UNRULY STATES (IN)VISIBLE CITIES, UNFORTIFIED TOWNS
Drifting cities (in) visible cities, unfortified cities
Three academic institutions, three engraving workshops, three Greek cities meet this summer in a fourth city, Chania, Crete. The famous annual event of Chania XANIART 2015 host next August Engraving and Printed Art of three Schools of Fine Arts of Greece: the Graduate School of Fine Arts of Athens , the School of Fine Arts of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the School of Fine Arts of Florina University of Western Macedonia report engravings of the Printmaking Workshop.
The in visual arts departments artists-teachers of these schools, Vicky Tsalamata , Manolis Giannadakis and Dimitra Siaterli, show except of the students work and graduates of their workshops and their personal projects as well , while inviting to exhibit together with their renowned engravers (names) of all the island of Crete.
In the visual arts departments artists-teachers of these schools, Vicky Tsalamati, presented therefore two parallel reports are triggered and motivated by the concept of “city”. The “city” is displayed as a living cell of society, as an architectural structure, the place – home of man, as historical memory, as a field of creating relationships and projects, as human experience-recipient container and still “wears” many others and interpretations within the artists work. Texts writers such as Stratis Tsirkas “Drifting Cities” by Italo Calvino’s “Invisible Cities” and not only an inspiration for engravers Laboratories A.S.F.A. and S.F.A. of Thessaloniki while in Florina Laboratory seeks an approach to texts of the concept of “unfortified City” Self exhibitors.
The engraving art of pure expression and communication in this situation still unites once again people and places, cities and schools , offering the opportunity to share experience and exchange ideas in a city welcoming and virtuoso, the Chania.i the island of Crete.