Drink Hellebrorus, Antikyra, Greece

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DRINK HELLEBORUS,  ALLOTROPIA MUSEUM, Antikyra, Grecia

«Allotropia», People’s Academy of preservation of cultural heritage and contemporary art

Exhibition Permanent Collection and Art Residency in Greece

“What you need is Antikyra”, used to say the Ancient Greeks when someone was behaving in a peculiar way and they urged to Drink Helleborus, the herb that physicians of the time recommended for the cure of madness.

The 5th of September 2014, «Allotropia» People’s Academy of preservation of cultural heritage and contemporary art, organize a series of events and happenings with the title «Πιθ΄ Ελλέβορον» “ Drink Helleborus”, with theatrical performances, youth bands, fine art installations, exhibitions of art works, dances, chorales, symposiums.

In the 1st series of events from the 5th to the 11th of September, in collaboration with the Primo Piano LivinGallery of Lecce, South Italy, thirty two artists from Italy, painters and sculptors will participate. Their works on the theme of folly will be exhibited and will remain in Antikyra for the creation of a permanent collection gallery. The selection of works and care of them, has be done by Dores Sacquegna, from Primo Piano LivinGallery, Italy.

A painting exhibition on folly of Constantine Angelou will also be open to the public.

The concept of the project was curated by Polyxene Kasda in collaboration with Demetra Parasharaki.

Allotropia, has recently created in Antikyra folk halls with a wide variety of exhibits, art halls, a library of 20.000 rare editions, an antique restoration workshop and a hall for Greek traditional folk dance seminars.

The cultural events are under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture of Greece, the Department of Mediterranean Culture and Tourism of the Region of Puglia, the Municipality of Lecce, the Municipality of Trepuzzi, the Municipal Unit of Antikyra and the Municipality of Distomo, Arachova and Antikyra.

ITALIAN PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:

GIOVANNI ALFONSETTI/Mesagne (BR), ANTONIO BARBAGALLO/ Napoli, ANDREA BUTTAZZO/Lecce; FRANCESCO PERRONE/Lecce, ALICE CARACCIOLO/Lecce, GIORGIO CARLUCCIO/ Tuturano (BR), CHEKO’S ART/Lecce, ORONZO DE STRADIS/Mesagne (BR), PINA DELLA ROSSA/Napoli, LUIGI FILOGRANO/Bari, FABRIZIO FONTANA/Brindisi, MICHELE GIANGRANDE/Bari, GIOVANNI GRAVANTE/Poggiardo (Le), SILVIA MARIA GUARNIERI/Roma, DONATO BRUNO LEO/Brindisi, MARIA LUISA IMPERIALI/Milano, GIOVANNI LAMORGESE/Bari, MARGHERITA LEVO ROSENBERG/Genova, GIANNA MAGGIULLI/Bari, DAMIAMO MALORZO/Brindisi, MASSIMILIANO MANIERI & SIMONA SCHIRINZI/Copertino (Lecce), ANDREA MATTIELLO/Pieve a Nievole (PT), ALESSANDRO PASSARO/Mesagne (BR), LUCIA ROTUNDO/ Catanzaro, DORES SACQUEGNA/Lecce, MARIA ROSARIA SACQUEGNA/Lecce , VITO SARDANO/Monopoli (Bari), MARIA ANTONIETTA SCARINGELLA/Campi (Le), STREET ART SOUTH ITALY/Lecce, MARIA IRENE VAIRO/Salerno, ANTONELLA ZITO/Francavilla Fontana (BR).

The event sponsored (free patronage) from MINISTRY OF CULTURE, GREECE; MUSEUM ALLOTROPYA, Antikyra PEOPLE ACADEMY OF PRESERVATION OF OUR CULTURAL HERITAGE AND CONTEMPORARY ART, GREECE; MUNICIPALITY OF  LECCE + FRIENDS OF LECCE 2019;  MUNICIPALITY OF TREPUZZI (LE); CHAMBER OF ART, GREECE; DEPARTMENT OF THE MEDITERRANEAN CULTURE AND TOURISM BY REGION PUGLIA is an interesting project by DIALOGUE BETWEEN CULTURES: ITALY / GREECE, will be set up at the Museum Allotropya Antikyra in the beautiful island of HERCULES (20KM from Delphi), rich in vegetation and temples dedicated to the god Apollo.

See pictures HERE

Works in permanent collection HERE