Stelios Skopelitis. Triptychs
Curator: Maria Maragkou
Carob Mill – Cultural Centre, Panormo Village
Cultural Society of Panormos “Epimenides”
Opening: Saturday, 16 September 2017, 20:00
The new exhibition of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete titled Stelios Skopelitis. Triptychs is opening on 16 September, Saturday, at 20:00.
The exhibition comprises a selection of works by Stelios Skopelitis’ Tryptichs series. After they were initially exhibited at Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center (Athens, 1997), the works were presented and donated by the artist to the Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete.
Stelios Skopelitis uses photography as his means of expression for over 40 years and in this series he focuses on the contrasting violence that emerges by juxtaposing photographic images of slaughter houses, brothels and expressionistic self-portraits.
The exhibition is held on the occasion of the Museum’s 25th Foundation Anniversary and is part of the anniversary exhibition Ten Chapters. Artworks from the Permanent Collection.
For Ten Chapters, we deployed around 200 of our 650 permanent collection works, which have been donated by individuals, collectors and, most importantly, by artists themselves.
The exhibition extends outside the Museum facilities (Twin Building and Artillery Building at Fortezza, Kara Mousa Pasha Mosque and Venetian Church of Hagia Sophia) and to the Carob Mill in Panormo village.
Under the curation of Maria Marangou, the wider exhibition’s selected artworks comprise ten thematic units: The Appropriation of History; Mythologies and Reality, The Sanctity of Nature; Theologies;The Artefacts of People; The Portrait Ritual; Spaces and Landscapes; Violence; Prompted by Helen; 24 Hours in the City.
Stelios Skopelitis works are part of the Violence section.
The exhibition at Carob Mill will run until 6 October 2017.
Daily: 18:30 – 21:30
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