE (FR), Hanna SCHIBEL (D), Kyriakos SYFILTZOGLOU (GR), TAREK (FR), Vaggelis TZERMIAS (GR), Yiannis TZOMAKAS  (GR),  Kiki VOULGARELI  (GR).
Honorary participation of the artists:
Christiane PEUGEOT (FR), President of the Espace Christiane Peugeot Cultural Center, Paris
François POHU-LEFEVRE (FR), Art Director of the Espace Christiane Peugeot Cultural Center, Paris
During the exhibitions the following events will be held:
      • "Fiat Lux", a theatrical performance on Saturday, February 24 (19: 00-20: 00) in texts by Friedrich Nietzsche, Fabrice Guénier and Yi-Ting Hung.
Creation and performance by the actor and director: Yi-Ting HUNG ( )

  • Open discussion with Christiane Peugeot
Tuesday 27 February 2018, at 20:00
Subject: "What is an escape? What? Art? Nature? Death? Why? To find what? To avoid what? To release myself of what? "

  • "William Shakespeare, a witness of our time", an interactive concert on Shakespeare's sonnets on Saturday 3 March (19: 00-20: 30) based on works by Dmitri Shostakovich, Dmitri Kabalevsky, Grigori Fried, Michel Ciry and Jean- Christophe Rosaz.
With the participation of Frédéric Albou (bass baritone) and Orlando Bass (piano)
Co-production with the Man-naM Cultural Association.
R.DRIFFIELD 100x50cm Huile sur  lin
GENERAL INFORMATION
Text about “EVASIONS”: Dr. Vivi Vassilopoulou
General coordination: Gogo Kolyvira
Representative of Dépôt Art Gallery & curator of the exhibition: Philippos Vazakas
Contact person in Greece: Dimitris Lazarou
Design and editing of the catalogue: Anthi Tsouvalas

Exhibition opening: Thursday, February 22, 2018, from 18:30 to 21:00
Duration of exhibition: from February 21 to March 4, 2018 (daily, 14:00 - 19:00)

Facebook link: www.facebook.com/events

Espace Christiane Peugeot
62, Avenue de la Grande-Armée, 75017 Paris, France
(Metro: Argentine & Porte Maillot)

For more information, please contact:
Dépôt Art Gallery
Neophytou Vamvas 5,
106 74 Kolonaki Athens
Tel: 210 36 48 174
e-mail: info@depotgallery.gr
Facebook: depotgallery.gr
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday 14:00 - 20:00
Saturday 11:00 -15: 00
Sunday & Monday closed


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