Technosfaira, founded by the artist Vasiliki Tampouri, is about to mount their sixth exhibition in Piraeus, Athens, Greece. It will be held at the Piraeus Gallery, which is a beautiful Neo-Classical building located on Filonos St., Piraeus. The exhibition will be formally opened at 8 pm on Tuesday the 14th May 2013.The opening times for the duration of the exhibition are 10 am to 1 pm and in the evenings, from 17:30 until 22:00. The title of the exhibition is “Technosphere is Painting at Piraeus.”
There will be paintings on display from 51 of Greece’s contemporary artists including some by Vasiliki Tampouri, Vasileios Arapis, Spiros Amerikanos and Olga Chanouza among others. In the fifth exhibition 46 artists took part, so the interest in Technosfaira is growing within the Greek art community.
Given the current austerity measures and the economic condition of Greece, it is likely that there will be paintings which depict the despair and desperation of the Greek people. I have already seen “Hellas: Top of the Pigs” by Vasiliki Tampouri which shows a crucified Hellas, set against an angry sky and sea and had a preview of some other works, such as “Hellas” by Olga Chanouza. It is well worth going to the exhibition to see the paintings even if you cannot afford to buy one. Everyone is welcome.
In the evenings there will be performances by singers, dancers, musicians and other performing artists for your entertainment. You won’t be bored or disappointed that you went. There will also be hand-crafted items on display and for sale, jewellery and so on.
One of the aims of Technosfaira is to take art to a wider audience, hence the inclusion of all kinds of artists, including tattoo artists such as Tassos Artattoo, whose tattoos are works of art in themselves. The artists hope that by also providing entertainment, people will be attracted to the exhibition who would never have previously thought of attending an art exhibition before. This might not appeal to those who consider themselves art aficionados, but they would attend such an exhibition anyway.
The last exhibition at “Flizvos” in Paleo Faliro was certainly well-attended, and the belly dancer and the novelist who read his own works, were especially appreciated, as were the models from Chloe Amarantou’s school.
If you are in Athens between the 14th and 19th May, give yourself a visual treat and go to the Technosfaira exhibition at Pireaus. Remember that there is also the weekend exhibition at Pikili Stoa in Thiseio too