In Narrative Tense

Human · Nature · Justice

30 Jun – 10 Sep 2017 Tinos Festival 2017 PARTICIPANTS Yiorgos Avgeros ·
Emmanouil Bitsakis ·
Manolis Charos ·
Vana Fertaki ·
Marios Fournaris ·
Theofilos Katsipanos ·
Antigoni Kavvatha ·
Alekos Kirarinis ·
Demosthenes Kokkinidis ·
Kostas Lavdas ·
Alexandros Maganiotis ·
Tassos Mantzavinos ·
Argiris Maravelias ·
Tassos Missouras ·
Natassa Poulantza ·
Panagiotis Siagris ·
Sotiris Sorogkas EXHIBITION CURATORS Yiannis Bolis ·
Domna Gounari

The artists participating in the exhibition entitled In Narrative Tense are called upon to take over the role of visual creators in order to discover and define from the scratch the substantial function of art. Through that role, the artists are pointing out a dignified and conscious standing point for man who at a critical moment in human history is marooned in an impetuous breakdown, in complete rupture with values, origins and identity sources, in a world fragmentary and rapidly transforming, a disorientated world which has lost its constants and its exacerbating impasses. Art, once more, aspires to become extrovert and communicative, to state its own answers, to articulate its own word on a series of crucial questions and issues.

The artists narrate a story. A story of personal and collective experiences, a story that sets worldviews and philosophical concepts, a story that handles contemporary concerns such as nature and sense of justice. In total, the artworks pursue to convey the active-critical stance of their creators, a cohesive proposal, a mental construction, a visual intervention, and to perform both as language, action and idiom, word, expression and image –the artistic “dialogue” in an era of intense and dramatic upheavals.

Art is of course in no position to offer immediate solutions; but art remains a powerful means of communication that is still championing principles of participation and collectivity, still inspired –transcending the boundaries and stereotypes of theory– by a desire to present clearly the fundamentals of human thought and behaviour, inspiring people to think critically and seek self-expression; it stirs up feelings of elation and humanism, it encourages renewal and the overthrow of the status quo, it envisions new utopias, it embraces and tables novel ideas and ways of life that do not conform with the dominant socio-political reality.

The exhibition is realized under the auspices of the Tinos Festival 2017 and it will take place at venues in Chora, Exomvourgo and Pyrgos.

In Narrative Tense: Part I
Chora, Tinos
Duration: 30 Jun – 10 Sep 2017
Venue: Tinos Festival Office Building
Opening: 30 June 2017, 20:30
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Yiorgos Avgeros

Yiorgos Avgeros

Emmanouil Bitsakis

Emmanouil Bitsakis

Manolis Charos

Manolis Charos

Vana Fertaki

Vana Fertaki

Marios Fournaris

Marios Fournaris

Theofilos Katsipanos

Theofilos Katsipanos

Antigoni Kavvatha

Antigoni Kavvatha

Demosthenes Kokkinidis

Demosthenes Kokkinidis

Alekos Kyraninis

Alekos Kyraninis

Kostas Lavdas

Kostas Lavdas

Alexandros Maganiotis

Alexandros Maganiotis

Tassos Mantzavinos

Tassos Mantzavinos

Argiris Maravelias

Argiris Maravelias

Tassos Missouras

Tassos Missouras

Natassa Poulantza

Natassa Poulantza

Panagiotis Siagris

Panagiotis Siagris

Sotiris Sorogkas

Sotiris Sorogkas

In Narrative Tense: Part II
Exomvourgo, Tinos
Duration: 27 Jul – 26 Aug 2017
Venue: Jesuit Monastery
Opening: 27 July 2017, 20:00
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Yiorgos Avgeros

Yiorgos Avgeros

Emmanouil Bitsakis

Emmanouil Bitsakis

Manolis Charos

Manolis Charos

Vana Fertaki

Vana Fertaki

Marios Fournaris

Marios Fournaris

Marios Fournaris
Theofilos Katsipanos

Theofilos Katsipanos

Antigoni Kavvatha

Antigoni Kavvatha

Antigoni Kavvatha
Alekos Kirarinis

Alekos Kirarinis

Kostas Lavdas

Kostas Lavdas

Alexandros Maganiotis

Alexandros Maganiotis

Alexandros Maganiotis
Tassos Mantzavinos

Tassos Mantzavinos

Tassos Missouras

Tassos Missouras

Tassos Missouras
Natassa Poulantza

Natassa Poulantza

Panagiotis Siagris

Panagiotis Siagris

In Narrative Tense: Part III
Pyrgos, Tinos
Duration: 1 – 26 Aug 2017
Venue: Yannis Gaitis Hall
Opening: 1 August 2017, 20:00
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Yiorgos Avgeros

Yiorgos Avgeros

Emmanouil Bitsakis

Emmanouil Bitsakis

Manolis Charos

Manolis Charos

Vana Fertaki

Vana Fertaki

Vana Fertaki
Marios Fournaris

Marios Fournaris

Antigoni Kavvatha

Antigoni Kavvatha

Antigoni Kavvatha
Alexandros Maganiotis

Alexandros Maganiotis

Alexandros Maganiotis
Tassos Mantzavinos

Tassos Mantzavinos

Tassos Missouras

Tassos Missouras

Panagiotis Siagris

Panagiotis Siagris

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