"Lands of creation, a tribute to Metsovo"
The exhibition Lands of Creation was inaugurated at the E. Averoff Art Gallery on 19 October 2019 by the Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament, Mr.Konstantinos Tasoulas.
It is an ambitious art project, featuring original works by 64 major Greek artists.
This year, 2019, the E. Averoff Art Gallery’s annual autumn events celebrate a double anniversary: the 30th anniversary of the Averoff Art Gallery in Metsovo and the 60th anniversary from replanting the long-neglected slopes of the area, as well as the production of the iconic Katogi wine by Evangelos Averoff.
Dedicated to the land, to creation, vision and continuity, the anniversary exhibition Lands of Creation, a tribute to Metsovo highlights the diversity of creative paths and the energy of contemporary art in Greece, as well as contributes to awareness and understanding of a distinctive cultural entity – an extraordinary ‘land of creation’ – by harnessing the inner identifications that shape the individual ‘lands of creation’ of participating artists.
The exhibition is curated by art historian and National Gallery – Alexandros Soutsos Museum curator, Dr Lina Tsikouta-Deimezi, who has also edited the lavish illustrated bilingual exhibition catalogue.
Yannis Adamakos, Vicky Betsou, Xenophon Bitsikas, Stavros Bonatsos, Christos Bouronikos, Capten (Christos Kotsoulas), Pantelis Chandris, Panos Charalambous, Christos Charisis, Thalia Chioti, Kostas Christopoulos, Vivetta Christouli, Costis, Georgia Damopoulou, Makis Faros, Vasso Gavaisse, Vassilis Gerodimos, Periklis Goulakos, Kornelios Grammenos, Giorgos Gyparakis, Ersi Hadjiargyrou, Yioula Hadjigeorghiou, Effie Halivopoulou, Manolis Haros, George Harvalias, Indoors (Mary Christea, Marigo Kassi, Vally Nomidou, Spyridoula Politi), Angie Karatza, Peggy Kliafa, Rika Krithara, Aphrodite Liti, Nikos Makarounas, Michalis Manoussakis, Irene Matsouki, Tassos Missouras, Efrosyni Mytilineou, Nikos Papadimitriou, Kriton Papadopoulos, Ilias Papailiakis, Katerina Papazissi, Eftihis Patsourakis, Theo Prodromidis, Alexandros Psychoulis, Theodoros Raftopoulos, Giorgos Rorris, Xenis Sachinis, Andreas Savva, Angelos Skourtis, Marios Spiliopoulos, Effie Spyrou, Danae Stratou, Nikos Tranos, Giorgos Tsakiris, Costas Tsolis, Kostis Velonis, Babis Venetopoulos, Zafos Xagoraris, Manolis Zacharioudakis, Theodoros Zafeiropoulos, Katerina Zafeiropoulou, Marilena Zamboura, Dimitris Zouroudis.
The exhibition is under the aegis of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports.
With support from the Epirus Region and the Metsovo Municipality.
Exhibition Sponsors: Metsovo Municipality ● Baron Michael Tossizza Foundation ● Katogi Averoff S.A.
Catalogue Sponsor: Alpha Bank